• Gavin Holman deposited Sightless but full of sound – blind band musicians of the past on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Among the many institutions that were established in the 18th and 19th centuries to provide for the various segments of society which did not fit into “normal” life, were those that provided for the physically and mentally handicapped. A number of bands were established, despite the challenges the players and organisers faced in learning and performing music.