Walter Freer in Glasgow - between the 1860's and the 1900's

from My Life and Memories, pages 43-44:

...Willie Frame...to begin with...was a sentimental singer; in fact, he often at this time acted as soloist in the “Messiah” at the church (Springburn Parish) with which he was connected as precentor for many years. Soirees, festivals, assemblies, and so forth were all the rage in the ’sixties...and as soon as Frame showed talent and a disposition to sing for the love of the thing, he was greatly run after by the promoters of these affairs.... Once he began on the public platform, Frame didn’t stick to sentimental songs for long, however. He developed a turn for humour, …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 43-44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412785489580 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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comic songs
written by Domenico Cimarosa
performed by Willie Frame
sentimental songs performed by Willie Frame

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1860's and the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:24:49 +0100