The World's First Rock Band

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20060105Evening

During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as rock bands. These bands were not playing some primitive version of rock and roll music, but performing music on instruments made of rock.

Britain's leading solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them. In this programme, she travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.

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2006010520060109During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as 'rock bands'.

These bands were not playing some primitive version of rock and roll music, but performing music on instruments made of rock.

Britain's leading solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them.

In this programme, she travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.'

During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as rock bands'.

During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as 'rock bands'. These bands were not playing some primitive version of rock and roll music, but performing music on instruments made of rock.

Britain's leading solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them. She travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.

Britain's leading solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them. In this programme, she travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20060109During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as 'rock bands'. These bands were not playing some primitive version of rock and roll music, but performing music on instruments made of rock.

Britain's leading solo percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them. She travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.