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William McCulloch Vol.1

William McCulloch was of Highland descent, but lived in Paisley all his life. At one time he wanted to be a lawyer, but instead he worked in the local Parish Council, collecting rates. In his spare time he was interested in amateur dramatics and opera, appearing in a number of comic roles (he was principal comedian with the Glasgow Orpheus Club).

After leaving the Parish Council, McCulloch became a professional entertainer, and for twenty five years he travelled throughout Scotland and beyond, reciting his monologues to hugely appreciative audiences. The monologues were also popular when released on 78rpm records. All the monologues on this album are from my personal collection of McCulloch records. They’re not perfect recordings, but in the absence of anything else, they give us the chance to hear these well-loved and long-unavailable gems from a bygone age.

Now available as a downloadable MP3 album or a CD through the post.


Tracks:

  1. A Clachanstoorie Story
  2. When Agnes Got Married
  3. Agnes Has a Surprise Party
  4. The Presentation of Prizes
  5. The Bluebell Chasers F.C. Annual Meeting
  6. At the Pantomime
  7. The Chairman's Remarks
  8. Old Soldiers Never Lie
  9. The Deputation to the Minister
  10. The Provost
  11. Grandfather Tells the Children About David and Goliath
Buy William McCulloch
Vol.1
MP3 Download £4.00

Buy William McCulloch
Vol.1
CD by Post £6.00

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Published: June 2004
Tracks: 11
Price: £4.00

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