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Welcome to the articles section. Here you'll find editorials from the OrganFax team and leading figures in the Organ and Keyboard industry, as well as tutorials and other articles from key manufacturers.

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OrganFax Spotlight

Allen Warrender

Allen Warrender

Category: General / Misc

Allen was quite a familiar figure on the organ circuit in the latter part of the last century and many on the east coast will remember him.

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The Theatre Organ Fact Finder

The Theatre Organ Fact Finder

Category: General / Misc

The Cinema Organ Society web site is huge and a major resource for the organisation. The 'COS', as it is known, is intended for those interested in organ music as entertainment, with the emphasis on the cinema or theatre pipe organ. For the subject of this article though we thought we would look at one section, the ‘Theatre Organ Fact Finder’. Here you will find everything you ever needed to know about the Theatre Organ and never dared to ask, plus a lot more. This article explains how and why the ‘Theatre Organ Fact Finder’ was conceived.

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Spotlight on James Sargeant

Spotlight on James Sargeant

Category: Spotlights

Mr. Yamaha, James Sargeant, is probably one of the most well known personalities on the UK's concert and promotion scene. Regularly seen throughout the country, and on TV, James' life has always revolved around music. Chris Powell finds out more as James is put in the OrganFax spotlight.

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Promoting Your Club

Promoting Your Club

Category: General / Misc

This article has been donated by the club secretary of a well known and successful organ society. It is an important subject to all interested in the organ and keyboard business. Whether club or player we are all affected by current economics. Arguably, the most asked question relating to the very survival of many organ clubs and societies is “How can we increase our concert attendances?”  The following thoughts and suggestions may not be entirely appropriate to all clubs, nor are they intended to be comprehensive.  However, it is hoped that they will at least provoke some form of positive reaction.

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Alex Payler's - Owning The Dream

Alex Payler's - Owning The Dream

Category: Instruments

Alex Payler talks about his wonderful Yamaha ELX - 1m and how he imported it himself from America with the help of star player, Stan Koyama and Lee Anderson.

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The Joys Of International Travel

The Joys Of International Travel

Category: General / Misc

The first in a series of articles from Daniel Watt in which he looks at the joys of travel for a working musician.

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