Walter Freer et al. in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, pages 93-94:

I was an office-bearer in Trinity Free Church, where we worshipped under “Fire and Brimstone” Howie—a most earnest and devoted pastor, who, I am afraid, thought us all terrible sinners. We were very strict in the matter of Sabbath observance. We had an American organ in the church hall, but no musical instrument was permitted in the church itself. A precentor and voluntary choir led the praise. We had no “kist o’ whustles.” One Sunday my son asked me, as we came home from church —“Whit wey is there an organ in the Sunday School and no’ in the kirk?” I put that…   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, 1929), p. 93-94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412950301053 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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Hold the Fort, for I am coming
written by P.P. Bliss
performed by Ira David Sankey

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 15:11:41 +0100