It feels good to hear great music. What’s even better is getting it for free! The passerbys in the London Underground were treated to a free mini-concert on the piano from an elderly man who was waiting to board his train. The elderly man was doing an excellent job on his own but the performance jumped to a whole new level when a professional musician joined in and played as well!
Brendan Kavanagh, popularly known as Dr. K, is a UK-based pianist who is known for his “mini-concerts” in different landmarks and train stations in London. He sometimes dresses up in different costumes and fools passerbys about his real identity as a professional musician.
A bus driver, a cop and a fireman are only some of the disguises he has done in the past when playing the piano in public spaces of the metro.
There have been countless times when he has effectively made people believe that he was just an ordinary guy when in fact, he was a top-notch musician.
His videos tend to go viral as his musical prowess and intriguing guises are appreciated and wowed by online viewers. However, he seemed to be the one surprised when he crossed paths with an elderly man playing the piano at one of the London underground stations!
When he caught sight of the senior citizen playing his heart out on the piano, he simply had to join in! Playing in the middle of busy streets is nothing new to him, so when he saw the man in front of the piano, he knew he had to know more about him.
But first, he had to play alongside this amazing pianist. Despite his older age, the senior citizen played with energy and vigor everyone admired! His fingers were flying through the keys effortlessly, without any sign of strain or difficulty on his face.
While the elderly man was playing, Brendan suddenly touched the keys and played the same song but on the upper register.
The man was certainly surprised but his smile showed that it was a pleasant one.
Even though Brendan joined in the middle of the man’s performance, the transition was smooth and you could barely feel the change and the surprise the elderly man must have felt.
It was an absolutely incredible moment and everyone watching was mesmerized by the beautiful music the two men were creating.
When the man’s piece ended, he went and played another one, this time asking Brendan to join in and see how they could make another beautiful song together. Brendan was quick to follow the man’s lead and in no time they played a great harmony once more.
They exchanged ideas on the music they were playing and one song turned into another and another and another. The short musical pieces that they played together were certainly amazing from start to finish!
Eventually, Brendan sat down to join the man in completing his fantastic piece. There were playing so well and in sync that no one would ever believe these two met that same day!
The man’s smiling face as he played with the resident street pianist only goes to show how much he was enjoying making music. The two men were talking music together and the elderly man surely enjoyed the conversation.
Throughout their numerous performances, Brendan was moving from one side to another to make sure that the talented elderly man got the spotlight he deserved.
He was playing in a supporting role to the Irish man’s already marvelous music. Brendan himself was amazed by what the elderly man could do.
Both men were improvising to match each other and create a beautiful harmony despite playing live and on the spot. Their audience was so awe-inspired by their talent that they offered up a huge applause after every piece.
In their final number, the two men created a lasting impact not only on the audience but also on each other. The entire encounter was spontaneous, but the fact that they made incredible music together, despite being total strangers, is the awe-inspiring part.
Brendan wanted to know more about the talented Irish man from Galway but unfortunately, he was quite in a rush that day. In fact he did not even catch his name!
To think that they played a lot of amazing piano pieces together and did not even know one another’s name is totally mind-boggling. In the end, Brendan could only joke about how they “practiced” for a long time.
You definitely need to witness this extraordinary senior citizen’s musical skills! Watch the video below and be amazed.
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