William Gardiner in Laceby - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 84:

[At the Rector's house in the village of Laceby] On seeing a pianoforte, I ventured to observe, "You are fond of music, ladies" ? "O yes," says my hostess, "Jane plays divinely, and Rebecca sings charmingly." "What a delightful resource is music," said I, "to fill up the dull hours of winter." "Indeed it is," said my kind hostess, "especially in a place like this — the very corner of the world." I was pressed to give them a song... I sat down to the pianoforte, and sang Haydn's Canzonet, "My mother bids me bind my hair" which seemed to touch their little hearts. At this moment, the …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433105866297 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Laceby


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Haydn's ''My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair'
written by Haydn
performed by William Gardiner
'The Lass of Paty's Mill' performed by William Gardiner

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 21:57:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:23:08 +0100