By Olivia B. Waxman
September 15, 2015

The sounds of a traffic jam are not usually music to anyone’s ears. But over the weekend, a string quartet performed for passengers in cars that came to a halt because a runaway horse shut down a section of the English motorway, M5, on the border of Devon and Somerset, according a video of the scene first posted to Facebook by Helen Delingpole, 45, of Ferndale, Wales.

In her clip, the musicians can be heard playing Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” in a roadside concert.

A cellist in the group, Alison Gillies, 37, from Bristol, told The Telegraph that she and her fellow performers had been coming from a wedding.

 

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