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A pre-WWI disc pressed in Germany for the British market, using Globophone masters.  Obviously dating from before August 1914, when WWI stopped all German imported records coming into Britain.
The design is identical to Globophone, but just with a different background colour.

Some mystery surrounds Festival records, in that they were not advertised in trade journals of the time and the prorietor or agent in Britain is not known.

The catalogue numbers were in a 7000 series, probably starting at 7001, and the highest known is 7139. This is quite a small catalogue range and may imply that there was only one issue of Festival records.
This may also explain their scarcity, if more were not produced due to poor sales.

The matrix series of known issues are in a  6000 series (probably British recordings, as they are mainly English vocal), and a 3-digit series , which may be German recordings, all very similar to "Eclipse" records. The 6000- series often show a suffix of 'KV' in the record's surface. According to Dr. Rainer Lotz, this almost certainly refers to recording expert Karl Vogel.

 

My thanks to Frank Andrews & Arthur Badrock in providing most of the information for this page.
Additional information from
Norman Field, Mike Langridge, Chris Mankelow

Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

Page last updated on: April 22, 2018

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists
7001      
       
7015 6013
6014
You Are My Sunbeam
Marie Louise
Dorothy Green (soprano, with orch accmp)
7016      
7017 6017
6025
Meet Me To-night In Dreamland
Queen Of The Cannibal Isle
Dorothy Green (soprano, with orch accmp)
Ethel Pierce
7018 6018
6020
That Funny Little Bobtail Coat
Cover It Over Quick, Jemima
Fred Harrison
       
7023 6028
6030
There's a Little Black Cupid In The Moon
You Taught Me How To Love You
Billy Whitlock (comic, with orch accmp)
7024  
7025 6034
6051
Roses
Come Sing To Me
Edward Floyd (with Theo Andrews (violin))
       
7036 6070
6071
Father's Books
It Can't Be Done
Archie Pitt (vocal, with orch accmp)
7037 6072
6074
I Wish I Was A Bit Older
I Don't Care What Becomes Of Me
Archie Pitt (with orch. accmp)
Fred Harrison (with orch. accmp)
7039      
7040 6079
6080
All Hands On Deck
What's The Matter With Father?
Will Deller (with orch. accmp)
       
7052 6110
6111
That's What He Bought With His Wages
If We Hadn't Any Women In The World
Frank Lynne (with orch. accmp)
       
7066 6144
6145
The Cigar Girl
I Can't Make It Out, Can You?
Frank Lynne
       
7070 6158
6159
Jack's The Boy
Down The Vale
Mr. Chas Kempton (with orch. accmp)
7071      
7072 6162
6163
Two Dirty Little Hands
When Father Papered The Parlour
Will Deller
7073      
7074      
7075 6166
6167
Come Round And Hear the Gramophone
When You're Far From The Old Folks At Home
Will Deller
Ethel Pierce
7076      
7077      
7078 6172
6173
Killarney
Queen Of the Earth
Charles Kempton (tenor) (with piano accmp)
7079      
7080      
7081      
7082      
7083 6214
6215
Why Can't We Have The Sea In London?
My Boy
Will Terry
7084      
7085      
7086      
7087 6231
6232
Four Jolly Sailormen
Ben the Bo'sun
Fred Monument (bass) (with piano accmp)
7088      
7089      
7090      
7091      
7092      
7093 6255
6266
That Old Waltz Tune
The Countryman's Holiday
Will Terry
7094      
7095      
7096 6262
6263
That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt
Tobermory
Jock McCallum
7097      
7098 6267
6268
A Song Of Thanksgiving
King Charles
Fred Monument [baritone]
7099      
7100      
7101      
7102 6281
6282
O Dry Those Tears
The Star Of Bethleham
R. Everson (cornet) (of the Scots Guards)
       
7130 527 Dollar Princess, waltz (Leo Fall) Orchestra
7131      
7132      
7133      
7134      
7135      
7136      
7137      
7138      
7139 6482
6555
Blue Danube, waltz
Quite Charming, waltz
Orchestra