Sunday, June 29, 2014

Playing the Handpan

This young man was playing a hand steel drum called a Handpan at the Farmer's Market.
  The sound was like a steel drum but a little softer and very enjoyable.  Unfortunately he could never get through a full song due to all the people asking questions about the drum. Hopefully he will show up again.

21 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

He needs to write down all that info on a paper and play on!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Looks as though it's a profitable little venture too.

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow people interrupted him? I wish I could have heard it!

Mersad said...

That steel drum produces a really good sound.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a cool-looking instrument. I have never seen one before. I would love to hear it!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I have not seen one of those, very interesting as I like that sound. If he plays badly it would also be a good shield!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice capture Randy.

Birdman said...

Never seen one of these. Unique look. It has the visual 'feel' of a steel drum.

TexWisGirl said...

how neat! i'd have to ask, too. :)

Judy said...

Well, that is interesting. I would love to hear him play.

VP said...

A very interesting instrument...

Thérèse said...

Unique + it seems profitable!

Sharon Anck said...

I've never seen anything like this. I'd love to hear it in person.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Never heard of one before. It could double as an art piece when he's not playing.

RedPat said...

Looks quite intriguing, Randy!

EG CameraGirl said...

Truth be told, if I were there I'd probably ask him a few questions too. ;)

Paul said...

First time I've seen a "hand pan", I'll bet this fellow is pretty good with it judging by the donations he's gotten!

Kathy said...

I would have had a ton of questions too. I've never seen one of these.

José Mendonça said...

Love that sound!

Kate said...

Lots of great musicians at the marker, and it would be great if he played again!

Jack said...

Nice image of the young musician.