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Oregon, USA - James “Jimmy” Leyden of The Calliope’s Children Steel Orchestra passed away recently at the age of ninety-nine. Leyden formed and wrote charts for “Calliope′s Children,” one of the first High School steelbands in the US. He introduced Ellie [Mannette] to the strobe tuner and worked extensively with him on harmonic and overtone concepts. Leyden toured with “Calliope′s Children” in Romania (1975) and Poland and Russia (1977).
Condolences to the James Leyden followers. Early 70s they were touring many foreign countries playing our instruments.
May he Rest in Peace.