Allcock & Brown

Allcock & Brown bringing the best of Victoriana to your door, music hall artists for hire. Book them here for Cockney knees-ups, English, Victorian & Dickensian themes & family fun days.

...thank you to Allcock and Brown for their wonderful performances ... I had amazing feedback and I’m very happy with everything they did...

Annika Nickson, Bookings and Events Coordinator, Edwardian Easter 2014, Hull
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Music hall artists for hire 

Musical Inventors, Purveyors of Mirth, Almost Gentlemen!

Prof. Christopher Allcock & Dr. Michael Brown (Barrow Boys made good) will transport you back to a time before mobile phones and the X Factor; a time when gay meant happy and cool meant the weather.

They will educate you and cure your ills with a lethal injection of laughter and a good dose of singing. A laugh and a titter before the days of Facebook and Twitter.

Their extensive repertoire of traditional folk and Music Hall numbers includes:

Two Lovely Black Eyes
Pretty Polly Perkins
Don’t Dilly Dally
Old Brown Hat
Tavern In the Town
Winkle Song
Mary Ellen
Why am I always the Bridesmaid?
Beside the Seaside
Daisy, Daisy
Granny’s Armchair
Grandfather’s Clock
Molly Malone
Father’s Feet
Bull & Bush
I live in Trafalgar Square
It’s a Great Big Shame
Proper Cup of Coffee
Hello, Hello
Where did you get that hat?
There was I, waiting at the Church
All the Nice Girls
White Rose/Cambourne Hill
Dorset is Beautiful
Thousands or More
Nutting Girl
Country Gardens
Landlord fill the Flowing Bowl
Wild Rover
Blow the Man Down
Mountains of Mourne

Professor Allcock and Doctor Brown are also known as:

Chris Sadler – Vocals, Concertina and Guitar
Mike Ruff – Vocals and Accordion

The Duo can be augmented with Double Bass, Violin etc (and even their own Polly Perkins) as required!

‘The Magnificent Mike Ruff’ is also available as a solo act

The Magnificent Mike Ruff

Songs of Courage and Derring Do; Romance and Domestic Bliss (we hope!). Pathos and Pride in Equal Measure. A Celebration of the Vocal Arts and Digital Dexterity upon the Piano Accordion with unmatched Fervour.

Emerging as a Superb Solo Performer after a decade with the celebrated Allcock and Brown, The Magnificent Mike Ruff maintains the musicality, the mirth and the magic for your delectation and continued delight.

His Renown upon the Stage is matched by his Terpsichorean Talents for Maypole, Morris and Barn Dancing not least through the exploits of his band Quicksilver and Dance Troupe “the mAy team” famed for appearances the length and breadth of the land.


Just to say a massive thank you to Allcock and Brown for their wonderful performances on Saturday! I had amazing feedback and I’m very happy with everything they did. I will definitely use them again if I repeat this event.
Best wishes,
Annika Nickson, Bookings and Events Coordinator, Edwardian Easter 2014, Hull

…and she did in 2015 and 2016 for the same event.

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