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    My brother, now long gone built a Harp when he lived in Christchurch, must have helped as all the time he lived there he never had an earthquake trouble him, we were only talking about it yesterday, and wondered what happened to it, he might have taken it with him.
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    On the "Heathmore" on the medy trade in about 1955 the crew had a band. They had made the guitar on board and sounded very good.Tea chest double base, Beer carton drum and wash board. If we got a night in port by 2200 the band would be playing and a good old sing along going with everyone joining in. Good ship and very happy crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    My brother, now long gone built a Harp when he lived in Christchurch, must have helped as all the time he lived there he never had an earthquake trouble him, we were only talking about it yesterday, and wondered what happened to it, he might have taken it with him.
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    I often hired Harpist's for functions when entertaining VIP'S etc when promoting Wales via the Welsh Tourist board, for both receptions and through out the events. Talking one night to a lady musician, she not only explained how versatile the harp could be, she also played some examples of pop tunes on the harp.

    EG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNxnw0BpBM
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    When you think back we were very inventive in those times.
    Music was a good source of entertainment and there was always a few on board either with instruments or knew how to beat out a tune on improvised bits.

    To some extent life was a lot simpler then and it did not take that much to entertain us.

    There were a few very good singers on some ships as well, remember a few who could really hold your attention when they sang.
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    does anyone play harmonica these days , not heard one for years
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    I didn't take a musical instrument away as I couldn't play one but i did learn to play the spoons which led me on in later life to play the drums in several bands. My very first drum was when i was given a beautiful banjo at age of 12. I cut the handle off to make a drum and following that sacrilege I had to face up to angry parents. I did eventually own a drum kit. Boatdeckman

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    The spoons reminds me of an old uncle, now long gone, who played the Saw.
    A common or garden saw which he held between hand and knees, with a bend on it and used a wooden stick as a bow.
    Sound from what I recall was good.
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    Rolf harris, as much as i hate to even print his name, used to play a small sheet of steel in much the same way, anyway apologies for mentioning his name, kt
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    ROB,I have two Harmonicas and can play them.
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    xmas, Windsor castle in the pen and wig old boy used to play the piano for anyone that would get up and sing the sherbet was working so up I got and sang my heart out I had a few good mates on there who where stewards, One came up with the idea of equipping me with a musical instrument...…………………. A wellie {Sea boot } A galvanised bucket, And a chipping hammer sounded great at the time. Mungo Jerry had nothing on me only difference he made a few bob, Very happy days indeed Terry.
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