April 1899: Annual Concert of the Skye Association, in the Albany Galleries, Charing Cross

An article on page seven of The Ross-shire Journal and General Advertiser for the Northern Counties (Ross-shire

Journal, in The British Newspaper Archive), on Friday the 7th of April, 1899, reads:


Skye Association.


The annual concert of the Skye Association was held last night in the Albany Galleries, Charing Cross.

There was a crowded attendance of members and their friends, and the chair was occupied by the

president, Dr Magnus Maclean, M.A., F.R.S.E. The excellent programme consisted of Gaelic, Scotch and

English songs, recitations, a cornet solo, Highland dances, and selections on the bagpipes, the artistes

contributing to the enjoyable entertainment including Miss Mary Macleod, Tina Carmichael, Kate Maclean,

Messrs W. Duncan, D. D. Macdonald, John Holmes, J. F. Turnbull, and Donald W. Wallace; these clever

dancers, R. Mackintosh and the Macinnes brothers; Pipe-Major F. Macrae and his party, Messrs R. S.

Robertson, K. Macdonald, and E. J. Macpherson. The proceeds of the concert, which, by the way, was

followed by a dance, were in aid of the Benevolent Fund of the Association.”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, June 2024.