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No more music from this pub piano.

PostedCOLON Wed 29 Mar, 2017 1:50 pm
by Leodian
I took these photos on March 28 2017 when I saw the forlorn remains of this piano at the Duck & Drake pub, Kirkgate. Sadly the piano has clearly seen better days. I don't know the Duck & Drake but I assume the piano was once played in the pub but it (the piano ;)) fell into disrepair sometime back (possibly years?). The first photo shows the piano and tables. The second is a zoomed-in view of the piano (the presence of the pink wellington boots also made me :) ).
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Re: No more music from this pub piano.

PostedCOLON Wed 29 Mar, 2017 6:50 pm
by volvojack
Hello Leodian,
Possibly this old "Johanna" is the one that was there from the old days when the pub was the Broughams Arms and a piano was pounded every lunch time seven days and there were singers (usually Market employees) who by midday had done a days work so were ready for a few pints and a bit of relaxation.

Re: No more music from this pub piano.

PostedCOLON Fri 31 Mar, 2017 6:53 pm
by Leodian
In regard to pub pianos I have just come across a 'Piano playing in Kirkgate pubs' thread started by John Ramsden on December 19 2015 http://secretleeds.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5937. The thread has a mention of the Duck & Drake/Broughams Arms/The Brooms pub.

Re: No more music from this pub piano.

PostedCOLON Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:07 pm
by John Ramsden
I went to The Duck and Drake last night. They have a new piano now. I played a couple of tunes on it? It is OK
John Ramsden