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Christmas Day DanceChristmas Day Dance

Monday 12th December

If you find yourself in the Skegness area on Christmas day and would like a break from the usual festive routine then why not visit The Embassy Centre for a Christmas Day Dance.

The event has a 30 year history and for the last 17 Gary Cole has been the host. This years event will be at the Assembly Rooms Pensioner Hall, Grantham Drive, Skegness with doors opening @ 10.30am. The music starts at 11am and carries on until 1pm and consists mainly of Sequence & Ballroom dances.

Entry is FREE with tea/c... Read more.

Welcome to Singing HillsWelcome to Singing Hills

Sunday 11th December

OrganFax would like to welcome Singing Hills to the OrganFax directory pages, the second addition this week.

The Pavilion at Singing Hills Golf Course, tucked away in the verdant Sussex countryside, is home to two magnificent Wurlitzer organs. The first is a 2/5 instrument, which came from the Regal Cinema in Colchester. The second a magnificent 3/23 Wurlitzer, which incorporates the original 5 ranks from the small organ along with some superb pipework imported from the USA. The result is a rich, thrilling and b... Read more.

Welcome To Alex PaylerWelcome To Alex Payler

Saturday 10th December

OrganFax would like to welcome Alex Payler back to the OrganFax directory pages. Alex has spent the past couple of years away focusing on other projects and now comes back on tour in the UK with the new state of the art YAMAHA Electone Stagea ELS-02C. This good looking and confidently talented young man makes the ideal ambassador to our organ world. On one hand an elite musician but on the other, nothing less than a pioneer blowing apart the stereotypical outdated image and reputation of the instrument he plays as ... Read more.

Portslade Organ To Be MovedPortslade Organ To Be Moved

Thursday 8th December

After 28 years of service we have learned that the Portslade Compton/Christie organ is to be removed from its home. The last concert was recently given by John Mann on Sunday 13th November. It is our understanding the instrument will be moved to an as yet undisclosed location. We are also told it is hoped the instrument will remain in Sussex.

The organ was originally based in the Queens Cinema, Cricklewood and was bought in the 80's by David Houlgate and Michael Maine. A year later, David purchased the nin... Read more.

Phil Kelsall's 40th Anniversary ConcertPhil Kelsall's 40th Anniversary Concert

Monday 5th December

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is home to what must be the most famous and most played Wurlitzer organ in the world and Phil Kelsall has now amazingly completed his 40th year, presiding at the Wurlitzer as principal resident organist.

In recognition of Phil's contribution to the world of theatre organ music, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is presenting a special 40th anniversary concert, a rare opportunity to hear Phil play a full concert on the Mightily Wurlitzer.

This exciting night will be compered by BBC Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains, Nigel Ogden!

Venue: Th... Read more.

Have A Go @ PenistoneHave A Go @ Penistone

Sunday 4th December

Due to popular demand The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust have added two more dates in December for private practise sessions on the Compton Cinema Pipe Organ at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley. Practise sessions are priced at £35 per two-hour session. Maybe you could treat yourself or a loved one for Christmas!

The current availability is as follows.

Friday 16th December
10.00-12.00
12.00-14.00
14.00-16.00
16.00-18.00

Saturday 17th December
10.00-12.00
12.00-14.00
14.00-16.00

Please contact them via Facebook to book any of the time slots.

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