in a tavern on the Strand, London - 19th Century

from National Melodies, page 4:

One evening, after a long ramble through the streets of London, we entered the parlour of a tavern in the Strand, in which was a party of Welshmen, who were in the habit of meeting at this house every evening, after the hours of labour, to drink old Welsh ale and sing old Welsh airs. Houses of call, as they are termed, of this kind are numerous in the metropolis. I sat amongst these sons of St. David for some time; there were several good singers present, and all seemed thoroughly to enter into the spirit of the songs; a joyous chorus terminating each verse. "The Maid of Llangollen" …   more >>

cite as

National Melodies. In Monmouthshire Merlin, volume 9, issue 468, p. 4. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: a tavern on the Strand, London

Listening to

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The Maid of Llangollen
written by James Clarke
Of a noble race was Shenkin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:08:24 +0000
Approved on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:42:22 +0100