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OrganFax Spotlight

Paul Carman Spotlight Now Online!Paul Carman Spotlight Now Online!

Sunday 3rd May

Readers of the OrganFax News page will no doubt have read some of the features on this well known personality and his commercial enterprises. 

However, away from the 'trade' side of the organ world, Paul remains one of the most talented performers in the UK - this month's Spotlight will hopefully lift the lid on this man and his very wide world of music!

Brett's Tip For May

Sunday 3rd May

For this months tip, Brett gives information on creating 2 presets for the beautiful and recent hit by X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke,'Hallelujah'.

Two presets together with a style that will make this lovely song sound great on your WERSI.

Take a look at the Wersi Club website.

New Tuition DVD's From Keyplay

Saturday 2nd May

Following the successful launch of the Keyplay4u organ & keyboard teaching website Paul Carman is pleased to announce the release of 2 brand new DVD’s

1)    A Beginners Guide to Drawbars (incl. 25 page booklet) – presented by Mike Hall this DVD runs for 30 minutes and unravels the mysteries of the harmonic drawbar system.
2)    Tricks of the Trade Vol.1- presented by Paul Carman this 55min. DVD passes on many pro hints and tips.

Both DVD’s are aimed very much at the home player and are presented in an easy to un... Read more.

All Change At Portslade Town HallAll Change At Portslade Town Hall

Saturday 2nd May

There has been a swap around of players for concerts on the mighty Portslade Town Hall Theatre Organ this season.  Michael Wooldridge is going to be Michael Maine, who is going to be Iain Flitcroft, who in turn is going to be Michael Wooldridge!

Confused?  The actual revised Sunday dates you can hear this fabulous organ in concert are at 3pm on 10th May, the 21st Anniversary Concert with Michael Wooldridge, 14th June with Michael Maine and 13th September with Iain Flitcroft.

For other dates, including Len Rawle, Simon Gledhill and John Mann visit their website.

Nicholas Martin at The Southampton GuildhallNicholas Martin at The Southampton Guildhall

Thursday 30th April

Lovers of theatre organ music on the south coast will be delighted to learn that concerts have returned to Southampton's stunning Guildhall, featuring the superb dual purpose Compton Pipe Organ.  This installation was always regarded as one of John Compton's finest creations. 

The organ was probably best known for the performances and broadcasts given there by one time resident and genius musician, Reginald Porter Brown.  The organ became somewhat unreliable and underused in recent years and a major programme of rebuilding and refurbishment undertaken by Peter Hammond... Read more.

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.

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