January 1897: Bath Street Saturday Evening Concerts – First Gaelic Concert of the Year, in the Assembly Rooms, Bath Street

An article on page two of The Oban Times and Argyllshire Advertiser, on Saturday the 9th of January, 1897, reads:





The first Gaelic concert of the year was held on Saturday evening in the Assembly Rooms, Bath Street, Glasgow, when

there was a large gathering. Mr James Grant presided, and the following gave some excellent songs:—Messrs MacArthur,

MacLean, Cameron, MacDougall, and MacSwene. Messrs Cameron and Hutton also gave several Highland dances to the

music of Mr Hector MacNeill on the bagpipes. Afterwards the whole company joined in a few Scotch reels. A very pleasant

evening was spent.”



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George Fairfull-Smith, August 2023.