Michael Kelly in Augsburg - 1787

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 279:

We arrived at Augsbourg early in the morning, and intended to pass the day there. There seemed to be a swarm of Israelites in this old town, which is renowned for wig-makers, pits, water-works, and dancing ladies, who are by no means scrupulous on the point of exhibiting their legs. It being Sunday, we did not visit their sulphureous water-works, but looked in at one of the balls which are given every Sunday evening, where were some very prettily-dressed servant girls, labouring assiduously at the dance, accompanied by a dulcimer, a violin, pipe, and tabor.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 279. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431613303057 accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Augsburg


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Dance music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 14 May 2015 15:21:43 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:00:10 +0000