Harry Lauder Soup Supper
"A Nicht of Harry Lauder" on tap for October 16
Date: Saturday, October 16 at 5 p.m. Where: St. Clementís at 1515 Wilder Ave.
Bring: Bread, Dessert or pupu to share
Soup: As usual there will be a variety of soups to savor. Bring your appetite!
Soup Makers: Can you make a soup for the meeting? Please call Jackie Phillips at 621-6622 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Lauder? He may be a stranger to some of you, but his music is as a fresh as a daisy. With his famous kilt and nobby sticky, he took Scotland and then the world by storm with his simple, touching songs about love and life from the 1890ís to the 1940s.
Youíll get to know Sir Harry, his story and most of all his music in a program presented by Bill and Helen Wynn on Saturday, October 16 at 5.m. at St. Clementís. Weíll start out with a healthy soup supper, made by Society volunteers. Just bring a bread, dessert or other item to share. Call Jackie Phillips at 621-6622 to volunteer to make soup.
Then Bill Wynn will take you through Lauderís story with pictures and play his songs...and you can sing along... from "Roamin in the Gloamin", "I Love a Lassie" to "Keep Right On to the End of the Road".
Youíll hear how he "carried on" and performed courageously just after he learned on January 1, 1917 that his only son had died on the battlefield in France on December 28, 1916. John Lauderís dying words were: "Carry on". Within a few days he returned to his show and had to sing the poignant ballad, "The Laddies Who Fought and Won."
Harry appeared in Honolulu several times in the early 1900ís and even wrote a song for Honolulu, which youíll hear. This will be an uplifiting, joyous celebration of a great Scot and minstrel of the world.
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