Brett Wales and Chris Powell are delighted to announce that they have now raised £700 for their chosen charity following the recent success of their inaugural organ festivals.
The money has been raised over their 2 organ festival weekends in Bournemouth for Stepping Stones. The group is run by parents, for parents and carers of children with Down Syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. The charity is very dear to Chris & Brett as it is run by a close friend who's daughter Gemma has Downs Syndrome and has told us of the wonderful work that they do.Read more.
Those that joined in the fun last weekend, will know how busy it was at this years MusicLand show. We are pleased to report that visitor numbers were up on last year's by over 10%. It was a very busy weekend, especially on Sunday when the weather was just a little better.
Casio, Carillon Festivals, Hammond, Orla, Roland, Yamaha and of course OrganFax, all turned out for a "right good do". Most of the show was dedicated to Organs and Keyboards, however Yamaha also brought along some gear from the more 'pro' side of their business. They showed off some very interesting toys, including... Read more.
We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to another Theatre Organ to our club directory. Salomons at Tunbridge Wells are the latest to join our ranks. You will find loads of information about this fascinating Welte instrument on their page, with more details coming soon!
Byron (Jones) & Terry received the news today Sunday 17th January, that their wonderful friend and secretary of the Wizard Festivals, Pam Shields slipped peacefully away in the early hours.
Not long ago Pam had an operation to remove a tumor, and it seems that cancer had spread to other parts. Despite treatments Pam continued to try to be positive, but over the last week went downhill. The last few day were spent in hospital where she peacfully slept until the end.
For those who knew her and wish to send condolences, they can be sent to Byron who will pass them on to her daughter Julie.
Due to concerns over the weather and recent ill health of the organisers, the concert at Middleton Hall, Darlington on Jan 31st featuring Andrew Nix has been cancelled.
Another date will be arranged and Organfax will be informed when this happens.
Also due to the weather the concert on Saturday 16th (tonight) with Elizabeth Harrison for Belper Organ Club has been cancelled. She will be with them again on March 19th 2011.
After fears that the weather would hamper the event we can now confirm that the now famous MusicLand Keyboard, Organ and Piano Music Fair, to be held at the Holiday Inn (Black Prince) is on. It won't just be the manufacturers who will be represented. We will be there ourselves, Horay!!! So come along to our stand for a chat!
Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Hammond, Orla, Carillon Music Festivals (Eastbourne) and others will be there and there will be plenty of product experts and dem... Read more.