January 15th 1910—Galway Observer
The Concert was held at the Claregalway School on St. Stephen’s night. It was stated on the Bills the doors would open at 6.30pm, but long before that hour the yard was filled with people anxious to be admitted and as rain threatened the doors were thrown open at 6 o’clock and before ten minutes the school roon though the largest in the district, was filled to the utmost, capacity so that at the appointed time there were many unable to gain admittance and were obliged—either to go home or stay in the yard.
In order to whie away the time until the appointed hour to begin Mr. Peter Mooney gave a very smart selection of Irish airs, which was very much appreciated.
At 6.30pm the concert proper began and was opened by a selection of airs on the violin and piccolo by Messers Glee on and Rabbit which was highly applauded. The next item was a recitation by Mr. P. Hurney, Oisin and Padraic whereby he exceeded all his previous efforts. Then Mr. Mulvein gave The Last Rose of Summer and was loudly encored. Mr. Flaherty followed with a comic song Years & Years, then Master P. Moran a little boy of nine years sang in the old strain An Gaba Sarca and surprised the house with the sweetness and tone of his singing. The next was Mr. Mulvein with The Wearing of the Green, which was equally appreciated with his first song. After that came Mr. O’Flaherty’s comic McSorley’s Twins which kept the audience in roars the whole time followed by a gramaphone selection of Mr. Rabbit then followed a jig and reel by the Misses M.A. Leydon, and R. Scott. Afterwards Mr. J. Moran sang Caislean U Neill, and was highly applauded. Then Mr. Mulvein gave a splendid Alice where art thou and was loudly encored. Afterwards Mr. T. Casserly gave the Temperance comic My own little Jonnie the height of my knee which airly took down the house and in response to Nancy Knight, and ocaill, followed by a four-hand reel by the Misses M. and A. Lydon and the Misses M. and R. Scott. Lastly Mr. M. Noone sang Mullacinor in capital style. Then Mr. Carter who acted M.C. thanked the audience for their appreciation of the proceedings.