Xylophone made entirely from Musical Stones of Skiddaw
After watching this incredible piece of musical art, a type of xylophone, entirely made from ‘Musical Stones of Skiddaw’, I was reminded of some lines which I had heard long ago, don’t remember where, that nature is capable of producing the sweetest music and it does, but only a few are able to hear and enjoy that. The information available tell us that it was created around 1785 by an, an eccentric inventor called Peter Crosthwaite, who came across these musical stones accidentally while taking a walk between the mountains Skiddaw and Blencathra in North Cumbria, UK.
He collected as many as pieces he could and compiled them into a sort of xylophone and set it up in the museum to attract visitors. This 14 foot-long 1.5 ton stone xylophone is quite a surprising and a different treat, especially for those, who are into the world of music deeply.