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Triker Jon Hodkin loves music!

Jon Hodkin on his tadpole trike, pulls a trailer full of musical instruments.

One-man show with a difference visits Island

by the Isle of Man government

A cycling musician will visit schools, youth groups, residential homes and healthcare settings with a unique educational and entertaining show. Jon Hodkin will become a familiar sight on the Island’s roads as he pedals his tricycle between venues, towing a trailer packed with instruments, from 1 to 20 September.

Jon’s takes his one-man show, Inner Tuba, the length and breadth of the British Isles and he first visited the Island in 2009. His return visit is organised by Manx Arts Development, part of the Department of Education and Children (DEC), to mark Island of Culture 2014. He demonstrates the rudiments of music-making, plays unusual instruments such as the conch shell and the didgeridoo, shows how to make sounds using simple household implements and plays the biggest of the brass instruments, the tuba.

His show covers many aspects of the school curriculum, among them geography, science, engineering, nutrition and road safety. It’s adapted for the different settings he’ll visit, such as nurseries, charities and Noble’s Hospital.

Read the rest of this unique triker’s story HERE.


One response

  1. Alonzo L Savage (Trike rebel)

    Good on ye Jon, keep em rockin’. I love the trailer but I bet it’s damned heavy.
    If you ever get to my grandsons infant school in Lower Darwen make sure your visit is well
    publicised so I can come and visit on my Ice trike.
    By the way, how do you repair a puncture inner tuba? You put a brass band around it. ergh!!!

    October 1, 2014 at 6:34 am