in Leicestershire - between the 1770's and the 1780's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 44-45:

The year was chequered with holidays, wakes, and fairs ; it was not one dull round of labour. Those who had their frames at home seldom worked more than three days in a week. The maypole, with its pastimes, and the games of single-stick and wrestling, have now disappeared. These were the sports of the ruder part of the peasantry; the artisans, who were more cultivated, had their amusements at home; they were members of the village choir, and on the wake Sunday, every one that had a voice, and could lend a hand with hautboy, bassoon, or flute, repaired to the singing-loft in the church, to …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 44-45. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397032088894 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Leicestershire

Listening to

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Trios
written by Lampugnani
Trios
written by Kammel

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1770's and the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:28:09 +0100