August, 1857

from A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857, pages 72, page 72:

We were cheered by the news that a Sepoy of the 1st Oude Irregulars, who had been sent out by the Brigadier, had returned; he had lost the letter from the relieving force, but had been in their camp…. He said they had four European regiments and one Sikh one; and that one European regiment had a curious baja (music) played in front of them - meaning the bagpipes.
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A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857, pages 72. In A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857 (1870), p. 72. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382607462 accessed: 21 September, 2017

Listening to

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military bagpipe music

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1857
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

Mrs Germon's diary describes her experience of the siege of Lucknow during the 'Indian Mutiny' (as it was termed by the British).


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:37:42 +0100