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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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New England based group The Press Gang use a harmonium on a few tracks in their latest album. Here's a good clip from a house concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk7K6H10atc


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:55 pm 
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I know nothing about harmoniums except what I’ve read in this thread. If eBay is any guide, harmoniums seem to be on the upswing. There are pages and pages of new harmoniums on eBay, most in the $300-$500 range and tuned A=440. I have no idea what the quality is.

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