Walter Freer in Glasgow - 16 December, 1889

from My Life and Memories, page 102:

Durward Lely made his debut in the City Hall on 16th December, 1889, at the Saturday evening concerts. The whole concert was given by the Italian Opera Company. Lely’s great score came when he substituted for his Italian aria the beautiful Scots song, “O a’ the airts the win’ can blaw.” The reception opened his eyes to the possibilities of Scottish melodies if sung by a good singer.
cite as

Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 102. accessed: 4 October, 2023

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

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O a' the airts the win' can blaw performed by Durward Lely

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 December, 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:28:20 +0100