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These was a crowded house at .the Choral Hall <last night to hear the story of,how faithfully the Highlanders,and -many of the best throughout' Scotland adhered to the unfortunate family of the Stuarts, how the strong feeling became embodied not' only in some of the grandest and saddest songs that ever sprang from:.the deep feeling '.of' a people, but in some of the, most humourous amongst the many humourous ballads of Scotland.' ''Wa'e's me'for Pnnce Charlie" and " Will ye no come back again ?" ate examples of despondent wailing; "Wba wad nae fecht for Charlie?" and "The March of . the Cameron ' Men" " are Bpirit-stirring battle songs ; while "The wee, wee German Lairdie," "Johnny Cope," and. "The Women are a' gdne wud," Bhow that the capacity of seeing the humourouß side of affairs was active'even in. the timeß of the Jacobite insurrections. Last night Mr; .Kennedy, rave an interesting historical, sketch of the'.Stuart family, and this bad the effect of placing the audience, alpeady 'prepared to sympathise; in a position thoroughly to appreciate the music. All the finest of the Jacobite songs were given by the different'members 'of the company; and several of the pieces ware' encored. Mr. Robert 'Kennedy was very happy in his rendering of'" The. March of the Cameron Men," and had to repeat a part of that'song; Mr. Kennedy' mentioned" that; a : citizen of Auckland had that'day. written to him, calling his attention to the coincidence that that very day, the 16th of April, was the 138 th anniversary of the battle of Culloden, when- the hopeft of the House of Stuart were crushed for ever. .

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THE KENNEDYS—A NIGHT WI' THE JACOBITES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 6994, 17 April 1884

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THE KENNEDYS—A NIGHT WI' THE JACOBITES. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 6994, 17 April 1884

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