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(From our own Correspondent.)

Mr Andrew Pucves,ihe Scottish vooalla^, gave an exoel'ent entertainment m the echoo'.room, Ohertsey, on Monday evening. There was a very fair attendance, bat the audience would have been a vary much ; larger one, had the affair bean accorded greater publicity. However, Mr Pncvea waa at his best, and went through what he profoaaed con amors and In oapiULstyle. He reesmblua tho <ata Mr David Keaoedy m mauy respros — !o his prepoaasoaing appearance and ''pawky" manner, tho eympathotio quUity of his voioa, the gennino >ycnp:io!ty of hii style, and the otrocg na ionality of hii expreaalon. Hia enteitainniont consiatei of an admirably ohoaen Silection of tho fineat lyric gems of Scotland, inttrap. r.ied with aa eppropriateiy aide-Bpiittlng budget of Lumorons recitations. He waa particularly happy In each conga as '' Wab'a me for Priuce Charlie," " Scotland yet," "The Rowan tree," '• A mau's a man for a 1 tuat," and many more of the finest gema of Soottiah minßtrelay. H's rccitatlona were excellent —rendered as they were . with genuine dramatic force, and a high perception of Scottish humour and charioter. Mr Purves is not only a fioe interpreter of the songs of his fatherland, but an excellent actor to boot, and well worthy of patronage anywhere. To ailow the vocalist to rest hla voice during the entertainment, Mr D. Todd. oontribnted a oouple of violin solos during the evanlng which were well received, Mr W. Strachap, who presided as Chairman, passed a high oucomluin on the entertainment whioh was really one of the beat we have had hera for many a dey. A vote of thanks to the chair concluded the entertainment.

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CHERTSEY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1989, 7 November 1888

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CHERTSEY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1989, 7 November 1888