Once again, fellow Blackpool Tower organist's Phil Kelsall & Chris Hopkins are to team up to present two special nights of dance music. Featuring their respective Technics and Wersi instruments, these events are not to be missed.
The first event is on Friday January 29th 2010 at the Marine Hall Ballroom, Fleetwood, Lancs. 7.30pm - 11pm with BOTH Phil and Chris. All tickets are £7.50. Advance booking is advised as previous events sold out. Tel: 01253 771141.
The following night on Saturday January 30th 2010, they are at the Civic Hall, Pudsey, West Yorks. 7.30pm - 11.30pm again with BOTH Phil and Chris. All tickets £6.50 on the door.
The artiste for the February concert at Wessex Organ World in Bournemouth has been changed owing to the relocation of Esqin Jonker returning to Holland to live. Unfortunately, Esquin has a new job and can't get the time off to travel.
In her place, a great favorite of the members is Mark Thompson and he has agreed to play for this concert on February 18th 2010.
Just in from Pete Shaw, his show at Cardiff Organ Society has been cancelled this evening. He will now be performing there on 8th Nov 2011.
Our first call this morning was from Violet Wittingham at Horsham Organand Keyboard Society. They have been forced to cancel their concert later this week due to bad weather as their concert hall is snowbound. Their AGM will now be before the next concert on Feb 10th.
Our second call this morning was from Tony Reed at Ascot who informs us that they have also had to cancel this week and their concert on Friday with Nicholas Martin is postponed until 19th Feb.
Unfortunately, more concert cancellations over the country as follows:
Regrettably, the East Lancs Organ and Keyboard Club have had to cancel the concert with Brian Hazelby next Monday 11th January. They hope to be able to slot Brian in for another show during the year or very early in 2011.
Peterborough Organ & Keyboard Club have rescheduled their concert with Mathew Bason on 14th January to 25th February.
Also, York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Societies concert on 14th January with Howard Beaumont has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 28th January.
The weather is continuing to be seasonal and causing more disruption to organ concerts around the country.
The latest cancellations are as follows:
Ipswich Light Organ Music Society have cancelled their show with David Last on Sunday 17th January due to a heating failure at the church. David is having a concert at Chelmondiston Village Hall on Friday 12th February.
Secondly, Brett Wales was due to appear at Banstead Organ Society on Monday 11th January. The concert has been postponed to 22nd March 2010.
If anybody knows of any other cancellations, please email them in.