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Keyboard & Fiddle Tales (Auckland Heritage Festival)

Come and hear a range of the instruments at the museum, woven together with tales of their history and music of their time.

This eclectic event will feature some of the lesser known instruments…

Missionary Organ – Hymns of early settlers

Transposing Piano – Music by Irving Berlin, who used this instrument with his singers

Sailing Ship Piano – Sea songs, with fiddle

Theatre Organ – Music from the Old Country (Elgar, Parry and more)

…plus popular music for violin and piano, featuring the Bechstein Concert Grand Piano that was transported to New Zealand from Poland by the world renowned concert pianist, Ignacy Jan Padereswski.

Reg Towers (Keyboard & Storyteller)

Biography to follow

David Rawsthorne (Violin)

Biography to follow


Sunday, 4 October 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Whittaker’s Music Museum
Artworks Centre 2 Korora Road, Oneroa
Auckland, Auckland 1081 New Zealand
09 372 5573