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New Year Celebrations at the Astoria Centre, BarnsleyNew Year Celebrations at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley

Thursday 5th December

Herald in the new year and get 2020 off to a great start at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley. On 31st December, the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust will be holding a New Year’s Eve Ball, featuring the music of Kevin Grunill and Declan Poole. Dancing commences at 7.30pm and will be a 50/50 mix of popular sequence and modern ballroom dancing to the sound of the Compton Organ. 

On New Year’s Day itself, there will be a ‘Compton Cavalcade’ at the Astoria Centre when Kevin Grunill, Declan Poole & Will Shaw (ATOS 2019 Young Th... Read more.

Great News fro Lancashire!Great News For Lancashire & Greater Manchester!

Sunday 24th November

We've just received some fabulous news from Elizabeth Harrison who is now taking on promoting concerts in the Bolton area. With many successful venues under her belit already, I'm sure this will be no exception.

The first concert featuring Andrew Nix will take place in January. For more details and tickets contact Elizabeth by clicking here.

We wish her the best of luck in her new venture.

Rod Pooley’s Hammond BandRod Pooley’s Hammond Band

Wednesday 13th November

Rod Pooley’s Hammond Band The Drawtones are to play at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Maidstone, Kent.

Many of you will have seen and heard Rod at many Organ clubs and festivals. Aside from his solo concerts, his Hammond Band The Drawtones have become one of the hottest bands on the British Jazz scene.

The Drawtones have appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho and Maidstone, The Hideaway Streatham and many Jazz Clubs and Festivals.

They have worked with Curtis Stigers, Avery Sunshine, Jools Holland Saxophonists Derek Nash and Phil Veacock, Jamiroquai&rsq... Read more.

Alan Pilgrim - colchester Organ SocietyAlan Pilgrim - colchester Organ Society

Friday 8th November

We have received this wonderfully written piece from Jennifer Kersey of the Colchester Organ Society celebrating over 50 years of commitment that their leading light Alan Pilgrim has given to the club. Alan must be among one of the longest standing committee members in the country - what an amazing achievment and a wonderful accolade!

Jennifer writes...

It is indeed fitting that, as I type this letter it is on the actual anniversary of the opening of Hodges and Johnson`s music shop in Colchester town -November 5th 1968-exactly 51 year... Read more.

Want to know more about your Tyros keyboard?Want to know more about your Tyros keyboard?

Friday 1st November

If you are a lucky owner of a Yamaha Tyros keyboard, do you ever find yourself scratching your head over features, buttons or switches? Perhaps you are just starting out and need help with the basics, or maybe you want to delve deeper into what this amazing keyborad can do. 

If any of this sounds familiar, this is for you... Tyros Handbook - Book 1 and Book 2 cover a broad range of different topics in bite-size workshops. Each step is accompanied by a large image and simple instructions. 

Find out more, and get yours here

Special Charity Concert in Honour of Chiho SunamotoSpecial Charity Concert in Honour of Chiho Sunamoto

Tuesday 29th October

As the first anniversary of the passing of the beautiful and wonderfully talented Chiho Sunamoto looms, the South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club are to present a special charity concert. 

'Music For Chiho' will take place on the 12th November and will be performed by a fabulous line up including Richard Bower, Glyn Madden and Jon Smith. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Oncology Day Unit at North Tyneside Gen... Read more.

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