William Beatty-Kingston in Seville - the 1860's
It was at Seville that I last saw and heard them all performed [song meoldies and dance tunes] by a very skilful troupe of Spanish minstrels, consisting of five men (vocalists and guitar-players) and three extraordinarily handsome girls, who did all the dancing, but sang not at all, and played upon no instrument but the castanets.
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 378. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452013720945 accessed: 29 January, 2022
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|traditional Spanish music|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|