Tom Carradine, Victorian Music Hall, Part 1
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In this episode Anne Marie talks to Tom Carradine, the genius behind Carradine's Cockney Sing-a-Long. Since its inception in 2014, Tom's old fashioned music hall style sing-a-long has become a fixture on the UK's thriving vintage scene. He has played sellout dates at London's historic Wilton's Music Hall, Hoxton Hall and he brings his act along with his affectionately named piano, Ol' Joanna, weekly to Mr. Fogg's Tavern where he leads the patron's in a good old fashioned "knees up". During COVID social distancing restrictions, Tom has brought his act "Tom Carradine's Self-Isolation Singalong" to the internet every Thursday where anyone in the world with an internet connection and Facebook can tune in live.

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Resources on Victorian Music Hall and some of the musician's Tom references in interview
V&A, Music Hall and Variety Theater
Palaces of Pleasure, Lee Jackson
Canterbury Hall
The Eagle Tavern and Pop Goes the Weasel
Wilton's Music Hall
Hoxton Music Hall
Britannia Panopticon
Leeds City Varieties
London Palladium
London Coliseum
Hackney Empire
Frank Matcham

Some of the musicians Tom mentions
Vesta Tilley
Gus Elan
Mary Lloyd
Champagne Charlie, George Leybourne
Hetty King
Winifred Atwell
Mrs Mills
Harry Champion

Pop culture mentioned in this episode
Good Old Days
Penny Dreadful

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