James Hogg et al. in Singlee, Ettrick Valley, Selkirkshire, Scotland - 1785, at night

from The Mountain Bard; Consisting of Legendary Ballads and Tales … to which is prefixed a Memoir of the Author’s Life, Written by Himself. 3rd ed. , pages xiii-xv:

When fourteen years of age, I saved five shillings of my wages, with which I bought an old violin. This occupied all my leisure hours, and has been my favourite amusement ever since. I had commonly no spare time from [shepherding] during the day; but when I was not over-fatigued, I generally spent an hour or two every night in sawing over my favourite old Scottish tunes—my bed being always in stables and cow-houses, I disturbed nobody but myself. This brings to my remembrance an anecdote, the …   more >>

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James Hogg, The Mountain Bard; Consisting of Legendary Ballads and Tales … to which is prefixed a Memoir of the Author’s Life, Written by Himself. 3rd ed. (Edinburgh, 1821), p. xiii-xv. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1660915269426 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Singlee, Ettrick Valley, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Listeners

James Hogg
collector of Scottish ballads, Essayist, Novelist, Poet […]
1770-1835
Mr Scott
Farmer
fiddle player
fiddle player

Listening to

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unspecified traditional Scottish fiddle music performed by unnamed fiddler, James Hogg

Experience Information

Date/Time 1785, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 19 Aug 2022 14:21:09 +0100
Approved on Fri, 19 Aug 2022 16:28:44 +0100