We have just received the following message from Nicholas Martin and Tim Butterworth
"The Spring Blackpool Music Festival has just finished and we are delighted to report that it has been a huge success.
We are so grateful for the positive comments and overwhelming feedback from all who attended and delighted that our efforts have been rewarded with a weekend that we not only enjoyed ourselves, but was so enjoyed by our guests. We’d also like to extend our thanks to the visiting artists, John Bowdler, Joanne Naulls, Peter Jebson and Jean Martyn and to the staff of ... Read more.
Dr Arnold Loxam, one of the last great theatre organists, has died aged 93.
Dr Loxam played professionally until the age of 90, and was best known in Bradford for his 16 years at the helm of the Wurlitzer organ at the New Victoria, which became the Gaumont and later the Odeon.
A great loss for the organ world of a true genial gent who will be very sadly missed by many. Our sympathy and thoughts go to his family and friends.
Ketron UK are pleased to announce the 2010 Audya Roadshow. Flying in from Quebec will be internationally acclaimed arranger keyboard artiste, Robert Messier, who will be accompanying them for the duration of the tour (March 28th - April 2nd). Consisting of in-store promotional events across England, anyone who attends will have the opportunity to see the latest releases from this leading Italian keyboard manufacturer. Sunday March the 28th will be a general "KETRON" open day to be held at the very pleasant location of Billing Aquadrome, Northampton. Retailers, Trade and Members of the Publ... Read more.
Jean Martyn and Penny Weedon have always wanted to perform together on stage – and with ‘Music To Watch Girls By’, staged by the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society at The Lights theatre in Andover on 5 March, their hopes were eventually realised.
A near capacity audience was wonderfully entertained as the ‘girls’ displayed their undoubted artistry – Jean on the Theatre’s Yamaha Grand Piano and Penny on her newly-acquired Yamaha Stagea ‘keyboard orchestra’.
The duo opened with the show’s title... Read more.
OrganFax Radio is now online!
This first show marks the start 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!
You can listen to the new show at http://radio.organfax.co.uk.
On 25th February, Wessex Organ World Society were delighted to welcome James Sargeant to play at a Charity Concert at the Hamworthy Social Club, Canford Magna, Poole. The aim was to raise funds and support for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance which receives no support from government or the National Lottery. They rely solely upon voluntary donations.
James, playing the latest Yamaha Tyros 3 keyboard, gave a wonderful performance to a full audience. His love of the instrument and his love of music was clearly evident and culminated in an medley of Carpenters tunes which... Read more.