Playing tracks by
Even, The Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Kathryn Calder, Karnamrita Dasi and more.
Today on the show we are joined by six members of a Vancouver institution - the highly original and remarkable band known as The Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra. On a fateful day in 2002 'Mr Fireman' decided to create a horn from a stick of elderberry wood. He found that the horn played excellently and this inspired him to form a band which was to be composed of local enthusiasts playing a selection of his home-made instruments. Tossed into the mix is sharp social commentary in the lyrics of the band's joyfully played tunes. Local Vancouverites can regularly experience the thrills of a live Legion Of Flying Monkeys show and the band has even travelled as far as Spain to spread the word. Mr Fire Man and friends play four of their tunes live in the studio today!