|
|
|
|
|
|
|

Whatís a street barrel organ? Where to use a Crank Organ? How to use a roller organ ? Who use the grinder organ ?

Street barrel organs are traditional central European music instruments dating as far back as the 17th century. They are real music instruments which do not require any musical knowledge or skill to play and work without any electric supply. The only power the instruments need is provided by the playerís turning the hand crank.

On the streets, at home, to accompany your voice while singing or to entertain friends at a party, a street barrel organ is your best companion!

No need to spend hours learning how to use it, the music pieces are recorded on perforated cardboards or paper rolls. The sound is produced by air coming through wooden or metal pipes. This air pressure delivered from the pump, as well as the whole mechanism, is activated by the turning of the hand crank. Take a look at our graphic at the end of this page to understand more about it!

 

A few examples of the occasions to use a hurdy gurdy organ

  • Livening up and drawing attention on streets or markets, which is the original use of organs.
  • Providing entertainment at a party. The choice of music is so large that you can find a piece for any occasion. What could be more romantic and original than playing the personís favourite piece on organ at a wedding or birthday party!

 

 

 
  • For cultural centres to use in their own cultural activities or to rent for any occasion.
  • In nursing homes, the old-fashion decoration and the softer sound (compared to modern stereos) turn organs into a great instrument for entertaining the elderly.
  • For any organisation. Itís very easy and quick to live up a Fancy Fair or to play it in a drama.

 

 

  • Of course, to accompany the voice of any singer. Professional or amateur, the repertory of organ is very large and we can also perforate special music pieces upon request.

  • In the case of usage in a dancing room, larger instruments can also be made. The mechanism can be electricity-powered and functions as a juke-box.

 

  • In amusement parks, great big instruments with sculpted and colourful front can leave some most unforgettable memories for kids and adults alike.

  • In a hotel lobby or a restaurant, such instruments do not only add much charm to an ordinary decoration, but also provide soft and pleasant music for the guests. Besides, the instrument can play automatically without musicians.