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Archive for the month “May, 2012”

British Music Hall Society’s Annual Ball 2012

BMHS ANNUAL BALL 
SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2012

One of the highlights of the Society’s year is the Annual Ball. This year it will again take place at the splendid Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High Street, London and tickets are now on sale. The price this year will be £70.

BUT IF YOU BOOK BEFORE 31ST JULY 2012, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SOCIETY’S EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £65,

A SAVING OF £5 PER TICKET

http://www.britishmusichallsociety.com/index/annualball.html

From The Archives – Talbot O’Farrell

From The Archives - Talbot O'Farrell

Another item from the BMHS Archive – this is the top hat and case belonging to the popular radio, stage and film entertainer Talbot O’Farrell (1878 – 1952). His bill matter was ‘The greatest Irish entertainer of all time’. Michael Kilgarriff in his excellent book, ‘Grace, Beauty And Banjoes’ reveals that Talbot wasn’t Irish at all but was born in England as Will Parrot! He achieved only moderate success on the music halls as Jock McIver, a Scottish comedian and singer before finding stardom as the Irish balladeer ‘Talbot o’Farrell’.

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