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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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Tel: 020 8946 5181.
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.
On 30th September Wessex Organ World Society were delighted to host the Roland Concert at the Hamworthy Club at the invitation of Nick Swift from Swift Music, Bristol. We were honoured and privileged to hear the amazing and scintillating talents of Hector Olivera who had flown over especially for this event, courtesy of Roland UK. The performance was enhanced by the technical prowess of David Thomas who provided the graphics for the occasion.
Members from many organ clubs and societies throughout the south of England were in attendance to hear an evening of unforgettable magic. H... Read more.