Pipe Organ Preservation Co. (of Ireland)

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* FOR HIRE * McCarthy Fairground Organ * FOR HIRE *


This Organ was made about 25 years ago for a well known Fairground Owner, he used it for his and his families use only until he replaced it with a larger Organ. It passed through two subsequent owners who kept it until they retired and then in 2002 it was purchased by us and brought to Northern Ireland. Over the years each owner has purchased various Music Books of all tastes to the tune of 100 plus, these were supplied by well known Music Book makers such as G.P. McCarthy, A. Whitehead & Co, Melvyn Wright, Francis Stapleton and others, and if you know anything about the cost of these Books you will appreciate the collection, play times from 5 to 16 mins.

The facia of the Organ was decorated by the well known Fairground artist Mr Neddy Matthews to the design of the first owner, she is called "Aint She Sweet" and she really is, the sound is wonderful, you see the Bandsman, his right arm holding the Baton moves in beat with the music playing, as does the Ladies holding the Bells, - when in operation the Castanets operate as with the drums and Glockenspeil and all the others instruments within.

The Organ facia is 8 feet 4 inches wide and 5 feet 6 inches high, We had it until recently fitted onto a British Leyland LDV box van. It is now fitted into a twin-axle box trailer specifically built for a fairground organ.

Around the back everyone can see the works, it is a excellent machine to behold when working, it has its own power supply by way of a Honda EB 1500 petrol generator, also it uses mains supply. A list of the tunes is available so the punters can !PICK - A - TUNE!.

Tune List
0. Happy Birthday
1. National Anthem
2. Que Sera Sera
3. Little Old Lady
4. Semper Fidelis March
5. March Blaze Away
6. March Showland
7. March Under the Double Eagle
8. Great War Songs
9. Beer Barrel Polka
10. Sucha Sucha
11. Wheezyana
12. Gentlemen Of The King
13. Jambalaya
14. Ca Cest Paris
15. Down On The Barn
16. The Birdy Song
17. San Fernando Valley
18. When The Saints Go Marching In
19. Robert E Lee
20. Me And My Gal
21. Yesteryear Songs
22. Twelfth Street Rag
23. March Lorraine
24. Charmaine
25. Tiger Rag
26. Valencia
27. Moonlight and Roses
28. Buttons And Bows
29. Kisses For Me
30. White Cliffs Of Dover
31. Sheik Of Araby
32. Yankee Doodle (arr. Wright)
33. Liberty Bell (Monty Python)
34. When I Grow Too Old To Dream
35. Beautiful Dreamer
36. Silver Threads Amongst the Gold
37. De Boerinekans Dance
38. Yellow Bird Rumba
39. Marching Through Georgia
40. Waltz Through the Glass Mountains
41. Una Paloma Blanca
42. Over The Waves
43. The Sun Has Got His Hat On
44. Merry Widow Waltz
45. Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
46. Slave's Chorus
47. Nun's Chorus
48. Hallelujah Chorus
49. American Patrol
50. Who Do You Think You're Kidding Mister Hitler
51. Combine 'Arvester
52. Boogy Woogey Baby
53. Hear My Song Violetta
54. Morning Time Ride
55. Day Trip To Bangor
56. Seventy Six Trombones
57. La Raspa
58. Scottish Selection
59. Yankee Doodle Dandy (arr. Watts)
60. Beautiful Sunday
61. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
62. Spiritual Selection
63. Gary Owen March
64. Two Tuneful Ladies
65. Skater's Waltz
66. Old English Medley
67. Pistol Packin Mama
68. Lady Of Spain
69. Happy Days And Lonely Nights
70. Tiger Rag (arr. K.Byrne)
71. Hicks Barrel Piano Suite
72. Tavern In The Town
73. Le Beajolais Noveau March
74. Zambeze
75. Simon Says
76. My Truly Truly Fair
77. That's Amore
78. Carnival Of Venice
79. Poppa Piccolini
80. Never On A Sunday
81. Marie
82. My Blue Heaven
83. Walk In The Black Forest
84. Yellow Bird
85. I Wonder Why?
86. Tulips From Amsterdam
87. Anton Piek March
88. Selection Gypsy Princess
89. The Carnival Is Over
90. Lambada
91. Auld Lang Syne
92. Clap Clap Clap
93. Away In A Manger
94. Once In Royal David's City
95. The Holly And The Ivy
96. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
97. Come All Ye Faithful
98. Singing In The Rain
99. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
100. Christmas Songs Medley
101. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
102. William Tell

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