Harry Clifton, Saturday Evening Concerts, City Halls, 16th November 1867

On Monday the 18th of November, 1867, The Glasgow Herald noted, on page 4:


“SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS. – Saturday evening last was marked by the re-appearance in Glasgow, after a two years’ absence, of Mr Harry Clifton, of ‘Polly Perkins’ and ‘Paddle your own Canoe’ notoriety. Mr Clifton’s reception was most enthusiastic, and showed that he has lost no portion of his former popularity with Glasgow audiences, while his singing gave abundant evidence that he still possesses in a high degree the power of pleasing. He was supported by Miss F. Edwards, Miss A. Kinnaird, Mr Henri Clarke, Mr W. Orkins, and Master Cyrus Bell. The hall was filled in every part. For Saturday next Miss Louisa Pyne and an English Operetta Company are announced.”


The concert, which was held on Saturday the 16th of November, was advertised as “Harry Clifton’s Comic Company”, appearing for one night only and the only Glasgow appearance in 1867. The performers: Mr Clifton, Comic; Miss Edwards, Contralto; Miss Kinnaird, Ballad and Serio-Comic; Mr Clarke, Comic; Mr Orkins, American Hypnotist; and Mr Bell, Eccentric Vocalist, Mimic and Dancer. Mr Halliday was the pianist, and Mr Lambeth was the organist.