William Gardiner in Earl Shilton - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 64-66:

 On entering the drawing- room, I expressed my regret that I had not heard the song just concluded, and hoped for a repetition. It was an old ballad, which I had heard once before : —

'Say, have you in the village seen A lonely youth, of pensive mien? If such a one hath passed by, With melancholy in his eye, Where is he gone ? Ah, tell me where! Tis Allan Brook, of Windermere.'

It was sung by Miss Jane. Her pensive look, and the soft accents of her voice, enchanted me. The spell, however, was suddenly broken by the wine- drinkers bursting into the room. …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 64-66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433078051151 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Earl Shilton


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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sentimental song performed by anonymous female
written by Henry Purcell
performed by William Gardiner
Ballad song performed by anonymous female

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 14:14:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:00:25 +0100