“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Spain 2000

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”
― Edward Bulwer Lytton

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006

Histories of ages past
Unenlightened shadows cast.
Down through all eternity
The crying of humanity.
‘Tis then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Comes singing songs of love… —Donovan

Hurdy Gurdy Man, Beamish Museum 2011

“Music is the strongest form of magic.”
― Marilyn Manson

Alnwick, UK 2012

“The most wretched people in the world are those who tell you they like every kind of music ‘except country.”
― Chuck Klosterman, 

Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 2014

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
― Lao Tzu

York, UK, 2015

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”
― Maria von Trapp

Hurdy Gurdy Lady, Beamish Museum 2016

“… I got to try the bagpipes. It was like trying to blow an octopus” –James Galway

Simonside Country Fair, UK 2017

“Music is the beat of a drum that keeps time with our emotions.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Camel Parade, South SHields, UK 2017

“There is no sorrow in singing.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Aln Valley Railway, UK 2019

Stay tooned for more next week!

All pictures embiggenable with a click 🙂

73 thoughts on “Music

  1. Wonderful images as usual CJ..and a great companion to April’s post by the way! I am loving how you pick themes for you photos. Combining aural with visual here us really quite powerful. Gives both the imagery and the music another dimension.

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  2. Still loving this series of course. Though it looks as if I have just found out I am ‘wretched’. 🙂
    “The most wretched people in the world are those who tell you they like every kind of music ‘except country.”
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. You had me at Music! The Hurdy Gurdy man- excellent photo!
    And I see you squeezed another Nashville pic in… 😀 !
    Love the Lao Tzu quote but then I love all things Lao Tzu
    Thank you FR! Be blessed today

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  4. Beautiful pics! They reminded of a ballerina music box I won in my 15th birthday, I keep it as a treasure. I’ve never had the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument, I wish I had been more persistent, but my son learned how to play flute, I’m so happy I pushed him to do it. He plays beautifully.

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      1. 🤣 Good to hear!
        I’m doing okay. Slowly coming back. These last few months have been like climbing Everest with no gear. But I learnt a lot.
        I’ll be around a little every day now.

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