Fifth Viscount Torrington in Derby - 20 June, 1789
from Tour in the Midlands, 1789, page 63:
How pleasant for the sick, or studious, must be the clattering of fifes, and drums, in narrow streets! The musick of the militia parade was not of an offensive nature, being scarcely audible.
John Byng, Tour in the Midlands, 1789. 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 2 (London, 1935), p. 63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546531958270 accessed: 6 April, 2020
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|music of a militia parade||performed by musicians of the militia|
|Date/Time||20 June, 1789|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.