We have had wonderful news today to say that the Isle Of Wight Organ & Keyboard Club has been reformed and now meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Newport Football Club, St Georges Park, St Georges Way. Newport. Isle of Wight.
Concerts start at 8.00 with their first being held with special guest Penny Weedon. This will be on Tuesday 27th July, doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. For full details please phone Dave Perry on 01983 403971 or Mike Martin on 01983 565 152
We wish them all the success in their new venture!
Nuneaton Organist/Composer TONY WHITTAKER has just published two new tunes - M6 MOTORWAY (a fast big-band theme) and a French accordion tune CAFÉ GARÇON.
In the 'easy-listening' category, this professionally produced A4 piano sheet music has added chord symbols, so can also be played on organ/keyboard. £3.50 each plus £1.00 p&p (UK only).
Details available from Tony's main website
A short note from Byron Jones:
Byron & Terry would like to thank all the artists and dealers for making their 28th Sand Bay Festival a resounding success again this year.
Not forgetting the wonderful audience, you yourselves.
Now I would like to ask a favour.
We had the priviledge of handing a cheque for £1,500.00 to The Dogs for Disabled, and some of you took pictures, and as our pictures didn't turn out too good, if anyone has some pictures they can email us, we would be very gratetful. We need a good picture for The Dogs for Disabled magazine.
Byron & Terry.
The mighty Compton organ at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, was featured to a packed house of around 1,400 patrons by organist Michael Wooldridge last Sunday when he appeared as special guest with the legendary Mantovani Orchestra.
Using the orginal Mantovani scores, in the presence of the great man's son, Kenneth Mantovani, the orchestra was conducted by Roderick Dunk, who often directs major orchestras around the world but including the Halle orchestra and the BBC's Friday Night Is Music Night, along with leader Cynthia Fleming, from the BBC Concert Orchestra.... Read more.
Carillon Festivals (John and Jackie Romero) will be running what we believe to be the first Organ & Keyboard Festival in Kent in just a few weeks time. May 14th - 17th. It will be their first Organ & Keyboard event outside of Eastbourne and has both a stunning line up and a great new venue.
Ryan Edwards, Elizabeth Harrison, Pete Shaw and Chris Jones will be the featured artists during the festival. As well as hosting the event, John Romero, who has recently returned to the organ society circuit will also be playing in concert during the weekend. Musicland will also be adding... Read more.
We would like to welcome another new listing to our directory pages. Promenade Music are the latest dealer to ask to be included on our pages. You can find most of the UK's main dealers and where they are located on our map view page.
Promenade are a very pro active dealer and run a number of instore events. The next is of which is on Thursday 20th May and they tell us they are delighted that the amazing Harry Harris will be playing the incredible new Yamaha Avant Grand... Read more.