We had a phone call from dear friend and colleague, Jean Martyn to say that there have been one or two rumours circulating to the effect that she was retiring from the organ circuit.
Jean wishes for it to be known that it is most definitely not the case and in her own words "I have never been busier and have a good two or three years in front of me yet!".
To see where Jean is next appearing take a look at her Organfax page.
John and Jackie Romero have just completed a very busy Accordion Festival at their new February venue, 'The Queens Hotel' in Eastbourne. The facilities that the Victorian style hotel were aclaimed by all that visited. The large large car park solves the main problem that Eastbourne is known for. If the success of the past weekend is anything to go by the future looks bright for EMF.
There are a few places left for next weekends Organ and Keyboard festival which features Chris Powell, DirkJan Ranzijn, Chris Stanbury, Sarah Foley, Michael Wooldridge, Ian House and Colin Ford. So if yo... Read more.
Tony Whittaker's recent Charity Music Concert at Bulkington Village Hall, Warwickshire, raised over £500 for the Cat Action Trust (1977).
Delighted organiser Sybil Brown said: “I enjoyed Tony's wide selection of music especially the Glen Miller, Abba, South Pacific and the Classical medley. The highlight of the evening was Tony’s humorous finale - a 'Cat Medley' which involved audience participation. This really was a purr-fect end to the evening.”
For more information on Tony and his music visit Tony's Organfax Page
Saturday 14th of March sees Len Rawle in concert at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch at 2.30pm for 'The Organist Serenades'.
Join the internationally acclaimed theatre organist for a tuneful afternoon of popular entertainment. From the big band era to the swinging 60s; from classic film scores to West End musicals; and from ballroom favourites to a stirring Souza march or two.
Tickets are £12 and available in advance from the box office on 01708 443333 or online at The Queens Website
A special event is to be held at The Grange Hall, Southam, Warwickshire at 7.30pm on Friday 20th February.
This is "A Night At The Silent Movies" where Matthew Bason will be accompanying silent films at the organ. Films featuring Keystone Cops, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton.
For more information, please visit The Grange Hall or call 01926 813933
This year, Penny Weedon and her lovely husband Tony are leading 3 tuition holidays with HF Holidays.
Beginners (or near beginners) keyboard at Brecon, 6th June 2009 for 4 nights
Intermediate keyboard at Brecon, 10th June 2009 for 3 nights
Advanced keyboard at Brecon, 1st August for 5 nights
At Penny's events you work as a group in this lovely country house. Guests can bring their own keyboards, or hire Yamaha PSR230s from Penny. The morning is spent studying as a group, then in the afternoon guests can have individual lessons or spe... Read more.