Mike Adcock

Articles

Learning to play: Instrumental teaching in primary schools

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  This article first appeared in the Children issue of Unknown Public. I came across a statistic recently which really made me stop in my tracks. Apparently only one per cent of the population of Britain is actively involved in any form of music-making. For anyone making their living through[…]

In search of Dan Da and the Mekong – Lithophones in Vietnam

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Originally published in fRoots magazine under the title ‘Stoned Folk’ Anyone interested in early folk instruments should really start looking at lithophones. They certainly don’t come any older. The word “lithophone” doesn’t actually appear in the Oxford dictionaries, but its meaning is pretty clear: litho = stone > phone =[…]

A wedding in Hardanger

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This piece was written for the book Eye & Ear (Schott 2004) in which Christoph Wagner invited a range of musicians and writers to each write a commentary on a postcard depicting musicians. The book also contained a CD with early recordings complementing the images.  The occasion is a wedding[…]

Musical Memories

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This was written in response to an old school friend who shared an email about his early musical memories.  What I have written was not intended for publication but gave me the chance to document some records that had a formative influence. I sometimes think back to records I liked[…]

THE ART OF PAPER-FOLDING – ACCORDIONS GO CRAZY

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Mike Adcock – accordion, vocal Clive Bell – accordion, flutes, khene, vocal Ruth Bitelli – bass guitar, vocal Dean Brodrick – accordion, Hohner Clavinet, bassoon, percussion Ann Day – drums, spoons Sylvia Hallett – accordion, violin, trombone, vocal

THE ART OF PAPER-FOLDING – ACCORDIONS GO CRAZY

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MIke Adcock – accordion, vocal Clive Bell – accordion, flutes, khene, vocal Ruth Bitelli – bass guitar, vocal Dean Brodrick – accordion, Hohner Clavinet, melodica, bassoon, percussion Ann Day – drums, spoons Sylvia Hallett – accordion, violin, trombone, vocal