between the 1760's and the 1770's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 8-9:

The family of the Greatorexes coming to settle in Leicester was a favourable circumstance for music. Anthony Greatorex, the founder of the family, came from Shottle, a village in Derbyshire, and was by trade a nailer. Having a taste for music, he used, with his eldest daughter, to attend at wakes and fairs, and was looked upon as an extraordinary musician; he played upon a rustic instrument called a hurdy-gurdy, to which his daughter danced. Being a steady and clever man, he was promoted to an organist's place, and immediately set about teaching his daughter the harpsichord. In the year 1774, …   more >>
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 8-9. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396875790316 accessed: 21 September, 2017

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1760's and the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:03:10 +0100