Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century
from Their small corner, page 94:
Local concerts were very funny. Many went to poke fun and to imitate rather than to appreciate or enjoy. A fair often came to the field in which was the village hut and we loved that when the singers had to compete with the sound of the fair organ.
Local people also sang and played at the hut and any peculiarities were soon picked up to become used for moments of fun. Poor things they came in for such a lot of ridicule but there was no malice.
Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529681120818 accessed: 2 February, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|fairground organ music|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public|