Laurie Lee et al. in Province of Zamora - in the middle of 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, pages 62-64:

So it was with us in this nameless village; night found us wrapped in this glowing barn, family and stranger gathered round the long bare table to a smell of woodsmoke, food, and animals… Suddenly, one of the sons spotted my rolled-up blanket with the violin sticking out of it. ‘Mùsica! ’ he cried, and went and fetched the bundle and laid it gingerly on the table before me... There was nothing else for it. I sat down on the ground and tore drunkenly into an Irish reel. They listened, open-mouthed, unable to make head or tail of it; I might have been playing a Tibetan …   more >>
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Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 62-64. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Province of Zamora


Laurie Lee

Listening to

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Irish reel performed by Laurie Lee
Spanish folk songs
fandango performed by Laurie Lee

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:46:19 +0100