Announcement of the Glasgow Abstainers’ Union’s Arrangements for Concerts in Mr Bell’s New Rooms, the Queen’s Rooms, December 1858

At the end of an advertisment for the Saturday Evening Concerts, on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday

the 10th of December, 1858, is the following:


N.B. – Grand Opening Concert, Queen’s Rooms, on the Evening of New Year’s Day. – Particulars will shortly be



The review of the 11th of December concert, which is on page five of the Herald, on Monday the 13th, concludes with:


“… we may notice that the directors have taken Mr. Bell’s New Rooms for New Year’s Day Evening, and for the

Monday evenings in January, when, with the first-class talent they can command, they will be enabled to give to our

citizens in the West a series of entertainments, which cannot fail to be most extensively patronised.”




George Fairfull-Smith, August 2021.