Thomas Holcroft et al. in White Conduit House, Islington - between at the end of the 1770's and in the beginning of the 1780's

from Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death., pages 280-281:

[I]t appears that Mr Holcroft, among other employments […] found time to write songs for Vauxhall, several of which became very popular. Among these, the greatest favourite was the ballad beginning “Down the Bourne and through the Mead”, which was set to music by Shield. This song, which is written in the Scottish dialect, has often been taken for an old Scotch ballad, and has been actually printed in a collection of Scotch …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Holcroft, and William Hazlitt (ed.), Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death., volume 1 (London, 1816), p. 280-281. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656602819095 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: White Conduit House, Islington

Listeners

Thomas Holcroft
actor, apprentice shoemaker, lyricist, Playwright […]
1745-1809
William Shield
apprentice shipbuilder, Composer, Violinist
1748-18??

Listening to

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'Johnny and Mary'
written by William Shield, Thomas Holcroft

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of the 1770's and in the beginning of the 1780's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Notes

The listening experience is described but was not heard by William Hazlitt. “Down the Bourne and through the Mead” is the first line of the ballad ‘Johnny and Mary’.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:26:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jul 2022 11:30:27 +0100