Ian Griffin has been in touch with us to inform us that his mother, Sylvia very sadly passed away last week following a long illness. Many organ and keyboard fans will remember her warm welcome helping dad Cled with the running of Barton Hall and similar events in the hey day of organ festivals - these being introduced to us all by them both. All of us at OrganFax send Ian, Donna and Cled our sincerest wishes and deepest sympathy at this sad time.
Just days after the untimely loss of Mark Whale, news is filtering of the death of the legendary Swiss born German organ star Curt Prina. Originally a vibraphone exponent, Curt’s talents on piano and latterly organ made him practically a household name in Germany as well as being in frequent demand across the pond in the USA. He was one of the most friendly characters around with a huge personality, kind heart and great sense of humour. Also equally talented on trumpet, his organ skills saw him recreate classical, pop, big band, jazz and pop styles with the greatest ... Read more.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the very sad and untimely death today of one of the most talented and inspirational artistes of recent times, Mark Whale. Although an Englishman by birth, Mark had been a citizen of Germany for many years and was equally as fluent in German as he was in English. For over 10 years he was a major artiste for the Bohm Organ Company and never failed to wow and amaze his listeners and colleagues alike with some of the most brilliant and dynamic playing ever heard on keyboard instruments.
His tours took him all over Europe, the... Read more.
Just as we thought we'd seen the back of the snow, it's back again and casing havoc around the country. Details of cancelled shows are listed below:
Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust have cancelled their concert with Chris Powell today at the Buttermarket in Shrewsbury
Scarborough Electronic Organ Society has been forced to cancel their show with Martin Atterbury which they hope to rescedule at a later date.
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Due to the severe weather the SEOS AGM, due to take place this coming Monday evening, 5th March, at the Scarborough Fair Collection has been postponed. It will now take place on Sunday 18th March at 1.00pm, at the same venue, prior to their afternoon concert with Martin Atterbury, which commences at 2.30pm.
The concert this evening at Exeter Electronic keyboard Club has had to be cancelled due to the bad weather. This may well have been the club's final concert, however, for further details on their future plans you may like to visit their page.
Equally, North Staffs Organ& Keyboard Club have also cancelled their show this evening and will be back for the Open Night on March 15th.