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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:13 am 
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I played Image for a while for Sikh religious services in Cardiff about 30 years ago.

The thing I played is known as a waja.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 3:49 am 
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Traditional foot pedal harmoniums (or reed organs) are rather unpopular and therefore easy to acquire, if you're interested and have the space.

I was given a beautiful old Estey Reed Organ by an acquaintance who'd also got it as a freebie. It's fun, and you get a workout while you play... In the US, harmoniums were often used in the out-of-the-way churches. The old ones are not useful for communal playing though; mine's tuned to 430hz.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:11 am 
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... just found this thread ...

There was a pedal harmonium at the chapel the family used for christenings etc. when I was a lad. I don't remember the occaision, but I do remember my cousin sweating profusely, pedalling like crazy to keep up with the leaking bellows whilst still managing a presentable performance of whichever hymn was being played :)

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