An evening of rousing Edwardian pop!
3rd April . 8pm . In the Mahogany Bar · Free
World-renowned specialists in authentic historical performance, Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman will play an assortment of pop songs from the Edwardian era, including some of the first songs ever written about motorised transport: Willie Had a Motor-Boat, In My Merry Oldsmobile, My Rickenbacker Car, Wait Till You Get Them Up in the Air, Boys, and many, many more delights. If you're very nice to them, Patricia and Matt also promise some rousing singalongs to gems such as If You Were the Only Girl in the World and, for the WW1 Centenary's sake, Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag.
Matt will be performing on piano, guitar, banjo and accordion, and will treat people to instrumentals of some of the new dance crazes of the 1900s and 1910s, such as tango, chorinho, ragtime, Hawaiian and blues. Of course, this being Wilton's, songs of the great Music-Hall era will also feature. All together now! . . .