Listen to the Cellphone Audio for Stop #16
spoken by Ben Probus

Many musicians love to play in caves because the acoustics produce a rich, full timbre. Back in the 1840’s a Norwegian violinist named Ole Bull, who was wildly popular in America, visited Mammoth Cave on his first concert tour of the United States and performed in the chamber that still bears his name. Jenny Lind, a Swedish soprano, also made Mammoth Cave a part of her U.S. tour, supposedly singing while seated in the formation now known as “Jenny Lind’s Armchair.” Today Horse Cave musicians enjoy playing to the accompaniment of the roaring waters of Hidden River. Let’s listen to Dave Foster, director of the American Cave Museum as he plays his fiddle some 100 feet below ground.


Next Stop: Stop #17
– Electricity in the Cave


Stop #16 – Cave Music


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