Theatre Organ

My Dad likes playing organs and he went to play this Compton Theatre Organ at Stockport Plaza. Theatre organs are different to say, churchy type organs- they have loads of different sounds not just ranks of pipes, but also bells, chimes, glockenspiels, drums, cymbals, screams and birds. Unlike an electric keyboard when you pressed the roll cymbal key it actually played a real cymbal up in the pipe room- the birds weren't real, but it was still a real noise rather than an approximation (they use water for the birds and can change the pitch with the amount of water!) I liked that for most of the stuff the noise was actual and real, apparently some theatre organs have a grand piano next to them and can have that as like a voice if desired on one of the consoles; what a sweet instrument.