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Friday, June 27, 2008

Fairground Organ at Fete

Welcoming people to Gee Cross Fete this year was Dave Stubbs with his Fairground Organ.

This organ was made in 1982 by the Dean Organ Company from Bristol and has been decorated in a traditional style to give it a more Continental look. Unlike a barrel organ which uses a cylindrical barrel with pins that activate the individual instruments of the organ, this uses a cardboard book of punched music, where each hole corresponds to a musical note or percussion instrument.

This is not the same as the Fairground Organ which attended previous fetes.

There is a gallery of nineteen photographs at Gee Cross Fete 2008 which has links to photos from previous years too


Kelly said...

This is wonderful! I love these. There is a woman who rides in our Swedish Days parade every year who plays something similar.

babooshka said...

Did you Kelly's Swedish week. It was a really good collection.

I haven't seen one of these for years. It's a beauty and a welcome change from a skywatch pic.

KAZ said...

Lovely - it looks tres French.

marley said...

Oh wow, what a blast from my childhood! The Cheltenham Lions Club used to have one of these in the Prom every christmas to raise money for charity. Thanks for posting this. It brings back nice memories :)

Squirrel said...

I like the guy in the cardigan. Does he ever get tired of talking about his organ?????????? !

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