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There Are Many Voices
A Gallery One
Lost Empires: the music halls
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958
In the Fen Country and Norfolk Rhapsodies
A Song Of The High Hills
Frederick Delius 1862-1934
Along The Downs: The Countryside Collection
Ashley Hutchings 1945-
The English Music Festival
The Proms
By Footpath and Stile
Gerald Finzi 1901 - 1956
English Light Music
Peter Warlock 1894-1930
The Spirit Of England
Sir Edward Elgar 1857-1934
The Spirit Of England. (Opus 80)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912
The Romantic Violin Concerto - 5
Sir Arthur Somervell 1863-1937
A Treasury of English Song
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924
The English Anthem - 8
Percy Whitlock 1903-1946
The Salley Gardens
On Wenlock Edge
Bredon Hill
Roger Quilter 1877 - 1953
Ivor Gurney 1890 - 1937
Songs by Roger Quilter
Severn Meadows
Sir Arthur Bliss 1891-1978
A Knot Of Riddles
Sir Granville Bantock 1868 - 1946
Sappho and Sapphic Poem
Sir Arnold Bax 1883 - 1953
Symphony No. 5 and The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew
Herbert Howells 1892 - 1983
The St. Paul's Service
Coope Boyes and Simpson
Triple Echo
Old Swan Band
Edgar Bainton 1880 - 1956
Orchestral Works Vol 2
Tiger Moth
Show Of Hands
The Path
More English Folk

The Music Halls

Wilton's Music Hall

the interior of Wilton's Music Hall

Restoration 2003
Wilton's Music Hall dates back
 to the 19th Century and is
 a historic and architectural
rarity, but nowadays many
people don't even know it exists...
from the BBC

last night May1912 [click for larger image]
Last Night at The Canterbury Music Hall. May 1912

Lottie Collins 1866-1910

 Lottie Collins
her real name was Charlotte Louise Tate

 A Mother's Lament

A mother was washing her baby one night;
The youngest of ten and a delicate mite.
The mother was poor and the baby was thin;
'Twas naught but a skeleton covered with skin.

The mother turned 'round for a soap off the rack.
She was only a moment but when she turned back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried,
"Oh, where has my baby gone?"  The angels replied:

Oh, your baby has gone down the plug hole.
Oh, your baby has gone down the plug.
The poor little mite was so skinny and thin,
He should have been washed in a jug, in a jug.

Your baby is perfectly happy;
He won't need a bath anymore.
He's a-muckin' about with the angels above,
Not lost but gone before

The Music Halls

being a biographical account of the 
Northern music hall entrepreneurs
as related by Estelle Emms

in the Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth.
 The first of the great Music Halls, it was
erected by Charles Morton in 1852 on
the site of an old skittle-alley adjacent
to his Canterbury Tavern, and paid for
out of the profits on drink made during
free entertainment formerly offered there.

a potted history of the
famed Empire Music Halls

a very comprehensive look at
the history of the music hall
with all its goings on and all
the fabulous characters that
inhabited this world of entertainment

The Artistes

"came into the world a mere child"
but became a farthing millionaire
with "an acre and two pints of
some of the best wasp-stalking
in the kingdom."

first of the great Lions Comique
a really great website on this
real great music hall star

her songs were full of innuendo
and double meaning. ‘She’d never
had her ticket punched before’
and ‘Oh Mr Porter what shall I do’
appear to be innocent on first reading
but could take on a very saucy
interpretation when sung by Miss Lloyd.

Lost Empires front cover
Lost Empire

J.B. Priestley 1894-1984

author, novelist, playwright,
essayist, broadcaster, scriptwriter,
social commentator, and
man of letters
whose career spanned most
of the 20th Century

Introduction to the author,
information on the society's
activities and officers and
details of future events.

British Music Hall Society

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