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In today's edition of 'Western Gazette', accompanying a report on The Great Dorset Steam Fair, there appears a picture of Jasper Debussy who was billed as 'the only accordion-playing stilts walker in the world'. Come on now...surely not the ONLY one ?

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As in, he played accordion and walked on stilts at the same time or at different times?

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Blowzabella played on stilts a few times in the early days - I think Dave Armitage was the melodeon player at the time.

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As in, he played accordion and walked on stilts at the same time or at different times?

 

The photograph appears to show him performing the two tasks simultaneously.

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Well, I walk on stilts and I play the English concertina but I have never tried both actions at the same time in case I fell. I wouldn't want to risk damaging my tina! There used to be an act called The Stiltoneers, who walked on 3ft high stilts and played a variety of musical instruments, including accordion, fiddle, woodwind, brass, and appeared at various local fetes and festivals in England, some years ago.

 

Chris

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Well, I walk on stilts and I play the English concertina but I have never tried both actions at the same time in case I fell. I wouldn't want to risk damaging my tina!

Chris

Chris,

If you do give it a go, please let us know if the tone changes as you crash to the ground. Oh!, and, of course, look out for those ceiling fans. :P

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Not on stilts, but I was given a calendar by my nephew at Christmas, and I suddenly noticed that September had a concertina in it!

Not quite up in the air - but it could have been :lol:

The guy with the concertina looks a bit embarrassed by the whole thing - I'll have to ask nephew Leo (the skinny white guy at the top of the right hand column - and several other places :blink: ) about that shot.

 

Chris

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The Cyber Pitmen do it on stilts, and with PA system mounted in backpacks.

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The famous Stiltoneers!

 

 

 

 

Chris

 

I do hope that their antics did not adversely affect the quality of their music.

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The famous Stiltoneers!

 

 

 

 

Chris

 

I do hope that their antics did not adversely affect the quality of their music.

 

 

Not that I recall. From memory, their music tended to be a bit highbrow!

 

Chris

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