Hooley and Campbell’s Minstrels

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Campbell’s Minstrel Hall
Hooley’s Minstrel Hall

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Last Updated:
13 October 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM
14 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM
15 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM
16 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM
17 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM
18 Feb 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Grand scene Norma
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
Composer(s): Budworth
Participants:  William S. Budworth


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 February 1865.

Advertisement: New York Sun, 13 February 1865.
“First appearance of the well-known Tenor Vocalist, Interrogator and Burlesque Actor, MR. T. B. PRENDERGAST, FROM BRYANT’S MINSTRELS. First week of the great MATCH DANCE between the two acknowledged champions TIM HAYES and HANK MUDGE.”
Advertisement: New York Sun, 16 February 1865.
Time change - now commences at 8 pm.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 February 1865, 358.
“Tim Hayes and Hank Mudge are doing a ‘champion match dance,’ in clogs, and they rattle off tunes with their feet like a corps of Dutch drummers with their hands.”
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 18 February 1865, 359.

Review: New York Clipper, 25 February 1865, 366.
HOOLEY & CAMPBELL’S MINSTRELS had a good run of business last week—in fact, the best that has been experienced since the new management. Mr. T. B. Prendergast joined the company . . . as interlocutor and ballad singer, . . . The company now give a very good first part. Mr. J. W. Hilton is one of the very best singers in the burnt-cork business. Prendergast sang last week ‘I’m Lonely Since My Mother Died’ with much feeling, and received a hearty encore. W. S. Budworth gave a new song of his own composition, called ‘Dinah Lee,’ which took hugely with the audience. H. Mudge did his ‘Mississippi Fling,’ and in conjunction with Tim Hayes, had a trial of skill in clog dancing, which was a big thing on clogs.”