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BBC - Instrument Makers

FreddyHeadey 15 May 18 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,johnmc 15 May 18 - 02:54 PM
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FreddyHeadey 22 May 18 - 06:51 AM
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Subject: BBC - Instrument Makers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 May 18 - 07:21 AM

Series 1 (May 2018)

A Guitar Is Born
"Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley visit master luthier Roger Bucknall, who reveals the extraordinarily painstaking and creative labour of love involved in making an acoustic guitar."

New Strings Attached

"Making harps in Wales is a tradition stretching back centuries and is being preserved in Llandysul, at community enterprise Teifi Harps. Founder Allan Shiers, an apprentice to the late renowned maker John Weston Thomas, has been designing and making harps for over 40 years. ..."

Thinking Inside the Box

"Emmanuel Pariselle welcomes renowned musicians Andy Cutting and Katie Howson to his home, just outside the picturesque French city of Poitiers, where he builds diatonic button accordions for some of Europe's finest players.
...Later, we hear him take a nervous Katie's two-row button accordion apart to try and diagnose a clickety rattle in the action. And, on a box he designed and built with Emmanuel, Andy demonstrates the difference in what the left-hand and right-hands do and explains that the longer he plays the instrument, the more it plays how he wants it to play. ..."

More Power to Your Elbow

"World-renowned musician Mike McGoldrick, with friends and fellow pipers Jim Horan and David Lim, reveal the extraordinarily painstaking processes involved in making a set of Uilleann Pipes.
... We discover the minute detail and precision required to make the various instrument parts. Five home-made reamers are needed to create a tapered bore inside the wooden chanter, which has to be accurate to within a fraction of a millimetre. Months must be left between each adjustment to allow the wood to shrink and relax. ..."

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b228tv/episodes/guide

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Subject: RE: BBC - Instrument Makers
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 15 May 18 - 02:54 PM

Thanks. I'll enjoy these.


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Subject: RE: BBC - Instrument Makers
From: IanW
Date: 15 May 18 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for posting. I heard the guitar programme which was excellent. Didnt know about the others but I will listen to them now.


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Subject: RE: BBC - Instrument Makers
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 May 18 - 06:51 AM

today :
"More Power to Your Elbow"


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Subject: RE: BBC - Instrument Makers
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 22 May 18 - 04:07 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b228tv/episodes/player

They've all been worth a listen. The Uilleann pipes program repeats on Radio 4, 26th May at 15:30.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b228tv/broadcasts/upcoming

Ross


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