Author Topic: Should you take an emergency violinist caving?  (Read 333 times)

Offline ZombieCake

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Should you take an emergency violinist caving?
« on: July 06, 2020, 02:26:02 am »
Well maybe that's a bit unfair, it would be nice to take a violinist caving and to use their skills in an emergency if needed.  I've had a look at the various caving guide books, books on caving practice and equipment, and even a pamphlet on First Aid for Cavers.  All by respectable people with beards.  No mention of violinists or other key cavers at all that will add to the party's skill level when odd circumstances dictate.
So to address this I've added an instructional video that shows the advantage of such skills other than whacking a hammer at something hard while searching for cave entrances to make progress.
Thoughts and comments welcome on other people with other skills we should take caving.




Offline Duck ditch

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Re: Should you take an emergency violinist caving?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 05:58:21 am »
Let’s have a saxophonist too.  Let’s submerge with x respects. A tribute band to x ray spex.   It’s ‘dark and dreary and it’s getting late‘. is one of those so called earworms for me. 

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Re: Should you take an emergency violinist caving?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 08:58:20 am »
We have taken a viola player caving. She played a very pleasant piece in St. Cuthbert's Swallet. It was interesting getting the viola into the cave. Glad it wasn't a cello!

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Re: Should you take an emergency violinist caving?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 09:06:38 am »
The only instrument I've ever taken caving is my Jew's Harp. Good for passing the time while waiting for Portal Pool to siphon down in Charterhouse as this can take an hour in winter!  :o
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Re: Should you take an emergency violinist caving?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 09:58:04 am »
I remember the late, great, Matthew Coe playing his tin whistle in Gaping Gill Main Chamber, whilst on duty as "whistle man" on winch meets.

He went on to become a highly acclaimed jazz saxophonist. This has been mentioned on here before but:


 

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