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Orla On YouTube.

Wednesday 21st December

2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of Organ production for Orla in Italy and Orla in the Uk will be marking this achievement with various events and activities throughout the year. These days this is an achievement in any business but in the Organ and Keyboard world this is quite a rare event, especially as the company is still run by the same two families that began it all those years ago.

As part of the celebration Orla Direct in the UK has launch a new YouTube channel, which over the coming months will grow, with new video clips of various artists playing different Orla products.... Read more.

Mystery... Can You Help?Mystery... Can You Help?

Friday 9th December

We have received a note from Terry Trevett of the Weyhill Organ Society who has asked if any of our OrganFax viewers may be able to help him with his quest for more informtaion.  He writes...

"I have recently found amongst my mother's effects a small box which she believes could be aged between 80-100 years.

Her Father and Grandfather both spent time in India.  However, as her father was a musician (violinist), it seems probable that he had perhaps purchased a small item (e.g. a new string) which was supplie... Read more.

Message From Byron Jones...

Friday 9th December

Byron & Terry would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and inform those of you who like to book last minute, that there are still a few places at our January  22-27th Victoria Hotel event at Torquay. Artistes are David Lobban - Ian Griffin - Robert Davies - Michael Wooldridge - Rosalie Birchmore and yours truly. 

Also don't forget to book your room for the Tulip's & Daffodil's, Byron & Dirk, plus special Guest weekend at The Belvedere Bournemouth next March.  And just to let you know that Sand Bay, March 30 - 2nd April is filling up nicely, and we are ... Read more.

Wersi Oktoberfest 2012!Wersi Oktoberfest 2012!

Tuesday 6th December

After the phenomenal success of the WERSI 2011 Oktoberfest in Bournemouth, WERSI Direct Ltd are proud to announce our bigger, longer and generally more fabulous Oktoberfest for 2012!  Running from the 15th - 18th October 2012 and priced at just £239 per person.

The Menzies luxury 4* hotel chain is renowned for its high class, luxury accommodation and professional staff. WERSI has joined forces with Menzies to bring the 2012 Oktoberfest to you at the stunning Stourport Mannor Hotel (Midlands). Set in... Read more.

Shopping To Live Music In Orpinton!Shopping To Live Music In Orpington!

Monday 5th December


Friday 18th November was the BBC's "CHILDREN IN NEED" day and the entrance foyer' of TESCO in Orpington, was the place to be!

John Sisley entertained the unsuspecting Friday shoppers, whilst making their way up (and down) the travelators, to do their weekly shopping. John played his own double keyboards and was assisted by Cyril Lucas who are both members of the Orpington Organ & Keyboard Club.

The "event" lasted most of the day to the delight (well most of them!) of passers-by who joined in with some of the songs and dances.

John said "Well, I hop... Read more.

John Mann Appreciation Society 30th Anniversary!John Mann Appreciation Society 30th Anniversary!

Saturday 3rd December

What a wonderful time was had by everyone who came to the John Mann Appreciation Society 30th anniversary convention inSeptember. We had a variety of events over three days in Eastbourne including concerts given by John on his Eminent 2000 Grand Theatre organ, grand piano, and the Compton/ Christie pipe organ in Portslade Town Hall.

The main event was the gala dinner followed by dancing and a programme of entertainment with five different performers with a grande finale of Amazing Grace with John on the piano, Jonathan Adams on accordion, Michael McCree on bagpipes, Bob Eagle sin... Read more.

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