Talent: Musical saw player Dilton Lightbourne. *Photo supplied
Talent: Musical saw player Dilton Lightbourne. *Photo supplied
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Dale Butler is working on a documentary that links four Bermudian musicians by their unusual choice of instrument.

Accordion player Jean Howes, didgeridoo player Keith Caisey, mouth organ and one inch mouth organ player Bobby Barton and musical saw player Dilton Lightbourne all star in the upcoming film titled Finger Tones.

Mr. Butler has completed the filming for three of the musicians and will be filming Keith Caisey this Saturday at a special performance at Shine’s House of Music.

The public is invited to attend and so could feature in the documentary themselves. 

Self-taught

The film is the latest in a string of books and films by Mr. Butler specializing in the island’s musical heritage.

His last venture was the documentary Chilled and Shaken about the closure of the legendary Hubie’s jazz bar on Angle Street.

Mr. Butler told the Bermuda Sun: “I keep running across these unbelievable people and I try to find links.

“The link with this is you don’t find many of these types of players in Bermuda.

“They are all Bermudians, mainly self-taught, who have made an outstanding contribution to Bermuda’s musical, development and heritage.”

Minister of Youth and Family Affairs Glenn Blakeney will be narrating the film, which is due for release at the end of February and will premiere at Liberty Theatre on Union Square, Hamilton.

The performance of Keith Caisey takes place this Saturday at 7:30pm at Shine’s House of Music, 91 Reid Street. The entrance fee is $20.