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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.

Nick Swift, A Tragic LossNick Swift, A Tragic Loss

Friday 28th September

The home music world has been shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Nick Swift of Swift Music at the age of only 57.  He was widely known for his unstinting support of organists, organ societies and music festivals throughout the country and the contribution he made is immeasurable.

Nick and his wife Margaret opened their organ, piano and keyboard shop in Bristol in September 2000.  Nick had previously run his own business in finance and Margaret had been employed in the civil service.  Together they resolved to run the kind of business that they wo... Read more.

Funeral ArrangementsFuneral Arrangements

Friday 28th September

We have just been informed of an open invitation to anyone who would like to celebrate Nick's life.  His funeral will be Friday 5th October at 1.30pm at Woodlands, just north of Bristol, BS35 3TA.

Please do not bring or send flowers as there will be family flowers only. A collection box will be available on the day or donations can be made through BCM Funeral Directors, 177 Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7DR.

Brian Sharp Musical Breaks...Brian Sharp Musical Breaks...

Friday 28th September

Brian Sharp Musical Breaks are once again holding an event at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, DY12 1LA, which runs from Tuesday16th until Thursday 18th October 2012.
 
The three day event presented by the legendary Brian Sharp, former resident organist at La Reserve, Sutton Coldfield and many other Midland venues during the late seventies and eighties, also features concerts of popular music performed by top organ and keyboard players Matthew Bason, DirkJan Ranzijn from Holland and David Ingley plus an evening of comedy with Andy Oakley.
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OFR... October Edition Online Now...OFR... October Edition Online Now...

Friday 28th September

Your next installment of OrganFax Radio is available online now with this month's edition of the ever popular show from our comic duo, Brett Wales & Chris Powell.

Another fun packed show full of your favourites including Curt Prina, Janet Dowsett, Steve Hubble, Ben Scott Hyde, Robert Wolfe, Tony Fenelon, Michael Wooldridge, Glyn Madden and many more!

Tune in now to listen.

Musical Day Out!Musical Day Out!

Friday 28th September

If you are not aware Brentford Musical Museum have a whole day dedicated to Theatre Organs tomorrow, Saturday 29th September. The event is packed with things to do and we think it should be a great day out.

Main Events

11.30 – 12.00    Open Console

12.00 – 13.00    Lunch

13.00 – 13.30    Introduction and Tour of the Organ with Richard Hills

13.30 – 14.15    In Conversation - Richard Hills with... Read more.

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