Michael Kelly in Pisa - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 98-99:

My time passed delightfully while I remained in Leghorn. The Russian fleet were at anchor in the Bay, commanded by Admiral O'Dwyer, a distinguished seaman, and an Irishman by birth. The Storaces and myself often went on board his ship, and were delighted by hearing the Russians chaunt their evening hymn. The melody is beauti-fully simple, and was always sung completely in tune, by this immense body of men. There was at the same time, in the harbour, a privateer from Dublin, called the Fame, Captain Moore : he and his first officer, Campbell, were Irishmen, and had a fine set of Irish lads …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 98-99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428155047044 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Pisa

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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God Save the Queen performed by Sailors
Molly Ahstore performed by Madame Storace

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:44:07 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:45:01 +0000