in Glasgow - between the 1850's and the 1860's

from My Life and Memories, page 34:

In the ’fifties and ’sixties people had very few opportunities of listening to good music and hearing accomplished artistes. Public entertainments were nothing like so numerous as they are to-day, and the few that did happen to be organised in Glasgow, indeed in Scotland, in 1853 were so prohibitively priced that the great mass of the people simply could not attend them. Broadly speaking, if people wanted amusement in my young days, they had either to go to some neighbouring public-house or to one of the few music-halls that existed then. There, naturally enough, the programmes …   more >>
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 34. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1850's and the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:20:20 +0100