William Gardiner in Edinburgh Castle - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 767-8:

The castle is placed on a rock so high that we could see it soon after we got out of Glasgow... Within the courts we were present when a regiment of Highlanders were reviewed, who wore the kilt, and ancient dress. This costume, as well as some of their music, no doubt was left by the Romans. The band played so well that it led me to inquire if it was possible that a Scotchman could be at the head of it. I learnt, not with surprise, that the leader was a German. I was disappointed in not hearing a band of four bagpipes. As the instruments were of different sizes I concluded they would play …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 767-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435608227241 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh Castle


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

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 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:03:47 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:23:51 +0100