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 >>
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 218 -219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449478691795 accessed: 28 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performance of 'unknown music'
|performed by Mendelssohn Quintet Club
|in the company of others, in public