OrganFax News

OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Bolton & District Electronic Organ Society (Bolton in Tune)

Thursday 26th March

It is with regret that we have to announce the closure of BADEOS. The society was formed in 1973 and after almost 47 years the final concert was held in December 2019. Whilst this is a very sad statement after all those years of a wonderful club... all is not lost! Popular entertainer Elizabeth Harrison has set up “Music at Hilltops” in Blackrod so we hope that many of you in the area will support her with that.

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Live Concert Streaming at 7pm TonightLive Concert Streaming at 7pm Tonight

Thursday 19th March

We have been informed that a live concert by Dutch organist, Gert Van Hoef will be streamed tonight at 7pm through his YouTube channel.

Gert plays many tracker organs and I believe the concert will feature similar.

Definitely worth a watch, check it out here...


Making the most of our time?Making the most of our time?

Wednesday 18th March

With self isolation due to COVID-19 and being advised against non essential gatherings this does not mean we have to all sit at home bored!

As of now you can book a Skype or FaceTime video call with Rod Pooley for tuition and Yamaha product knowledge sessions.. Maybe a chance to embrace and further our skills at this testing time and make some positives. What a great idea!

For further information contact Rod by visiting his OrganFax page here.


Friday 13th March

As the pandemic continues to worsen, it is clear it will effect every aspect of daily life in the coming weeks and months.

As the vast majority of concert and festival audiences can be considered the most ‘at risk’, we wish to encourage our readers to stay safe. Be sure to check with organ clubs and festival organisers to ensure concerts will run before travelling.

Festival organisers are welcome to contact OrganFax if they wish to share information, and we encourage club and society organisers to update their concert diaries with any changes.

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A note from Ian HouseA note from Ian House

Thursday 5th March

Ian House has recently contacted us with the following message: 

"I wanted thank everyone, professional collegues, friends, enthusiasts and audience members, who have reached out and wished me well as I leave Yamaha and further my career. Your kind words and well wishes are greatly appreciated. 

I'm happy to assure everyone that I am still looking forward to being an active member of the organ and keyboard world with ongoing concerts at clubs and festivals.

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Monday 17th February

It is with deep sadness that we have to share the sad news that Lewis Bower, has sadly passed away.

Many people will know Lewis from the old days of Caister and Blackpool where he formed many friendships along with his wife Sheila.

We send our deepest condolences to Sheila and family at this sad time.

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