James Turnbull's father-in-law et al. in England - between 1880 and 1889

from Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man, page 216:

My wife's father was very fond of music, and played himself on the violin. He used to sit, and never take his eyes off my boy's hands, as he ran up and down the keyboard. Then I got a couple of books of overtures, arranged for the piano and violin, and, by dint of practising together, we were enabled to play some of them at the concerts given in the schoolroom.

cite as

James Turnbull, Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man (London, 1908), p. 216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656675505150 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: England


James Turnbull
bricklayer's labourer, delivery boy, farm labourer, journeyman mason

Listening to

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unspecified overtures arranged for violin and piano performed by James Turnbull's father-in-law, James Turnbull's son
harmonium music performed by James Turnbull's son

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1880 and 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:38:25 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:58:30 +0100