VIDEO: Learn how to play the spoons

During lockdown Northern Ireland Opera have been looking for new ways to spread the joy of music.

In a series of new videos, they are hoping to teach kids that you can make music with things you have in your house,

First up is percussionist Cathryn Lynch, a member of the Hard Rain Soloists Ensemble, who is showing you how to play the spoons,

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Opera explained: “This time last year we were starting to rehearse our specially commissioned children’s opera, The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse composed by Greg Caffrey, which toured every county in Northern Ireland.

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    “We thought we’d use Pamplemousse as our launchpad for a range of different projects, activities, interviews and quizzes which we’ll be rolling out regularly over the next few weeks until life begins to get back to normal for our schoolchildren.

    “Pamplemousse featured a particularly wide and unusual range of percussion instruments and Cathryn Lynch, a member of the Hard Rain Soloists Ensemble who performed on stage with the opera singers, has cooked up some ideas to build your own percussion set from easy-to-find kitchen equipment.”