Moses Heap in the school in Water, the Mechanics' Institute in Bacup and a private home in Newchurch, in Rossendale, Lancashire - between 19 May, 1847 and 5 January, 1850

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, page 31:

The Rev. J.M. Mather of Rawtenstall, in his “Rambles round Rossendale,” Vol 2, called me an old Deaner, although I was born at Doals, over the hill, and came to reside amongst them at four years of age. When I was about 20 I came in contact with all the members for a good number of years, and I was acquainted with several generations of its singers. On looking over my diary I find that at Water …   more >>

cite as

Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1657013042027 accessed: 3 October, 2023

location of experience: the school in Water, the Mechanics' Institute in Bacup and a private home in Newchurch, in Rossendale, Lancashire

Listeners

Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer
1824-1913

Listening to

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a selection of music from Judas Maccabaeus
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by the Deighn Layrocks
Te Deum
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by the Deighn Layrocks
Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by the Deighn Layrocks

Experience Information

Date/Time between 19 May, 1847 and 5 January, 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Notes

The Deighn Layrocks (Larks of Dean) was a group of vocal and instrumental musicians and composers from the village of Dean, in Rossendale, many of whom became Baptists in 1747. At various times these musicians formed the nucleus of a separate church (at Lumb) or sang in the choir at other churches. The Larks continued to be active until an organ purchased for the Lumb church in 1858 rendered their services unnecessary (from David W. Music, 'Baptist Church Music', Grove Online).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:24:02 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 11:04:29 +0100