Concert at Gartnavel, on Wednesday the 29th of March 1865

A short article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 31st of March, 1865, reads:


“CONCERT AT GARTNAVEL. – A concert was given on Wednesday evening to the inmates of the Royal Asylum,

Gartnavel, by a glee party led by Mr. Hawthorn of St. Stephen’s. A number of anthems and glees were correctly

and beautifully rendered in both west and east houses, and a duet by Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorn was applauded to

the echo. A few solos were sung very well indeed by ladies and gentleman belonging to the glee party; and the

comic element was ably represented by Messrs. Aiken, Irving, and Hughes. The inmates, as usual, contributed to

the evening’s amusement. The chair was taken by a gentleman patient, who spoke well, and Mr. Frame conducted

the entertainment. Dancing, as usual, followed the concert; and after a vote of thanks to Mr. Hawthorn and his

party, as also to Mr. Duthie, who had been the means of bringing them out, the company separated.”