Elizabeth Knepp et al. in London - 24 January, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 January 1667, pages 718-719:

Now my house is full, and four fiddlers that play well. [...] So away with all my company down to the office, and there fell to dancing and continued at [it] an hour or two - there coming Mrs. Anne Jones, a merchant's daughter hard by, who dances well. And all in mighty good humour; and danced with great pleasure, and then sung, and then danced, and then sung many things of three voices, both Harris and Rolt singing their parts excellently. Among other things, Harris sung his Irish song, the strangest in itself, and the prettiest sung by him that ever I heard. Then to supper in the office, a …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 January 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 718-719. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1407334093361 accessed: 26 June, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Elizabeth Knepp
Actor, Singing
-1680's
Edward Rolt
Diplomat, Soldier
1620's-1698
Elizabeth Pepys
1640-1669
Henry Harris
engraver, Actor
1630's-1704
Mary Mercer
maid
1647-
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
1633-1703

Listening to

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Irish song performed by Henry Harris
Fiddle music
Italian song performed by Edward Rolt, Henry Harris, Mary Mercer

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 January, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:08:13 +0100