In the weekend of 28 and 29 June the triennial Orgelfest in Waldkirch in Germany took place. Our member Willy Jacops visited the event for the first time and sent us the photos below, which give a good impression of this fantastic event with dozens of organs, ranging from small, hand-turned ones to large fair organs:

Orgelfest Waldkirch 2014

Our secretary, Gerrit Verhagen, attended the open days at Decap Herentals (28 May-1 June). Click on the photo below to get an impression of this large event:

Opendeurdagen Decap Herentals 

Last year, our Italian sister society AMMI opened a museum of mechanical musical instruments in the Villa Silvia in Cesena. Last week, the museum was featured in he Italian TV programme Sì viaggiare; in the movie below, you can also see AMMI's president, Franco Severi:

For those members who weren't able to join our society's visit to the former Ghysels collection in the depot of Katoen Natie in Kallo: Sjon Baum posted some movies on YouTube of that afternoon, including this one of the 68-key Bursens "Brusilia".

A véry modern automatic orchestra ... Mechanical music or not?

The organ museum at Haarlem regularly organises a surprising event. For King's Birthday, they invited the Band of Liberation to play together with street organ De Lekkerkerker. This resulted in a fantastic combination, as you can see and hear on this movie by Jan Kees de Ruijter:

 

Wim van der Baan has posted more movies of this event on YouTube.

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