Arthur's son, Dennis Fane Knighting
Dennis remembers his father's singing:
"My father had an extremely good voice
and his voice didn't break
until he was 19 years of age.
He was the chief choirboy
at the Brompton Oratory,
and he also had a part
in the Moore and Burgess Minstrels.
They were dressed as minstrels.
Their faces were blackened with cork
and my father had a uniform
which consisted of a wig,
which was more like a bonnet,
a hat, a red waistcoat with gold braid,
a yellow scarf, and a frock coat
with black trousers and patent shoes.
The instruments that they used
were mainly banjos, tambourines,
and what was known as 'bones',
two in each hand,
they were played between the fingers.
It was nearly all vocal,
with a certain amount of step dancing.
But the main thing was their voices
and the band.
the Moore and Burgess Minstrels."