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Exciting plans for Exeter!

Monday 4th June

The future of the Exeter Electronic Organ Club has been in question for some time now, however, we were delighted to learn that new plans for concerts in the area are in the pipeline!

The group are now running these concerts under the new name of 'Phoenix Music Club' and plan to hold bi-monthly concerts at various locations around the Exeter area encompassing all different manner of musicians to provide a varied programme.

Their first show with John Romero is on Saturday 30th June @ 2.30pm. Admission is &... Read more.

New - Horsham MelodyTimes Concerts

Thursday 24th May

Following the demise of the very popular Horsham Organ Society at the start of this year, organists Michael Wooldridge and Chris Stanbury thought it was such a shame that keyboard enthusiasts would no longer be able to enjoy our kind of music in the area that they decided to team up to create Horsham MelodyTimes Concerts. 

Their first concert is at 7.15pm on Wednesday 13th June and features the two of them, Michael and Chris, solo and in duets, which will provide a really great opening night, whilst at the same time reducing their initial fi... Read more.

Curt Prina 1928-2018Curt Prina 1928-2018

Wednesday 23rd May

Just days after the untimely loss of Mark Whale, news is filtering of the death of the legendary Swiss born German organ star Curt Prina.  Originally a vibraphone exponent, Curt’s talents on piano and latterly organ made him practically a household name in Germany as well as being in frequent demand across the pond in the USA.  He was one of the most friendly characters around with a huge personality, kind heart and great sense of humour.  Also equally talented on trumpet, his organ skills saw him recreate classical, pop, big band, jazz and pop styles with the greatest ... Read more.

Mark Whale 31.3.65 - 30.4.18Mark Whale 31.3.65 - 30.4.18

Monday 30th April

It is with great sadness that we learned of the very sad and untimely death today of one of the most talented and inspirational artistes of recent times, Mark Whale.  Although an Englishman by birth, Mark had been a citizen of Germany for many years and was equally as fluent in German as he was in English.  For over 10 years he was a major artiste for the Bohm Organ Company and never failed to wow and amaze his listeners and colleagues alike with some of the most brilliant and dynamic playing ever heard on keyboard instruments. 

His tours took him all over Europe, the... Read more.

Organ & Keyboard Expo 2018Organ & Keyboard Expo 2018

Monday 16th April

Allens Music are delighted to announce their Organ & Keyboard Expo - featuring two days of all that's best in the world of home organs and keyboards! 

* European launch of the new Lowrey Aria Pro home organ

* Meet and hear USA Lowrey artiste Jim Vogelman

* See the latest Bohm Sempra organ models with Claus Riepe from Bohm Germany

* Yamaha Keyboards & Digital Pianos

* Wersi Organs

* Product Demonstrations and Workshops

* Top Show Offers and Deals

* Excellent selection of pre-owned instruments

*FREE ENTRY

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CancellationsCancellations

Sunday 18th March

Just as we thought we'd seen the back of the snow, it's back again and casing havoc around the country. Details of cancelled shows are listed below:

Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust  have cancelled their concert with Chris Powell today at the Buttermarket in Shrewsbury

Scarborough Electronic Organ Society has been forced to cancel their show with Martin Atterbury which they hope to rescedule at a later date.

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