AS A FOLLOW-UP to the Train Beggar post, here’s a recording made last November of a Romanian gypsy kid playing an accordion on a Northern line Underground train:
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There were two boys, possibly brothers, making their slowly along the tube carriage. The older boy played the accordion and, as you can hear, he’s pretty good. The younger one, who couldn’t have been much older than ten, followed with an old tin can fixed to the end of stick to receive donations.