Name the boxy harp-like thing.
November 27, 2007 4:36 PM Subscribe
What was the harp-like instrument I saw Billy Connolly play?
posted by popcassady to media & arts (7 answers total)
It was on an episode of Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia.
He was in the outback. It was daytime. He'd set a campfire burning. He played a small harp-like thing.
To describe the device crudely: it was no bigger than his head; it had perhaps twenty to thirty strings strung across a resonator box; he held it up to his shoulder and plucked the strings with one hand whilst fingering chords on what looked like some sort of keyboard at the bottom of the instrument.
I can't remember much else about the episode apart from his visit to Dingo Fence.
Does anyone know the name of this strange device? Anyone played one?