Still engrossed in Betty May’s “Tiger Woman”, I’m fascinated to learn so much more about the extraordinary bohemian culture of the Edwardian era. The 1960s are remembered for the sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll? the 1900s seem to me to have […]
We really pleased to be publishing a new video, this time María’s fabulous recording of the Mark Sheridan 1911 classic You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside.
I’m not sure of the date of composition of this fabulous song written and composed by Charles Ridgewell and George A. Stevens, though Mark Sheridan’s original version pre-dates Stanley Kirkby’s recording by at least (I think) a couple of years. […]
An unusual choice this week, prompted by my having recently bought a first edition of Albert Chevalier’s 1901 memoirs, Before I Forget. Chevalier wrote this song, with music composed by his brother Charles Ingle (born Auguste Chevalier), in 1891. It’s […]
Since I missed a ‘Song of the Week’ last week when I was busy with other things, I think you deserve a double treat this week! In the course of yesterday’s event at East Sheen Library I was sidelined into […]
A very enjoyable presentation yesterday at East Sheen Library, Richmond, of The Edwardian Kitchen. I realise we’ve now so much material, both musical and historical, that we cannot possibly pack it into the space of an hour … or two […]
We love this song. So much, in fact, that María has now added it to her repertoire for our ‘holidays and leisure’ theme. Jack Charman sings All The Girls Are Lovely By The Seaside, a very popular song of the […]