Manchester Saturday Herald
Saturday, December 1, 1888, Price Five Cents
Swedish Singers and a Humorist at Cheneys' Hall.

The entertainment offered at Cheneys's [sic] hall next Monday evening will be one of rare merit. The main attraction will be the appearance of a double quartette of Swedish peasant girls from Stockholm in Dalecarlian costume. They have just arrived in this country after a tour of the principal cities of northern Europe where their beauty and phenomenal voices aroused the wildest enthusiasm. The company was organized by the late Prof. August Edgrene, choirmaster and director of the grand opera for the King of Sweden. Hon. W.W. Thomas, late United States minister writes of them

"They have really phenomenal voices and render the sweet songs of their Fatherland with a freshness and power that I have never heard excelled. These eight beautiful young Swedish girls, dressed in the picturesque costumes of their native provinces, make a most attractive picture upon the stage, and when their pure young voices blend in song, they bring before you the wildness and grandeur of the Northland � that land which has given us Jenny Lind and Christine Nilsson."

Mr. Edmund T. Phelan, who has been engaged [to] travel with the company this season is a humorist well known about Boston. He bears flattering testimonials from well known newspapers and individuals. In addition to humorous songs and character sketches he gives imitations of noted actors including Henry Irving, Henry Dixey, Dion Boucicault, Stuart Robson, Roland Reed, Joseph Jefferson, M.B. Curtis and John T. Raymond.