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Yamaha 's New Homeworld Website

Saturday 20th December

Homeworld is an initiative by the Yamaha Home Keyboard Division (known as EKB) to create a high class environment for customers to view a wide range of different home keyboard instruments.

Andy Carvill, Marketing Manager of the EKB Division, stated 'A music store is the perfect environment for the musician, but for many first time customers it can feel a little intimidating. They feel like specialist stores for specialist people. Homeworld is designed to feel the opposite, a relaxed environment with well trained and knowledgeable staff. This means that both the new or more experi... Read more.

Alvaston Hall Festival PicturesAlvaston Hall Festival Pictures

Friday 12th December

According to reports we have received, a great time was had by all at Alvaston Hall last weekend and pictures taken by Ken Abbott are now available on the YKPO Web Site .

You'll see Richard Bower, James Sargeant, Glyn Madden, Janet Dowsett, Howard Beaumont, Santa (Yes, even he was there) and others....

TourBus 2 Goes to MethuenTourBus 2 Goes to Methuen

Saturday 6th December

Carol Williams has just released the latest DVD in the Tourbus series. The collection of DVDs is designed to be a collection of the great organs of the world. You will hear performances from Carol, meet fascinating people and enter into the depths of these great organs.

The second TourBus DVD features the great organ in Methuen, Massachusetts. This organ has a fascinating history. Take the guided tour around the inside of the great organ and see the mammoth workings of this huge instrument. Then see the interview with Edward J. Sampson (President of the Board of Trustees) as he unve... Read more.

Yamaha Xmas Weekend at Alvaston HallYamaha Xmas Weekend at Alvaston Hall

Friday 5th December

Relax and enjoy the comfortable and spectacular surroundings of Alvaston Hall. This half-timbered Victorian country house is five minutes from the old Cheshire riverside town of Nantwich. A must for Yamaha owners as you will see performances and detailed tutorials by demonstrators from Yamaha as well as the Yamaha Club's own Glyn Madden.

If you fancy a last minute get away then there are still some spaces left. Accommodation for the weekend ranges from £245 per person and you can book your place by calling Sceptre Promotions on 01780 782093.

It promises to be a great w... Read more.

New OS for Korg

Tuesday 25th November

Korg's Pa2X keyboard has just recieved an upgrade with a band new operating system.

This greatly anticipated software release has been a long time coming and promises some exciting new features. Top amoungst these are a new type of sound generation called DNC (Defined Nuance Control). Sounds made with the new DNC technology are said to give you an entire new level of playing control and are most likely Korg's answer to Yamaha's SuperArticulation and SuperArticulation 2 technology.

New sounds, new rhythms, new presets and new songbook items are just a few of the reasons to up... Read more.

Supper Dance By The Sea!Supper Dance By The Sea!

Monday 24th November

The Scarborough Fair Collection is pleased to be presenting the first "SUPPER DANCE" this Saturday (29th November) at 7.30pm. Both Wurlitzer organs will be featured in strict-tempo dance mode and there will be a pie & pea supper, together with a choice of sweets.

Former Blackpool Tower & North Pier Organist - Kevin Grunill will be at the consoles providing the music and the Wurlitzer's really do sound superb at providing this kind of musical accompaniment. Don't worry if you do not dance, there have been quite a number of tickets sold to people who just like to listen to the... Read more.

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