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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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John Mann – new CD and 36th summer season in EastbourneJohn Mann – new CD and 36th summer season in Eastbourne

Monday 8th May

John is delighted to say that his new CD has now been released – Theatre Organ Magic – which is recorded on the magnificent ex Regal Edmonton Christie organ at Paul Kirner’s Music Palace in South Wales.  The music is a varied selection including a couple of marches in true theatre organ tradition, a selection devoted to the melodies of Ivor Novello, a good old novelty piece “ Messenger Boy“, the Rhondda Rhapsody (which includes John on the piano) and much more.   The price is just £10 from John at his shows, or &pou... Read more.

News from Janet DowsettNews from Janet Dowsett

Thursday 4th May

Janet Dowsett writes:  "There is much to tell you this month.  We have good news in The Music People office. Neil has turned 60 (yes, he’s a mere youngster) and is celebrating by semi-retiring.  This means we will be shutting part of our business – the part which Organfax readers know as ‘The Music People’.  This will close on Friday 30th June.  This is also the last day that we will accept payment for any goods via credit or debit cards. After this, the website www.themusicpeople.co.uk will no longer be active.  However, our very large ... Read more.

Brian Sharp to be commemorated Brian Sharp to be commemorated

Friday 28th April

The family of the late Brian Sharp have arranged for his name to be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance in the Musicians’ Chapel.

The Musicians’ Chapel was established in 1955 in the Church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, in the City of London, which is the National Musicians’ Church, to commemorate deceased British musicians and to house the Musicians’ Book of Remembrance. The Chapel was established around the grave of Sir Henry Wood, C.H., whose ashes had been interred there a decade earlier. Funds to establis... Read more.

New contact for Ian Griffin

Tuesday 25th April

Please note that Ian Griffin now has a new email address, his old one is no longer in service so any future enquiries should be made using music@iangriffin.org

We suggest that venues might like to update their records accordingly, however, his correct details can also be found in the Player's Directory also.

Colchester Organ Society on the move!

Tuesday 14th March

After many years in their current school venue, the ever popular Colchester Organ Society are on the move.

Their next concert featuring Dirkjan Ranzijn on April 7th will see them in their new venue @ Thomas Lord Audley School.

All the details can be found on their page.

We wish them well in their new venue.

 

 

News from Jean MartynNews from Jean Martyn

Thursday 16th February

Last December we added a news item from Jean Martyn about her husband Bob. We are very pleased to now advise everyone that although Bob has since had two major heart operations, in the space of 8 days, he is now on the long slow route to recovery.

Following his previous episode of heart problems he was again rushed into Addenbrookes on blue lights from the A14 in December and surgery commenced in early January.

From contact we have had with those that know them, the OrganFax team are aware what a scare they had and we wish Bob A speedy recovery!

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