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Claudia Hirschfeld To Appear At Music ExtravaganzaClaudia Hirschfeld To Appear At Music Extravaganza

Saturday 5th August

Allens Music Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk are delighted to announce that organ superstar Claudia Hirschfeld will be joining their artiste line-up for 2017. Along with top players from Lowrey USA and UK this weekend is set to be spectacular!

Music Extravaganza (October 13th –16th 2017) is a fantastic long weekend of music tuition workshops, concerts, 4-star full board accommodation (Peterborough Marriott) with lots of great Lowrey organs on display. To book your place contact Allens Music Centre o... Read more.

Rod Pooley's band The Drawtones debut at Pizza Express Jazz ClubRod Pooley's band The Drawtones debut at Pizza Express Jazz Club

Thursday 3rd August

Bringing the authentic classic Hammond Organ groove back to life, Rod Pooley playing Hammond SK2 with his band The Drawtones debut at Pizza Express Music Room, 32, Earl St, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PF.

Full line up: Rod Pooley - Hammond Organ, Derek Nash - Saxophone, Andy Williams - Guitar, Simon Brewin - Bass and Jessica Dann - Drums.

As an added bonus their special guest is the stunning Jools Holland saxophonist Derek Nash. The Drawtones recorded and collaborated with Derek on their debut album "Down the Line" which was released in March 2... Read more.

Artiste change for Clacton

Thursday 6th July

Due to unforseen circumstances the next concert at Clacton Keyboard Music Club featuring Andrew Nix has been changed. July 12th will now see Steve Hubble performing instead and Andrew will be appearing at the club later in the year on September 13th.

The Pipes are ringing out in Penistone this JulyThe Pipes are ringing out in Penistone this July

Wednesday 5th July

Kevin Grunill has been in touch to tell us about all his ventures for the month of July... Looks like a busy one! He writes:

July 2017 is the busiest month for the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust, since its formation in 1999, with a number of presentations planned both at the Astoria Centre at Barnsley and at St Andrews Church, Penistone.

Wednesday 5th July - Afternoon Tea Dance at The Astoria Centre, Barnsley at 1pm with Resident Organist - Kevin Grunill at the Compton Organ. Admission £5.50.

Thursday 6th July - Lunchtime concert at St Andrews Church, Penistone a... Read more.

Special Charity ConcertSpecial Charity Concert

Tuesday 20th June

Saturday 24th June will see Chris Powell perform a special charity concert at St. Andrews Church in Whittlesey (Church Street, PE7 1DE) in aid of Christian projects.

Featuring music from accross the decades, it's sure to be music for all!

Tickets are £8.00 and include interval wine and nibbles.

Please support this worthy cause and enjoy a good night out whilst doing so. Tickets are available from Ann & David Mason by telephoning 01733 208215

Private practice on the Saltaire WurlitzerPrivate practice on the Saltaire Wurlitzer

Tuesday 13th June

The Society is pleased to announce the re-launch of private practice sessions on the 3-12 Wurlitzer at the Victoria Hall Saltaire.  This follows extensive refurbishment and enhancement of the organ which is now largely complete, and which includes additional facilities, and the provision of a krumet rank, currently being tonally finished by Rob Balfour-Rowley.

They have an excellent relationship with the new management of the hall and can now offer evening sessions on a trial basis for those who cannot attend da... Read more.

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