Allen Baker plays the penny-whistle flute at his Raleigh cabin on Monday, May 4, 2015. Baker is an Irish folk music lover and primarily plays the concertina and penny-whistle flute.
Allen Baker plays the penny-whistle flute at his Raleigh cabin on Monday, May 4, 2015. Baker is an Irish folk music lover and primarily plays the concertina and penny-whistle flute. JULI LEONARD jleonard@newsobserver.com
Allen Baker plays the penny-whistle flute at his Raleigh cabin on Monday, May 4, 2015. Baker is an Irish folk music lover and primarily plays the concertina and penny-whistle flute. JULI LEONARD jleonard@newsobserver.com
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May 16, 2015 12:00 PM

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