Boa Nova group, Funchal, Madeira
A traditional Boa Nova folk group playing musical instruments and singing, seen in Funchal, the capital city of Madeira. The man on the right is holding a percussion instrument known as a brinquinho, a stick decorated with wooden dolls, bells and castanets, which is shaken up and down.
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Bird Singing Match in an East End Pub, 1903
Illustration showing a bird singing match, in progress in a public house, in the East End of London, 1903. The birds, in little cages on the back wall, would be given a certain amount of time to sing and the number of notes that they produced would be recorded (in this case on the dining table in the foreground).
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I Saw Three Ships
'I saw three ships come sailing by, New Year's Day in the morning; three pretty girls were in them, one could whistle and another could sing and one could play the violin'
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