Madame Catalani in Bangor - early 19th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 231:

At Bangor, she heard the Welsh harp for the first time. The old blind harper of 
the house was in the kitchen ; thither she went, and seemed delighted with the
wild and plaintive music which he played. But when he struck up a Welsh jig, she started up before all the servants in the kitchen, and danced as if she were
wild. I thought she never would have ceased. At length, however, she finished ; and, on quitting the kitchen, gave the harper two guineas.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 231. accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Bangor


Madame Catalani

Listening to

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Welsh Jig

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:11:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:19:11 +0000