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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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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.

The Kent International Piano & Keyboard Fair 2011The Kent International Piano & Keyboard Fair 2011

Monday 7th February

Following a fabulous weekend musical trade fair at the Holiday Inn in Bexley David Harrild from MusicLand has asked us to thank all those involved. Representatives from Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Hammond, Orla, WersiDirect, Swift Music, Carillon Festivals and of course the Musicland team all helped to look afte... Read more.

New Website For Chris PowellNew Website For Chris Powell

Wednesday 2nd February

Chris Powell has just launched his new website.

Why not take a look?  You will find all his tour dates, photos, mp3's, video clips, festival details and a comprehensive online shop with all his recordings, Roland Atelier Software, Fan Club details and much more!  You can even leave him a message in his guestbook!

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