Fifth Viscount Torrington in Casnewydd - 30 July, 1787

from A Tour in South Wales, 1787, page 278:

We now hear as much Welsh spoken as English: there is no harper here; but an eternal fiddling, from the fondness of the Welsh to dancing.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in South Wales, 1787. 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. 278. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546530111695 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Casnewydd

Listeners

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

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fiddle music to accompany dancing

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 July, 1787
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:41:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:58:44 +0000