Organist Nigel will entertain

Nigel Ogden
Nigel Ogden

The Pipes In The Peaks venue at Thorpe, near Ashbourne, welcomes star organist Nigel Ogden for a concert there on Sunday, June 9, at 2.30pm.

The presenter of BBC Radio Two’s The Organist Entertains will come along to play the ex-Regal/ABC Mighty Compton Cinema organ.

This is always an afternoon of quality popular music for all tastes from 1920s to the present day, played in a lively toe tapping style, including arguably the closest reproduction of Reginald Dixon’s style of playing you’re likely to hear.

Tickets are by prior booking only.

They cost £10 with the doors opening at 1.30pm. Light interval refreshments and glass of wine on entry are included in ticket price.

Then, on Saturday, June 15, at 7.30pm, the venue is again hosting its popular The Organ, The Big Band and Me concert.

This has been an extremely well-liked event that has been hosted there for the past couple of years.

It will bring back memories of some of the greatest music ever played by such bands like Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, to name a couple.

The venue’s resident organist Christian Cartwright will be at the controls of the Mighty Compton organ, together with the 17-piece Ockbrook Big Band. They will play both solo items and also some duets during the show.

This promises to be an evening not to be missed, a chance to hear organ and big band in perfect harmony.

More information can be found at and

Again, tickets are by prior booking only, costing £15 with the doors opening at 6.30pm. A licensed bar is available.

The British built Compton Organ is installed with all the working parts visible around the room, including the 1,300 pipes and the percussions instruments such as piano, vibraphone, accordion, drums, cymbals, vibraphone, marimba, accordion, the dancing bird pipes and our unique automated drum kit.

Call 01335 350 258 or 0777 800 5729 for more details or visit