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A Brand New Electronic Organ Venture For 2011

Saturday 20th November

Many of you will have heard that the Reading Society based at Tidmarsh ceased in September 2010 and also that Pincents will be ceasing after their December 2010 concert with Keyclix.
 
Kay and Alan, who own and run Pincents are retiring due to their ill health but .... because there is still a willing audience and willing owners of the William Penney Theatre (RG7 4PR); a group of three from the Tidmarsh club have decided to try and start a completely new venture at the above theatre.   What they don't have though, are any funds!
 
They have chosen the... Read more.

Michael Takes Christmas Magic To Folkestone & Brighton!Michael Takes Christmas Magic To Folkestone & Brighton!

Saturday 20th November

Michael Wooldridge is bringing some of the magic of Christmas to Folkestone and Brighton in two special concerts this December, both being held in lovely cosy churches and featuring him playing his touring Roland Atelier with special guests, and including small features on the resident pipe organs.

The first is at All Souls Church, High Street, Cheriton, Folkestone on Saturday 4th December and will be a real treat as Michael is joined by top soprano Carole Paternoster.  For tickets call 01303 277110 or 01303 278157.

The second is at All Saints' Church, Church Hill, Patc... Read more.

SOCKET To Them Penny!SOCKET To Them Penny!

Saturday 20th November

Penny Weedon is pleased to announce the formation of SOCKET: The Society of Organ Clubs, Keyboard Entertainers and Teachers. At the moment, it exists as a website, but Penny hopes it will establish a presence at keyboard events as time goes by. Penny started it in response to the many reports from those involved with keyboards and organs that they were experiencing hard times, especially with falling audiences at clubs and problems with recruiting club committees. In line with her series of articles "So Are We Doomed?", she hopes the SOC... Read more.

Wanted: Arrangers & TranscribersWanted: Arrangers & Transcribers

Saturday 20th November

Penny Weedon is on the look-out for musicians who are able to transcribe music from sound recordings, or re-arrange printed pieces into a required format such as top line and chords, 3-stave organ format, simplified format and so on. The post is vacant following the emigration of Dan Jones who was offering these services under the "Dots to Order" banner, originally founded by Penny.
 
"The service has proved a tremendous success," says Penny. "It got so busy I had to hand it on to Dan. Now we need one or more people to take the job over from him. Applicants will need a good e... Read more.

OrganFax Radio - Online

Thursday 18th November

As some of you have already noticed... the November edition of OrganFax Radio is now 'on air'.

The show, as always, features some of the best music from the Organ and Keyboard world together with news, competitions and interviews.

Why not spend an hour in the company of Brett Wales and Chris Powell, head over to http://radio.organfax.co.uk to listen. Don't forget to let us know what you think on the Facebook Group page.

Bill Horn To Play At Wersi Oktoberfest In 2011!Bill Horn To Play At Wersi Oktoberfest In 2011!

Wednesday 17th November

Wersi Direct Ltd are pleased to announce that they will be holding the first Wersi Oktoberfest in the UK for over 15 years in 2011. They are also pleased to announce that USA Wersi star Bill Horn will headline the festival in his first UK appearance for 6 years. Also appearing will be Brett Wales, Ben Scott-Hyde, Robert New, Victoria Coney & Daniel Watt. More artists to be announced shortly.

The weekend runs from Friday afternoon on the 21st Oct 2011 till Sunday afternoon on the 23rd October 2011.

The weekend is the perfect opportunity for people who are thinking a... Read more.

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