This organ was built in Belgium in about 1970 by Arthur Bursens, as one of a batch of four. This one was bought by Lord O’Neill and became an attraction at Shane’s Castle in County Antrim, mounted on a 1920’s Leyland lorry. The organ plays a special Bursens scale, not the standard 52 key (Limonaire) scale.
8 bass notes: 1x stopped, 1x cello, 1x trombone on register control
12 accompaniment notes: 1x stopped, 1x cello (a fully chromatic octave)
22 melody notes (fully chromatic g – e) 2x violin, 2x bourdon céleste, 1x piston (metal trumpet)
Bass drum and cymbal; snare drum x2 beaters
Separate key for bandmaster
The organ operates with bellows and is a high-quality instrument. Mr Bursens died in 1982, marking the definitive end of the Bursens family’s organ building activities. The organ is mounted on a Bedford display vehicle and is ready for use.
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