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

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 286:

Where the shaggy pifferari skilled in evoking unearthly squeaks and wails from hairy bags, tightly squeezed under their left arms? I have not seen a pifferaro in London highways or by- ways for at least a quarter of a century. The music they made was not strictly classical; but how suggestive they were of Calabrian forests, brigands' caves, and all the picturesqueness, mystery, and horror of outlaw life in Southern Italy! 

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451932936755 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:42:16 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:58:12 +0000