Cowsheds resound with output of first British piano maker for 78 years

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Martin Wainwright The Guardian – Tuesday 20 March 2012 – Last modified on Wednesday 21 May 2014 (Original Article) Company based in Yorkshire Dales makes debut at European music fair in Frankfurt The great British industry of piano-making, which has dwindled to a handful of craftsmen turning out individual commissions, is about to welcome its first newcomer for 78 years. Based in a set of former cowsheds in the Yorkshire Dales, a team of experienced piano salesmen is travelling to Germany this week to launch the first of a range of uprights and grands which will have a production run of 50 in its first year. Cavendish pianos, named after the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who own […]

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