13 Aug 2020

Coral Trimmer - the nonagenarian harmonica player from the Kapiti Coast

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 13 August 2020
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Photo: Kate Jason Smith

Coral Trimmer started playing the harmonica 85 years ago. The 90-year-old has played music in bordellos in London, to soldiers in the Middle East - and recently moved home to the Kapiti Coast. Coral joins Kathryn Ryan to tell her about growing up alongside her brother, ballet dancer Sir Jon Trimmer, her love affair with a war heroine, and decades of playing music around the world.