Blind Fred

from Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport, pages 33-4:

My organ lessons were not very regular, but I practised almost daily, and curiously enough my greatest critic was the old blind blower, Fred, whom I have mentioned as having allowed me to toll the bell for the funeral of the great Duke of Wellington. Intensely musical, he played the violin uncommonly well, and along with a friend the blind organist of a neighbouring church was employed at all the dances in the vicinity. It was a local saying that "people liked to have blind men to play at the dances, because they would not know too much of what was going on"! Blind Fred had a great love for…   more >>

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Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 33-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432737524261 accessed: 22 September, 2021

Listeners

Blind Fred
Organ blower

Listening to

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Church organ performed by Frederick Bridge

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment solitary

Notes

Private practice session


Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 27 May 2015 15:38:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:27:05 +0000