This reminds me of a gig in Essen ages ago with Mark Wheeler's Pantagruel.
They were wearing (sort of) period costumes which looked great on Hannah and
not so great on the boys.
One of the songs was Stingo (I think from one of the Playford books)
Now I understood why there was an open bottle on the stage labelled "Stingo".
Being a good friend of Mark in those days and sitting in the first row I stood
up - during the performance - and smelled at the bottle.
Believe it or not - it contained beer.
On 02.02.2018 17:50, Ron Andrico wrote:
Dowland was released from his post by Christian IV of Denmark for
overstaying his very long leave of absence, neglecting his musical
duties while continuing to draw a higher salary than the Admiral of the
Danish navy. It was actually the King who had a reputation for
frequent and excessive inebriation.
From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu <lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu> on behalf
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Subject: [LUTE] Re: Cherbury lute book
Wasn't Dowland fired by King Christian of Denmark for being drunk
the time? Could it be then considered that playing ‘stoned' was more
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