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Festival PicturesFestival Pictures

Wednesday 24th October

Visitors to the recent Eastbourne Festival shows can now find the show pictures on the Carillon website. Organ & Keyboard pictures are here and Accordion pictures here and as well as seeing all the action you can catch up on all the artistes, dates and hotel information for these popular festivals.

Both shows were a terriffic success with the Accordion weekend being sold out! In addition, several hundreds of po... Read more.

InvitationInvitation

Tuesday 23rd October

We have been extended an invitation that may be of interest to those in the Theatre and Church Organ World. Stockport College (Manchester area) will be running an entertaining lecture on Pipe Organs covering subjects such as tuning and restoration on Thursday 25th October 2012.

The evening will be presented by David Wells (D W Organs) and we are told non members to the college are most welcome.

The event will be held at lecture Theatre B, Stockport College (Greek Street entrance), Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UD. Refreshments will be served at 6.45 and the lecture ... Read more.

Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust September NewsletterTrocadero Wurlitzer Trust September Newsletter

Friday 19th October

Just added to our articles page is a must read newsletter for all interested in Theatre Organs.

A must read newsletter for all interested in Theatre Organs. See the latest developments in the renewal of the Trocadero Wurlitzer. See the latest pictures as some of the pipes are now being delivered onsite. Read about whats planned next, how the fundraising is going and how you can contribute to the cause.

Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.

 

PA Essentials Road Tour Coming to a Store Near You!PA Essentials Road Tour Coming to a Store Near You!

Tuesday 16th October

Here is news of a series of events that may help organisers and players alike.

Yamaha are running a series of evenings packed with useful advice, demonstrations and top tips from the professionals on ‘Best PA Practice’.

Ever found yourself faced with the task of 'doing the sound' for an organ concert, a pub gig, at your kids’ school play or a local church gathering? When you agree to it, it doesn't seem so bad but when you find yourself there on the night, sitting behind the mixing desk with feedback howling around the stage whilst the crowd glares at you e... Read more.

Farewell To Nick SwiftFarewell To Nick Swift

Saturday 6th October

Yesterday 5th October saw the funeral for Nick Swift. The Chapel was full and standing room was arranged outside as over 200 people attended the memorial Woodlands.

Music was played by Michael Wooldridge, the eulogy was given by Colin Ford and the ceromony was conducted by Rev Ann Parker.

Many of the guests which included family, friends, customers, musicians and leading names in the music business  stayed an hour or so to swap stories about Nick.

Windermere Wurlitzer Sings Out!Windermere Wurlitzer Sings Out!

Friday 5th October

Following several years of hard work by the Furness Theatre Organ Project Group, the work to install a Wurlitzer pipe organ into the superb Royalty Cinema in Bowness, Windermere will finally come to fruition this weekend when international organist Chris Powell is joined by David Shepherd and David Ivory for a Gala Concert on Saturday 6th October @ 2pm followed by a showing of Harold Lloyd's 'Safety Last'  (silent film) with David Ivory at the organ.

The 2-manual, 7 rank organ was originally installed in Ohio, USA before being shipped to the Rex Cinema in Stratford, Lon... Read more.

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