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Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]

Holt, Edward P., 1871, Watercolour
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Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]
Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]
Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]
Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]
Library Item
11331
Rory Murphy - street comedien [comedian]
A man in colourful costume waves a stick in the air as he dances in the street.

The poet, Donald Campbell has written a poem inspired by this character by Holt:

Rory Murphy

Everyone enjoys a laugh
but getting one is often tough
Rory's irked by the riff-raff
who tell him that his patter's duff.
He'd love to play the penny gaff
but Connor* doesn't like his stuff
and tells him he's not good enough.
Everyone enjoys a laugh
but on the street it's really tough.


*Connor was the proprietor of the penny gaff near High School Yards, where Ned Holt often acted.
1871
19.3 x 10.5 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
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