Wood's Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

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Record Information


Last Updated:
19 July 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 May 1863, 8:00 PM
05 May 1863, 8:00 PM
06 May 1863, 8:00 PM
07 May 1863, 8:00 PM
08 May 1863, 8:00 PM
09 May 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

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Composer(s): Kirbye
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Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
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Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 April 1863, 12.
Announces Master Wood.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 May 1863, 7.
“The greatest juvenile balladist of the age . . . Master Wood in favorite ballads.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 May 1863, 7.

“First appearance of the wonderful musical prodigy, Master Wood, the greatest juvenile balladist of the age.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 May 1863, 27.

“Talking of singers, reminds us that we are to have a sensation this week at Wood’s Minstrels, in the person of Master Wood, who is pronounced ‘the greatest juvenile balladist of the age,’ his age being about eleven years.  We are told that he is not like the majority of juvenile prodigies, but is a regular wonder in the singing line.  We shall see and hear for ourselves and report accordingly.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 09 May 1863, 32.

“First appearance of the wonderful musical prodigy, Master Wood, the greatest Juvenile Baladist [sic] of the age.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 May 1863, 12.
Review: New York Clipper, 16 May 1863, 38.
[Written 05/08/63.] “We have not been able to attend Wood’s Minstrels this week, and cannot say, therefore, how the lad, Wood, was received in his ballad singing.  We hear, however, that he is very clever, and an attractive card.  Fox, Brown, and Seymour, continue to infuse much merriment into ye nightly programme of ye house of ye minstrels.”

COMMENT: Brown must be Brower.