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Second time even luckier!

Returned with the RREC East Midlands Section with enthusiasm having had such a great time two years... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
billythedingo
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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An excellent different night out

The Rotary club of Buxton visited tonight a spectacular theatrical evening of cinema organ music... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
djhvet
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buxton
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Home of the ex-Regal/ABC Derby Mighty Compton Cinema Organ. Only open on concert days. Please see website for details of concerts.
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Dovedale Garage | Thorpe, Ashbourne, England
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Returned with the RREC East Midlands Section with enthusiasm having had such a great time two years ago. Very pleased to see new additions both to the mighty Compton and the instrument collection. Two beautiful sounding self playing grand pianos ,one awaiting restoration, the other...More

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thanks for your review of Pipes In The Peaks and good to know that you enjoyed your secons visit to see and hear the sounds of the Mighty Compton, and all of our other exhibits. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself having a quick go...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

The Rotary club of Buxton visited tonight a spectacular theatrical evening of cinema organ music, popular tunes, lots of different musical machines, classic cars and a good buffet A good visit for a group by arrangement or to one of their concerts throughout the year

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thanks for your kind review of Pipes in the Peaks. Hope you will visit us again to see and hear the sounds of the Mighty Compton.

Reviewed January 17, 2017

They opened up at 7pm om Christmas Eve for the residents of the local hotel and put a magnificent show (the restored organ) and the icing on the cake was to also see the classic cars they have restored/ The owners really do deserve more...More

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you for your review of Pipes in the Peaks. We are glad that you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Mighty Compton Organ, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed October 26, 2016

Wonderful night when it was 'The Last Night Of The Proms' fascinating and clever use of the musical instruments to the playing of the pipes. Well worth a visit

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Thanks for your review of Pipes in the Peaks. We are glad that you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Mighty Compton Organ, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Went with our car club. Loved it. Will definitely go back again. Only wish we could have sang along too

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thanks for your review of Pipes in the Peaks. We are glad that you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Mighty Compton Organ, and hope to see you again.

Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I went today to this great place with a group from the rolls royce enthusiasts club I drove up from Kettering and it would have been worth a journey of double that.the resident organist, Christian, is a talented and friendly person.the word friendly sums up...More

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Thanks for your review of Pipes In The Peaks and good to know that you enjoyed your visit to see and hear the sounds of the Mighty Compton, and all of our other exhibits. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself having a quick go on...More

Reviewed February 8, 2016

We take a group of around 30 - 35 people every year for the Christmas show, which is always well run, with good organisation. Everyone is made very welcome and greeted with a glass of sherry or orange juice on arrival with tea or coffee...More

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2016

Great to hear you enjoyed your return visit to our Christmas Spectacular show. Look forward to seeing you all again so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mighty Compton.

Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is an entertainment outing not to be missed! Looks nothing from the outside, a building in a garage forecourt, but wow what an evening of musical entertainment! Christian played the Compton organ, providing an evening of wonderful music. Very accomplished on the organ and...More

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Compton1938, Manager at Pipes in The Peaks, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2016

Thanks for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Pipes in the Peaks to see and hear the Mighty Compton.

Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was a real gem, a lovely concert in Dovedale with Stephen Foulkes playing the restored Compton cinema organ with all the novelty instruments and tweety birds operated to play with the organ. The venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we had mince pies...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2015

Al six of us had looked forward to our visit to Pipes in The Peaks, believing we had some idea of what it would entail....however, we were 'bowled over', it was so much more than we had hoped for...the venue was decorated beautifully for Christmas,...More

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cliffann1
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Response from Compton1938 | Property representative |
Hi, all of the concerts are listed on our website. But anyway, here are the dates: Sunday 4th December at 2.30pm Saturday 10th December at 2.30pm Sunday 11th December at 2.30pm Sunday 18th December at 2.30pm Kind... More
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