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Keyboard Cavalcade FestivalsKeyboard Cavalcade Festivals

Saturday 2nd June

Keyboard Cavalcade Festivals March To A New Home In 2013 with one last special “celebration farewell event” at their current home for 6 years.

Keyboard Cavalcade’s top music festivals have been enjoyed by thousands of organ and keyboard enthusiast’s over the past 27 years. It all started back in 1985 at the Haven centre at Caister-on-Sea. After many happy years at Caister new owners changed the venue into a caravan park, so they marched down the coast together to Pontins at Pakefield in 2006. Having enjoyed six successful years at Pakefield they will be movin... Read more.

June Edition OrganFax Radio Online Now!June Edition OrganFax Radio Online Now!

Friday 1st June

Online Now.... this month's edition of the ever popular radio show from our comic duo, Brett Wales & Chris Powell.

Another fun packed show full of your favourites including Jean Martyn, James Sargeant, Phil Kelsall, DirkJan Ranzijn, Howard Beaumont, Penny Weedon, Tony Stace and many more.

Tune in now to listen.

Jean's Still On the RoadJean's Still On the Road

Friday 25th May

Since the end of last May 2011 (when Jean Martyn went on the Britains Got Talent tour) she has had a whirlwind of a year. Two palace visits, numerous concerts, celebrity appearances opening stores and playing for various charitable organisations have all kept her very busy.

Yesterday she was back at Buckingham Palace mingling with the Chelsea pensioners, Dame Vera Lynn, and veterans and young soldiers from all the wars.

Jean has seven CDs available now, and two DVDs which feature Theatre organ, Yamaha EL900 and Piano. They are all priced at £10 and can be ordered ... Read more.

New Premium Vintage Synth Pack ReleasedNew Premium Vintage Synth Pack Released

Thursday 24th May

Yamaha are pleased to announce the latest Premium Voice Pack for Tyros4: Vintage Synth!

This pack is designed for all of the synth-heavy pop and rock music from the 1980's. The Vintage Synth Pack has 50 recreated synth voices that feature the most recognizable sounds of analog synthesizers, amazing arpeggios, and dance-ready beats from the 80's and 90's!

The voices feature a variety of analog waveforms and samples from the quintessential early digital synths, a complete set of vintage sound fx, and a collection of sounds from early drum machines! You'll find everything you n... Read more.

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.

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