Maritime Museum demonstrates ‘dying’ Art of the Bones

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13 — 14 June 2009

As part of this weekend’s International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth the National Maritime Museum Cornwall is hosting special work shops demonstrating the art of one of the oldest instruments in the world – the bones.

As part of this weekend's International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth the National Maritime Museum Cornwall is hosting special work shops demonstrating the art of one of the oldest instruments in the world - the bones.

On the 13 and 14 June, Dutchman Hans Weehuizen brings to life this ‘dying' art with music and laughter, looking back at the history of this sailors' pastime.

Hans Weehuizen says: "The bones are one of the oldest rhythm instruments. Onboard ship, sailors made simple instruments for themselves from wood or bone. This workshop will teach people the first steps towards playing the bones for themselves."

The one hour Playing the Bones workshops take place on Saturday 13 June at 11am and 3pm and on Sunday 14 June at 3pm. The workshop is free with your Museum entrance ticket and is suitable for all ages, but all children should be accompanied by an adult.

Website: www.nmmc.co.uk

On: 13th & 14th June