Pipes, music roles and folklore

Every year a friend sends us an invitation for the barrel organ festival in her town Geraardsbergen. Yep you got that right : A barrel organ festival.....with plenty of barrel organs in the city. Just picture that for a moment.

Guess what....
We went to a barrel organ festival this Sunday....with plenty of barrel organs in the city. Just picture that as well :)

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And it was visually so great that we couldn't stop walking around and taking pictures. Our ears have survived very well although I wouldn't dream buying any of the many organ CD's that were on offer.







The percussion parts were usually the most fun on the organs...sculptures , monkeys or whatever that start tingling, tocking, banging, ....at the most unexpected moments.


Organs in all sizes big but also very small....
Oh and notice the mandatory monkeys sitting next to the organ!




Music rolls


The "Victory", the world's biggest transportable organ playing Madonna when we walked by



There was also a fair and a nostalgic flea market.

Comments

Lilacspecs said…
Ooh, this looks pretty cool.
anno said…
What fun! Maybe even better than a Glockenspiel!
Brian Miller said…
looks like a fun time...
Luisa Perkins said…
I would find that endlessly entertaining!
Jenn said…
Great pictures!

Jenn

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