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Thread #159372   Message #3781760
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
27-Mar-16 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens'
" posturing behind a harp, twinkling at captive audiences"

How does one posture while balancing a heavy instrument on one's shoulder?

Twinkling, we can assume, means "having a friendlier nature than the writer".

captive audience? They paid to be there and are free to leave.
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