William Gardiner in Liverpool - June, 1778

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 7-8:

In 1778 the American war was at its height, and the militia was called out on actual duty [...] On June 10th, the phalanx marched out, with drawn swords, drums rolling, and colours flying, by the Ashby-road, for Liverpool, and thence to Ireland. The town was deserted, especially by the females, who had come from every part of the county to accompany their sweethearts part of the way, which they did many miles before they could bid the last farewell. The charm of the band, playing lively quick steps, drew me as far as Grooby.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432982100018 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Liverpool


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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military band on the march performed by anonymous men

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1778
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 30 May 2015 11:35:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:06:29 +0100