Courthouse, Ardee [Co. Louth], Friday, 22nd April, 1898. Mr. W. Percy French (Duval's successor) in his humorous musical and polyphonic entertainment entitled: "Irish Lights and Shadows," being selections from his sketches, banjo songs and character hits as given with such success in Dublin and the Provinces.:
The marvellous cinematograph!! shown by means of a powerful oxy-hydrogen lantern. Prices of admission: reserved seats, two shillings. Admission seats one shilling. Children half price. To commence at 8.
|Main Creator:||French, Percy, 1854-1920|
Programme for an evening of entertainment by Percy French held in the courthouse, Ardee, Co. Louth on Friday, 22 April, 1898; the evening was divided into three parts, featuring new and often topical songs such as those on golfing and cycling, followed by the use of a cinematograph - "Mr. French will introduce all his New and Unpublished Songs into the Programme, including his Latest Great Success: "Maguire's Bicycle". Featuring advertisements on back page for Irish songs published by Pigott & Co., Dublin (many written by Percy French but also including works by Val Vousden, J.J. Jackson, R. Harvey and A. Seldon) and underneath this is printed 'Opinions of the Press" (reviews of performances by Percy French) and "For terms of engagement of "Irish Lights & Shadows", apply to W.P. French, 35 Mespil Road, Dublin".
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Dublin : by O'Brien & Ards Printers, 1898.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 programme (1 sheet folded to  pp.) ; 18 x 11.4 cm..
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