Although tickets were sold for Chopin’s recitals at Mrs Sartoris’ and the Earl of Falmouth’s, their settings were domestic rather than public, and it was only after reaching Scotland that he performed in concert halls in Britain. Apart from playing privately for his Scottish hosts, Chopin gave three public performances during this time: the first (which took him briefly back to England) in Manchester, the second at the Merchants’ Hall in Glasgow, and the third at the Hopetoun Rooms in Edinburgh. 1