Alphorn by the Lake


This video was captured one “Fall” day in 2008, at our friends’ Bill and Betty McKarns’ “Lake Trillium” on their Camden, Michigan farm.  Bill “ran the camcorder”, while Betty and my wife Barbara “rang the cowbell in the background” as I played my Swiss Alphorn.

If you listen closely, you can “hear the echoes”, which an Alphorn player “searches for”, so that he can “play the horn back and forth to himself”.

johnRodie did NOT make this alphorn;  I purchased it from a “world renown alphorn maker” and am including it in this website because I am quite proud and pleased to be able to play such a beautiful instrument.  To make direct contact with the person who made my “beautiful hand crafted - hand carved Swiss Alphorn”, contact johnRodie.


                                John Rodie Hamilton Jr.

                                        Bryan, Ohio

                              (vintage: October 23, 2008)

Alphorn by the Lake

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