Walter Freer in Glasgow - the 1850's

from My Life and Memories, pages 36-37:

Another great comic of the ’fifties was Hughie Leggat. He sang at the Britannia Music-Hall, familiarly known as the Brit, and Roxburgh, the owner of that house, thought sufficient of his abilities to give him a standing engagement to appear as often as he could. In consequence of such an attractive contract, Leggat sang nearly every night for three years—and always, if I remember rightly, the same song. Of course, everybody got sick to death of Hughie and his old songs, and as audiences in those days did not hesitate to show their disapproval, violently and otherwise, he was often …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 36-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412769074180 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow
1846-1930

Listening to

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The Puirhoose performed by Hughie Leggatt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:51:15 +0100