About Our Organs "De Angelena"
De Angelena is a British Built 55 keyless or note, Dutch style street organ that is adored by many, especially the people of Holland. Made by David Leach in Huddersfield to our exact spec. We designed how the organ would sound, how it would play and David made our dreams a reality to which we are forever grateful. De Angelena has the most beautiful smooth mellow and crisp sound. The Dutch call it the finest Dutch Street Organ never to be made in Holland.
This organ has booked it's place in Mechanical organ history by being the very last organ to be completed in the 20th Century, the last piece finished on the 28th December 1999.
De Angelena is a nice compact design measuring just over 8ft. It has recently been placed onto an antique traditional Dutch three wheeled cart. This means the organ can play easily anywhere. The two man push handle at the rear of the organ makes it very self contained (not needing a Vehicle to move it around). The music is generated via a half horsepower motor into a large blower pushing the air around the many varied pipes, but instead of very heavy cardboard books, this organ uses a midi system meaning it's 35hrs of fantastic Dutch music is stored onto 1 small SD card.
Draaiorgel De Harlekijn
Draaiorgel De Harlekijn is a 52 key Systeme Limonaire genuine Dutch Street organ operating off cardboard books and can be hand cranked using a massive 30ins iron wheel. Harlekijn was built originally in 1990, not very old but when it was first built, it was made to a "get what you pay for" standard which wasn't great. It lasted until 2007 when it finally gave up. Rather than scrap the organ and start again, it was decided to hand it over to Mechanical organ builder and restorer Robert Harris in Weymouth, he undertook a five year full rebuild. Every nut bolt and anything else that either moved or held air, was replaced. The end result is a very sweet sounding organ with lovely tonal qualities that would grace any event perfectly.
"The Little Windmill"
If this organ were a car, it would be a Mini, small, easy to use, go anywhere, what you see is what you get, fun little instrument. It was built in 2002 in Holland to use either indoor or out, so the organ is pleasant to listen to without being too loud. The Windmill is hand turned and plays off cardboard books
**This organ has now been sold**
We are located in a small Hamlet called East Martin which sits on the Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset border, so we are ideally placed to travel to any of the south west, Central and South East counties.