Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Busking the hurdy-gurdy

At the train station this evening, there was a guy busking with a hurdy-gurdy.

Busking is singing or playing music on the streets for tips.

In this case, with a small instrument that looks like a cross between a kanoun and a mandolin with a handcrank on one end. The musician cranks with one hand, plays with the other and gets something that sounds like a harpsichord.

I never tip thes guys, although to be fair usually because I don't carry much cash. But the spare change went into his cap!


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