Walter Freer in Glasgow - between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, page 78:

Perhaps I am growing critical in my old age, but it seems to me that there was a warmer and more cordial feeling about our audiences [at the Waterloo Rooms, Glasgow] than there is now. For one thing, the artistes were not such strangers. They did not come to show off their wonderful voices so much as to give pleasure to their hearers. Perhaps we were more emotional and not so intellectual, but we knew the singers and knew their songs. We liked the songs we knew, and always a great cheer went up when a singer announced as an encore one of the popular ballads that we all used to sing at…   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412861833176 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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popular ballads

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:37:14 +0100