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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2021 9:14 p.m. PST

"A fine reenactment of a Gallic warrior blowing a carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts. The carnyx was a kind of trumpet used in warfare, probably to incite troops to battle and intimidate opponents, as Polybius recounts. Reenactor group uknown. Kudos to them.

The head (bell) of a carnyx was styled in the shape of an open-mouthed boar's, or other animal's, head…"



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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2021 8:07 a.m. PST

Cool! They are in much better shape than I ever was as an ACW re-enactor!

Legionarius05 Jan 2021 8:45 a.m. PST

Very, very, nice! Perhaps a "blowout competition" between Celtic Carynx and Roman Cornu might be in order!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2021 11:04 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys! (smile)


JAFD2606 Jan 2021 4:08 p.m. PST

Now, were these musicians 'wearing' a full battle coating of woad, we might get a definitive answer to that old question,

"Can a Blue Man play the Whites ?"

Major Bloodnok06 Feb 2021 3:07 a.m. PST

Would that be a Blue Man group?

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