McGurk who provided this photo writes:
"John Codona, presumably a member of the
fairground family, used to come round the streets of Edinburgh playing his
one-man-band, which incorporated a full set of Highland bagpipes as well
as a big drum on his back.
As he got older he suffered from
breathlessness, making him unable to fill the bag any more, but undaunted,
he carried on entertaining us on his chanter on its own.
I was a very small girl when my dad took this
photo, but I remember him clearly."
Ally McGurk, May 25, 2007