Happy sounds to fill the Square

cookeTraditional Organ Grinder Matthew Cooke will be filling the air with traditional and modern music, and putting smiles on faces, in and around the Old Market Square.

In Victorian times the organ, a mechanical music playing device, was popular on the streets of cities and towns, bringing the sound of the Music Hall to the masses.

Patrick Cooke, of Crich, started his business 20 years ago under the name of Cooke & Sons with the aim of keeping the tradition alive he and his two sons are now much in demand. Patrick has appeared in a music documentary about London with Jools Holland and he and his sons can often be seen at venues such as Chatsworth House and other stately homes across the Midlands.

Ask Matthew if you can turn the handle he will be only too happy to rest his arm a while!