Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society
"The Glorious days of Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre".

The glorious days of Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre

The Calum Kennedy Show of 1962



Bill Reid

After 43 years this has become quite a historical piece of film. This Cine Film was recorded by Society Member Bill Reid who was a Stage Lighting Operator at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen.  The scenes include Calum Kennedy, Will Starr, Ken Swann & Magee, singer Rae Gordon, Dancer Vi Day and comedian Sammy Short. Part of a sketch which includes a 'Bucket' and a musical sketch with Calum and the chorus. The film ends with clips of Calum doing his own act.

Please respect the copyright of the Recording, Bill Reid has very kindly granted permission for the Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society to display this valuable piece of footage. The SMHVTS are greatly indebted to Bill for all his help he has given to the Society over the past months.  If you wish to contact Bill in connection with the Calum Kennedy Show Footage, please e mail him on the link provided: [email protected] The Film may take about 5 minutes to download.

This Film is really only suitable to be viewed on Broadband.


Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen

The Calum Kennedy Show of 1962


Calum Kennedy, Will Starr, Vi Day, Ken Swann and Magee, Sammy Short, Rae Gordon and Ken Haynes, (Aberdeen) 1962.wmv


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