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Three Men on a Bike!Three Men on a Bike!

Saturday 19th June

On October 1st, Tim Walter - managing director of Roland UK - will set out with fellow R-UK directors Peter Heath and Simon Griffiths on a (over) 450 mile bike ride from Lands End to London, arriving at the London Music Show on the 8th October!

Tim reckons cycling well over 450 miles seems like a slightly mad undertaking considering the sum of his previous cycling experience is pootling to the local sweet shop and back as a child!

"It is a challenge, but it's a chance to raise money for the British Heart Foun... Read more.

M.B.E For Phil!M.B.E For Phil!

Monday 14th June

Congratulations go to Phil Kelsall, Resident Organist of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on being awarded an M.B.E in this year Queen's Birthday Honours List.

He follows in the footsteps of his one time predecessor 'Reginald Dixon' in receiving the award, which was given to Phil for his services to music.

Well done Phil from all at OrganFax!

Key Breaks Launch New FestivalKey Breaks Launch New Festival

Sunday 6th June

Once again, Chris Powell and Brett Wales have teamed up to present another star studded organ festival.  This time the duo are holding an event at the fabulous 4* Ettington Chase Hotel, just outside of Stratford Upon Avon from 22nd - 25th October 2010.

Located in the heart of Shakespeare's country, only seven miles from Stratford Upon Avon and the M40, Ettington Chase is a beautiful historic building that elegantly combines the historic with the modern set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds.  The hotel also has excellent leisure facilities including gym, sauna, jacuzzi and ... Read more.

Rod Pooley launches Keyboard Product Knowledge Classes...

Sunday 6th June

June 1st 2010 saw Rod Pooley starting classes on how to operate and get the best from your Korg or Yamaha keyboards. These are held at his Recording Studio in Eastbourne. www.cmpstudios.co.uk

Sessions are an hour each at £20 for one to one and £15 each for groups of 3 or more, max in any group will be 5. Courses available for Korg Pa2X pro, Pa800 and Pa500. Yamaha Tyros 1, 2 and 3. For further info Call CMP Studios on 01323 647824.

OrganFax Radio June Edition Now Online!OrganFax Radio June Edition Now Online!

Tuesday 1st June

The June edition of OrganFax Radio is now online!

This show marks the fourth of our new monthly broadcasts covering the widest range of music from the organ and keyboard world. And of course, our hosts: Chris Powell and Brett Wales keep us all entertained with interesting news, chat, and fun all the way! 

Also included this month is a fascinating chat with the Flying Dutchman himself, Dirkjan Ranzijn and tracks from Phil Kelsall, Franz Lambert, Tony Stace, Janet Dowsett, Klaus Wunderlich, Ryan Edwards and many more...

You can listen to the new show at http://radio.organfax.co.uk.

Clubs Success...Club Success...

Tuesday 25th May

With all the doom and gloom surrounding a lot of clubs that are struggling at the moment, it was lovely to receive the picture featured from The Verwood Organ Society.

The club is going from strength to strength since their recent move into The Hub, a wonderful purpose built theatre venue in Verwood, Dorset.  Well done to all the hard working committee and here's to even more success!

Why not join them for an evening?  For more information why not take a look at the Societies OrganFax Page?

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