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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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A Tune Named After The M6 Motorway!A Tune Named After The M6 Motorway!

Wednesday 28th April

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

Sand Bay Success!

Saturday 24th April

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.

Michael & Mantovani!Michael & Mantovani!

Saturday 24th April

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. 

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New Kent Organ FestivalNew Kent Organ Festival

Tuesday 20th April

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.

Welcome to PromenadeWelcome to Promenade

Saturday 17th April

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.

Name Wanted For 'Brand X' Organ...

Thursday 15th April

Ian Griffin, the designer of the so called 'BRAND X' electronic organ, said that he must give the instrument he built a suitable name.  He has therefore come up with the idea of having suggestions from organ-keyboard enthusiasts.    Ian thinks that an ideal time to evaluate any suggested names would be at the Keyboard Cavalcade festival at Pontin's Pakefield (April 19th - 26th). 

Although the instrument is currently based of two Ketron keyboards, the design caters for combinations of other makes.   The name should therefore reflect on the versatili... Read more.

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