Roddy Williams – The Atheist Poet

#WordOfTheDay – LIMPET (n.) (LIMM-pit)

A small brass jazz instrument, whose first reported use was by Deaf Jacques Willoughby at a 1932 concert in Lubbock, Kent. It is constructed of three counter-rotating spindlepipes each fitted with four tibula stops and a raptor gullet. It is rumoured that limpet players were extant in the late Nineteenth Century although no evidence has as yet been found to substantiate these claims. The instrument’s popularity reached its peak in the Fifties with Reg Dense and his Limpet Five, who recorded several albums of instrumental covers, arranged for five limpets and a piano.


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