Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydivingGlen Donnelly

The man who went skydiving in the nude with a violin
Many people would find jumping nude from a plane confronting, but it was a particular triumph for Glen Donnelly.

The Australian musician had set himself a challenge for his 30th birthday. He wanted to go skydiving, wearing nothing except a harness, and play a couple of violin pieces on the way down.

Armed with a A$50 (£30; $40) instrument, a bow and not much else, Mr Donnelly completed his feat in a tandem jump in New South Wales on Sunday.

Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydivingGlen Donnelly
Australian musician Glen Donnelly plays the violin while skydiving

He played Happy Birthday during the freefall – a little celebration for himself.
When the parachute opened, and he began to float, the violinist drew the opening strains of The Lark Ascending by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

30 August, 2017, 5:10 pm

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