Thomas Ryan in Ireland - in the beginning of the 1830's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 35:



A regiment with a complete band came to our post I was on the watch for their first rehearsal; I begged father to take me to it He and I entered the room just as the band was beginning to play the overture to Fra Diavolo. The drum solo with which it begins transfixed me, but when the trumpet solo at the opening allegro began, I screamed with delight and father had to put his hand over my mouth to keep me from disturbing the musicians. It is safe to say that a certain little boy was present every time that band played.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 35. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Ireland


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Fra Diavolo

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:15:19 +0000
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 11:22:16 +0100