Music hall, Musical Artist
1885 – 1947
Who was Will Fyffe?
Fyffe made his debut in his father's stock company at the age of six. He travelled extensively throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, playing the numerous music halls of the time, where he performed his sketches and sang his songs in his own inimitable style. During the '30s, he was one of the highest paid musical hall artistes in Britain.
His singer-songwriter skills are still well known to us today and whereas the memory of his contemporaries may continue to fade, Will has become immortalised for his rendition of his own composition, "I Belong To Glasgow". This song, which has been covered by the likes of Danny Kaye, Eartha Kitt, Gracie Fields and Kirk Douglas, is still as fresh today as it was then, and is as memorable for its lyrics as it is for its melody :