the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

England: history of the pipe and tabor

'Regency' (1790-1829)

A few interesting titbits that do not fit into any of the other 'Regency' categories.


1791 Country theatricals - a letter to the editor: regarding Cheltenham Theatre,
“the house is painted and decorated in a style of neat elegance ...Cupid smilingly points his bow, an attendant genius merrily playing the tabor and pipe ...”
October 15th 1791

“Weymouth July 18th 1801
The King and Queen rode to the north Devon camp to review the Staffordshire militia. ..”  After refreshment the noble visitors were entertained with the enlivening music of the Staffordshire band, which, accompanied by the merry pipe and tabor, afforded great satisfaction to the Royal Family.”
London Courier and Evening Gazette - Monday 20 July 1801

In 1801 The Queen visited Weeks Mechanical Museum:

18011801 BMorning Chronicle - Tuesday 10 November 1801

1808 Private subscription Masquerade in India: 18081808Government Gazette (India) - Thursday 11 February 1808

1812 Grand Masquerade at Vauxhall, London: a newspaper reporter commented on:
“A Savoyard, with his pipe and tabor, his wife with a tambourine, and a pretty girl, his daughter ...”

Star (London) - Tuesday 21 July 1812

1816 Letter to the Editor:1816The Examiner - Sunday 29 December 1816

1814 Peckham Fair - an order was made to keep the peace:
“The grand camp formed at Camberwell Green ... Unfortunately for the sons and daughters of mirth, the following magisterial mandate was posted at an early hour abou the town :...

whereas the multitude of places for the entertainment of the lower sort of the great cause of thefts and robberies... ;be it enacted, that, room, garden, or other place, kept for public dancing, music, or other entertainment of the like kind in the streets of London and Westminster, or within twenty miles, thereof... A great number of lame musicians, blind sons of Apollo, and other wandering Minstrels... They retreated each with his pipe, oaten read, tabor, oboe, Jews -harp, pedal-hare, etc.

Star (London) - Tuesday 23 August 1814


1817 Fete at Princess Elizabeth's Cottage for the nobility and persons of distinction:

1817 room decorationMorning Herald (London) - Wednesday 13 August 1817

1821 Bronhem Village, Bedfordshire, celebrated the coronation of George IV with a meal on the village green.
“additional animation was given to the scene by the enlivening influence of the tabor and fife.”

Morning Herald (London) - Tuesday 24 July 1821

18261826British Press - Saturday 10 June 1826
1829 Letter to the Editor: 1829Morning Herald (London) - Friday 31 July 1829
1829 1829Morning Herald (London) - Saturday 08 August 1829

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