Walter Freer in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, page 85:

With so many Highland folk coming into Glasgow, it was natural that Jacobite songs were also favourites. The Kennedy family specialised in that line. Mr. Kennedy, the leader (father of Mrs. Kennedy-Fraser, the great Hebridean song writer and singer), was particularly successful in “ MacGregor’s Gathering.” It is hardly to be understood nowadays that fifty years ago Glasgow audiences felt such songs as that. The Jacobite spirit was still alive—even in Queen Victoria's days.
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 85. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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Jacobite songs performed by The Kennedy family

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 13:11:02 +0100