Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. People engaging in this practice are called buskers. Busking performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining.
Cornmarket’s bagpiping busker is flying back to his native Australia after the council banned him from playing in Oxford City centre.
The bagpiper, Heath Richardson, had breached the rules of his contract by playing for too long at his favourite Cornmarket pitch.
Richardson, 33, who has been busking in Oxford for 14 years, sparked a petition war last year after 400 traders signed a petition to have him expelled from the street. He returned the challenge with his own petition of over 1000 names.
The Council compromised by allowing Richardson to remain, but restricting all buskers to playing for only one hour in one place.