Walter Freer in Glasgow - late 19th Century

from My Life and Memories, page 80:

J. W. Bowie, a tenor, who for forty years retained the affection of the concert-going public, began at the [Good Templars] Harmonic [Concerts, Glasgow]. His special successes were at gatherings. Forty years ago every county had a gathering in Glasgow every year where the natives in exile foregathered for a soiree, concert, and ball. W. F. Frame, J. W. Bowie and his wife, Jessie Craigie, were booked for them all. The old Scots domestic duets which they sang, particularly those representing a “tiff” between husband and wife were sure to bring the house down. Yet everyone …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 80. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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traditional Scots duets performed by J. M. Bowie, Jessie Craigie

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:56:55 +0100