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OrganFax At Sand Bay Keyboard Experience...

Sunday 29th August

Following a long tradition from the days of Pontin's Barton Hall, Torquay, to the events at Lyme Bay, Seaton, the Organfax team has been invited to the October Keyboard Experience at Sand Bay, produced by Cled and Ian Griffin.

Apart from making contact with organ club officials attending the event, two of the Organfax team, namely Ian House and John Romero, will  join a host of star players in entertaining guests over the weekend - 15th to 18th October.  Unfortunately, Chris Powell is unable to attend due to other work commitments.

It is not only the 30th anniversa... Read more.

New Contact Details For Tim Butterworth...

Sunday 29th August

Tim Butterworth has recently moved and would like to advise everyone of his new address:

11 Pheasants View,
Ribby Hall Village,
Wrea Green
Nr Blackpool
PR42PR

For the time being, he is contactable on his mobile number 07949 564474 whilst he is organising a new landline number.

Pin To Play?!Pin To Play?!

Sunday 29th August

A Battenberg cake, a blue cockerel and an organ-shaped cashpoint are among the six works in the running for a place on the fourth plinth of Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square.  The winning artork will replace Nelson's Ship in a Bottle in 2012.

The idea of American artist Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla from Cuba is a pipe organ which will play when people use a cashpoint installed in the plinth. The pipes will play as people tap their cards pin number into the keyboard!

The models are on display in St Martin in the Fields church near the square and will be on display to the public until 31 October.

Get voting!

Spotlight on Robert Wolfe!Spotlight on Robert Wolfe!

Wednesday 18th August

New spotlight online now!

Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, Robert fell in love with popular organ music on a family holiday to Blackpool when he was in his teens.  Having fallen in love with the sound of the Wurlitzer in the Tower, it is fair to say that any ambitions he had of playing that particular organ on a regular basis were quickly realised when as a mere 16 year old, Robert became the youngest ever player to join the team of Resident Organists in the Tower Ballroom. 

Read our article to fin... Read more.

Star Of Radio 2 To Perform At Folly FarmStar Of Radio 2 To Perform At Folly Farm

Wednesday 18th August

The organist and Radio 2 presenter, Nigel Odgen, really will 'entertain' when he plays Folly Farm's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in September

Folly Farm, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire: Nigel Odgen, presenter of Radio 2's popular music programme 'The Organist Entertains' really will be the organist entertaining Folly Farm's audience when he performs on the attraction's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in September.  'The Organist Entertains' has been running as a regular weekly feature playing popular organ recordings and interviews since 1969, following a pilot show in April that same year. ... Read more.

Penny Weedon - So Are We Doomed?Penny Weedon - So Are We Doomed?

Sunday 15th August

We are pleased to announce that Penny Weedon has agreed to start writing articles for the OrganFax website. This previously printed series starts the ball rolling, with lots more to come! Read her articles and then give your comments on Penny's thought provoking ideas on the OrganFax Forum.

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