A Rather Good Tune……



Never too young to start Busking

It is a holiday weekend, normally we would be away….but in todays world that ain’t happening…… but is does make one remember past holidays and events….and this memory came back to me.

Some years ago, I was in Fowey, Cornwall, standing in the square, just looking about like one does in an unfamiliar holiday destination.  Amongst all the holiday Folk, one little lady came striding confidently through the crowd.  It wasn’t the purpose with which she walked or indeed her blue hat, nor her rugged well worn leather jacket , that caught my attention.  But it was the children’s chair hooked over one shoulder whist she clutched something in her other hand. The determined direction of her travel was clear but where to  exactly and what for.

She picked a spot.  With very deft movements, she set down her chair, spread the jacket on the ground, placed what appeared to be music on the floor in front of her….then started to play her Recorder.

Her music was a surprise, indeed surprisingly good.  Good enough to attract, as you can see, many contributions from the appreciative crowd,  a crowd that kept increasing.

Where she came from or what she was called I have not a clue.  She was confidently on her own.  When I was passing again later she was still ‘busking’ away with enthusiasm and the pile of pocket money increasing!

Just a little incident that evokes happy memories.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

11th April

(C) David Oakes 2020



6 thoughts on “A Rather Good Tune……

  1. I’ve been there and I’ve done that–although not at such a tender age. Still, I nearly always contribute to a busker when I encounter one, wherever I may be. There canNOT be too much music in this world.


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