WATCH: A Leap Year Proposal From Brass Band To Baffled Man

This, big-hearted Anglophenians, might look like a faintly rubbish busking troupe, but it’s actually the beginning of a great big proposal, from an unknown lady to her unknown man, earlier today (February 29th, you see) as is the leap year tradition.

Were we to score the effort, there would be high marks for obscuring who is asking what of whom until the very last minute, and even higher marks for style on the part of the proposer. By which we mean: nice jumper!

Had it been a warm enough day to take that coat off, she’d be looking at maximum points, but as this took place today in Edinburgh, Scotland, and it’s still quite brisk up there at the moment, she is to be forgiven.

We’re assured there will be a better-edited version of this clip coming soon, but for now, well done everyone, and congratulations to the couple in question.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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