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Our New Resident Busker?

I was in Killarney this morning, and I took this photo of a new busker who has appeared in the alley just beside our shop. I was most impressed, since I play a bit of fiddle myself, but I’ve never seen a violin-trumpet! I think he said he made the instrument himself, but his English isn’t great, and I might have misunderstood.

Still, it’s a fun addition to the street and much more enjoyable in my eyes than the usual dancing leprechauns!

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3 Responses to “Our New Resident Busker?”

  1. February 20th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Magpie11 says:

    I was sent a link by a friend. She asked if I had ever seen an instrument like this before. I could only think of Howson or Stroh phonofiddles so I did a bit of research:

    http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/easterneurope/index.html

    So perhaps your fiddler friend comes from Transylvania….

  2. February 20th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Magpie11 says:

    BTW Love the monochrome pic!

  3. February 21st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Kieran says:

    That is so cool! Thanks for your research! I’ll ask him if he is Transylvanian if I see him again.

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