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Upcoming Events

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Meeting with Richard Cole & Owen Cooper, Kent – 25/06/2022

New venue. Starting at 14:00. Reproducing pianos, player pianos, pipe organs and much more. To book your place please contact Richard Cole.

Meeting with David Houlgate, Ditchling – 06/08/2022

A return to Ditchling after two years of virtual YouTube concerts. Starting at 13:00 booking is essential, please contact David Houlgate.

Meeting with Duncan James & Paul Blower, Chelmsford – September 2022

Date and time to be announced.

Meeting with Terry & Ursula Leonard, Bournemouth – 01/10/2022

A familiar and welcome social meeting with seasoned hosts, starting at 13:00. Please contact Terry Leonard to nook your place.

Meeting with Paul Morris, Exeter – 26/11/2022

A fun and informative visit to the collection of Paul Morris; his player pianos, reproducing pipe organ and wax cylinder production! Doors open at 14:30. Please contact Mr Morris to book your place.

An Evening at Ditchling e-concert

Due to the circumstances surrounding Coronavirus our annual visit to David Houlgate’s collection in East Sussex was, once again, cancelled. Fortunately, though, we were able to enjoy another e-concert which is still available on the PPG’s YouTube channel, please click the link below to find out more: An Evening at Ditchling – 16th of October […]

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

Unfortunately 2020’s social event in Ditchling, East Sussex has had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus. However, thanks to the hard work of Jonathan Adams you will be able to visit Ditchling virtually and listen to a short concert on the Steinway XR Duo-Art and residence organs. Please follow the link below to view the […]

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 […]