Robert Roberts in Llangammas, Wales - 25 December, the 1830's

from A wandering scholar : the life and opinions of Robert Roberts, pages 66-68:

It was Christmas morning and hoary winter reigned supreme.... It is yet but six in the morning, but the parish church is filled with a throng that would cause a strangerto think that the speakers in the last chapter had little cause to complain of thin churches. But this unusual concourse was no mystery to the people of Llangammas. For was not this the Plygain, or Christmas Matins, the service at which the aspirants for musical honours exhibited their skill in carol singing to the assembled parish?... 

[T]he parson makes a pause at the end of the Venite for the first …   more >>

cite as

Robert Roberts, A wandering scholar : the life and opinions of Robert Roberts (, 1991), p. 66-68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532950192898 accessed: 7 June, 2023

location of experience: Llangammas, Wales

Listeners

Robert Roberts
Clergyman, Writer
1834-1885

Listening to

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Christmas carols
plygain

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:29:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:43:03 +0100