passengers on emigrant ships - mid 19th Century

from The Colonial Clippers, page 84:

[Concerts] were generally pretty numerous during a passage. As a rule each class had its own; then, to end up, a 'Grand Monster Concert' was organised, in which the talents of saloon, house on deck, and steerage were pitted against one another ... Looking back over the old concert programmes, I find that negro melodies ... were even then very popular, amongst which figured 'Nelly Bligh', 'Poor Old Joe', 'Stop dat Knocking', 'Oh, Carry Me back and others. The rest of the programmes were generally filled up with the old familiar Scots and Irish folk songs, some well-known English choruses, the…   more >>
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Basil Lubbock, The Colonial Clippers (1968), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408720171994 accessed: 13 July, 2020

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Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Clare Spencer on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:09:32 +0100