Doctor to set pulses racing

AN EVENING of music with the Victorian pub pianist Dr Busker will be raising the rooftops in aid of the lifeboat this Friday.

The event in aid of Whitby Lifeboat is being held at the Shambles bar on Friday by the Whitby International Pirate Society from 8pm to late.

Dr Busker is often billed as The Last Victorian Pub Pianist and is well-known in the world of preservation and steam rallies, at which he is a regular performer.

The original Victorian Pub Pianists would keep a steady stream of tunes and songs flowing, while the pub landlord kept a steady stream of beer flowing in the pianist's direction.

Dr Busker is keen to continue the tradition and often plays in pubs and bars (enjoying free beer from the landlord) with his wide repertoire of songs to suit all tastes, including a large number of his own songs, accompanied with great skill on piano-forte and squeezebox.

Entrance is 1 on the door.