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In Memory of Ken Marshall

Thursday 30th April

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Ken Marshall.

Ken was known to countless organ fans right across Surrey for his 30 year involvement with the West Surrey Organ & Keyboard Club.  As well as being the leading light at their Shalford Village Hall venue, Ken was often to be found as an audience member at many other venues in the area.  He will also be remembered for manufacturing a number of overhead mirrors as used by many current players on the circuit.  In all, a wonderful personality who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jean Plays Lichfield CathedralJean Plays Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 28th April

June 20th 2009 will see Jean Martyn at Lichfield Cathedral with the English Association of Male Voice Choirs.

The concert will feature Jean on both the Cathedral pipe organ and the Yamaha EL900 along with a soprano and 300 male voices.  All proceeds are going to the Lichfield Cathedral Restoration Fund.

Centre Aisle tickets are £12 or £8 for restricted viewing on side aisles.

Ticket hotline is 01384 838863 or also available from the Cathedral Bookshop 01543 306150.

Hammond WeekendHammond Show

Friday 24th April

This weekend on Sat 25th April 09, Hammond will be showing their wares at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh, Hants.

Why not have a day out and be the first to see the new 2101 mk2 Leslie and B-3 style wooden Pro XK system stand and bench. You can also see and try the Hammond XK-3c - XK-1 Leslie 3300 and various bass pedal options.

As always, Barrie and Malc will be around to answer any questions and give advice on anything to do with Hammond and Leslie products. You can take this opportunity to also attend a free Hammond Player Clinic with Malc and also there will be opportunities ... Read more.

Harworth On Hold!

Thursday 23rd April

It is with great regret that forthcoming concerts and dances on the Christie Organ at The Social Welfare Hall, Bircoates, Harworth have been cancelled until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

For further details please contact Mick Mason 01302744584

Blackpool Pier Power!Blackpool Pier Power!

Thursday 23rd April

Following a 2000 name petition, daily concerts are to return to the North Pier in Blackpool from May this year.

The new resident organist, David Windle will follow in the footsteps of Raymond Wallbank and latterly, Kevin Grunhill. 

Playing his Yamaha FX20, David will perform 2 concerts daily featuring many light classics,popular music and requests.

Change Of Artiste for Rye WurlitzerChange Of Artiste for Rye Wurlitzer

Wednesday 22nd April

We have just received a note to say the Wurlitzer organ concert at the Thomas Peacocke School, Rye this Sunday at 2.30pm will now be with Michael Wooldridge and not Penny Weedon.

If you are in the area, OrganFax can highly recommend a trip to hear one of Britain's oldest Wurlitzer organs. For more information, visit their website.

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