Harry Litherland

b. Lancashire, England. Litherland is an excellent example of England’s street busking tradition, an important arena for young musicians to learn their craft but also a viable occupation in its own…
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b. Lancashire, England. Litherland is an excellent example of England’s street busking tradition, an important arena for young musicians to learn their craft but also a viable occupation in its own right. Playing his concertina (a McCann Duet model which was originally owned by his father) in northern market towns, Litherland formerly earned his living working on the railways. However, now he considers his redundancy to be a ‘blessing’. His repertoire is predominantly drawn from the earlier half of the twentieth century, and includes popular standards such as ‘Daisy, Daisy’ and ‘I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’. He occasionally travels to Europe, and despite his advancing years still relishes the busker’s life: ‘You’re meeting people all the time, different people.’