Unfortunately Pete Shaw broke his left ankle early last Monday morning. It happened just before he was due to leave for London for concerts at two organ societies Monday & Tuesday night. He slipped on a wooden board which had been left on the ground by workmen at his house and it looks like he will be out of action for at least 6 weeks, possibly longer.
Pete has asked us to thank David Thomas who has stood in for him this week. Currently he has had to cancel twenty three gigs due to this 5 inch fract... Read more.
Wersi Direct have been in touch to tell us that only 5 rooms remain available for their Oktoberfest running from 21st - 23rd October 2011!
Please call FREE 0800 084 2013 to book your place now! Just £179 per person based on 2 people sharing, single rooms are also available. Hurry now and don't be disappointed, this is the only chance this year to see Bill Horn, Jurgen Tichy, Byron Jones, Brett Wales, Ben Scott-Hyde and Robert New all under one roof!
The festival is being held at the ... Read more.
The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust are putting on a real treat for organ lovers this weekend.
On Saturday 1st October at the Plaza Super Cinema, in Stockport, (as part of the "Back to the Future 2" conference weekend), the LTOT, in conjunction with the conference organising committee, are presenting The New Foxtrot Serenaders, with Simon Gledhill at the Compton Theatre Organ. Tickets are£10.00 and are available in advance from the Plaza Box Office, or you can pay on door.
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We have just had news of a new album from Carol Williams. "Spreckels on the March" was recorded on the Spreckels Austin organ in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
There are 20 tracks of Marches ranging from the 16th century to modern times including Williams Byrd's "Irish March" to the "Dam Busters March" by Eric Coates. Firm favorites such as Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"; Gershwin's "Strike up the Band"; Walton's "Crown Imperial"; a collection of the great Sousa Marches are included as well as one of her own compositions, "Dark Friesian".
For more details and to order this and ... Read more.
We are very pleased welcome yet another two clubs to our club directory as full members. Wyre Home Organ Society and Hull (TOMS) have both decided to have a full listings with us. Over the next few days you will find more information on their pages as we work together with the club committees.
If your club has a basic listing and you would like more information about the benefits of being a full member, then please feel free to call J... Read more.
Dave Smith has contacted us to tell us that when he visited Hailsham Organ Club last week, Charles Clegg and his lovely wife said that they felt very lucky to have him perform for them as they had heard he is retiring at the end of this year.
We can assure you that Dave has no thoughts of retiring from the organ circuit.