William Gardiner in Leicester - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 508:

From Leicester Baillot repaired to London, and made his debut in the Philharmonic Society, and was justly esteemed the greatest performer on the violin that had ever visited this country. While at Leicester, he prepared his concerts for that occasion, and requested me to name some popular song tune for him to introduce in it, as a slow movement, and I named " O Nanny wilt thou gang with me," composed originally as a song, by my friend Mr. Carter. This melody was charmingly introduced, and being played by a Frenchman, was considered a compliment to the audience.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 508. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433881485361 accessed: 3 February, 2023

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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'Oh nanny wilt thou gang with me'
written by Mr Carter
performed by Pierre Baillot

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:24:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:27:12 +0100