Wood's Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
1 October 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
26 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
27 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
28 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
29 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
30 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Mugology
4)
aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
5)
Composer(s): Dodworth

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 January 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 January 1864, 331.

“‘There was three crows sat on a tree.’  This touching piece of music is to be rendered (or rended) this week by Wood’s Minstrels, and if you have never heard this celebrated band interpret the plaintive music belonging to that great vocal effort, you won’t lose anything by visiting Wood’s hall this week. ‘Gideon’s Band’ – a time-honored organization – will appear in connection with the ‘Three Crows,’ and perform a variety of pleasing colored tunes.”

3)
Review: New York Clipper, 06 February 1864, 339.
“Wood’s Minstrels are now in the second year of their performances without a break, the troupe giving entertainments the whole year round.  No minstrel band gives a better programme than that offered by Mr. Wood’s company.  There was a large attendance last week.”