We have come to the final chapter of Geoff’s book of tales but next weekend I will begin to share his last book that he wrote. Tomorrow, one of his favourite shaggy dog stories.Street Musicians by Geoff CroninIn the 1930s and early 40s in Waterford there were many street musicians to be seen and heard. They varied greatly in appearance and expertise and they appeared on different days of the week for reasons which never became clear to me.One such character who comes to mind was a tin whistle player known as ‘Cock Up’ and his repertoire consisted of traditional Irish music. After playing a selection he would call on all the shops within earshot and collect whatever few coppers the occupants offered. In this way he covered the length of the main street and then went on to the areas where doors were closed rather than open.