Robert Francis Kilvert in Llangollen - 16 June, 1871

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 16 June 1871, pages 130-131:

At 6 o’clock we left Chester for Llangollen. We walked up through the town to the Hand Hotel.... As we came near the Hand we heard the strains of a Welsh harp, the first I ever heard. The harper was playing in the hall the air ‘Jenny Jones’. I would have come all the way to Llangollen on purpose to hear the Welsh harp. This is the only hotel in Wales where a Welsh harper can be heard. I stood by him entranced while he played Llwyn-on and the Roaring of the Valley, and several of the other guests in the house gathered round the harp in the corner of the hall. The harper was a cripple and …   more >>
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Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 16 June 1871. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 130-131. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Llangollen


Robert Francis Kilvert

Listening to

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Jenny Jones
Llwyn Onn
The Roaring of the Valley

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 June, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:41:43 +0000