March 1917: Socialist Glee Party, in the Queen’s Rooms

An article of page four of the Daily Record and Mail (Daily Record in The British Newspaper Archive), on Friday

the 23rd of March, 1917, reads:




A concert was given in the Queen’s Rooms, Glasgow, last night, by the Glasgow Socialist Glee Party. This choir, under

the able direction of Mr. William Robertson, sing with conspicuous success, and they provided a most enjoyable evening

for an audience that filled the hall, and were enthusiastic in their appreciation.


They have excellent tone, rhythm and atmosphere. Their singing of Bantock’s arrangement of ‘Sea Sorrow’ (Songs of the

Hebrides) may be singled out for special praise among the numerous pieces on a varied and interesting programme.

Quartette numbers and solo items were also splendidly rendered.”



The British Newspaper Archive.


George Fairfull-Smith, June 2023.