Maiden Lane and the Cyder Cellars

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So now we’re exploring a little further back in time, to the forerunners of music-hall in the saloon theatres of the pleasure gardens and smaller tea gardens, the ‘penny gaffs’, the ‘free-and-easies’, ‘catch and glee clubs’, and ‘harmonic meetings’; and in particular the song and supper rooms that offered sumptuous suppers, heavy drinking and naughty entertainment. […]

“Mr Hutchison Visits Madrid”: Concert at El Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid

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Another great Radio Days concert, this time a musical ‘magic lantern’ show to an audience of around 200 people at the Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid, on the theme of travel and technological innovation in transport from around 1870 to 1901. I suspect I am now a walking encyclopedia on the horse-drawn tram … You can […]