The Music Boat Man: Reinier Sijpkens

Reinier Sijpkens (©

Reinier Sijpkens travels around the world, making magic and music for children and collecting their laughter. At home in the Netherlands, he haunts the canals of Amsterdam playing barrel organ, trumpet and conch. He says his day job is “developing his soul”. This programme features an interview with this elusive magical character, as well as his music from his boat and from his recordings playing for children around the world.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: January 10, 2006