On Wednesday 27th March 2013 members held a dinner at the Srathmore Hotel Morecambe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the society, after the meal a free raffle was held befor the cutting of the anniversary cake, for the rest of the evening the entertainment was provided volunteers playing a Tyros 4.
The Society was formed in 1973 by enthusiasts who gathered in each other's homes and decided to expand their hobby. Helped by the then Furness Organ Society, rules were established, a home found at the Netherwood Hotel, and meetings held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Organ dealers brought in organs and taught the basics of playing. Visits to pipe organs were shared with the Furness Organ Society and tea dances held to raise funds. Eventually the Society bought its own instrument with money borrowed from members. Membership grew (although remaining small with a maximum membership of 51 in 1985) as word spread across South Cumbria and North Lancashire. In 2007 the society changed its name from THE GRANGE ORGAN SOCIETY to THE BAY ORGAN & KEYBOARD SOCIETY and move to the venue below. The full history of the socety can be found on our web site www.baymusic.co.uk.
The Society has now moved to a new venue - St Christopers Hall - situated just off the Promenade at the Bare end of Morecambe, please visit our web site, www.baymusic.co.uk for full details, there is good access for disabled people/wheelchairs,
Tourist information ...
We are sorry but due to circumstances beyond our control we have had too suspend our Sunday concerts but the club will continue with members evenings.
Members evenings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month prove very popular, these start at 7.30 pm. Please come and join us - players, non-players, beginners, professionals, young or old. You will enjoy good company in a friendly atmosphere - all are welcome. Why not "have a go" on our Roland Atelier AT45 and explore this instrument with us or try one of the keyboards brought in by the members, or just listen have a chat and a cup of tea.
The club usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7.30pm
Subscription: £5 per year
Visitors admission: The first visit is free
Members Music Nights are £2.50
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