Grace Gwyneddon Davies in On board ship at Bergen - early 20th Century

from Letter, Grace Gwyneddon Davies to John Lloyd Williams, undated:

I missed the Eisteddfod this year - but instead had a perfectly glorious fortnight of sunshine & beauty in Norway. One evening - at Bergen - a dozen dancers & singers in native costume came aboard & gave us a genuine folk entertainment. Songs, dances, reels, to the accompaniment of a 7 stringed violin with a drone bass. The singing games of which they gave several examples were charming. Of course I’ve no idea what they were all about & had the hopeless task of trying to explain what I wanted at the music stores the following day. It was unfortunate that this …   more >>

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Grace Gwyneddon Davies, Letter, Grace Gwyneddon Davies to John Lloyd Williams, undated. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW AL1/2/4. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: On board ship at Bergen


Listening to

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Folksongs, dances, reels

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public


Grace Gwyneddon Davies writes to John Lloyd Williams on her return from holiday. She was not in the habit of dating her letters.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:35:33 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:59:28 +0000