Until recently we weren't allowed to organize any event, so last year our president took the initiative to set up an online 'COVID-concert' on YouTube (as a replacement for our annual New Year's gathering). With the help of many of our members, we were able to present a variety of instruments.

Of course, it would be nice if we could repeat this, so here we are again with an appeal to send in a short movie of you and your instrument. A few guidelines:

  • Record the movie in high quality (preferably in Full HD, 1920x1080) and with decent sound.
  • Limit yourself to a song of ca. 3 minutes – if you feel like singing along, please do!
  • Personal New Year’s greetings are definitely appreciated.
  • The deadline is Wednesday 15 December 2021.
  • You can send in your files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using a free service like WeTransfer.

Many thanks in advance!

At the moment, the online concert is planned on Saturday 8 January 2022 at 11.00 AM.

Take your agenda and mark the following event: from 10 till 19 August 2018 there will be open days again at the premises of Decap Herentals with various artists and innovations, presented in the organ building. The circus of the Ronaldo family will be present again! More information about this happening will be available in springtime.

Gebr.Bruder "Airophon" SaedtThe Hinzen family from Swalmen (NL) is organising a large organ event in the spring of 2015. During two weekends, they'll have 25 to 30 fair organs in their workshops - an event not to be missed!

Do mark the following dates in your calendar:

  • Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February, Sunday 1 March
  • Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March.

The programme will be partly different during both weekends.

Entrance fee will be € 7,00 per day, one consumption included.

Address: Business Park Swalmen, Heydweg 7, 6071 PT SWALMEN, The Netherlands. More details about the organs attending the event will be made available later.

121-key Decap "Frangema"In 2007 the Flemish government, stimulated by the then miniser of culture Bert Anciaux, bought the well known collection of mechanical music instruments of Jef and Jeannine Ghysels-Picalausa in Schaarbeek.

Recently, the current minister of culture Joke Schauvliege decided that in due time the collection will be moved the Vleeshuis museum in the centre of Antwerp. Until then, the collection is in storage in a climate-controlled shed of Katoen Natie in the harbour in Kallo; there, Jolien Paeshuys of the heritage department of the city of Antwerp looks after the collection.

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