Manxland’s King of Music by Maurice Powell
Published 11th September 2018
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRY WOOD
For many the Island was the ‘Isle of Pleasure’, for after a day exploring the Island’s natural beauties thousands of holiday makers would flock to the Falcon Cliff Pavilion, the Palace Ballroom and Coliseum or the Derby Castle, dance the latest dance crazes to one of the fine resident orchestras, or see Florrie Forde, Wilkie Bard, Clara Butt or Paul Robeson and scores of other wonderful artistes who appeared in Douglas. Harry Wood, ‘Manxland’s King of Music’, the musical director of the Palace & Derby Castle Company, is our genial guide through some of the most vibrant decades of the Island’s tourist industry.
Harry Wood Known as ‘Manxland’s King of Music” was the most famous important musical director to have lived and worked on the Isle of Man and his career takes us through more than fifty years of the Islands’ vibrant entertainment history.