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In Search of Edward Cahill's 'At Home' London recitals. A recent walking tour of Mayfair and elsewhere in and around the great metropolis

Edward Cahill (1885-1975) For those of you who have been following my ongoing work in progress in the many postings over the last two years concerning the brilliant but forgotten Australian pianist Edward Cahill, I have been in London for the last two weeks searching out the surviving great town houses that 'Uncle Eddie' played in and the residences he lived in during the 1920s and 1930s. Some houses were bombed during WWII and some buildings completely redeveloped such as Brook House in Park Lane (now an Aston Martin showroom). Here is a selection of photographs I have taken with my trusty Leica.            Click on to enlarge 28 Kensington Court London W.8  The London home 'lent' by the Dowager Lady Swathyling where Edward Cahill performed in January 1926 Some of the fine houses in Kensington Court London W.8. Mainly nineteenth century Flemish Gothic. 28 South Street London W.1 where Edward practised in an empty house on a piano owned by Gwy