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Concert at Mouswald

Submitted by on August 8, 2010 – 10:44 pm

Concert at MouswaldCONCERT AT MOUSWALD (undated – circa 1906)

On Thursday evening a most enjoyable concert was held at Mouswald Hall, which had its capacity taxed to the utmost in accommodating the audience.

An excellent and most varied programme, comprising songs, duets, tableaux, instrumental solos and trios, etc., was carried through in a most successful manner, the audience testifying their appreciation by according the artistes enthusiastic encores.

The concert was promoted by Mr Robert Grierson, yr, of Rockhall, Mr Fred Grierson, Mr Robert Reid of Mouswald Place, Mr Johnstone-Douglas, jr., Comlougon Castle, and Mr H. Millar, these gentlemen all making successful appearances on the platform. Their efforts were most ably seconded by the Misses Gillespie, The Manse; Misses Bryde and Olivia Johnstone-Douglas, Mr Gull, Mr M’Creath, Conlongon Mains and Mr Wilson. Dr Gillespie occupied the chair in his usual happy manner, and also delighted the audience by appearing in a tableau.

Sir A. D. Grierson, Lady Grierson, Mrs Miller-Morrison, and Mrs Gillespie were interested members of the audience. The concert was pronounced a success from every point of view, and the thanks of the community are due to the gentlemen who put it up, and especially to the Misses Gillespie, who wrought very hard for its success.

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