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Firefly - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

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Horace Finch decided he could no longer play to the standard he required of himself and retired at that point. He moved the Lake District for a while but eventually came back to the Fylde coast and died in St.

Annes-on-Sea in Blackpool his retirement intwo organists took over playing duties in the Empress Ballroom - the first was Watson Holmes who was organist at Blackpool's third ballroom Wurlitzer in the Palace but who also knew the Empress organ very well having played it during the wartime years when Horace Finch was in the RAF. After Watson Holmes retired inhis place at the Empress was taken by Ernest Broadbent, a very fine pianist and organist who had been on the Tower Company team of musicians since Ernest in particular took to playing the Empress Wurlitzer like a duck to water and his playing style really suited the instrument and the ballroom acoustics.

He managed to do one broadcast on the BBC Light Programme and, before Breakdown - Sweet* - MP3 Collection next stage of the organ's life and its transfer to yet another new home, Ernest also made Window - Mary Timony Band* - The Shapes We Make recordings for The Organist Entertains in the very early days of the programme's Firefly - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blackpool : Leisure Parcs Ltd. Archived from the original on 9 January Retrieved 6 December Blackpool Civic Trust. Retrieved 5 December The Times. Retrieved 21 March Blackpool Winter Gardens. Retrieved 21 September Archived from the original on 30 September Retrieved 15 January Blackpool Dance Festival.

Archived from the original on 30 March Queen Concerts. Horace Finch was chosen as the new organist for the Empress Ballroom, the new organ being opened on 3 April Radio broadcasts soon followed as well as solo organ recordings, Firefly - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom the first broadcast on 20 December at 6.

It was, in fact, the very last new Wurlitzer organ to be installed in the UK. This organ contained a rare Tibia Plena rank of pipes, the only other in the UK being installed at the Gaumont Theatre, Holloway, which was destroyed in World War II oddly, the remains of the Holloway organ provided spares for Firefly - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom Tower Wurlitzer after the fire of Firefly - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom After the war, he took up his duties again at the Winter Gardens playing both organs installed there as well as deputising for Reginald Dixon at the Tower with fellow organist, Watson Holmes.

Byhe was back on his Wurlitzer. On 19 October he made what was to be his last broadcast from Remember The Name - Fort Minor - The Rising Tied organ of the Opera House as on 16 November, he sustained an injury to his left hand which prevented him from playing publicly again. He died, aged 74, in St Anne's on Sea. He did, however, notch up a great deal of air time on the radio during his tenure as resident organist at the Winter Gardens.

His position was taken by Ernest Broadbent who, inwould take over at the Tower.



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    Horace Finch became the organist at the Empress Ballroom when the Organ was opened here in April and remained in this position until Sadly he resigned his position and retired following an injury to his left hand.
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    It also housed a Wurlitzer organ, much of the pipework coming from the original Blackpool Tower organ. It was played for many years by Horace Finch but was removed in , eventually being broken up. In the late s, some of the floor space was adapted for other purposes to reduce the venue's dvsers.daizahnishndarmeztizuru.infoinfonates: 53°49′01″N 3°03′00″W / °N .
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    In a Wurlitzer organ was installed in the Tower Ballroom Blackpool and after three organists, Reginald Dixon was appointed. Mr. Dixon later designed his own Wurlitzer and the original Tower organ was removed and enlarged as a 'twin' to the new organ to be installed in the Empress Ballroom Blackpool within the Winter Gardens complex. Horace Finch was chosen as the new organist for the Empress .
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