October 1912: Beltane Society Festival

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

Thursday the 24th of October, 1912, reads:




The first annual festival of the recently formed Beltane Society, which concerns itself with the preservation of

traditional songs and dances, was opened yesterday when an enjoyable entertainment was given in the Athenaeum

Hall, Glasgow. Chief interest centred in a number of old time dances given by a number of girls and boys.


Mr. Robert Burnett and Miss Jenny Taggart were the vocalists, and were heard in a number of folk songs and

in other numbers with traditional melodies. To-morrow three Scottish plays will be performed, and on

Saturday another entertainment of song and dance will be given.”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, June 2024.