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Verwood in the ‘Hub’ of things!Verwood in the ‘Hub’ of things!

Monday 26th February

The former ‘Verwood And District Organ Society’ has now been rebranded ‘Verwood In Tune’ and is looking forward to an exciting season of guest artistes to be promoted through the management of the fabulous ‘Hub’ Centre in the delightful Dorset town.  Showpiece of the Centre is the superb ‘Merryfield’ Theatre; built in honour of the town’s one time star actor - Buster Merryfield , AKA ‘Uncle Albert’ in Only Fools And Horses.

Former President Of the Society, Chris Powell, returns to present his annual concert this ... Read more.

Get more from your Genos with v1.2Get more from your Genos with v1.2

Sunday 25th February

Just a few months after launch, Yamaha’s Genos is already firmly established as the new standard for workstation keyboards. Musicians from studio to stage have joined the already strong numbers of home players in their support of this exciting new generation of instrument.

Yamaha continually strives to enhance the usability and grow the functionality of Genos. To this end, and after valuable feedback from users and forum communities, Yamaha are delighted to release a new operating system, OS v1.2.

Version 1.2 sees more than 50 refinements and new features, details of w... Read more.

Yamaha Electone Superstar Max Takano to return to UKYamaha Electone Superstar Max Takano to return to UK

Thursday 1st February

The Oktoberfest Organ & Keyboard Festival strives every year for a unique musical artist line up,
and 2018 promises to be the most exciting yet with Max Takano making his only European appearance at the festival.

Max will headline on the main stage on the Saturday night and the Sunday afternoon of the festival.

Appearing alongside Max Takano at the festival is Franz Lambert (Only UK Appearance), Brett Wales, DirkJan Ranzijn, Alex Payler, Bernd Wurzenrainer (Only UK appearance) Florian Hutter (YouTube star) and Ben Scott-Hyde.

There is a FREE Pro... Read more.

Organist Entertains no longer to entertain Organist Entertains no longer to entertain

Thursday 11th January

The BBC has announced that the long running Radio 2 programme ‘The Organist Entertains’ will cease transmission in May this year after 50 years of broadcasts.  The BBC have called the ‘resting’ of it along with other favourites such as ‘Listen To The Band’ as part of a ‘generational shake up’....

Presenter since 1980, Nigel Ogden announced his retirement and made the following statement

Thanking his late-night audience, Ogden said: “I’ve loved hearing from them and send my very bes... Read more.

Read all about it!Read all about it!

Tuesday 19th December

The popular magazine 'Yours', aimed at the over 50's, have recently been in touch with us here at OrganFax with a view to featuring an article on taking up playing the organ/keyboard as a hobby later in life.  

They were orginally approached by Terry Trevett of the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society who believed that 'our kind of music', would make an interesting read. We are delighted to have pointed them in the direction of the lovely Sue Batchelor whom we are thrilled to say has been featured in the la... Read more.

Venue changeVenue change

Monday 4th December

The forthcoming concert on 20th January 2018 with Phil Kelsall at the East Sussex National has had to be moved.  Phil will now be appearing at SInging Hills Golf club instead at 3pm.

Well worth a visit so amend your diaries of the change.

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