Harold Fielding British Concert Tours

Autumn 1949 – ‘An Evening / Afternoon of Song’

  • Sunday October 23rd:                                   New Opera House, Blackpool
  • Wednesday October 26th:                             Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
  • Sunday October 30th:                                    Odeon Theatre, Plymouth
  • Tuesday November 1st:                                 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
  • Wednesday November 2nd:                          King George’s Hall, Bradford
  • Friday November 4th:                               Victoria Hall, Hanley (Additional date)*
  • Sunday November 6th:                                  Odeon Theatre, Liverpool
  • Monday November 7th:                                 Albert Hall, Nottingham
  • Wednesday November 9th:                           Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • Friday November 11th:                                  City Hall, Newcastle
  • Sunday November 13th:                                Odeon Theatre, Southend
  • Wednesday November 16th:                   The Dome, Brighton (Additional date)**

  With Jimmy Bailey at the piano.

Harold Fielding 1949 tour programme

Harold Fielding 1949 tour programme

Support act: Ronald Chesney – world famous Harmonica virtuoso. (Will Fyffe Jnr. at the piano).
(Sunday shows all matinees).
*Support act for Hanley, ‘Tollefsen’, the world’s greatest accordionist                                  ** Support act for Brighton, Felix Vandyl with Adela Kotowska at the piano                         ‘A private land line relay will carry Gracie’s greetings and a song or two to the officers and men of HMS ‘Amethyst’ during their celebration dinner sponsored by the Directors of ‘News of the World’ at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

 

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Winter Tour 1952

  • Tuesday October 29th:                       Bristol, Colston Hall
  • Wednesday October 30th:                  Eastbourne, Winter Gardens
  • Thursday November 6th:                    Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
  • Friday November 7th:                         York, Rialto Cinema
  • Sunday November 9th:                       Newcastle, City Hall
  • Monday November 10th:                    Edinburgh, Usher Hall
  • Wednesday November 12th:             Glasgow, Saint Andrew’s Hall
  • Thursday November 13th:                  Dundee, Caird Hall
  • Tuesday November 18th:                   Manchester, King David’s Hall, Belle Vue
  • Wednesday November 19th:             Sheffield, City Hall
  • Friday November 21st:                  Blackburn, King George’s Hall (Additional date)
  • Saturday November 22nd:            Blackpool, Opera House (matinee and evening)
  • Sunday November 23rd:                   Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
  • Monday November 24th:                   Hanley, Victoria Hall (Additional date)
  • Wednesday November 26th:             Leicester, De Montfort Hall
  • Thursday November 27th:                 Leicester, De Montfort Hall (Additional date)
  • Friday November 28th:                       Nottingham, Albert Hall (Additional date)
  • Sunday November 30th:                     Hull, City Hall (Additional date)
  • Wednesday December 3rd:               Dublin, Theatre Royal (matinee and evening)
  • Saturday December 6th:                     Bristol, Colston Hall (Additional date)
  • Monday December 8th:                      Cardiff, Sophia Gardens Pavilion
Harold Fielding 1952 tour programme

Harold Fielding 1952 tour programme

Support acts: Wandy Tworek, John McHugh, Tommy Reilley, Ron Millington.

One of the earlier programmes in the tour suggests ‘and concerts in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.’ By the end of the tour, it looks like only the Dublin dates came to fruition. Unless there are any dates we don’t have information for.

 

 

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1954 Tour 

Belfast, King's Hall 26th Oct 1954

Belfast, King’s Hall 26th Oct 1954

  • Wednesday October 20th                   Bristol, Colston Hall
  • Friday October 22nd                           Rochdale Hippodrome
  • Sunday October 24th                          Blackpool, Grand Theatre
  • Tuesday October 26th                         Belfast, King’s Hall
  • Thursday October 28th                       Dublin, Theatre Royal
  • Friday October 29th                            Cork, Savoy Cinema                         
  • Monday November 1st                       Glasgow, St Andrew’s Hall,
  • Wednesday November 3rd                 Wolverhampton (Cancelled)
  • Thursday November 4th                     Belle Vue, The King’s Hall,
  • Wednesday November 10th               Bournemouth, Winter Gardens
  • Monday November 15th                     Glasgow, Saint Andrew’s Hall
  • Tuesday November 16th                     Dundee, The Caird Hall
  • Thursday November 18th                   Edinburgh, Usher Hall
  • Sunday November 21st                      York, Rialto Cinema
  • Tuesday November 23rd                     Newcastle, City Hall
  • Wednesday November 24th                Visit to cotton mill in Shaw
  • Thursday November 25th                    Blackburn, King George’s Hall
  • Sunday November 28th                      Kilburn, State Cinema (2 shows)
  • Tuesday November 30th                     Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
  • Wednesday December 1st                  Birmingham, Town Hall
  • Wednesday December 15th                Davis Theatre, Croydon

 With Vic Hammett at the Piano

Supported by: Tommy Reilly, the New Zealand Maori Quartet with Vola. Lionel Bowman  and Camillieri (concert pianists) appeared throughout the tour.

The Maori Quartet with Vola, Lionel Bowman, Camilleri

Belfast, King's hall 1954

Belfast, King’s hall 1954

Harold Fielding 1954 tour programme

Harold Fielding 1954 and 1959 tour programme

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The Gracie Fields Concert Tour 1959

  • Wednesday October 14th:                    Portsmouth, Guildhall
  • Thursday October 15th:                        Bristol, Colston Hall
  • Friday October 16th:                             Sheffield City Hall
  • Sunday October 18th:               Bournemouth, Winter Gardens (matinee and evening)

Support act: Rawicz and Landauer ‘Music from the Ballet’ and ‘Music from the Films’ 

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The Gracie Fields National Tour 1964

Harold Fielding 1964 tour programme

Harold Fielding 1964 tour programme

 

1964 Birmingham

1964 Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Thank you to Nigel Wickens for added date information]. 

  • Sunday September 6th:                       Blackpool Opera House (matinee and evening)
  • Wednesday September 9th:                Manchester Free Trade Hall
  • Thursday September 10th:                   Sheffield City Hall
  • Saturday September 12th:                    Newcastle City Hall
  • Thursday September 17th                    Croydon Fairfield Halls
  • Sunday September 20th:                      Portsmouth Guildhall
  • Tuesday September 22nd:                   Bristol Colston Hall
  • Thursday September 24th:                   Birmingham Town Hall
  • Sunday September 27th:                      Torquay Princess Theatre
  • Wednesday September 30th:               Bradford, St George’s Hall
  • Sunday October 4th:                             Congress Theatre, Eastbourne