Court and Alley Concerts, May 1906: Inauguration of Sixth Season

An article on page ten of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 4th of May, 1906, reads:




The sixth season of these concerts was successfully inaugurated on Wednesday

evening in Greenhead Court, Bridgeton, when a capital programme was carried through.

Though the weather had been very unpromising during the day, it cleared up before

the hour for beginning the concert, and there was an attendance of over 3000 people.

The programme was sustained by the Police Band, conducted by Mr W. G. Jarvis, who

played a number of popular selections. The Mitchelson Family gave some capital

turns, including mandoline playing and Scotch, Irish, and Hungarian dancing in

costume. Songs by Madame Jessie Fraser and several part-songs by Mr Anderson’s

Choir lent a pleasing variety to the programme. The Lord Provost, in the course of a

brief address, expressed the pleasure he had in being present, and heartily commended

the committee on the success of their efforts to bring brightness and sweet sounds to

the dwellers in the courts. At an interval in the programme the Lord Provost, in name

of the committee, presented Mr James G. Borland, the late hon. secretary, with a silver-

mounted inkstand in acknowedgment of his services during the past five years. Mr John

Ferrier presided at the piano.”