Wood’s Minstrels

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Wood's Minstrel Hall

Price: $.25

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Last Updated:
16 October 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
10 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
11 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
12 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
13 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
14 Nov 1863, 2:30 PM
14 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

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aka Smiggy McGhural; Smiggy McGuirrel
Composer(s): Bishop
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Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 November 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 November 1863, 7.

"Notice - A Grand Matinee Every Saturday Afternoon, commencing at 2 1/2 o'clock."

Announcement: New York Clipper, 14 November 1863, 243.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 14 November 1863, 247.

Review: New York Clipper, 21 November 1863, 251.

 “Wood’s Minstrels are as popular as ever. The same eager throngs flocking night after night to witness the same programme, to hear the same music, listen to the same songs, applaud the same dance, laugh at the familiar joke, look upon the same faces, and enjoy the same humor or grimace which months ago, in their first novelty, gave zest and piquancy to the representation. Some of the ballads are interpreted with considerable taste and ability, especially those allotted to Messrs. Wambold, Henry, and Master Wood, whose soft and agreeable voices impart great sweetness and beauty to whatever they sing. Altogether there is something extremely pleasing to the contemplative mind in witnessing so many hundreds of both sexes listening to excellent singing, enjoying a hearty laugh, and passing a few hours in harmless and social recreation.”