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Tyros 4 - First show in S.England!Tyros 4 - First show in S.England!

Saturday 18th September

On Weds 6th October, Yamaha UK and Bonners Music Superstore are jointly hosting a daytime event at The East Sussex National Golf Club & Spa, showcasing the new Tyros 4 keyboard.

Professional demonstrations by Richard Bower and Chris Whybrew are taking place throughout the day, and there will also be the opportunity for the public to play the instrument for themselves in the "hands-on" area.

The venue has spectacular views across this World Class golf course, and light refreshments will be provided.

Admission ... Read more.

Last Chance To Book!Last Chance To Book!

Thursday 16th September

Brett Wales, David Thomas, Penny Weedon and Chris Stanbury all star at the beautiful Burlington Hotel on the cliff tops of Folkestone in just a few days time, so don't miss out on this super talented line up.

The weekend 24th - 27th September will be hosted by our own John and Jackie Romero and MusicLand with David Harrild will be in attendance as traders.

So if you fancy a weekend of great music in a luxury setting contact Carillon Festivals on 01323 733700 to book either a room or weekend pass. More details can be found on the Carillon Festivals website.

Cardiff's Got The X-MAS Factor!

Saturday 11th September

Cardiff Organ & Keyboard Society, with Penny Weedon, are launching the X-Mas Factor, a competition to compose a short Christmas piece or song.

Three main prizes offer a public performance at Penny's concert on the 14th December, and professional recording and typesetting of the three selected pieces. Runners up will be included on an X-Mas Factor CD.

Entry is £10 (all going to Headway Cardiff for the head injured and their families) with a closing date of 21st October. Details from their website.

Chris Stanbury Is Down By The Riverside!Chris Stanbury Is Down By The Riverside!

Saturday 11th September

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010 will see Chris Stanbury giving 2 Gala Charity Concerts in a private garden on the banks of the River Thames in Weybridge in aid of the Sam Beare Hospice, Weybridge and the White Lodge Centre, Chertsey.

Alongside Chris will be a special guest appearance from Kathryn Harries (International Soprano).

Telephone 01932 847784 for further information or click here to reserve your tickets.

Sounds like a great show, please help show your support.

Announcing International Music Showcase - 5th UK Electronic Organ Competition 2010!

Saturday 11th September

Come watch performers from England, France, Spain, China and Japan play music of all styles on modern musical instruments.

Contestants aged from 10 to early 20s will perform on Saturday 2nd October from 2pm at Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Reading, UK RG6 1DB.

Tickets are available:

    * £5 (advanced ticket) or £8 (on the day) for the whole day;
    * discount for families (2 adults and 2 children) at £17 (advanced) or £27 (on the day).
    * special "group of ... Read more.

New Accordion ClubNew Accordion Club

Sunday 5th September

Whilst in these difficult times where a few organ and keyboard clubs are struggling, it would seem that the accordion world is having something of a renaissance. The Carillon Festivals October Accordion weekend has been sold out for months and a new accordion club has recently been formed with two more due to open soon.

Following the successful launch earlier this year of the West Sussex Accordion Club, next Saturday sees the opening of the new Eastbourne Accordion Club. The Langham Hotel on the Eastbourne seafront has been chosen for the location of this monthly Saturday “Pl... Read more.

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