Mary Delany in Ireland - July, 1750

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, pages 580-581:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, Without date, but evidently Augt., 1750 - You have never mentioned Carolan's tunes since you said you had received them, have you tried them ? I think some are very pretty ; Sir Toby Buck and Mich 0' Connor are great favourites. We have the same harper in the house we had when at Hollymount ; he plays very well, and knows a vast variety of tunes ; and hot as the weather is the young folks meet here once or twice a week and make up at most three couple, always dance six or seven dances, and I love to see them mirthful, though I don't find myself always …   more >>
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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 580-581. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434547694942 accessed: 11 August, 2022

location of experience: Ireland

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Harp Music
written by Carolan

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1750
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:28:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:21:46 +0100