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> St Andrew's Halls Glasgow, Dancing in Halls
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post 11th Sep 2010, 12:19pm
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St Andrew's Halls burned down in 1962. Not only did the classical building beside the Mitchell Library contain a massive hall, capable of accommodating over 4,000 people; there were also lesser halls upstairs, such as the Berkeley. Can anyone tell me - or put me in touch with an older person who might have danced in the Halls, or even worked there - which of the Halls was used for ceilidh dances such as the annual gatherings of Highland Associations? Was the main hall too big?

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post 11th Sep 2010, 03:51pm
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The only memory I have of St. Andrews Halls is being taken there by my school, when I was about 14, to hear the Scottish National Orchestra with Alexander Gibson conducting. It was the first time I'd ever heard a live orchestra, and ah loved it - but some of the teachers had actually gone tae sleep. biggrin.gif


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post 11th Sep 2010, 04:17pm
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Like you benny one of the many memories I have was going to St.Andrews Hall for the concert with my school, I was always fascinated by the french horn players. I remember the concert always finished with "The Young People's guide to the Ochestra.' It got a bit boring over the years biggrin.gif
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post 11th Sep 2010, 10:00pm
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Nothing to do with performances but my Mum had living room curtians made from material saved from the fire. I also happen to have a couple of crystal glasses that were salvaged. wink.gif
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post 11th Sep 2010, 10:02pm
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Just had a thought. Is the Highlanders Institute still alive? If so, you may get your answer there.
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post 12th Sep 2010, 02:18am
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Highlanders Institute in Berkley st closed in 1979-the old HI in Elmbank st closed in the 60's and is now a block of flats-all gone!
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post 12th Sep 2010, 02:19am
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Highlanders Institute in Berkley st closed in 1979-the old HI in Elmbank st closed in the 60's and is now a block of flats-all gone!
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post 14th Sep 2010, 05:15pm
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Just had a thought. Is the Highlanders Institute still alive? If so, you may get your answer there.


The Highlanders Institute lives on in name only I'm afraid. There is a committee which looks after the assets; they hope to have new Highlanders some day. It's unlikely.
There are many island associations still active in the city e.g. the Uist and Barra association hold a monthly ceilidh. They will all hold their annual ceilidhs over the winter months - I'd better get some practice in.

Le durachd.
Eddy

http://www.anlochran.com/tachartasan/detai...4-ceilidh-dance

See below for details of the St Andrew's Halls.

ST. ANDREW'S HALL SUITE.
Grand Hall, with Gallery, - 4500
Berkeley Hall, with Gallery, - 900
Kent Hall, - 500
Upper Hall, - 600
Mid Hall, - 300
Ballroom Suite, - 250 couples
No. 1 Room, - 100
No. 2 Room, - 50
No. 3 Room, - 70
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