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National Busking Day ( UK )
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Far North-west Scotland

July 18, 2015 - 5:04 am
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Just found out about this today !   Had I known, I would have traveled to one of the events !

It was kicked-off by the Mayor of London - but there are events across the country...  too late for me sadly....

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July 18, 2015 - 8:31 am
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COOL!!  Did you attend this one - June 12-13:

Got to love this:

4. Be good!
If you’re using busking to practice your instrument, then start busking in the middle of the woods where not a lot of people can hear you. Nobody wants to give money to someone who’s making mistakes every other note. It can be cute to do one mistake, but if you chain them invariably, it’s not so cool anymore. People will just leave and you’ll feel sorry for yourself you didn’t practice more. The world is a stage but busking is no different than other concerts. Come prepared and be good! It will take away the stress from playing in the street if you know the songs inside out.

I really want to try this some day.  Just thinking about it right now making me very nervous!!

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Jim Dunleavy
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July 18, 2015 - 9:10 am
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It's a great idea - pity I didn't know about it sooner, as the Sage Gateshead is quite close to me. I don't know if I'd have taken my fiddle, though - maybe played safe by taking my flute. The piano would have been too heavy. blink

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July 18, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Sounds super fun.  I am sure I'd never do it .. sad but true.  

But it seems like a completely fun venue.

🙂  Hope to see some members do this next year.... yep.. start planning now.  woo hooo

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