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 >>

cite as

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: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Dolgellau

Listeners

Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist
1743-1813

Listening to

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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

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 July, 1784, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:55:54 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:37:26 +0000