I bought a handpan last summer! It is brilliant. I play it every day. I was hoping to find other handpan players but so far no luck. and the guy who inspired me to buy one was only on holiday and was going to help me. He was due back to MC this week …sadly thanks to c-19 he had to cancel his trip.
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Oh wow. What fun. The chap I saw playing in Faro was a local musician, might still be possible to track down his name as he was booked by council. Shall I see if I can find for you?
No, that’s okay, thanks. I am on the west coast and won’t be going near anyone until I’ve had my Covid vaccine. 😦
Very sensible – we are not going anywhere either!
That was delightful to listen to, Becky. Many thanx for sharing from a proud Square 🟪 (as you know). Hope you and yours are keeping safe and well. I like the new theme/look and must say I almost went with Anemone but opted for Arcane instead (both created by DesignOrbital). Looking good Oh-Square-Wan Squarenobi.
ooh glad you like new theme. Arcane was in my final five!
It can be tough, we are spoilt for choice aren’t we?
Really spoilt…..kept me amused yesterday having a play!
I had lots of fun too before I ‘bit the bullet’ 😊
That is such an interesting musical instrument..
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It’s fabulous. Must get Ellie to play for us again
I quite like this sound! I’ve not heard of these before
Neither had we til our step daughter came home with one, one day!
Pretty interesting 🎶
Wow, quite tuneful!
Incredible isn’t it . . . not sure I’d be as tuneful though if I had a go!
I’ve not seen/heard one of these before – it is a much gentler sound than a steel drum, and rather nice. 🙂
It is rather lovely isn’t it . . quite gentle. My stepdaughter has learnt to play one, and love it when she brings it home to play
It is more tuneful than I expected it to be. 🙂
Talented musician . . . . Ellie has shared they are not easy to play!
Here’s another one we heard a few years ago https://beckyinportugal.com/2017/11/28/music-oranges-walks-old-town-faro/
I might pop out and buy one of those this morning. Cheer the neighbours up 🙂 🙂
Go for it…..
ANOTHER GREAT POST BECKY, CHINA
How lovely. Is that a tradition in Portugal? I somehow think not.
You’d be right!
The first ones were made in USA, and were called hangs at that time, a new hybrid of the Trinidadian steelpan, Indian ghatam, Thai gong and Indonesian Gamelan! Then German and Spanish versions swiftly followed.
My stepdaughter has one, she plays it brilliantly. We have though mostly heard and seen them in Portugal. Here’s someone playing multiple ones https://beckyinportugal.com/2017/11/28/music-oranges-walks-old-town-faro/
That’s brilliant! And you’ve sold me the idea of visiting Faro … or Portugal generally. Do you think we’ll ever travel again?
Yay . . . .and oh I so hope so. Maybe not flying for a while though
We’d already committed to not flying before all this blew up. I wish rail weren’t so expensive though.
Maybe rail prices will come down, at least I hope so as like you find them very expensive
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