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Artiste Change For Belper, Bourne & Burntwood!Artiste Change For Belper, Bourne & Burntwood!

Monday 10th August

Due to unforseen circumstances, Elizabeth Harrison will not be appearing for the Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club, Bourne Organ Club or Burntwood Music For All.

The Belper concert on this coming Saturday 15th August will now be performed by Chris Powell as will the show on the 20th August at Burntwood Music For All.

Likewise, Liz will ... Read more.

Pause for thoughtPause for thought

Friday 7th August

Whilst not really a news item we thought many would appreciate this:

Washington DC Metro Station on a cold American January morning in 2007. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later: the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the till and, without stopp... Read more.

Update on EisteddfodUpdate on Eisteddfod

Wednesday 5th August

This in from Pete Shaw:"Hi all, just to let you know that the gig was a great success for the Bro Glyndwr Choir, Ann Atkinson (MD) & myself at the National Eisteddfod on Sunday. Unfortunately the whole show ran an hour late so it meant us appearing on stage around 5pm instead of 4pm. The whole afternoon performances were shown live on S4C TV Channel". Pete (pictured right) went on to say "It was a Great Honour to work on such a professional show on such a super occasion".

Good News

Wednesday 5th August

We have just heard from Jeff Harding that Great Yarmouth Keyboard Music Club has been reprieved. It had been thought that the club would close at the end of this year. However, following a committee meeting they now have a new secretary, programme organiser, advertising/promotions officer and additional committee members to help out. It is great news that the club has been saved and we wish them the very best for the future.

Tony Fenelon UK TourTony Fenelon UK Tour

Sunday 2nd August

Further dates for the forthcoming Tony Fenelon tour have just been released by Roland UK.

Showcasing the latest Atelier range, the genial Australian is widely acknowledged as one of the world's finest organ and piano virtuosos.  As one of Roland's senior artistes, he delights audiences the globe over and one can be sure to leave his concerts both astounded and thoroughly entertained!  His dates are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 6th September @ 11am – 3pm. Eric Reynolds Used and Refurbished Pianos 88 High Street, Burton upon Trent, S... Read more.

Pete Shaw on TVPete Shaw on TV

Saturday 1st August

We have just had an email from Pete Shaw telling us he is appearing at the National Eisteddfod in Bala on Sunday 2nd August. He will be backing a local Welsh Male Voice ( the Bro Glyndwr choir). The event will be televised on BBC Wales and (he believes) on S4C channels around the 4pm mark. Pete and the choir will be performing four songs, 'The huntsmens chorus', 'You Raise me up', 'The rose' and 'Five foot two'. Some years ago you would only have been able to see this if you had lived in Wales. Nowadays you can see these channels anywhere in the UK on Sky or freeview. Enjoy...

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