John Westcott in Portugal - 1811

from Journal of the Campaign in Portugal, by John Westcott, late Master of the Band, 1st Battalion, 26th or Cameronian Regiment of Foot, page 64:

[T]he Commanding officer of the 26th regiment took the band of his regiment to play at the nunnery…most of the officers were there, several local notables attended too. Some of the nuns sang and the band played several Portuguese and Spanish airs. The singing was delightful.
cite as

John Westcott, Journal of the Campaign in Portugal, by John Westcott, late Master of the Band, 1st Battalion, 26th or Cameronian Regiment of Foot. In British Library, number Add MS 32468, p. 64. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386604643445 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Portugal

Listeners

John Westcott
Bandmaster

Listening to

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singing by Portuguese nuns
Spanish airs performed by band of the 26th Regiment of Foot
Portuguese airs performed by The Band

Experience Information

Date/Time 1811
Medium live

Originally submitted by th4 on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:57:23 +0000