Fifth Viscount Torrington in Llanrwst - 1 August, 1793

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, page 270:

I had been 8 hours on horseback […] The stables were good; and the hostler active, and intelligent: The harper too, (reckoned a fine one,) soon struck up at my door, and was admitted; but I beg’d him not to be fine, or to play with variations, but to dash away good old Welsh tunes.I now resolved upon a walk,  […]  when, coming in, the harper rejoin’d me at supper time, and stay’d till 10 o’clock, at which hour he was obliged to attend a singing party in the town, I went to bed, very tired.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1793. 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 3 (London, 1936), p. 270. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Llanrwst


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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Welsh harp music performed by a Welsh harper

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:27:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:09:29 +0000