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Tin whistle played by 'Blind Johnnie', street musician

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This tin whistle was one of the instruments played by John Alexander, 'Blin' Johnnie' of Stranraer.  Despite being blind from birth, he managed to scrape a living by entertaining passers-by on the streets of Stranraer.
Materials/Media:
tin
Dimensions:
L:275mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.734
Digital Number:
SRMU002a-h
Creation Date:
1835-1905
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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