Alas, as we prepared to let rip with the Star Spangled Banner they came and took away the piano. Street Pianos 2012 may be over but there are plenty of pianos sitting idly in hotels, restaurants and public spaces just waiting for an anthem. Watch this space.
New Zealand - God Defend New Zealand (English and Maori) - New Street Square - with Gab Archer and with kind permission from Wilson
Australia - Advance Australia Fair - St Pancras Eurostar Terminal - With Ray, and Sian behind the camera (and dodgy aspect ratio, my bad)
Japan - Kimigayo - Liverpool St Station - bemused / indifferent bystanders
Switzerland - Whitehall Gardens - Ürs singing and Heidi filming, great sports
Canadia - Oh Canada - Berkeley Square - Mad bloke hugging me
Israel - Hatikva - St Mary-le-Bow Churchyard - after work punters in nearby pub
Italy - Fratelli d’Italia - St Paul’s Cathedral Churchyard - With Claudia and Dario, unfortunately the good version where they sing was, umm, not recorded … sorry guys!
Poland - Mazurek Dabrowskiego - Millennium Bridge Peter’s Hill - largely unnoticed
Russia - National Anthem - Paternoster Square - 2 ladies
Ukraine - Shche ne vmerla Ukraina - Cleary Garden - Beautiful quiet location
Germany - Deutschlandlied - Cavendish Square - 1 small child loitering
France - La Marseillaise - Hanover Square - No audience
Great Britain and Northern Ireland - God Save The Queen - Parliament Hill - Chorus of 4