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Help For Heroes...Help For Heroes...

Tuesday 26th October

Jean Martyn is performing a Musical Tribute Concert for "Help For Heroes" on the 6th November in the Church of St. Mary and St. Chad in Brewood, Stafford.

There will be a trumpet Fanfare as an introduction, followed by a procession of the British Legion Standards, Standards of a number of other Regiments involved in the World Wars and a number of personnel serving in the Armed Services who have seen action abroad.

The concert will be preceded by the National Anthem and finish with "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1".

All proceeds will be passed to "Help For ... Read more.

Jean And Cled Celebrate 30 Years!Jean And Cled Celebrate 30 Years!

Tuesday 26th October

As pictured, Cled Griffin, father to Ian, is celebrating his 30th year of festival organising and celebrity organist, Jean Martyn, celebrates her 30th year of playing. 

Both are pictured here, along with Cled's lovely wife, Sylvia, at the recent Sand Bay Organ Festival run by Cled.

Statement From T&A Events: Mill RytheStatement From T&A Events: Mill Rythe

Thursday 14th October

It is with our deepest regret that we have to report that Tony Stace & Andrew Nix will not be hosting the Musical Magic events at Mill Rythe, Hayling Island, next year. Recently the Holiday Village went into administration, but now has new owners and will continue trading.

The administrators, Begbies Traynor, have stated they are delighted to have found a new buyer (Away Resorts Ltd) for Mill Rythe and state “It is a fantastic result to have safeguarded the positions of the one thousand plus holiday makers that had outstanding bookings at Mill Rythe Holiday Village&rdq... Read more.

Rye In Need Of Organs!

Thursday 14th October

The Rye Wurlitzer Academy  was established at the end of 2009 after a donation to celebrate the life of Rita Akehurst, who, with her husband Tony started and ran the Hastings & Bexhill Organ Society for over 30 years.  In the first few months they have had up to 8 students getting to grips with the Rye Wurlitzer.  Further donations of money from other sources has meant that they are able to offer FREE TUITION to the students at Rye College by that highly capable theatre organist, musician and teacher MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE.  This means that the project has funding until ... Read more.

Jon & Chiho Charity SpecialJon & Chiho Charity Special

Thursday 14th October

Saturday 30th October at 7pm will see the 9th Electronic Organ Charity Concert featuring International organ and keyboard artiste, Chiho Sunamoto with Jon Smith & Ikuko Yokoyama in aid of The Wimbledon Guild, caring for people in need.

Taking place at St Marks Church, St Marks Place, Wimbledon, London SW19 7ND tickets are still available.  For more details email musicjapan@hotmail.com or Tel: 020 8946 5181.

Wisbech Concerts To Move On...Wisbech Concerts To Move On...

Sunday 10th October

We have just received news that the Wisbech & District Organ society which was in danger of closing due to problems has been taken over. The society had been running for nearly 40 years and for the last 17 years under the stalwart supervision of Margaret Kettlewell. Sadly Margaret had been told to lighten her load under doctors orders and so a new secretary was needed. The existing members were reluctant to take on the post and keep up her standards, and so the other two ladies felt they also wanted to hang up their chains of office, so ultimately the Society was set to close after Octo... Read more.

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