Hello Shoppers Barry Morgan from Barry Morgan's World Of Organs here, yes right here in Scotland from the Sunnyside Mall in the city of churches Adelaide, Australia and I'm going to sell my organ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival if it damn well kills me!
My goodness, I must apologize for my slip of the tongue there. If my dear departed mother Nancy Morgan ever caught wind of me slipping into expletives she would have given me 'time out' in my lonely room and banned me from playing any organs for days! Well, she's long gone and a lot of water has passed under the bridge since those heady days out in the suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. As I look back I can see it must have been terribly difficult for mother to raise an only child on her own.
You see I never knew my father I'm afraid. He died when I was just a baby. He was drowned at sea in a top-secret submarine incident, went down with all hands.
Fortunately a friend of Nancy's, Mr. Murchison took me under his wing and introduced me to my first organ when I was just a tiny little boy. And my life's purpose was born, to share the joy of the organ with a wider public just like yourselves. But I do digress.
Shoppers, one of my favourite past times is to travel the coast lines of Australia and marvel at the structure and nobility of light houses. I was very excited to be able to get the Toyota so close to this beauty known as Start Point Lighthouse. It was put together in 1836 and I must say shoppers I like a bit of gothic architecture.
I met a few locals on the road (I was hoping they'd be clan Morgan but not this time) and they were having a family fun day with a few sporting activities to rival the XXX Olympiad in London. My goodness could they throw a pole and look at the size of those balls.
I continued on and came across this amazing 'wheel of wonder' I like to call it, but it's real name is the Falkirk Wheel and they use it to get the seaman and their vessels from one level of water way to another. The mind boggles, perhaps one day I could put the Toyota Crown Royal Saloon on a wee boat and give it a try.
I am so excited to have finally arrived in Edinburgh and I'm sure the Hammond Aurora Classic the ultimate spinet organ is thrilled to have been untied and taken down from the roof racks of the Toyota Crown Royal Saloon, oh it's such a lovely motor car.
My season of organ demonstrations has started and I must say there has already been a lot of love in the room. During my first demonstration in Edinburgh I was very happy for Graham, Stephanie and Lorraine who experienced first hand my world famous 'one finger method' and became Certified One Finger Methodists and I'm looking forward to the possibility of a booking for a home organ demonstration in the privacy and comfort of possibly your own lounge room.
I am thrilled to reveal that I may have roots in Scotland. Yes blood runs thicker than whiskey and a few from Clan Morgan have made contact and we are meeting next week, I do believe they are from aristocracy.
I hope to take a battery operated mini organ to a Clan Morgan gathering and who knows it could be the start of a family franchise of Barry Morgan's World Of Organs right here in the land of the brave, Scotland.
Bye for now and remember.... a dog is for Christmas.... an organ is for life!
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