Rare performance of Iron Age horn

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A CHURCH was filled with sounds from the Iron Age during a music event on Saturday.

Musician John Kenny was at Harborough’s St Dionysius Church during the afternoon playing his replica of a type of horn known as a carnyx.

The carnyx was a wind instrument of the Iron Age Celts, and is a kind of horn or trumpet with a mouth styled in the shape of a boar or other animal’s head.

The event was held as part of a day of music-themed events at Harborough Museum.

The photo above was provided by historian Bob Hakewill, who reported that audiences for the event were unfortunately quite sparse.

This Saturday, May 21, a Roman Legionnaire called Nigrinus will be setting up camp in the museum for a day of free interactive storytelling.

Rowdy Roman Tales - suitable for children aged five to 12 - will be told between 11am and 4pm.

Children can also drop-in and make puppets on the last Saturday in May, between 11am and 4pm at a free half term event.

Harborough Museum is at the rear of Harborough District Council’s Adam and Eve Street offices.

For more information contact Museum keeper Zara Matthews on 01858 821087 or 0116 3053640 or email zara.matthews@leics.gov.uk