Joseph Szigeti in Isle of Man - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 180:

And when, soon afterwards, the strike having been called off, I joined the other holiday-makers in a rowboat trip to the dreadnought, almost spilling into the sea while transferring to the rope ladder, about the first thing I saw on deck was—an upright piano. Prominently displayed on this was a cardboard sign painted by one of the sailors and reading PLEASE GIVE US A TUNE! Soon the warship resounded with music-hall songs, clog-dance tunes, and ballads, contributed by eager if not very skillful hands. Boatloads full of merrymakers kept playing back and forth, sight-seeing parties guided by …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433265752847 accessed: 25 January, 2022

location of experience: Isle of Man

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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ballads
clog-dance tunes
music-hall songs

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:22:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:36:54 +0000