Henry Swinburne in Otranto - the 1770's

from Travels in the two Sicilies Volume 1, pages 377-379:

I was entertained in the evening with the music of some of those itinerant performers, that play at Christmas in the streets of Rome and Naples. Their native country is Basilicata, where the inhabitants of the Apennines learn from their infancy to wield the mattock with one hand, and the flageolet or bagpipe with the other. In these savages of Italy, music is not …   more >>

cite as

Henry Swinburne, Travels in the two Sicilies Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1783), p. 377-379. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509033477958 accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Otranto


Henry Swinburne
English travel writer

Listening to

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rural Italian music performed by traveling musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1770's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:57:58 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:24:13 +0000