Filename: Pub charity music box
Classification: Economic > Charity and fundraising
Recorded by: IM Rawes
Recording date: 1 May 2010
Description: A barmaid at the Lamb pub in Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, switches on an old Polyphon music box after a donation is put in a hospital charity collecting tin. The music box uses a revolving metal disk with holes punched in it to play the tunes 'Danse Parisienne' and 'March Militaire'. Occasional clacks from flexing of the metal disk, voices of pub customers.
Technical guff: Head-worn stereo. 2 x MM-HLSO/Sennheiser MKE-2 mics and Edirol R09-HR digital recorder.
Additional notes: Thanks to Nick Hamilton, who spotted the music box in the corner of the pub.