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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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25 Years Of Musical Magic...

Sunday 7th February

Time Flies and who would believe that 2010 will see the UK’s largest week long organ and keyboard festivals celebrating their 25th anniversary, a quarter of a century of musical gatherings featuring the very best from the world of organs and keyboards.

Keyboard Cavalacades very first events were held in May and November of 1985 at Ladbrokes Caister holiday centre and the 7 night hobby holidays have grown to become the largest festivals of their kind in the world attracting enthusiasts from far and wide. Who said the UK doesn’t lead the way, they are certainly No.1 for or... Read more.

Rye Bay Scallop Festival...

Sunday 7th February

We received the following from Richard Moore (Chairman of Friends Of Rye Wurlitzer) a few days ago about an interesting event that they are holding with the Wurlitzer at Rye College.  Sounds like an interesting night.  If you are in the area, why not join them?


"Two years ago I was approached by the Rye Rotarians to arrange an evening whereby their members could hear the Rye Wurlitzer.
Who else could I ask to assist than my fine friend and internationally acclaimed Theatre Organist " Mr Wurlitzer"  Len Rawle.
We called ... Read more.

Pete ShawPete Shaw

Thursday 4th February

New for 2010 .. Pete has been working since October last year on a completely new two keyboard and pedals set up consisting of Tyros 3 Expanded,  Kurzweil PC3X 88 note fully weighted Piano- Workstation, and Hammond XPK200 20 Note Bass Pedalboard.
The system will be fully on the road from March Onwards for both his Organ Societies/Festivals and Cabaret Work with his wife Yvonne. Pete says the piano sound on the Kurzweil is stunning and together with the T3 and pedalboard its a great combination. He would like to thank both Simon @ Peterborough Organ Centre for supplying... Read more.

Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard FestivalEastbourne Organ and Keyboard Festival

Wednesday 3rd February

It has just been announced that James Sargeant will be at the Organ and Keyboard Festival in Eastbourne in three weeks time (26th February - 1st March 2010). Yamaha will be running special demonstrations of both Tyros 3 and CVP instruments at the Bonners Music Superstore trade stand. During the day, entry to the trade stands is free, as are a limited number of afternoon concert seats.

The show has a fabulous line up with Chris Powell, Bret Wales, Matthew Bason, Elizabeth Har... Read more.

RNLI FundraiserRNLI Fundraiser

Wednesday 3rd February

Yamaha and Bonners Music Superstore helped arrange a special concert evening at Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club last night. A grand total of £250.00 was raised and The towns Lord Mayor, Greg Santos, presented a cheque to Dereck Legg the chairman of fund-raising for the Eastbourne branch of the RNLI.

... Read more.

Byron Jones & 'The General!Byron Jones & 'The General!

Monday 1st February

Byron Jones will be playing for the silent Buster Keaton classic film 'The General' on Sunday 31st January 2010 at 2.30pm at The Curzon Cinema, Old Church Road, Clevedon.

He will be using his trusty Wersi Scala and tickets are £6.00 or family tickets are available for £18.00.  For more information please contact 07868 422089.

Last years was a sell out so get your tickets fast.

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