Robert Francis Kilvert et al. in Clyro - 13 July, 1871

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 13 July 1871, page 134:

As I sat at breakfast I heard the drone of bagpipes. A man was playing at the New Inn. He came playing down the road and stopped in front of the forge droning on while the blacksmith’s children danced before him. He could not complain that he had piped to the Clyro children and they had not danced. He was a wild swarthy Italian-looking man, young, with a steeple-crowned hat, and full of uncouth cries and strange outland words. He moved on from the forge to the inn still playing while the children still danced before him. I could see the group through the screen of chestnuts. Poor Captain …   more >>
cite as

Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 13 July 1871. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 134. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Clyro


Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:48:29 +0000