Coming Events

Happy New Year
in 2018 to all
My Readers

Melbourne Sacred Harp
3rdAustralian Convention
26th-28thJanuary 2018
10.00 - 16.00

Cork Sacred Harp
8th Irish Convention
1st- 5th March 2018
10.00 - 16.00

East Midland Sacred
Harp Convention

28th- 29th April 2018
10.00 - 16.00

Sacred Harp Köln
5thGerman Convention
1st- 5th March 2018
10.00 - 16.00

Geoff Grainger's Webpages
20 Years in Internet
Last updated: 09.01.18
Welcome to my web pages. It is hard to believe that they now been in the world wide web for 20 years. They reflect my musical interests from childhood to the present (June 2017) day. These interests include, on an amateur basis, choir singing, drumming in a military band, recorder playing, folk singing, adapting ragtime piano scores for recorder ensembles, opera and chamber singing, piping and shape note singing.
Much of my later years have been heavily influenced by my friend and mentor, Dr. Oliver Rosteck, whose support and encouragement has taken me on an amazing journey.

Geoff Grainger, Sheffield, June 2017

Short Cuts:  Geoff's CDs  Folk  Brass  Pipe  Ragtime  Recorder  Sacred Harp
Please note: This domain is being updated page-by-page to HTML5 and CSS3. These pages have been successfully tested on the Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Avast browsers. There are issues with IE8 and and some with Safari which have presently (09.01.18) not been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience.  facebook15.jpg
My interest in brass band music goes all the way back to my childhood as is fully described when you "click" the Brass Button below to go to the Main brass Webpage. That these brass web pages were set up results from my very first hearing of Harmonic Brass Munich in Bremen-Vegesack in 1999 and then meeting them on their home ground in Munich in 2001. I've become a regular groupie of theirs owning most of their CDs and have been rewarded with their magnificent cap tp prove it.
Their ensemble compises (August 2017) Manfred Häberlein (tuba), Thomas Lux (trombone), Elisabeth Fessler (trumpet), Hans Zellner (trumpet) and Andreas Binder. (French Horn)


Short Cuts:  Brass  Brass CDs 
I'm on it!
Coming up sort of soon.


Short Cuts:  Folk  Sacred Harp
I'm really on it!


Short Cut:  Pipe 


Short Cut  Recorder Ragtime 
Oh no. This page too!!


Short Cut  Recorder 
Ditty Box Enterprises opened its doors as a going concern on 14.09.1999 with a small circle of business and private friends. On the same day, as part of the opening proceedings, webpages for Sönke Hohn's CD GAWD along with that of Walter Wiehert's Pinökel Grooves were launched into the World Wide Web.
Ditty Box Enterprises was set up as a new venture principally to provide Internet services for musicians. It was seen to be an ideal way of combining very active private music-making together with professional qualifications as an engineer with expertise in the various arcane arts (going back to the late 1950s with analog-computers) of computer hard- and software.
The enterprise was started resulting from dissatisfaction with the local music trade and being unable to promote my first CD, Ditty Box, in a manner fitting to the third millennium.
In 2002 activities were expanded to include the publication and sale of ragtime sheet music for recorders as well as the sale of self-produced "homemade" CDs.


Short Cuts:  CDs  Publications  Ragtime  Sheet Music Cataloguse 
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