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Michael Wooldridge releases new albumMichael Wooldridge releases new album

Thursday 21st May

"Opus One", the latest release from Michael Wooldridge, comes packed with all your favourite standards. Every track is played with Michael's usual flair on the Roland Atelier organ and is accompanied by good friend and expert percussionist: Phil Soloman. Well worth a listen!

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North Staffs Organ Society Celebrates 40 Years!North Staffs Organ Club Celebrates 40 Years!

Wednesday 20th May

North Staffs Organ & Keyboard Club are now celebrating their 40th year. 

The club was formed in February 1969 and originally called The North Staffs Wurlitzer Club. To celebrate this landmark, 132 of their members were treated to a completely free evening of entertainment to the fabulous music of Brett Wales. They also provided a plate of refreshments and of course a birthday/anniversary cake. As they were afraid that it might not go around they also had 132 individual cakes made with a little flag denoting the 40 years anniversary.

Brett played an hours concert ... Read more.

Carlo Extravaganza!Carlo Extravaganza!

Monday 18th May

Friends Of Beer Wurly have been most fortunate in securing the services of "The Pavarotti of the Organ", Carlo Curley,  for this grand extravaganza which will showcase two organs for the price of one!

Carlo will commence the evening by performing in his standard "classical" mode on the organ of St Michaels Church, Beer, for the first half.  A buffet supper will then be provided in the hall of Beer Congregational Church, opposite, during which Carlo will mingle with the guests who will have the opportunity to talk with him and perhaps purchase his CD's and DVD's which will ... Read more.

PAT Testing Hits Bedford Club

Friday 15th May

We received the following from the Secretary of Bedford Electronic Organ Society which we thought was of interest.  Anyone wishing to comment, please start a topic on the forum...

In March of this year we received a letter from the Hall Manager at The Addison Centre, where we hold our professional concerts for seven months of the year. The letter outlined that the centre had recently been visited by a Risk Assessor from their insurance company. It went on to say:

‘That all portable electrical appliances must be regularly inspected and certificated by a qualifi... Read more.

Blackpool Organist to make Scarborough RockBlackpool Organist to make Scarborough Rock

Thursday 14th May

Blackpool Tower's world-famous organist Phil Kelsall is to make his first appearance at the two Wurlitzer organs installed at the "Scarborough Fair Collection" on Saturday 16th May.
 
Although having played and recorded one of the venue's Wurlitzer Organs in its previous home, it will be the first time Phil has played the instrument in its new location. An added bonus is that Phil will be featuring the ex Granada, Mansfield 3/8 Wurlitzer, which is also installed at the complex, located just off the... Read more.

Star-Studded Christening!Star-Studded Christening!

Wednesday 13th May

Last Sunday saw the Christening of Chris & Marie Powell's little boy, Thomas.  His musical future is bound to be assured given his godparents, Brett & Katrina Wales and good friend Andrew Nix! 

Chris also played the organ for the hymns, talk about keeping it in the family!

A lovely service followed by a joint Christening and 2nd Birthday party made the day a truly memorable one.

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