William Beatty-Kingston in London - between the 1830's and the 1840's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 285-286:

what has become, I would ask, of the Hieland pipers, "braw" in all the faded splendours of eighth-hand sporrans and plaids, kilts and philabegs, with their tartans of clans which they could not name when solicited to do so, and their significant little knives stuck in their stockings, indicating profuse weasand-slitting to the unsophisticated childish mind well primed in Scott's national novels, but really functioning (as observation taught me) in connection with the carving of bread and cheese and the extraction of the reluctant winkle from his …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 285-286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451932713649 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: London

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Listening to

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Scottish bagpipe music

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1830's and the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:38:33 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:56:55 +0000