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Organ Quiz night at The Old Swan

Birmingham Organists' Association
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Regulars of  "The Old Swan" in Netherton were recently surprised to hear sudden bursts of organ music from a certain corner of this iconic Black Country pub.

BOA members recently gathered here for a social evening and musical quiz, the latter turning out to be (in the words of one member present) "enjoyable" but "frustrating".  There were twenty pieces to identify, each one being just a few bars from the very end of a more-or-less famous piece of organ music.  So while almost everyone recognised almost all of the pieces, trying to put a name to them from hearing just the last few bars proved challenging.

Thankfully, there were pints of Tim Newey's justly famous beer (brewed on the premises) to soothe and stimulate the "little grey cells" - and the fun of taking part was much more important than winning!

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