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    Anyone who is not familiar with the BBC comedy Jam and Jerusalem should certainly give it a watch - many of the episodes are on Youtube.

    Those who have experienced truly terrible organ playing will not be surprised at the following - well known actress Joanna Lumley as Delilah Stagg, the elderly church organist - truly mashing things up at 4:50 with much help from the congregation, as well as creating a cocophony at 6:50 - and all at a funeral.

    I'm sure many of us have experienced such musical atrocities for real!

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    Sounds funny...would love a direct link to a video that features the playing. </p>

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      I saw that a few months ago and thought it was hilarious -there was also a more recent episode about them auditioning for a new organist, and a dippy welsh lady turned up to attempt to play to the vicar.</P>


      My parents saw an elderly lady organist at a wedding they went to a few weeks ago, and thought that this organist was just like the one from Jam &amp; Jerusalem.</P>


      Jezza</P>

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        [quote user="circa1949"]


        Sounds funny...would love a direct link to a video that features the playing. </P>[/quote]

        Terribly sorry! I must have guzzled too muchof my stash ofGerwurztraminer the nightI posted...

        Here is the video link for all those interested:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SiTz...eature=related

        A particularly illuminating character in the series is Rosie, the cleaner with an alter-ego personality, excellently played by Dawn French.

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          [quote user="diaphone32"]


          I saw that a few months ago and thought it was hilarious -there was also a more recent episode about them auditioning for a new organist, and a dippy welsh lady turned up to attempt to play to the vicar.</P>


          My parents saw an elderly lady organist at a wedding they went to a few weeks ago, and thought that this organist was just like the one from Jam &amp; Jerusalem.</P>


          Jezza</P>[/quote]

          My own parents went to a family wedding not so long ago and had a similar experience - with none other than the Widor Toccata.

          Her rendition of Nimrod later in the episode is as unforgettable as her hymn accompaniment.

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            [quote user="diaphone32"]


            I saw that a few months ago and thought it was hilarious -there was also a more recent episode about them auditioning for a new organist, and a dippy welsh lady turned up to attempt to play to the vicar.</P>[/quote]

            Perhaps the opening scene in this clip is the one you mentioned...

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QIyenqs99E

            Love the tremulant - seems strange that this particular instrument has one which affects all the manual departments.

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              What is it with people and dread locks with tye dye and jamaican hats??? I thoughtthe fadwould die by the time I finished college! I only have one semester left! [:D]</P>


              Anyways, here's a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bm9mhX1q4o</P>

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                Thanks for posting the link. It's funny but hardly seems a role to bring out Joanna Lumley's talents. Also, is that what's become of british comedy? It's certainly no "To the Manor Born", "Yes Minister" or "Mapp &amp; Lucia". I viewed several of the videos and the humor is pretty forced and mechanical. OTOH French and Saunders are kind of funny in some scenes, but they are so talented they can make even drab material funny. For example could anybody else do their ABBA parody faces as well?
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                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidyrlSdKcE
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