The Gloucester Keyboard & Organ Club are presenting a special St. Patrick's night concert where Brian Hazelby will perform on his Tyros 4. There will be plenty of Irish banter during the evening and along with the usual raffle and spot prizes, will make this a fab evening!
Taking place on Sunday 17th March at The Wotton Hall Club, Barnwood, Gloucester, tickets are only £4.00 for members. Members of neighbouring clubs are invited to join them, for what promises to be a great experience. Pl... Read more.
After presenting concerts at Bispham United Reformed Church near Blackpool, The Blackpool Keyboard Club has now returned to it’s former home of 25 years – The Pro-Deaf Club, Cornwall Avenue, North Shore, Blackpool.
In 2011, the Pro-Deaf Club suddenly announced its closure and all groups that used it’s excellent facilities had suddenly to make alternative arrangements. Through our Treasurer, Jean Booth, we were quickly able to move to the church hall at Bispham United Reformed (at which Jean is... Read more.
Alan Greaves, a church organist from Sheffield,was found with head injuries on the pavement near to his home on Greengate Lane at approximately 11.15pm on December 24. He died on Thursday night surrounded by his family at the city's Northern General Hospital. South Yorkshire Police have now launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. It would seem that it is likely a weapon was used and the motive for the attack is not yet known.
Canon Simon Bessant who worked closely with Mr Greaves and his wife Maureen, a church community worker, said "He was a... Read more.
Penny Weedon has had a new music book published. It's entitled GRADE FUN, a pun on the fact that she originally composed all the pieces for London College of Music grade exams in keyboard and organ. As they proved fun and very popular with the candidates she has now had them as a book for everyone to enjoy, whether they're taking an exam or just playing for fun. The book contains 17 pieces, carefully graded to give a gentle progress curve.
After the very sad and untimely passing of Nick Swift of Swift Music, his wife Margaret has been in contact wishing to share the following message...
I would like to say a very big thank you for the many, many cards and letters of sympathy I have received from people all over the country following Nick’s unexpected and very sudden death on 22nd September, and to everyone who attended the funeral, some having travelled a very long way. I am very grateful to Michael Wooldridge who played such lovely music for the service, and to Colin Ford who gave such a moving eulogy.
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Some of ours readers may be aware that John and Jackie Romero from Carillon Music Festivals support the Winstons Wish Charity (for bereaved children). They hope their fundraising will break the £10,000 mark early next year. We hope the following might be of interest!
If you have any running friends, family or work colleagues that are looking to run a marathon, or have been disappointed in not getting a place for London 2... Read more.