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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.

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.

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.

Special concert in KeeleSpecial concert in Keele with Andy Quin

Tuesday 17th September

Organist and composer Andy Quin returns to Keele University Chapel to give a concert in aid of the restoration of the unque pipe organ.

He is delighted to be revisiting this special venue where he last performed over 30 years ago as piano soloist with the North Staffs Symphony Orchestra in Rhapsody in Blue. He also spent hundreds of hours practicing on the organ designed by the lat Prof. Geirge Pratt, who was head of the music department at Keele whilst Andy was an undergraduate there. After more than 50 years service, the instrument is to undergo a complete restoration and addition... Read more.

Concert for ChihoConcert for Chiho

Thursday 4th April

York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society are presenting a very special concert on Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm to celebrate the life and music of Chiho Sunamoto.

Jon Smith and Chiho’s former Yamaha colleague Glyn Madden will be on stage, and the evening will include a video presentation of some of her finest performances.

For those of you those of you who are lucky enough to attend, we are sure that this will be a wonderful concert. 

Claudia Hirschfeld - Back in the UK!Claudia Hirschfeld - Back in the UK!

Wednesday 6th March

April/May will see the amazing Claudia Hirschfeld back in the UK for some very special concerts with her Wersi Orchestra and panpipe player, David Doering. Her concert on 28th April for Swineshead Charity Concerts is in aid of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK and more details can be found on their OrganFax page.

She will also be performing on Sunday 5th May @ Stilt... Read more.

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