Mike Adcock


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

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

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

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[…]