Walter Freer in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, pages 83-84:

[W.H.] Lannigan from boyhood had only one ambition—to be a comic singer. He had a good voice. So keen was he on getting original songs that he made us all poets for his own purpose. But no song was useful to him unless it had a good chorus. He was a great favourite with the young folk. Wherever he was appearing, there in front of him were the youngsters. The public didn’t know, though we did, that Lannigan bought the tickets for them. They were called “Lannigan’s Choir.” When his audience seemed a bit blate, he would stop and say : “ Now then, let them see what …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 83-84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412942594042 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 W. H. Lannigan

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 13:03:14 +0100