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Street entertainers, South Shields

Street entertainment

I was walking in the town centre just the other day when the sounds of pipes and a South American rhythm filled the air, this was unusual at 10.00 a.m., things are not normally so lively until at least an hour later.

The music was coming from this highly entertaining group of buskers, I didn’t get to find out where they were from, but they had started to entertain a large crowd in Ocean Road, South Shields, with a busy tempo to their music. I’m guessing the music was Peruvian or Chilean in style, I hope I’m right. I’ve seen this group before in Berwick and in Skipton so they are used to travelling around the country!

Behind them and to the right is our old original “free public library and reading rooms” it’s now a museum, and the older building behind and to the left is Kirkpatrick’s public house, which used to be the Marine School originally founded by Thomas Winterbottom.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/30 second, f6.7, iso 200


Written by curly

October 31, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. Wonderful photo!


    October 31, 2007 at 4:26 pm

  2. We have lots of Peruvian buskers here. The detail in this shot is lovely and brings it all to life.


    November 1, 2007 at 6:16 pm

  3. I saw them perform on the Tall Ships 2005 and I thought they were pretty good.

    I uploaded a video on youtube just now if you want to listen to their music.


    November 3, 2007 at 2:24 pm

  4. I think I’ve seen these guys in Glasgow too!


    November 4, 2007 at 8:07 am

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