Agnes Cowper in Liverpool - the 1880's

from A backward glance on Merseyside, pages 30-31:

[T]here was a blind musician who, with a small harmonium, established himself at the corner of Upper Stanhope Street and St James’ Place, just outside Pentony’s. He played and sang well, choosing always the hymns of Sankey and Moody. Passers-by would stop to join in and sing with gusto the choruses of ‘Where is my boy tonight?’ and ‘When the roll is called up yonder,’ etc. The singers were men of the working class, and…   more >>

cite as

Agnes Cowper, A backward glance on Merseyside, volume 2nd edition (Birkenhead, 1952), p. 30-31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1530789906345 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Liverpool

Listeners

Agnes Cowper
librarian, shop assistant
1874-1963

Listening to

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'When the roll is called up yonder'
written by James Milton Black
performed by a blind man, working class men
Sung street music with harmonium
written by Ira David Sankey
performed by a blind man
'Where is my boy tonight?'
written by Robert Lowry
performed by a blind man, working class men

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:25:07 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:28:34 +0100