External Links

Below are the links to our sister societies and the institutions with which we share our interest in mechanical instruments:

  • North West Player Piano Association - our sister society of around 80 enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of player pianos, reproducing pianos and similar instruments. The NWPPA was founded in 1972 when a small group of around 15 people interested in "Pianolas" met to share their interest at a private house near Manchester.
  • The Musical Museum in Brentford - fascinating range of self-playing instruments and music rolls tells the story of how people listened to music before the days of microphones and electronics. From the tiniest of clockwork musical boxes to the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’ the collection embraces an array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and self-playing violins.

* Please note that the above links are for information purpose only and we are not responsible for any of their content.

Events

Latest news

2017 AGM at Madingley Hall

The PPG AGM Entertainment and Dinner will be held on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 ...

7th Apr 2017

Collection of original Duo-Art rolls for sale

See Marketplace for details of this exceptional collection. Offers to be received by 31 January 2017...

3rd Dec 2016

Articles

The Centenary of the Duo-Art

The First Announcement of the Duo-Art Pianola piano: ...

10th Mar 2014

The North Tonawanda Pianolin

We are all familiar with the basic player piano, using conventional bellows feeders, paper roll music, pouch ...

22nd Nov 2012