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Peter Allison

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About Peter Allison

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  • Birthday 28/04/60

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    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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    COLLECTING RECORDINGS, AS A "NON PLAYER" THIS IS AS NEAR TO THE ORGAN AS I CAN GET. AND AS I AM NOW SINGLE "AGAIN" I CAN GET OUT AND GET BACK TO MY HOBBY OF RECITALS AND RECORDING THE ORGAN

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  1. Newcastle

    Conrad was a clever man in 71, ish lol
  2. Newcastle

    there are few sound clips on FB, sounds nice, well done
  3. No new posts??

    I do not know, I just gleaned the info at organ recitals.com, and clicked on the organ tab..
  4. No new posts??

    nice to see someone post something newcastle has a "toaster" now. I made one of my first recordings, back when Time Hone was DOM and before a toaster was there
  5. No new posts??

    I visit this site every day, and as a "non player", I find some the posts very interesting, but sadly not seen any "new post since 19/10 17. The old adage comes to mind from when I was doing farmers markets, in Yorkshire..... " use it or loose it
  6. Holy Trinity Coventry

    "money" is the problem found in all organs, whether running costs, rebuilds. People today (20017) have different priorities, food, family, etc .Rich benefactors are needed, but they are either answering to others, or not interested , as Barry knows, eg Hull
  7. Phantom of the Opera

    will see what I can do, it may take a few days, as have quite a few personal thing to sort out first
  8. Phantom of the Opera

    I fully understand Charles, have replied. one of the stories I was told, years ago, was that of an american couple who said the west end organ wood support looked very very old, only to be told it was just 5 years old :-)
  9. Phantom of the Opera

    Restore????, it does not seem 5 mins, since I helped unload said organ, with Peter Collins,and had many a drink with my dad and the late organist, David Higgins, after dads organ lesson, (and my recordings on reel to reel of the organ)
  10. Youtube

    just had a friend point this one out to me, its well played I think
  11. Unusual audience member

    I had a reply from "churchmouse", on a post I made on FB, the other day, about traveling up to Hexham Abbey.... and she made the very valid comment about the recitalist, taking a strong position about his/hers audience . And of course Advertising is also a massive role to take to. The organ fest in Hull, deserves to be greatly supported, I know, all being well, I shall be attending :-) But recitals over in the UK, in the main, are not well attended, apart from so called "celebrity" recitals, Manchester Cathedral, being one, no matter the venue. I was at a recital a few years ago, and it was on historic style instrument, in what is reckoned to be England's largest parish church,(think Barry was there), and the organ was presided over by a well known organist emeritus from York Minster, and it failed to attract more than a few "dyed in the wool," organ "buffs sadly
  12. Unusual audience member

    was it a blind dog? for the visually impaired
  13. York Minster

    I remember a few years ago, when talking to Robert Sharpe, that I had a good friend, who had quite a few private recordings of the Minster organ , from the 50's and early 60's. He asked if he could hear them, maybe this was a precursor to any alterations, then again, probably not
  14. At my dads church (Witton Gilbert), when he was the organist and choir master, had a fine Harrison (being in Durham), but when a young organist went there in the 1980's, it was soon replaced with a Copeman Hart analogue toaster, the organist at St. Nicks, bought a few people to see it,
  15. was the church in Durham, a one manual?, if so, they were told it HAD to be a pipe organ, to meet the restructuring guide lines (St, Nicolas) I was a worshiper there on a few occasions. I was a member of a " happy clappy, band led and organless church, and for all its local criticism (some called it a cult), it attracted 4-500 people every week, and about 300, when students were not in residence. I loved it, BUT also went to the Cathedral on sunday afternoons every week, so I was in both camps, as they say. Am now a King James and BCP person, even to the extent of attending different church at christmas eve, 15 miles away, as there was no "bells and smells" at that one, as there was where my dad was organist Peter
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