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Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)

Telephone Number :  01255 428628   or   07774802935

Email address :

Contact name :  Vic and Carol Wiggins

Venue address : Community Hall, Valley Road, Great Clacton, Essex, CO15 4AR

About Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)


Club Information

The Society was formed in 1976 by Clacton organists, Allen Warrender and Peter Brock, enrolling the grand total of thirty three members at the Argyle Hotel. After serveral changes of venue in the town centre, and membership growing quite rapidly, the society secured a more permanent venue at the Waverley Hotel that was to be their "home" until 1981. By this time, the founder members had moved on to devote more time to their careers.

In 1981 another new venue was found at the Community Centre in Valley Road, Great Clacton, and the club has gone from strength to strength with a present day membership of around 150 being entertained each month by the country's top artistes.

Our committee consists of myself Vic Wiggins, Chairman, Carol Wiggins, Secretary/joint treasurer, Roger Bellamy, Joint treasurer, and Linda Bellamy committee. It is a small committee but we work well together and all aspects of running the club are covered.     We have a small band of volunteers who help each month putting chairs out , running the raffle and helping in the kitchen.  There are also other willing members who help to clear up the hall after the concerts.

The main function of the society is to promote live keyboard/organ  music in a friendly and social atmosphere, with the emphasis on 'enjoyment'. You don't need to be a player, just come along and enjoy the music performed by the country's leading musicians! 

There is a general misconception that the word 'organ' means it is either the traditional theatre organ or a church or classical organ. As much as this view is still appreciated and respected, there is a whole world of difference in the modern day instruments. The sounds that todays artistes produce are amazing. Anything from a full string orchestra or brass band through to an electric guitar or violin, every type of instrument and style is acheived by these multi-talented musicians. So don't be put off by the word organ. Go along to your local club and see and hear for yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised we assure you.

Unfortunately June and Norman Brown had to retire from the committee due to June's ill health, but they keep a keen interest in the club,


The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month, doors open 7.00pm concert starts at 7.30pm.

Subcription: £16 double, £8 single

Members admission: £5

Visitor admission: £7

Our Venue

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Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)'s Photo Gallery

Julie Wiggins ready for her concert Carol in festive spirits!! 2010 Vic and Carol Vic Carol June and Norman with Elizabeth Harrison before her concert members enjoying a social night Our AGM Committee meeting Vic keeping things in order!!  Our new committee members Roger & Linda

Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)'s Concert Diary

February 14thAGM & Fun Night (more details)


May 9thChris Stanbury
November 14thDavid Thomas
January 9thDavid Last
February 13thAGM & Fun Night
April 10thDirkJan Ranzijn (more details)


June 12thPete Shaw
July 10thSteve Hubble
August 14thAnnie Threadkell
September 11thRyan Edwards
October 9thAlex Payler
November 13thAndrew Varley
December 11thTony Stace
January 8thLee Dewsnap
March 11thPhil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST
April 8thBrett Wales
May 13thMark Thompson
June 10thPaul Carman
July 8thElizabeth Harrison
August 12thJon Smith
August 12thJon Smith
September 9thLewis Scott
September 9thLewis Scott
October 14thDavid Thomas
November 11thChris Powell
December 9thMatthew Bason