AT LIBERTY FOR SEASON '94 and '95. COMIC OPERA OR FARCE-COMEDY.
Engaged for Casino Roof Garden, commencing Monday. July 30. Singing his latest success(n) songs "The Old Tattered Flag." "Sunlight and Shadows," "The Dear Little Girl Next Door." Extract from letter; "Chas. Shackford is one of the best baritone ballad singers in the profession" - George W. Lederer. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, 11 August 1894; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 6 November 2013)
From this advertisement published in August 1894, we can see that Chas Shackford is available to work as a baritone singer for opera or farce comedy, that he had just finished a performance and that he also wrote baritone ballads.
The advertisement shown above is for the same Charles W M Shackford who was in a November 1892 altercation with a family member of the Shackford Opera Company. His opera company folded soon after that event but Charles continued to perform as a professional singer and publish his music. Digital copies of Charles' sheet music can be found at the Library of Congress and at many university libraries. Hard copies of his music can still be purchased at stores that sell sheet music and occasionally a piece of his music can be found for sale on eBay. We can see the titles and dates of publication of some of his music at Amazon.uk and at a German WEB site by Geoff Grainger!
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