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Advance Notice: 2017 AGM

Advance Notice: 2017 AGM

Posted on 5th Feb 2017 by AGM

The PPG AGM will be held on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Madingley Hall near Cambridge. AGM free to all PPG members. Please note nominations for Committee membership and any motions must be received by 6 May 2017 Dinner and entertainments follow. Guests welcome. Full details and ... read more »

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For sale: a collection of Duo-Art and other rolls

For sale: a collection of Duo-Art and other rolls

Posted on 3rd Dec 2016 by PPG

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

Player Pianos and Parts on offer

Player Pianos and Parts on offer

Posted on 6th Jul 2015 by PPG

David Wragg, a long-standing PPG member who was also the NWPPA's Technical Adviser, died suddenly before Christmas and is much missed.  He was a very kind, modest and generous person who was also immensely ... read more »

Sergei Rachmaninoff Live in Concert

Sergei Rachmaninoff Live in Concert

Posted on 12th Jan 2015 by PPG

Royal Festival Hall Saturday 7 February at 16:00 With Johannes Moser – Cello http://www.pianola.org for more details... read more »

The London Duo-Art Pianists

The London Duo-Art Pianists

Posted on 10th Nov 2014 by The Player Piano Group

The extraordinary pictures and biographies which form the core of this book are of the pianists known to have recorded in London for the Duo-Art reproducing piano. Additional sections recount the history of the Duo-Art,... read more »

Our Patron on the BBC

Our Patron on the BBC

Posted on 9th Oct 2014 by Patrick Handscombe

PPG Patron Jools Holland appears in a delightful BBC video with a galaxy of stars both rock and classical in a remake of the Beach Boys' extraordinary God Only Knows featuring composer Brian Wilson: ... read more »

Death of Christopher Hogwood

Death of Christopher Hogwood

Posted on 25th Sep 2014 by Patrick Handscombe

The PPG regrets to announce the death of our Honorary Associate Christopher Hogwood at the age of 73.   He died at his home in Cambridge following an illness lasting several months.   Hogwood studied ... read more »

The Centenary of the Duo-Art Pianola

The Centenary of the Duo-Art Pianola

Posted on 10th Mar 2014 by Patrick Handscombe

The Duo-Art Pianola piano was launched on 2 March 1914 in the Steinway Salons of the New York Aeolian Hall. Surprisingly, it was launched in the upright Steinway piano; by the year's end grand versions were available.... read more »

Online Rolls Catalogue is now available

Online Rolls Catalogue is now available

Posted on 26th Oct 2013 by The Player Piano Group

Are you looking for a piano roll but can't remember its number and are curious when it was first issued or would like to know how many different rolls of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" have Ampico issued? With our ... read more »

The Player Piano Group on YouTube

The Player Piano Group on YouTube

Posted on 20th Nov 2012 by The Player Piano Group

The Player Piano Group is now on YouTube with some of the finest player pianos in action and more. Subscribe yet today and you will be notified about our latest additions. To visit the channel please click here.... read more »

New PPG Community Forum

New PPG Community Forum

Posted on 10th Nov 2012 by The Player Piano Group

Our new PPG Community Forum has finally launched. If you would like to share your Player Piano experience, talk about past or incoming events and concerts, upload pictures and videos of your recently acquired Pianola ... read more »

Jools Holland is our new Patron

Jools Holland is our new Patron

Posted on 1st Oct 2012 by The Player Piano Group

When thinking of a patron for our group to succeed the late Sir Charles McKerras (the joyful owner of a barrel piano) no better person could be imagined than the hugely active and respected Jools Holland. The breadth ... read more »

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The Centenary of the Duo-Art

The Centenary of the Duo-Art

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

10th Mar 2014

The North Tonawanda Pianolin

The North Tonawanda Pianolin

We are all familiar with the basic player piano, ...

22nd Nov 2012