Walter Freer in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, page 81:

Jessie M'Lachlan... was indeed the Queen of Scottish Song. It is no exaggeration to say that the lovely melodies of the Highlands and the Lowlands have never had a more superb exponent. ... ... No Highland gathering was complete without her, and whether she sang, “The Rowan Tree” (one of her favourites), “The March of the Cameron Men,” or the rhythmic melodies of her own Highland home she was triumphant. I shall never forget her appearance at the opening night of the Waterloo Rooms.... In the ante-room someone spoke slightingly of Highland music and singers. Jessie …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412942036533 accessed: 30 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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Scottish traditional songs performed by Jessie M'Lachlan

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:53:57 +0100