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. Rainer 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. RA __________________________________________________________________ From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu <lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu> on behalf of John Mardinly <john.mardi...@asu.edu> Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 4:35 PM To: fournierbru Cc: Dan Winheld; Susan Sandman; Tristan von Neumann; lutelist Net Subject: [LUTE] Re: Cherbury lute book Wasn't Dowland fired by King Christian of Denmark for being drunk all the time? Could it be then considered that playing ‘stoned' was more ‘authentic'?
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