Buckley, George Swayne (Swaine) (Swain) 1829-1879 England Lancashire, Bolton / 1839 USA Massachusetts, Boston / 1867-1873 again based in Boston - ?, ?
tenor minstrel singer, studied banjo with Joe Sweeney, 1840 debuted in Boston, 1842 of the Congo Melodists, 1844 Buckley's Minstrels, 1846 New Orleans Serenaders organized by his father James Buckley (1803-27.apr.1872 Quincy) together with his brothers minstrel singer R Bishop Buckley (Bolton 1826-6.jun.1867 Quincy) and violinist and composer Frederick Buckley (Bolton 1833-16.sep.1864 Boston)

1842-1844 at Tremont Theatre and the Tabernacle Boston, 8.jan.1845- nov.1847 Park Theatre New York, jul.1846-oct.1847 touring England, 1849 California, 1849-1850 New Orleans, sep.1849 at Samsom Street Hall and Masonic Hall Philadelphia, 1851 Mexico, 1852-jun.1853 San Francisco, 12.may.1853 arrived at New York from San Juan del Norte Nicaragua, jun.1853 settled in New York opening an opera house at the Chinese Rooms, 25.aug.1856-9.jan.1858 at Broadway, dec.1857 at Jayne's Hall Philadelphia, 1858- 13.oct.1862 with vocalist Julia Gould at Allston Hall (Tremont Theatre) Boston, 21.mar.1860-1861 with Julia Gould (London c1826-) touring England, 1861 lodging in Derby with Mary Anne Bailey Hollins (Derby c1811-) and her son professor of music and musical instrument seller Joseph Henry Hollins (Derby 1839-1908 Derby), 22.dec.1862-3.jan.1863 with Julia Gould at Palace of Music New York, 5.jan.1863-31.jan.1863 at Stuyvesant Institute New York, 15.jun.1863-10.feb.1867 settled in Boston opening a new hall at Sumner Street

George Swayne: 8.jul.1867 started a band from Boston, 1.sep.1868 playing in Fitchburg, 6.jun.1868-5.jun.1869 Newark NJ with J K Buckley ; 31.aug.1869 in Newport RI, 11.jul.1870-13.aug.1870 at San Francisco Minstrel Hall New York ; 3.sep.1872-22.mar.1873 toured with Sam Sharply, 3.mar.1873 at San Francisco Minstrel Hall (St James Theatre) in New York

Title Parts

[] Melodies of Buckley's New Orleans Serenaders
pub Firth Pond & Co., New York 1853
[] 1 - Yes we miss thee
[] 2 - The friends we've left behind
[] 3 - We shall see her no more
[] 4 - Lilly Bell
[] Buckley's Songs and Dances
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1865
[] 1 - Susan's sunday out. Song and dance
[] 2 - Candy shop. Song and dance
originally published by W. A. Pond & Co. New York, J. C. Haynes & Co. Boston, C. W. A. Trumpler Philadelphia, John Church Jr. Cincinnati, Lyon & Healy Chicago
[] Songs and Ballads as sung by R. Bishop and G. Swain Buckley of Buckley's Minstrels
? music by R. Bishop Buckley or George Swayne Buckley or both
pub Henry Tolman & Co., Boston 1865
[] 1 - The organ grinder
[] 2 - She had such wheedling ways
[] 3 - The hard ware line
[] 4 - The german band
[] 5 - The fair girl dressed in check
[] 6 - Have you seen her lately?
[] 7 - The preambuler
originally published by William Hall & Son New York, Root & Cady Chicago, H. L. Story Burlington Vermont, W. T. Webster Lynn Massachusetts
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