Let Me Serenade You, for Jake’s Challenge

Jake’s Sunday Post Challenge this week is ‘With Musical Instrument’. Being a musician myself, I really admire people who use their musical ability to entertain others. From experience, I know that it can take a lot of courage to actually perform in front of total strangers, but once one gets past the nerves, the performer can enjoy it, as much as the audience.

These song lyrics from the 1960’s American rock band ‘Three Dog Night’, came into my head whilst I was looking for photos of musicians who have serenaded me on my travels.

Let Me Serenade You

I will serenade you, all along the way
I will serenade you, anyway you say


A Scottish Bagpiper I found outside Harrods in London.

A Scottish Bagpiper I found outside Harrods in London.

Take you to the country, I’ll take you to the shore
Show you to my garden, I know you’ll make it grow.

Traditional music on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Traditional music on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

If you let me serenade you
You know that’s what you come for,
So that I will serenade you

A Guembri player in Marrakesh.

A Guembri player in Marrakesh.

And when the walls begin to fall
Can’t hold back the joy
That love will conquer all.

Belly Dancing in Fez.

Belly Dancing in Fez.

Every moment, every day,
If you want to hold me, I will stay.

Beautiful love songs in Cordoba, Spain.

Beautiful love songs in Cordoba, Spain.

Let me serenade you, I will serenade you
If you want to hold me, I will stay.

Being serenaded in Rio.

Being serenaded in Rio.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my musician pics for Jake’s challenge. To join in the fun, just click on the badge below.


80 comments on “Let Me Serenade You, for Jake’s Challenge

  1. A great post. Much like you, I really do enjoy listening to a live performance, whether on stage or the street. Music makes our World so much more enjoyable.

  2. I would so love to hear you play Sylvia. I love piano music – oh, all kinds of music but piano is my favourite. Remember Richard Clayderman. I am sure you are just as great as he is on the piano. Great photo’s. πŸ˜€

  3. Ah, the music – I hear it through the wires.

    β€œAfter silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    ― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

  4. Somehow I think I would find your piano playing the most melodic Sylvia !
    You ‘re amazing …never stuck for a challenge … fantastic to have so many musical memories πŸ™‚

  5. You have so many wonderful photos, Sylvia. You can never forget your those good times you’ve had on vacation. XD
    I love the belly dancers clothes. She must have done a fabulous performance.
    You look adorable sitting with the piano. I would love to hear you play. The people must sit and smile as you play each song. Your next project should you choose to accept it is to create a video of you playing and post it. You have lots ot time … not. hehehe Great job !!!!

    • Thanks so much, Issy. Yes, I love looking through my photos and reliving the wonderful vacations we’ve had. Actually my next project, and one i should really be getting on with instead of sitting blogging, is packing up my house. Quite a daunting task, so I keep putting off the awful moment.

    • I can imagine it would be very emotive in Scottish surroundings. I once had to play the organ for a wedding, and the bagpiper stood right next to me. The sound was rather ear-shattering up close. πŸ™‚

  6. ..peccato niente foto dall’Italia…avrei visto volentieri un mandolino suonato sullo sfondo del Vesuvio a Napoli…spero sarΓ  per una prossima volta! Le foto sono molto belle, e il tuo amore e conoscenza per la musica lo avevo intuito dai commenti ai sundtrak da me inseriti nei miei post!
    pity no pics from Italy … I would have gladly seen a mandolin played against the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius in Naples … I hope it will be for next time! The photos are very beautiful, and your love and knowledge of music I had guessed from the comments to sundtrak by me in my posts!


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