Monday, 16 July 2012

Staunton, Virginia - a Taylor and Boody weekend

Feb. 24-26 On Friday, I awoke very early in the morning to a small blizzard in western Michigan, making my drive across the state to the Detroit airport a little longer and more adventerous than originally planned. I made it with no major problems, but had a delay and missed my connecting flight. The tiny plane that I eventually took from Charlotte, NC to Charlottesville, VA, combined with more turbulence than I have ever experienced on any flight in any…
Saturday, 07 July 2012

Northwest Indiana - more than meets the eye!

Last week, I took an eagerly awaited trip down to Northwest Indiana, to visit two organs I'd heard about from like-minded organ friends. Craig Craimer is the organ prof at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, and right around the time I left the country, in 2004, they built a beautiful new performing arts center, and in the organ hall, had the American organ builder Paul Fritts build a large, mechanical-action instrument that is definitely influenced by Northern…
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