|01||01||Keyboards And Stringed Instruments||20030804||20031007||This edition looks at keyboards and stringed instruments.|
Richard Collins travels the world in search of cheap musical instruments.
|01||02||Percussion Instruments||20030805||20031008||This edition looks at percussion instruments.|
|01||03||Nose Flutes||20030806||20031009||This edition features the extraordinary sound of the nose flutes of the Pacific Islands.|
|01||04||Kazoo||20030807||20031010||Richard Collins investigates the world of the musically inexpensive.|
The humble kazoo takes up the whole of today's show.
Richard meets an all-female kazoo band from Boston, discusses technique with Tim Brooke-taylor and Graham Garden of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and is subjected to the loud noise of Canada's Nihilist Spasm band, which features two customised kazoos, neither of which sounds remotely like a kazoo.
Richard Collins investigates the world of the musically inexpensive.
|01||05 LAST||The Swannee, Slide Or Song-whistle||20030808||20031011||Richard Collins concludes his exploration of cheap musical instruments from around the world with the swannee, slide or song-whistle.|
He visits Simon Topman of Birmingham's Hudson's Whistles, makers of the definitive acme slide-whistle, learns how the swannee takes the female role in I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, meets Oliver Postgate, creator of The Clangers and discovers how the creatures from outer space came to talk.
Richard Collins concludes his exploration of cheap musical instruments from around the world with the swannee, slide or song-whistle.