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Tuna stuck in Spain due to ash cloud

Tuna, a group of Maastricht students who play traditional Spanish music, was stranded last week in the south of Spain. The band was in Spain to take part in a tuna-band championship, and their flight home was cancelled because of the Icelandic ash cloud that has hindered air traffic in recent weeks. Four Tuna members decided to hitchhike home. “They did it in four days”, says Tuna member Trevor Brown. “They were actually home earlier than the rest of us. We arrived on Sunday, they got here on Friday.” The band members played music on the road to collect some money. The Tuna tradition started in the Middle Ages, when Spanish students used to make a living by playing music on the street. “So they lived the Tuna lifestyle”, Brown laughs. Does he regret not hitchhiking? “We couldn’t all go. We were too many people.”

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Cleo Freriks



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