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One of the most pleasing outertxinmonts of its kind was given in the Town Hall on Saturday evening last by the above performers. The audience was not a large one, but their frequent plaudits testified to the excellence of the various items submitted to them. After the pianoforte overture from “II Traviata” in the first part of the programme, the Bellringers played on the hand bells ‘ ‘ The Druid’s March,” from “ Norma,” and the “White Cockade ” (Scotch) in such a manner as to elicit loud applause. Mr. Santley, who was in capital voice, sang that pretty ballad, which is so full of melody, “ Rocked in the cradle of the deep,” in a very careful and pleasing manner. The Bellringers then gave that pathetic air “ Come home father” in a very telling manner. The wonderful manipulation of the seemingly innumerable number of bells being worked with an ease and grace perfectly astonishing, showing what perfection must have been obtained by the performers to enable them to play with such skill the subdued passages of tins plaintive air. The ballad, “ The sea is England’s glory,” was given by Mr. Santly in a very tolling manner. The amusing duet, “ The quack doctors,” was amusingly rendered by Messrs. R. and W. Lynch. The Silver Lake varsoviana and the “ Soldier’s joy,” hornpipe, were also nicely played by the Bellringers. Mr. Charles Lyndhursfc in-' traduced his merry folks, Mi’. Snow, Little Tom, and Black George, and the audience were kept "highly amused with the life-long songs and sayings of this witty trio, under the ventriloquist’s art The first part of the programme concluded with the Messrs. H R. and W. Lynch, in their Chinese song and dance, “ Ohing, Ching, Chow.” In the second part the Bellringers were very successful in the “ Chimes, Changes, and Joybells,” “ The Elfin Waltz,” and the duct between Messrs. H. and R. Lynch, “ Home, sweet home.” The comical duet, “My father’s farmyard,” caused some laughter in the grotesque manner in which it was rendered. The double hornpipe danced by Messrs. Lyrch and C. Lyndhnrst was well executed ; they received a recall. The performance concluded witli a laughable farce, entitled, “ Mr. Johnson in want of a Coachman.” The company intend playing .again to-night, with an entire change of programme. The Company gave another entertainment last night to a large and appreciative audience.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880

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LYNCH FAMILY BELLRINGERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880