Walter Freer in Glasgow - the 1850's

from My Life and Memories, pages 29-31:

It was my habit when I had some spare time on my hands at nights to wander around the town listening to the various people who played or sang in the streets. I don’t know that I did so with any definite idea in my mind. Simply it gave me pleasure, and it was a form of entertainment that cost me nothing. In those days street musicians were regular visitors. They had their own stances and their regular audiences. .... A violinist named Kirk, who played at the corner of Hutcheson Street and Trongate, was my special favourite, and as his skill was much above the average he never …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 29-31. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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Gloomy winter's noo awa' performed by Helen Kirk
Home, sweet home
written by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne
performed by Helen Kirk
Willie's gane tae Melville Castle performed by Helen Kirk

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:03:02 +0100