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Richard Hills at the Southampton GuildhallRichard Hills at the Southampton Guildhall

Monday 14th May

Internationally acclaimed organist Richard Hills will be performing on Sunday 17th June on the Compton at the Southampton Guildhall.

Richard returns to the Guildhall to perform tracks from his new and widely heralded CD 'Grand Variety', plus other music, performed on both consoles of the unique and amazing 1937 organ. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Guildhall and this new commemorative CD has already boosted the Guildhall and its famous organ's profile around the world since its release in February.

Richard Hills is one of the UKs foremost exponent of b... Read more.

AOE Events Now Open To Non-MembersAOE Events Now Open To Non-Members

Sunday 13th May

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.

Further Additions To The Yamaha Premium Style CatalogueFurther Additions To The Yamaha Premium Style Catalogue

Saturday 12th May

Yamaha continues to expand it's online catalogue of keyboard styles. The latest updates sees new styles for a Country Blues Ballad & 00's UK Soul Diva!.

For more details, including demonstration videos, visit the Yamaha website

Hammond Organ UK Roadshows 2012Hammond Organ UK Roadshows 2012

Thursday 10th May

On 18th, 19th, & 20th May you can meet the Hammond team and see the new SK stage keyboards.

Barrie Freeman and Malc Deakin will be demonstrating the incredible new Hammond SK range, the Hammond XK-3c and Pro XK system. There will also be 'one to one' sessions with Malc Deakin during the events.

The venues are:

Friday 18th May 12 noon - 8pm Holiday Inn Express Manchester East - HYDE ROAD, Manchester, M18 7LJ

Saturday 19th May 12 noon - 6pm Holiday Inn Ariel Hotel London Heathrow Bath Rd, London UB3 5AJ

Sunday 20th May 12 noon - 6pm... Read more.

Tony Stace 7 Andrew Nix @ Scarborough Fair...Tony Stace & Andrew Nix @ Scarborough Fair...

Tuesday 8th May

It appears there is some confusion over the Duet Show on July 7th 2012 at the superb venue, The Scarborough Fair Collection. Apparently, some advertising media for the venue states that the museum is closed on this date. We understand that this is to establish there will not be their usual "open day" on this date. We can clarify that the show is most definitely going ahead with the doors opening at 1pm and the concert on both Wurlys and electronics will start at 2.30pm. Tickets are ONLY available from Tony 01609 748295 or Andrew 01757 708509

In their series of "Duet Shows", Tony ... Read more.

End Of The LineEnd Of The Line

Tuesday 8th May

Unfortunately Graham Blackledge was knocked out of the Britains Got Talent competition last night. It was a brave performance with Graham and the organ being flown in from high above the stage.

Whilst the panel of judges were not convinced he should make the final they seemed to think he would continue to sell many more organs and keyboards at the Rimmers store. Well done Graham and in case you missed it even Wayne Rooney tweeted last night "The guy on bgt playing the organ was hilarious."

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