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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

pied piper in St. Paul

Across from the St. Paul farmer's market this musician plays his pipes for passersby, hopefully a profitable venture. Visitors stop and talk to him between tunes and he discusses what kind of pipes he plays. I, however, hurrying by didn't hear what he said so I won't even hazard a guess to what kind they are. Therefore, I leave the mystery for you to solve.
Linking to ABC Wednesday.

15 comments:

Kim, USA said...

What caught my eyes are the photos pasted inside the case. Could that be his family? I don't have any idea about Pied Piper but for sure I would gladly love to hear him play. And give money of course, ^_^ Happy Wednesday!

ABC-Wed

Roger Owen Green said...

give that busker some PAPER money!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

raf said...

Praise the piper. It's great to spin around a busy corner downtown and catch a soft melody on the wind from a piper's horn. Immediately soothes the soul amid the din.
Lovely post, Noni!

Donna said...

Love the sound of those things!
hughugs

Scriptor Senex said...

They look quite unusual, those pipes.

jabblog said...

I hope he earned enough to make playing worth his while - or at least to buy coffee and cake:-)

i beati said...

wonder if he made that instrument?

chubskulit said...

So perfect for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday.

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Hildred and Charles said...

I don't know, but I would like to think that these are Pan Pipes, as they are the most romantic pipes I know of, - even if I can't recognize them!

Steffi said...

Very good photo for this Wednesday.

Kate said...

Too cold to stop now, but he does play some interesting tunes during the season. We're both regulars at the market so I'm familiar with him. Good that you photographed him!

Daryl said...

They look like a variation on Pan Pipes .. and he seems to be making a few dollars.. good on him!

Jo Bryant said...

good for him - pity you didn't have time to talk to him

Tom Klein said...

Hi! Thanks for posting the shot of me and thanks for the kind words. The pipes are the uilleann pipes, which are the native pipes of Ireland. They have been around for ~250-300 years. They are rare, but common enough that we even have an Irish pipers' club in MN. [shameless plug] check out my site to find out more about the pipes: www.irishpipertom.com [/shameless plug]. I really enjoy playing at/ near the Market: I have been doing it for about four years. Lovely people stop by and are soooo generous. I'll be there tomorrow, and until freeze up.
There will be lots of uilleann piping at the Keegan's Traditional Music Tent at the Irish Fair tomorrow as well.

Tom Klein said...

Hi! Thanks for posting the shot of me and thanks for the kind words. The pipes are the uilleann pipes, which are the native pipes of Ireland. They have been around for ~250-300 years. They are rare, but common enough that we even have an Irish pipers' club in MN. [shameless plug] check out my site to find out more about the pipes: www.irishpipertom.com [/shameless plug]. I really enjoy playing at/ near the Market: I have been doing it for about four years. Lovely people stop by and are soooo generous. I'll be there tomorrow, and until freeze up.
There will be lots of uilleann piping at the Keegan's Traditional Music Tent at the Irish Fair tomorrow as well.