Alfred Deahl et al. in on board cruise ships - between 1920 and 1929

from Interview with Alfred Deahl:

Alfred Deahl:  I did three and a half years cruising, playing the violin.  All over the world I went, and er, yes, three and a half years.  Northern capitals, the fjords, the West Indies, New York in the early, er, gangster days, early twenties […]


Paula James: Did …   more >>

cite as

Interview with Alfred Deahl. In Private family collection. accessed: 9 December, 2023 (Original audio cassette in private family collection, used by permission of Alfred Deahl's daughter, Dr Paula James.)

location of experience: on board cruise ships


Alfred Deahl
engineering draughtsman, shipbuilding draughtsman, Violinist

Listening to

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concert pieces performed by Alfred Deahl, a group of ship's musicians
overtures performed by Alfred Deahl, a group of ship's musicians
dance music performed by Alfred Deahl, a group of ship's musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1920 and 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Paula James interviewed her father, Alfred Deahl, on 3 July 1994. She encouraged him to reminisce about his childhood visits to Southampton music halls and theatres, and his work as a young man playing the violin for Southampton theatres and silent cinema, and on board cruise ships. The above listening experience has been transcribed from the audio recording.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:15:30 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:20:13 +0100