The AOE was formed back in the early eighties to promote fellowship amongst organ enthusiasts and membership is open to all persons wishing to support this objective.
We have been arranging Musical Breaks at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel in Bewdley for the past ten years and whilst these were originally arranged especially for members, attendance is now open to anyone who would like to come along, and at no extra charge, they will receive complimentary membership of the association.
The hotel, formerly known as the Ramada, is located in 20 acres of beautiful... Read more.
Byron Jones has asked us to pass on this message to our readers.
"I would like to really thank all 516 of you who were at my 30th year Festival at Sand Bay Leisure Resort and made it one of the best ever. Thanks also for all the cards, letters & emails saying how much you all enjoyed the event. Special thanks to all the artist\'s who made it such a success, also to George Ingley who did such a wonderful job of stage setting and lighting. Also thanks must go to the chef and waiting staff for to very good food and service. As you know we are presenting a cheque for £1,100... Read more.
Back by popular demand is the next event at St. Audries Bay Holiday Club running Sunday 27th - Thursday 31st May 2012. Hosted by Elizabeth Harrison with Richard Monks, Ian Griffin & Chiho Sunamoto it's sure to be a great break!
They have a great break planned for you, Elizabeth will be there to welcome you and introduce their guest organists Chiho, Ian and Richard.
They have also had an invitation from St Audries Parish Church to enjoy a playing of their very rare 1840 barrel organ. It plays 12 tunes on each of the 3 barrels and requires 2 people to play it and (I ... Read more.
News in from Byron Jones about his forthcoming festival @ Sand Bay 30th March to 2nd April 2012.
Latest figures confirm 496 persons booked in, so if you are thinking of attending this event, be quick to book. Only 1 Twin and a few Doubles left!
To book phone Sand Bay Leisure Resort direct 0845 88 00 211...
John and Jackie Romero at Carillon Festivals have 'Sold Out' their coming accordion festival this weekend. John says "This will be the biggest show we have ever run, we have guests coming from all over the country including nearly forty from Scotland".
Following the booking of Jack Emblow, who is well known for his Jazz accordion and playing "Last of the summer wine theme" on TV, their October show numbers are already doing well and they expect this show to sell out as well.
John and Jackie also have an Organ & Keyboard weekend which starts Friday week (24-27 Feb 2012) f... Read more.
The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Members Musical Break, at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel (formerley Ramada) at Bewdley near Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 27th February. The residential event, our nineteenth at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a residental get-together for members, but there is ample capacity to welcome day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions. There is on site ... Read more.