Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Horn Doctor repairs musical instruments at local benefits

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Mike Corrigan works on a horn.
  • Mike Corrigan works on a horn.

Mike Corrigan fixes musical instruments. It's a rare field, kind of like TV repairman — few are left because most people replace rather than repair the devices. But horns and other instruments do need maintenance and can be refurbished when damaged. Given the wear and tear horns can take in a city full of raucous second-line parades, it's odd the city doesn't have its own horn doctor.

Mike Corrigan is in town and will appear at two musical benefits this weekend. More on those events here. Repairs are free. His visit is supported by Sweet Home New Orleans.

Corrigan's schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 29 - noon to 8 p.m. at Howlin Wolf (prior to the benefit)
Monday, April 30 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with Roots of Music Crusader Band
Monday, April 30 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Tipitina's Instruments A Comin'
Tuesday, May 1 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the New Orleans Healing Center
Wednesday, May 2 - visiting public schools

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