Horse Cave Stories
Stop #16 Cave Music
Horse Cave Cellphone Walking Tour

Listen to the Cellphone Audio Ben Probus for Stop #16, spoken by Ben Probus, fiddle player and song writer

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Stop #16

Stop #16 Cave Music - Narrator: 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

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Ben Probus

Ben Probus
fiddle player and song writer

"Amazing Grace, Ben Probus in Cave Entrance"

"Ben Probus Plays Violin with Hidden River"

"Ben Probus and River Duet"

"Ben Probus Violinist"

"Ben Probus and Art Stamper"

Dave Foster

Dave Foster, Director
American Cave Museum
fiddle player

"Dave Foster & Hidden River Play Midnight in the Water"

"Dave Foster plays Angelina Baker in the Cave"

"Dave Foster Plays Spotted Pony in First Cave"

"Dave Foster learns to Fiddle in the Cave"

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