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Belper & District Organ & ...
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.
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.
23rd May 2010 will see Alex Payler in a special one off show. The venue is the large Wyvern Hall, Central Avenue in Sittingbourne, Kent. Starting at 3pm, doors open at 2.15pm.
With impressive lighting provided by Keith Wilcox from Supreme Lighting and full multi-angle Video Projection from fellow artiste, Daniel Watt, it should be a wonderful show aimed to appeal to the general public of all ages as well as organ enthusiasts.
Up on stage will be the mighty ELX-1m - the only one in the UK, and in fact, one of only 4 outside of Japan.
Tickets are £10 ... Read more.
Richard Patt from Roland, Chris Wibrew from Yamaha and Paul Barnes from Casio, plus Kate Shetliffe (concert pianist) and her husband Lee Shetliffe (jazz pianist) will all be attending a exciting new trade event in Paignton, Torbay this weekend (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April).
Pianoroom who are the latest addition to our dealer directory will be presenting for the first time in Paignton a special fair in conjunction with their suppliers, in which they will be show-cas... Read more.