A THS Conference/Festival Evening Featuring Dave Townsend and Phil Humphries

The Lost Chord - An Evening of Nineteenth-Century Music Hall

A THS Conference/Festival Evening Featuring Dave Townsend and Phil Humphries

Thursday 28th July at 8.00pm - The United Church, Dorchester

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Ridiculous Songs and Stunning Instrumentals in the Spirit of the Golden Age of the Music Halls, performed by Phil Humphries (Serpent) and Dave Townsend (Concertina & Vocals) of The Mellstock Band.

Some years ago a mysterious urge led Phil and Dave to start performing a repertoire of popular classics, music-hall songs and Victorian & Edwardian instrumental showpieces. You Can’t keep a Horse in a Lighthouse is inspired by the enormous good humour and staggering variety of the music performed on the Halls in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the heyday of the concertina and the declining years of the serpent. As well as their instrumental pyrotechnics, they perform songs famous, infamous, obscure and suggestive, with plenty of opportunities to join in the chorus and titter at the double entendres!

This event is free to full conference delegates. However tickets can be purchased for £10 (£8 for members) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-lost-chord-an-evening-of-nineteenth-century-music-hall-tickets-372061545097

For any enquiries please contact THS Secretary - Dr Tracy Hayes - info@hardysociety.org



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