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Organ Parts For Sale

Wednesday 15th June

Compton Lodge, Sapcote in Leicestershire is selling a wealth of theatre (and straight) organ parts.

They have a wealth of Wurlitzer and Compton pipework (including some very desirable ranks), traps, percussions, chests, regulators and trems. Also they have large and small blowers, 2 Wurlitzer consoles and plenty of spare parts (chest magnets and stop key units to name 2).

If you are interested in any of the parts please contact either Paul Kirner on 01455 273630, or Ben Snowdon on 07974 813445 who will be delighted to try and help.

Pier Pressure...Pier Pressure...

Wednesday 1st June

After having informed everyone that the organ was to be playing again on the North Pier in Blackpool once more for the 2011 Summer Season we have now been informed by the management of the Pier that the organ will not be required for the season.

Pier organist, David Windle although obviously disappointed will still be the Musical Director for the Michael Barrymore show as previously mentioned but sadly not as an organist.

 

Jean Rocks BGTJean Rocks BGT

Sunday 29th May

Many of you will have seen Jean Martyn bring the house down with a standing ovation on her Britains Got Talent audition this evening. In a performance that showed both her talent and personality, she got all three judges to say Yes!

Producers of the show saved her audition to the very last to be shown and her boogie paino performance had the audience clapping along with a great deal of enthusiasm, although it should be said not all were in time with the music.

Jean has now qualified for the live semi finals which start tomorrow. Eight acts will perform each night, a total of... Read more.

Chris Evans features the Wurlitzer!Chris Evans Features 'Our Kind Of Music'!

Thursday 26th May

Following this Tuesday night's 'Organist Entertains' featuring Charlie Balogh's excellent recording of 'Pinball Wizard', Chris Evans raved about the track yesterday on his Radio 2 breakfast show and gave the organ world one of the biggest plugs that it has had in ages by replaying the track during peak airtime! As if this wasn't enough, he went further again this morning and interviewed star American organist, Charlie Balogh over the phone! 

With all the speculation about Jean Martyn's possible pending appearance on Britain's Got Talent and its publicity for 'our kind of music'... Read more.

Something a little different!Something a little different!

Friday 6th May

James Woodcock, curator of the sadly discontinued Yamaha Personal Keyboard Owner website, has posted a facinating video on his personal blog.

The video features Roger Hagarty, of Rogers Music fame, playing a Yamaha Tyros in quite a unique way! James explains more about just what Roger is doing in the blog post, where you can also watch the video.

Music is good for you!Music is good for you

Tuesday 3rd May

Ask any musical instrument teacher or music shop if learning an instrument is good for you and the answer will always be yes. Now there is evidence to suggest the benefits stretch long into later life and can play a big part in keeping an agile mind into the golden years.

We've come across an article from the Telegraph which looks at studies proving just how beneficial learning an instrument can be! Read the facinating article here.

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