Visiting musician Mike Fenton provided pupils at Cronk-y-Berry School with a lesson in how to play a very unusual stringed instrument.
Mike has visited the island on numerous occasions and his latest tour this week took in 13 primary schools as part of a move to raise the profile of the autoharp in conjunction with Island of Culture 2014.
The autoharp was invented by German Karl August Gütter in the early 1880s. In vogue as a novelty and parlour instrument, it fell into disuse around the turn of the century but has recently seen a resurgence as a folk instrument of great repute. It has a long association with schools as a tool for teaching music. Mike is at the forefront of the autoharp movement as teacher, performer and consultant.