11 Jul 2013

Ron and Zillah Castle's Sweet Compulsion

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 11 July 2013

The vast Castle collection of early and unique instruments and music began in the 1930s and was kept in three adjoining villas in Newtown, Wellington until Zillah Castle's death in 1997. With it, and their radio broadcasts, Zillah and Ronald contributed to the resurgence of interest in early music in New Zealand at that pioneering time of the middle decades of last century. Shelley Wilkinson talks with Peter Walls, Robert Petre formerly from the Alexander Turnbull Library, niece Maureen Castle and instrument maker Paul Downie about their memories of Ronald, Zillah and the collection. (RNZ)