Men of the 14th Light Dragoons et al. in Tomar, Portugal - late June, 1809

from Journal entry, 22 June 1809, page 79:

During our stay at Thomar, we were civilly treated, and often entertained with musical parties.  At these we were sometimes enchanted, by a pot-bellied fellow, who was allowed to be the first guitar-player in the kingdom.  Paltry as the powers of this instrument may appear, we thought that in his hands it produced one of the finest solos we had ever heard.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 22 June 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 79. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Tomar, Portugal


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Guitar music performed by A Portuguese guitarist

Experience Information

Date/Time late June, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:08:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:41:10 +0100