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Carolina Music Museum

In the rather disappointing outlook for early keyboard instrument museums in the UK it is good to know that in the United States there will be a new museum. The Carolina Music Museum, Grenville, South Carolina will be opened in…

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Sale of early keyboard cloths

A new damper cloth is available from 15 February 2016 that is even closer in composition to the original used in early 19th century pianos than our previous cloth.  It is made from a finer yarn but uses a courser wool.  The…

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New book on an 1804 Broadwood Square Piano

In Mrs Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano, author Michael Hannon traces the extraordinary history of his 1804 instrument, originally bought by Mrs Dorothy Findlay, widow of a wealthy Glasgow tobacco merchant. In 1977 it re-appeared at an Irish auction where the…

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