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    Homeless man gifted new violin after reporting his old one stolen.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...etro-1.3532008
    "God bless you."

    Those were the first words out of the mouth of Mark Landry, a Montreal homeless man, when he saw a man approach him holding a brand new violin case.

    Landry, a frequent performer in the Montreal Metro transit system, made headlines today after a Montrealer's Facebook post this morning said Landry's violin was stolen.
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    He really sounds classically-trained. I wonder what his history is.

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    An update..
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ndry-1.3535604
    Friends say Landry, a native of Moncton, N.B., moved to Montreal about 15 years ago, has struggled with mental health problems and substance abuse and is nearly blind.

    For years, Landry had a room, sparsely furnished with a mattress on the floor, in a boarding house on Ste-Catherine Street, he said in a short documentary about his life.

    But he remains a beloved figure in the neighbourhood.
    More than anything, Landry took exception to being referred to as a violoneux, which translates as fiddler, in media reports — a term he said belittles his skills as a musician
    A short documentary about Mr Landry's life.



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