Guitars and violins made from wine boxes and cigar boxes, banjos made from warming pans and dog bowls, and bass guitars made from bicycle parts formed the focus of an exhibition at Ig:LU in Inverness and was the venue for Cigarbox Dons first album "The Very Dab" (available below). Artist and musician Don Jack, otherwise known as Cigarbox Don, makes and plays these unusual instruments. These have led Don into magical adventures, playing with Rob Ellen on tea-chest bass (and an ever changing number of guests) as The Slim Panatellas. The Slims play in some unusual venues from a cigarbox guitar festival in France to The Scottish Parliament. The exhibition ran for 2 weeks in November 2013 and featured live music events with some of our friends (we have posted photos and posters.
We were invited opening this Festival on October 6th 2012
The Slim Panatellas featuring Hamish Roberts (United Kingdom)
Nigel Mc Trustry (Australia)
Lead Foot (United Kingdom)
The Festival’s web site:
Very pleased to say we have been invited back for 2013.
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I'm delighted to announce Cigar Box Don and I (The Slim Panatella's) and extra Slim Panatella, Hamish Roberts will be opening the first ever French Festival for Cigar Box Guitars.
Old Time Home Grown Hand Built Cigar Box Music "Pure Hokum"…
Posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:00