drunken priests et al. in Algeciras - 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, pages 133-134:

Algeciras was a clearing-house for odds and ends, and I stayed there about two weeks… I spent part of my time with a gang of youths who earned their living spiking handbags with fish-hooks... For myself, I thought it best to stick to the fiddle, and here the town was rewarding enough. My patrons were varied, and their approach was direct. I was often taken aside and asked for a favourite tune. Schubert, for some reason, was most popular here, followed by local ballads of mystical sex. One night I was taken to a boat to play to a Chinese cook, who baked me a bag of biscuits in …   more >>
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Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 133-134. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1404496858400 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Algeciras

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On with the motley
written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Ave Maria
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Laurie Lee

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Date/Time 1935
Medium live

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:00:58 +0100