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‘I haven’t seen Dummy Jim yet, but if this soundtrack is any indication, it must be a truly unconventional and memorable film. With the aid of bizarre instrument builder Sarah Kenchington, Daniel Padden and his cohorts have created a kaleidoscopic collision of traditional Anglo-folk, free jazz, drone, and deep-seated eccentricity that sounds like absolutely no one else.’ Full Review from Anthony D’Amico.
Duthie, a profoundly deaf Aberdeenshire man (affectionately known as Dummy Jim), cycled solo on a 3000 mile return trip to the far north of Europe in 1951. Sadly he was killed in a mysterious road accident in 1965.
According to a cousin, 85 year old Joy Buchan, he set off on his adventure with just a couple of jumpers, a blanket & a pair of ‘khaki knickers’ with only £12 in the pocket.