Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Mr Merlin Morgan – Western Mail – Monday 10th November 1924

LATE MR. MERLIN MORGAN.

LONDON TRIBUTE TO AN ABERDARE MUSICIAN.

FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.

LONDON, Sunday.

 

It was appropriate that London Welshmen should have taken part in the matinee at the London Palladium this afternoon in memory of the late Mr. Merlin Morgan, the gifted Welsh conductor, who died recently.

A native of Aberdare, Mr. Merlin Morgan was a well-known figure in London Welsh circles long before he made a name for himself in the West End theatrical world. He was musical director at Daly’s and the Gaiety theatres. He devoted much attention to the development of Welsh choral music in London. He was, in fact the founder of the London Welsh Male Choir, and this body, under the Conductorship of’ Mr. Llewelyn Bevan, took part in to-day’s matinee. They sang one or two Welsh airs, and were warmly applauded for their contribution to what proved an interesting programme of music. The promoters of the matinee had arranged a programme by singers and others intimately associated with Mr. Morgan, and among the contributors were Ivor Foster, Lilian Davies, Blanche Tomlin, Ivor Novello, Robert Michaelis, Jose Collins, Gabrielle Ray, Harry Dearth, Joyce Carey, and Thorpe Bates. Altogether the matinee, with such a galaxy of talent hosted by the Daly’s theatre orchestra proved a decided success.

 

Western Mail – Monday 10th November 1924

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The Orchid – The Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser – Saturday 31st December 1904

“THE ORCHID”

 

This successful musical play, with which the new Gaiety was opened, is now in its second year, and the second edition which Mr Edwardes has now got in full swing can hardly fail to secure for it a pleasant prolongation of popularity. Among the new numbers mention should be made of an exceedingly pretty song, “On a Summer Afternoon,” given with refreshing piquancy by Miss Gertie Millar; of a charming fishing ballad, “Blanche Marie,” to which every justice is done by Miss Marie Studhohme, and of a capital song “La Promenade Anglaise,” of which not the least attractive feature is the dance which follows and which is executed with the most gracious nonchalance by Miss Gabrielle Ray. A “motor” scene, which eventually resolves itself into a “bathing” medley is a most popular new number, while cheers nightly greet a characteristically Irish ballad, “Kate O’Malley,” allotted to Mr Lionel Mackinder, and winding up with a brisk jig, wherein Miss Olive May greatly distinguishes herself. Special praise must also be accorded to the extremely dainty song, “Sweep,” which now takes the place of the “Pierrot” number in the last scene. In this Miss Gertie Millar wins for herself the unqualified favour of everyone by her amazingly graceful and fascinating method. Mr Edmund Payne, Mr Charles Brown, Mr Harry Grattan, Mr Robert Nainby, Mr James Sullivan, Miss G. Rowlands and Miss Connie Ediss, it is almost needless to add, continue to work with untiring energy for the of the piece, and deservedly meet with enthusiastic receptions nightly.

 

The Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser – Saturday 31st December 1904

 

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Flying Colours – The Irish Independent – Monday 18th September 1916

NEW REVUE.

 

The latest of the long succession revues, which are so popular with the London public, is “Flying Colours,” by A. da Courville and Wal Pink, with music by W. F. Peters. It was produced with a fair amount of success at the Hippodrome on Saturday night. The piece differs from most Hippodrome revues in being less noisy and less glaring, and the performers make comparatively little use of the auditorium. But while the artistes are mostly entertaining there is hardly a scene or song which is particularly humorous or clever in itself. The lady principals, including Miss Gabrielle Ray and Miss Dorothy Waring are only sparsely employed. The chief comedian is Little Tich, who appears in all sorts of guises – a bull-fighter, a Spanish lady, a jockey, a music-seller, and what not, and is his droll self in them all. A notable episode is Capt. Bairnsfather’s trench scene, reproducing exactly the spirit and detail of his famous drawings of scenes at the front.

Irish Independent – Monday 18th September 1916

 

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Gabrielle Ray (Tuck G390)

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Gabrielle Ray (Rapid 2469)

Gabrielle Ray (Rapid 1855)

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Gabrielle Ray (H. B. Series, London LC 14) 1909

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Lady Madcap (J. Beagles G 696 X)

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The Orchid (Rotary 391 E)

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 1905 D)

 

Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 25th August 1906

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Lady Madcap (Rotary 1905 G)

Lady Madcap – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – 25th August 1906

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