George Borrow in Denbighshire (historic) - September, 1854

from Wild Wales, pages 137-141:

After walking about a mile I overtook a man with a game leg…. In his hand he carried a fiddle. “Good morning to you,” said I. “A good marning to your hanner, a merry afternoon and a roaring joyous evening—that is the worst luck I wish to ye.” “Are you a native of these parts?” said I. “Not exactly, your hanner—I am a native of the city of Dublin, or, what’s all the same thing, of the village of Donnybrook which is close by it.”... “You are a professor of music, I suppose?” “And not a very bad one, as your hanner will say if you allow me to play you a …   more >>
cite as

George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 137-141. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Denbighshire (historic)


George Borrow
traveller, Writer

Listening to

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Down, down, Croppies lie down

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:54:05 +0000