Uncle Tacko’s Tinglary is a small, practical barrel piano.

This authentic barrel piano or ‘Tinglary’ will give your event an even more family fairground feel – spectacular and atmospheric, no show should be without some of these banging tunes!

‘Tinglary’ is the old Yorkshire word for a barrel piano, which has piano hammers that strike strings as a result of a series of pins rotating on a barrel. This is an early form of mechanical music and the fore-runner of the gramophone, record player, CD player and ipod.

The Tinglary provides a great focus for a brief, mobile workshop on the history of recorded popular music and everyone can have a go.

Tinglary with young person