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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.

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.

Hopefully I will see you at an event sometim... Read more.

Great news for Colchester!Great news for Colchester!

Sunday 16th February

At a time when we keep hearing of clubs closing, it’s great to have positive news that a new club has been opened in Colchester by Andrew & Lynda Cox. They were only introduced to the Organ/ Keyboard world 2 years ago and have now, as a result, got a full programme of artistes booked into next year! 

Joanne Naulls (Powell) played the February concert with a guest appearance from Chris Powell for a few duets. Chris is back there on Friday 6 March at 7.30pm. More details on their Organfax page.

There wa... Read more.

Ian House leaves YamahaIan House leaves Yamaha

Sunday 2nd February

After an association of almost 9 years, Ian House has announced he's moving on from Yamaha Music Europe. 

Ian has long been associated with the music industry. Prior to his appointment as Yamaha Music Europe's piano and keyboard product specialist, Ian took an active role in the development and programming of numerous keyboards including Genos, PSR-S and Clavinova instruments. 

Although leaving the music instrument industry Ian is looking forward to continuing to play at clubs, societies and festivals alongside his new role as Product Marketing Manager for a global... Read more.

Fantastic Achievement for Leyland In Tune!Fantastic Achievement for Leyland In Tune!

Tuesday 28th January

We were delighted to hear about the wonderful work that Elizabeth Harrison and her team at Leyland In Tune have been doing. 

Since 2011, the monthly Leyland in Tune concerts have donated £46,289 to good causes, provided superb entertainment and refreshments to the local community, and importantly provided work for lots of talented musicians.

It doesn't just happen by magic, a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment have gone into the shows over the last 9 yars but what a success! In a time when we hear of so many clubs struggling, it's refreshing to be able to report on such a success and long may it continue.  Well done to all involved!

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.

Alex Payler Celebrates 20 YearsAlex Payler Celebrates 20 Years

Wednesday 7th March

To celebrate his twentieth year performing to audiences the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, Alex Payler is hosting a special one-off concert especially dedicated to his friends, family, students and Electone enthusiasts.

The concert will feature many of Alex's well known arrangements, alongside brand new material performed on the rare Electone ELS-02C. The show is on Saturday 19th May 2018 in the Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne, Kent and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are selling fast with the last fe... Read more.

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