Thomas Ryan in Maryborough - the 1880's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 218 -219:



Our concert room here is the Variety Theatre, a fair-sized barn, with doors on hinges up near the roof, opening for light and air. The sides are of weather-boards only, the roof shingled within hardwood, no lining; stars shine through; and as people commonly carry umbrellas, they are prepared to use them in case of a sudden shower. The night of the first concert, we had in the shilling part—rear end of the bam—about two hundred people, mostly miners. These gentlemen were prepared to enjoy the concert in their own way, nearly every …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 218 -219. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Maryborough


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08:58:12 +0000
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 11:25:43 +0100