Fifth Viscount Torrington et al. in Dolgellau - 4 July, 1784, at night
from A Tour to North Wales, 1784, pages 142–143:
A messenger was detach’d, at our return, for a Welsh harper; who had play’d to us, during supper, and the two following hours, many delightful tunes;* our landlord also, who cock’d a pipe with Mr P[almer]., favor’d us with his accompanying voice; and I don’t recollect when I was more gratified; and exhilerated. Were I a man of great fortune I wou’d retain one of these musicians in my family; as I find that some of the first Welsh gentlemen still do.
*Sr. Watkin’s Delight. Conceits of Lady … more >>
John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1784. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 142–143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546527353632 accessed: 24 March, 2023
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|Morfa Rhuddlan||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|Sir Watkin's Delight||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|traditional Welsh songs||performed by the landlord|
|Davy of Garry-Gwyn||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|Sweet Richard||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|Conceits of Lady Owen||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|The Dimples||performed by the Dolgellau harper|
|Date/Time||4 July, 1784, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.