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Phil Kelsall Concert With A Twist!

Monday 14th February

Dancers to perform on stage with Phil Kelsall

In an exciting new development dancers from the Rollo Academy of Performing Arts will perform in the Phil Kelsall Show at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on 17 April 2011.

Phil suggested this to organiser Michael Pakinson when he played at the Arts Theatre last July.   They are really excited with the list of routines that have been given to the choreographer Sam Rollo.   They include, solo numbers, singing combined with dance, fairground and park scenes, charleston, ballet, tap, a beauty contest and the ever p... Read more.

Tony Stace & Andrew Nix At Scarborough Fair Collection Tony Stace & Andrew Nix At Scarborough Fair Collection

Friday 11th February

NOW TWO CONCERTS

After a highly successful show last year at this superb venue, Tony & Andrew arranged another show for July 2nd 2011. The spectacular duet show, featuring the lads on the 2 mighty Wurlitzers alongside their own electronic organs, is already nearly sold out. 

They are pleased to announce that they have arranged a repeat show on Sunday July 3rd at the same venue. For both shows, doors open at 1pm to listen to some of the finest mechanical instruments in the world, then the concert starts at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced at £8 are available fro... Read more.

Pakefield - Now Under New Ownership

Friday 11th February

News just in from Grant Neal of Sceptre Promotions:

After months of speculation and uncertainty we have great news, it’s now official: Pontins have been saved by the Britannia group. As many of you know Britannia own the Norbreck Castle hotel that we now use in Blackpool. They have a reputation for buying properties and investing heavily in order to completely refurbishing them, so this bodes well for the future of Pontins and Pakefield.

Over the past months many of you have decided not to book for this years spring event because of the uncertainty caused by Pontins... Read more.

Special Lancashire Charity ConcertSpecial Lancashire Charity Concert

Thursday 10th February

East Lancs Organ & Keyboard Club are presenting a Grand Charity Concert.  The artists are Richard Greaves, Nick Jackson and Dave Smith. The concert will be an evening of light music and fun.

The concert is at the normal venue for the club - The Canberra Club of BAE Systems, A59, Samlesbury, near Blackburn, Lancs BB2 7LF on Monday 14th March.

Tickets £6 and can be reserved by calling Dave Smith on 01204 852116 or 07791 555826 or emailing dave@therealdavesmith.com. They can of course depend... Read more.

Using A Computer And MIDI With Your Electone

Wednesday 9th February

More and more Electone owners are using computers these days and many want to know more about using a computer for various music functions, particularly with the Electone.

Mike Perryman’s book will fully explain MIDI in an easy-to-understand way and show you how you can use it to advantage with your Electone. He will also introduce you to various music applications, such as sequencing programs to record your performances and play them back. He will also show you how to use utility programs that will enable you to do things you have never dreamt of doing with the Electone be... Read more.

Yamaha EL User Guides...

Tuesday 8th February

The Yamaha EL range of Electones proved to be way ahead of their time.  Many were sold with both professional and amateur satisfied owners.  Now,some years later, these instruments remain popular and are frequently heard in concert.  A club, called the EL club, was formed, by Mike Perryman, which offered members a regular magazine and "Soundsoft" Software.

With his technical background ,in computers and MIDI, Mike very quickly became a leading name for both EL and later AR organs.  He spent many months writing his User Guides.  There are three different v... Read more.

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