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Jean Rocks OnJean Rocks On

Saturday 4th June

Jean Martyn played live this evening on Britains Got Talent, a feat that no other organ player in the country has achieved and whilst she did not win the show we can reveal this evening that she has been signed up to the the BGT Arena Tour later this summer. So as well as at a select number of organ societies you can see her perform live here...

TOUR DATES 2011:

Saturday 11th June Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 7:30pm 0844 493 6666

Sunday 12th June Edinburgh Playhouse 7:30pm 0844 847 1660

Monday 13th June Aberdeen AECC 7:30pm 0844 477 9000

Tuesday 14th J... Read more.

Hector Olivera to perform in the UK – Sunday, 5th June 2011Hector Olivera, for one night only.

Saturday 4th June

This just in from Roland UK...

"Hector Olivera, the world’s number one organist, will be in the UK for one night only and we’d love to give to you the opportunity to experience his incredible show. Hector is an internationally acclaimed organ player with an unbelievable gift. He was discovered as a child prodigy in Buenos Aires at the age of six and is now the most sought-after concert organist in the world.

Inspired by the recent use of ‘Crown Imperial’ during the Royal Wedding precession, Hector will perform his very own arrangement at the event, ... Read more.

Virtualoso!Virtualoso!

Friday 3rd June

Virtualoso! features Michael Wooldridge playing the fabulous new Paramount 332 Virtual Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.  Michael has chosen to record over an hour of popular music in many different styles to show off just how incredibly authentic and versatile these new instruments are.
 
The Paramount Virtual Wurlitzer consists of digital samples recorded from some of the very finest theatre organs in the world.  These samples are then brought together into a computer package, which allows the user to control them from any MIDI keyboard.  In this case, Michael us... Read more.

Mark To Tour WIth Roland AT-350c!Mark To Tour With Roland AT-350c!

Thursday 2nd June

Mark Ireland writes with exciting news: he’s now the proud owner of a brand new Roland AT350c Atelier Combo Organ. Many readers may have heard Mark in concert playing the AT100, well no more!

Although similar in size to the AT100 the AT350c has many more features and is lighter too! The console features a full set of harmonic bars, i... Read more.

June edition of OrganFax Radio now online

Wednesday 1st June

This month's edition of our hugely popular show includes music from John Walker, Franz Lambert, Howard Beaumont, Ben Scott Hyde, Chiho Sunamoto and many others. Also, Brett and Chris chat to Andrew Nix

Also featured is music from a woman who has, in the space of a few weeks, become a national ambassador of electronic organ music to the masses:    ... Read more.

Pier Pressure...Pier Pressure...

Wednesday 1st June

After having informed everyone that the organ was to be playing again on the North Pier in Blackpool once more for the 2011 Summer Season we have now been informed by the management of the Pier that the organ will not be required for the season.

Pier organist, David Windle although obviously disappointed will still be the Musical Director for the Michael Barrymore show as previously mentioned but sadly not as an organist.

 

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