Walter Freer in Glasgow - 1 December, 1860

from My Life and Memories, pages 37-38:

Another “turn” which was very popular in the ’fifties and ’sixties was a concert party called Dr. Mark’s Little Men. They used to perform in Glasgow fairly often, and I remember going to hear them on several occasions. Dr. Mark was a Manchester man, and the little men were young boys of Scots, English, Welsh, and Irish nationality whom he had gathered round him. Sometimes he had charge of no fewer than 400 lads, all trained painstakingly by himself in solo and choir singing, and this phalanx used to tour the country, giving concerts here, there and everywhere. They were…   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 37-38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412782763988 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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Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue performed by Dr. Mark's Little Men

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 December, 1860
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:39:24 +0100