Mudcat Café message #540676 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38436   Message #540676
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
03-Sep-01 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: A Kindness: Picture of an Aeolian Harp??
Subject: RE: A Kindness: Picture of an Aeolian Harp??
A farm near to where I grew up had a gate made of tubular metal. On the underside of the bars were a number of small holes. When the wind blew past, which is most of the time, as it was close to our favourite kite flying hill, it produced a most eerie sound. It was not loud, but consisted of an assortment of whisted notes, which altered in pitch slightly depending on hor fast the wind blew across a particular hole. It is an enduring memory of my childhood.
It is not an Aeolian Harp, but perhaps it could be the Aeolian Gate?
Geoff the Duck.