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.
[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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533895727974 accessed: 8 December, 2023
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|Guitar music||performed by A Portuguese guitarist|
|Date/Time||late June, 1809|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others|