William Gardiner in Swaffham - the 1790's

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 127-128:

From this place I passed on to Swaffham, and breakfasted at the principal inn. While I was having my hair dressed, with nearly a pound of powder and pomatum, rubbed into an enormous plait, turned up behind and fastened at the top of the head with a comb, I heard the sound of instruments in the room above. I asked my tonsor what it could mean, and was informed that it was a morning concert, which took place every week, the landlord, his son, and daughter, being first-rate performers. It was supported by four or five neighbouring gentlemen, who joined with their several instruments, and was …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 127-128. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397071921565 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Swaffham


William Gardiner
Hosiery maker, Composer

Listening to

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Overture to La Buona Figliuola
written by Niccolò Piccinni

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:32:01 +0100