I recently found myself running back to the circus...if only for a visit.  I went to see Giffords Circus and their production, The Saturday Book.  It was INCREDIBLE!!! Funny, amazing, touching, sparkly and awe-inspiring.  The music and band were on top form, along with all the acts, and I longed to jump off my seat and join in.

It was such a pleasure to spend time with old friends and catch up on the 'circus mood'.  I was also very interested in two percussion instruments Dave had collected on his travels in Peru!!!  The  quijada de burro (horses jaw) and the astounding pottery whistling vessel, pictured below. Does anyone know more about the whistling vessel??