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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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Joanne And The Key B Duo!Joanne And The Key B Duo!

Monday 9th November

After campaigning for the past 25 years with the “Hammond sound” and being the only female on the circuit to do so,  Joanne Naulls, having been given the title “Queen of the Hammond”, has updated her equipment by purchasing the latest “cloned Hammond”  Key B Duo organ, locally called a “Clonewheel”.

This together with a Ketron SD3 sound module and SR Pocket 750mx speakers has enabled her to continue with the Hammond sound but now with additional updated orchestral voices. This provides all her needs to play for her strict tem... Read more.

New Contact Details For Dirkjan

Monday 9th November

It is with great saddness that we bring you the news of the untimely death of Kath Penn, dear friend and booking agent for Dirkjan Ranzijn.  It is a great loss to all who knew her and our thoughts go out to her husband Tom and his family at this time.

All of Dirk's bookings in the UK were handled by Kath and therefore, for future bookings and information, people can contact Dirk direct via 0031 72 5151913 or email him on djbohm@googlemail.com

Dirk is currently back in Holland but is still available for UK bookings and looks forward to returning to these shores very soon.

East Sussex Wurlitzer Preview...East Sussex Wurlitzer Preview...

Sunday 8th November

A new Mighty Wurlitzer Organ made its first appearance on Sunday 1st November.  The huge 4 manual 32 Rank East Sussex National Wurlitzer was presented in a preview concert to an invited audience of some 250 people and was given by virtuoso organists Len Rawle and Michael Wooldridge.  The crowd loved the organ, which offers everything from very full and rich sounds down to the delicate voices that are just a whisper.
 
The organ is owned by Michael Hunt, who also owns the popular Singing Hills Wurlitzer, and is assembled from parts especially imported for the projec... Read more.

Michael Farrar Releases New CD...

Saturday 7th November

Michael has just released his latest CD, "A Journey Through Music" played On Yamaha HX1 organ, Yamaha Tyros2 and Korg X50 keyboards.

Tracks include:

Tonight , If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind, Lasting Moments (own composition), Maria Elena, Love Is All, Besame Mucho, Country Medley (Maggie, A Bunch Of Thyme, After All These Years), I Wish You Love, Puttin' On The Ritz, Yorkshire Parade (own composition), I Get A Little Sentimental Over You, My Foolish Heart, Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, Rendezvous (own composition), So Deep Is The Night

CD... Read more.

Tyros3 DemonstrationRichard Bower and Tyros 3

Tuesday 3rd November

Wessex Organ World are hosting a very special evening on Thursday 5th November 2009. The club will stage an opportunity for anyone interested in Yamaha Tyros to get an expert insight into the instrument. “An audience with Richard Bower and Tyros 3” will feature music, hints and tips, questions, and hopefully a few giggles along the way!

The evening will be spent in the company of Richard Bower, Yamaha EKB freelance demonstrator. Richard will play a Tyros 3, with the new TRX Organ System, kindly supplied by Swift Music of Bristol. There will be lots of opportunities throu... Read more.

Kent Music FestivalKent Music Festival

Monday 2nd November

Kent is to get its own music festival in 2010. The Kent International Hotel in Ramsgate is to be the new venue for John and Jackie Romero's spring music festival. Many will be familiar with Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard festivals which they have been running since 2002 and for now totals over thirty events. They have acquired a reputation for being very friendly, well run events and John say... Read more.

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