For our first event of the year we went to St Mathew’s Darley Abbey to hear Mike Sole of Leicester. He gave a talk about his life in music, as an organist, jazz pianist, bassist and organ builder. He also gave us two improvisations on his Roland digital piano and two improvisations on the church’s organ.
Mar: Mechanical Instruments.
In march we visited a glorious collection of Mechanical instruments that is kept in a residence close to Derby.
Ranging from music boxes through pianolas to Dutch café organ. Band even a midi (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) concertina (pictured on the left). Our host was Nicholas Simons.