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Forthcoming Events

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Social Meeting with David Houlgate et al., Ditchling – 03/08/2024

Time to be confirmed. To book your place please login to the members’ area.

Social Meeting with Jim & Sally Spriggs, York – 19/10/2024

PPG members are warmly invited to attend the NWPPA social meeting commencing at 14:30. Jim & Sally have a very nice Weber Pianola and always manage to come up with an interesting and varied meeting! To book your place, please login to the members’ area.

Online Virtual Concert with Benjamin Ely – 23/11/2024

With space limitations precluding a physical social meeting, a house-concert has been arranged to be broadcast at 19:00. Check back here for full details.

2024 AGM & Concert

In 2024, the PPG’s Annual General Meeting was held at Downing Place United Reformed Church, CB2 3EL; a concert from James Eggleston’s Welte Vorsetzer followed. As well as a live stream, Julian Dyer kindly recorded selected works from the programme, which we are pleased to share below:

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 […]