William Gardiner in Yorkshire

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 582-583:

As an instance of versatility of talent, I mention my friend, Mr. Mann, woollen draper, Bradford, Yorkshire. I was in the habit of serving him with hosiery, and for some time knew him only as a plain intelligent tradesman, speaking the patois of the country. In one of my visits my attention was caught by the tone of an organ in an adjacent room. On remarking to his brother that it was beautifully voiced, he said, " Ye be bit of a music man, I'm thinking." " Yes, I am a little fond of it." " Then yell just suit brother Tim ; gang this way, man." I found my friend completing an organ he had just…   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 582-583. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433969033779 accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Yorkshire


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:43:54 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:38:18 +0100