OrganFax News

OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Britains Got TalentBritains Got Talent

Friday 13th May

The new series of 'Britains Got Talent' has been running on ITV for the past few weeks. We know that Jean Martyn has been through the preliminary auditions and then been filmed in front of the judges. Like many from the organ world we have been watching with eagle eyes and there has been several tantalising glimpses of her during the past few shows.

We were hoping that we would see Jean on the show this weekend, alas it seems we will have to wait a little while longer. Oh well there's always next Saturday...

Music For All At Sand Bay!Music For All At Sand Bay!

Tuesday 10th May

Following this years success for Byron Jones, dates and prices have now been announced for next years festival at Sand Bay. 

Friday 30th March - Mon 2nd April 2012 will see them returning to the holiday village for another fun filled event and next years prices have been reduced to £139 per person full board. Alongside the concerts there will be dancing to live music and dance tuition in the mornings.

Artistes already booked for 2012 are: Tony Stace, DirkJan Ranzijn, Kevin Morgan, Brett Wales, Rosalie Birchmore, Reg Rawlings, Michael Wooldridge, Ian Griffin, Gordo... Read more.

Trouble viewing OrganFax Radio? Read on.

Friday 6th May

With record number of listeners 'tuning in' to enjoy the fantastic new format OrganFax Radio, we are thrilled with the enthusiastic responses we are recieving to our online show.

However, we've heard from a couple of people that they had a trouble viewing the new site, thankfully organist Ben Scott-Hyde has been in touch to let us know the solution ... "Your cookies need to be turned on to 'always' in your preferences and it can be a good idea to clear your cache history if you continue to have issues." 

... Read more.

Something a little different!Something a little different!

Friday 6th May

James Woodcock, curator of the sadly discontinued Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner website, has posted a facinating video on his personal blog.

The video features Roger Hagarty, of Rogers Music fame, playing a Yamaha Tyros in quite a unique way! James explains more about just what Roger is doing in the blog post, where you can also watch the video.

Yamaha Designs Million Dollar Piano for Elton JohnYamaha Designs Million Dollar Piano for Elton John

Thursday 5th May

World-renowned singer, songwriter and Yamaha pianist Elton John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this fall with an all new show, The Million Dollar Piano, named after a stunning, one-of-a-kind instrument made exclusively for him by Yamaha.

A team effort between Yamaha Entertainment Group and Elton John, the million-dollar piano has been 4 years in the making and is called such because it cost $1 million to create. The designers and engineers from Yamaha Pianos in Hamamatsu, Japan worked with Elton John to bring his vision to life. The result is a spectacular, highly mo... Read more.

Snap up a bargainSnap up a bargain

Thursday 5th May

Those of our readers in the south west of England may be aware of the closure of one of the oldest music shops in the beautiful city of Bath. The 163 year old Duck, Son and Pinker closed very recently and vast amount of their stock is being sold in an online auction starting 12th May.

More details can be found here.

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