Thomas Moore in Sèvres, nr. Paris - 20 July, 1820, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 20 July 1820, pages 130–131:

In the evening listened to Mrs. V[illamil] singing, with her sweet voice, some of the wild, and melancholy songs of her country. She sang also a bolero of her own, which is full of character.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 20 July 1820. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 130–131. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Sèvres, nr. Paris


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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a bolero
written by Mrs Villamil
performed by Mrs Villamil
Spanish songs performed by Mrs Villamil

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 July, 1820, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


During the summer of 1820, Moore and his family lived in a cottage in the grounds of La Butte Coaslin, the country home of his friends the Villamils, at Sèvres.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:34:15 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:05:46 +0100