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photoblog image Busker at the Cliffs of Moher

Busker at the Cliffs of Moher

 

The sun came out on the last day in Ireland (at least in the morning - by lunch time it was raining again!).  This chap was entertaining the tourists at the Cliffs of Moher (pronounced "more" it seems).

Busker at the Cliffs of Moher

 

The sun came out on the last day in Ireland (at least in the morning - by lunch time it was raining again!).  This chap was entertaining the tourists at the Cliffs of Moher (pronounced "more" it seems).

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 29 Jul 2011, 00:39
I would pay to see him fold the harp and fit it in the violin case, Tom.
Tom Wilson: If you look carefully, Ray - you'll see he has a fiddle and a bow in the case smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2011, 06:21
LOL at Ray. Nothing quite like a good harpist, Tom. I bet he was good.
Tom Wilson: Certainly entertaining - bud, sadly, no one was paying any attention.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2011, 07:32
No doubt his music was sublime Tom
Tom Wilson: Not sure that would be the word, Chris - but he certainly knew what he was doing - a pity that so few seemed to be listening.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:39
I had the same thought as Ray no way that instrument came in that case
Tom Wilson: Take another look and you'll see the fiddle and the bow, V.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Jul 2011, 08:40
I have never seen a busker with a harp Tom so this is a first for me.
Tom Wilson: I think I've seen one or two before, Chad - but it certainly isn't a common busking instrument!
He looks very intent at his craft.
Tom Wilson: Got to watch where you are putting your fingers with all those strings smile
you see them every where, musicians on the street, trying to make a buck
Tom Wilson: But not many harps!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2011, 12:07
Never seen a harp busker before, I would imagine it sounded very good. smile
Tom Wilson: You had to be very close to hear anything - a little too delicate, for busking, I think - at least without an amp.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2011, 12:35
Such a lovely sweet image. He somehow looks so peaceful there.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Marcie - he certainly seemed to be more absorbed in the music than in the quest for cash smile
Hi Tom. This is a wonderful picture. A great subject.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frances.
I have seen that guy many times, in Galway city as well.

More is correct, but Galwegians do pronounce a vague H
Tom Wilson: I figured that he was a full-time busker - but I wonder what he does in the winter?
Sad that he didn't attract more of a crowd, Tom. Harp music is beautiful to hear; perhaps he would have done better inside where the acoustics would be better suited to the delicate sound.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - inside would be best. At the Cliffs, folk were just hurrying by to get to the top, take a few pics and then dash back to the tour bus for the next stop smile
Yes a new one on me as well Tom. Did you hear him play the fiddle at all.
Tom Wilson: No he was intent on the harp while I was around, Brian. I guess he uses the fiddle as a break from the harp.
Amazing harp! Nice capture!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, RS
I love street musicians, some are very talented. This chap looks like he can play
I have such admiration for street musicians. And love the dignity you've shown him in this portrait!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.

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