Lincoln Rally comes to an end (20/02/24)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
5d ago
Lincoln Rally calls it a day. After 38 years, the committee say the event will 'bow out', blaming increasing costs and health and safety changes, saying the event is getting 'harder and harder to organise'. Join us for a special Tuesday Night Live with all Lincoln Organs and Fairground Sounds ..read more
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The Andreas Ruth goes to the US (06/02/24)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
1w ago
On Tuesday Night Live tonight, some wonderful music from the Ex-Margaret Cook Ruth, as the much-admired organ finds a new home in the United States. Bill Hall has added it to his collection and tells us it will give its debut performance at the combined COAA and MBSI meeting on the 1st March ..read more
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A Barrel Piano special (16/01/24)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
1M ago
On Tuesday Night Live tonight, we're celebrating some beautiful barrel instruments. We're off to the collection of Keith Hilson and Richard Kerridge. Keith, as a boy, used to get in trouble with his aunt when he went out on the streets of London and helped the men with the barrel piano. Some lovely stories and sounds of a bygone era will fill the show. We've also got the return of the Backwards Book, and have a go at Connect Four ..read more
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The Mechanical Music Radio Christmas Party (20/12/23)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
2M ago
A show full of Christmas greetings, festive music and play along with our new game - Bits and Pieces ..read more
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Woodcarving for organ facades (21/11/23)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
3M ago
Tonight on Tuesday Night Live, we're joined by woodcarver, restorer and president of the COAA, Bob Yorburg for an interesting chat about his work. Pictured is the Edgerton Gavioli which was carved by Bob ..read more
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An Amersham Organ Museum special (31/10/23)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
4M ago
The Amersham Fair Organ Museum begin their winter open days this weekend and have made some new recordings of their instruments, just for you lucky listeners of Mechanical Music Radio! ​They hold a series of six open days over the autumn – spring period, as detailed below – 11:00 – 17:00, parking & admission free: 5th November 2023 3rd December 2023 14th January 2024 11th February 2024 17th March 2024 ​14th April 2024 See their website on https://afom.org.uk ..read more
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A Decap Fair Organ restored (17/10/23)
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
4M ago
On Tuesday Night Live, American organ builder Bruce Newman joins us to chat about his latest work, a Decap Antwerp Fair Organ 'De Nachtegaal'. The Nightingale' is now back in the Collectors Museum in San Rafael, CA and playing most days. Hear all about it. Also October means OKTOBERFEST! On Tuesday Night Live, we have some exclusive audio from the “Oide Wiesn" event, which features traditional fairground rides and organs ..read more
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Mortier Dance Organ 'Neptunus' resurfaces!
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
5M ago
It's always exciting when an organ appears again after many years away. The 91 Key Dance Organ "Neptunus", formerly owned by the late Pete Watts, has made its first public appearance in 20 years. It is now owned by Robert Harris, and it was a thrill for many enthusiasts to see the instrument again at Fair Organ Day at The Grange Musical Collection on Sunday - and it played far better than anyone expected after two decades away. Robert Harris joins James on Tuesday Night Live to have a chat about his future plans for the instrument ..read more
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Organ façade restoration and redecoration
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
5M ago
A special programme about the paintwork of organ fronts. We are joined for a chat by Pieter van Aken, who was commissioned to restore the front of the Lekkerkerker - our instrument of the week - several years ago. Pieter talks about the time and preparation it takes - and the satisfaction of a properly restored organ front ..read more
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A new Fairground Organ in England!
Mechanical Music Radio
by James Dundon
6M ago
It’s quite rare to get a new Fair Organ on the scene. Tonight, Nick Williams is on Tuesday Night Live telling James about his latest acquisition - this compact yet full-sounding instrument ..read more
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