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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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Great Line Up For Wizard Weekends...Great Line Up For Wizard Weekends...

Wednesday 27th January

The Welsh Wizard himself, Byron Jones has confirmed the line up for 2 of his forthcoming festivals.

His first event at the Belvedere Hotel in Bournemouth will feature Matthew Bason, Elizabeth Harrison, Janet Dowsett, Paul McCulloch & Byron along with Harmony Music.

Saturday morning will be at the Pavillion Theatre with Byron And Matthew on the Compton at 10.00 am for 1 hour. If you are around call in and see them?

If any local people would like to come in for the concerts over the weekend phone 07788442071.  At this moment in time there are still some... Read more.

Theatre Organ for the 21st Century

Tuesday 26th January

Promoting the Theatre Organ -The Way Forward What is the future of the theatre organ? Who cares?

Join a special FREE one-day conference organised by the Cinema Organ Society to exchange ideas and thoughts about spreading the word about theatre organ (and electronic organ) entertainment for the years ahead.

The conference takes place on Saturday 20th February 2010, between 11.30 to 17.00 at the Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

• Do you help to run a successful venue?

• Are you worried about declining audiences?

• How can we take ... Read more.

Key Breaks Raise £700 For Charity...Key Breaks Raise £700 For Charity...

Tuesday 26th January

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.

MusicLand Show SuccessMusicLand Show Success

Wednesday 20th January

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.

WelcomeWelcome

Tuesday 19th January

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!

Sad Loss Of A Wonderful Friend...

Sunday 17th January

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.

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