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Virtual meeting with Arthur & Helen Jones – 13/01/2024

PPG members are warmly invited to join the NWPPA in their virtual Zoom meeting with Arthur & Helen Jones. Commencing at 14:30 this meeting will present Arthur’s c.1924 Marshall & Wendall Ampico reproducing piano and c.1900 Orchestrelle Co. 58/65-note ‘push-up’ Pianola. An informal concert will be interspersed with details of pieces played and any comments or discussions about them. We look forward to seeing you there! Please book your place by contacting Arthur Jones (with the details provided in the ‘Members’ Area’).

Social meeting with Gordon Kershaw, Rochdale – 13/04/2024

Mr Kershaw has kindly invited PPG members to his home for a joint meeting with the NWPPA. Commences at 14:30. Further details to follow soon.

Online Bulletin Library – Now Live!

The PPG’s Bulletin library is now available to view online – right back to newsletter no. 1 in 1960! To access this resource simply login to the ‘Members’ Area’ with the details published in your most recent Bulletin. A searchable PDF index of all contents pages has been compiled by a dedicated group of volunteers […]

Florence Price’s Fantasie Nègre No. 1 Duo-Art Roll

Florence Price’s music was largely ignored during her lifetime but identified by Radio Three’s ‘Forgotten Female Composers’ initiative of 2017. Her works are now being increasingly performed and published, and their quality is attracting an ever-expanding audience. The North West Player Piano Association’s 50th Anniversary in 2022 was the impetus to produce a new Duo-Art […]

An Evening at Ditchling e-concert


A catalogue of Meloto and Regent Dance Rolls

The Player Piano Group is pleased to announce that Julian Dyer’s complete catalogue of Meloto dance rolls has been published. This covers ‘popular’ piano rolls produced in Britain by the Aeolian Company – dance rolls of the 1920s & 30s, show and film tunes, light music and novelty piano of the 1930s – as well […]

PPG Special Commemorative Roll

The PPG is pleased to announce the release of a special 88 note (accented) roll, Chaminade’s Nocturne, Op. 165. First composed in 1924, this piece was presented and dedicated to London Duo-Art recording engineer Reginald Reynolds. Unfortunately it became the reason that the two never spoke again, as Reynolds had not noticed, or acknowledged, the […]

An Afternoon at Ditchling


Free Membership For Students & Under 25’s

Announcing Free Membership For Students & Under 25’s The Player Piano Group is pleased to announce two new membership categories, one for Full-Time Students and the other for those aged under 25. Applications for these are now open. Membership is offered free of charge to those who: – Study a minimum of 12 hours per […]