Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Busking with a Settimio Soprani, no less!


There are 15 "Busking Pitches" around Circular Quay; this is CQ9 which is a "Walk By Area" only, meaning no gathering a crowd into an arc around you, as you would obstruct the passageway in such a busy area. Busking around CQ is controlled by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, rather than the City of Sydney.

This chap, European to his bootstraps, was the most subdued busker I have seen in a long while. Possibly goes along with his choice of instrument. He played mainly European art-house tunes and folk music.

The Settimio Soprani accordian is built in Castelfidardo in central Italy, the first having been built not long after the annexure of the Marche area in 1860

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

You don't often see buskers playing one of those.

Joe said...

It must be quite challenging to play for a crowd that can't stop. I guess he must play for himself and hope that a few of the chords resonate with some of the people as they pass by.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

A very nice capture Julie

Jim said...

Good one.

VP said...

I have seen some of these accordions, but it is hard to imagine that one went all the way to Australia!

Julie said...

My wildest guess is that this chap brought his accordian with him when he migrated.