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Message From Margaret Swift...Message From Margaret Swift...

Sunday 11th November

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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Winstons WishWinstons Wish

Wednesday 31st October

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.

Farewell To Nick SwiftFarewell To Nick Swift

Saturday 6th October

Yesterday 5th October saw the funeral for Nick Swift. The Chapel was full and standing room was arranged outside as over 200 people attended the memorial Woodlands.

Music was played by Michael Wooldridge, the eulogy was given by Colin Ford and the ceromony was conducted by Rev Ann Parker.

Many of the guests which included family, friends, customers, musicians and leading names in the music business  stayed an hour or so to swap stories about Nick.

Nick Swift, A Tragic LossNick Swift, A Tragic Loss

Friday 28th September

The home music world has been shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Nick Swift of Swift Music at the age of only 57.  He was widely known for his unstinting support of organists, organ societies and music festivals throughout the country and the contribution he made is immeasurable.

Nick and his wife Margaret opened their organ, piano and keyboard shop in Bristol in September 2000.  Nick had previously run his own business in finance and Margaret had been employed in the civil service.  Together they resolved to run the kind of business that they wo... Read more.

Funeral ArrangementsFuneral Arrangements

Friday 28th September

We have just been informed of an open invitation to anyone who would like to celebrate Nick's life.  His funeral will be Friday 5th October at 1.30pm at Woodlands, just north of Bristol, BS35 3TA.

Please do not bring or send flowers as there will be family flowers only. A collection box will be available on the day or donations can be made through BCM Funeral Directors, 177 Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7DR.

Musical Day Out!Musical Day Out!

Friday 28th September

If you are not aware Brentford Musical Museum have a whole day dedicated to Theatre Organs tomorrow, Saturday 29th September. The event is packed with things to do and we think it should be a great day out.

Main Events

11.30 – 12.00    Open Console

12.00 – 13.00    Lunch

13.00 – 13.30    Introduction and Tour of the Organ with Richard Hills

13.30 – 14.15    In Conversation - Richard Hills with... Read more.

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