Walter Freer in Glasgow - the 1850's

from My Life and Memories, page 34:

I can tell you from experience that the old music-halls of Glasgow were pretty queer places, and it is little wonder that respectable parents of the period made a dead-set against them. When I was a youngster of twelve or so there were two Glasgow music-halls which I frequented, drawn thither by my passion for singing, dancing, and instrument-playing. It seems queer to me now that, concurrently with attending the Band of Hope, “ clan ” soirees, and the Glasgow Abstainers’ concerts, I should have been putting in appearances at such houses at Shearer’s Whitebate and Brown’s; …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 34. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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music hall

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:24:29 +0100