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Brian Sharp Memorial Concert Raises £1532Brian Sharp Memorial Concert Raises £1532

Wednesday 19th October

The Brian Sharp Memorial Concert held on 26th September at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel at Bewdley, raised a total of £1532. This will go to 'The Deanesly Centre Trust Fund' at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, where Brian received much of his treatment. Thanks should go to the organiser George Ingley, the artistes - Howard Beaumont, Jean Martyn and David... Read more.

Chiho Out Of HospitalChiho Out Of Hospital

Tuesday 18th October

Following her accidental fall last week in which she broke her leg in three places, we can confirm that Chiho Sunamoto was let out of hospital last night. She now sports a lovely pink cast to protect her leg after the operation to fix it which entailed having a couple of metal plates and a number of surgical screws put in.

Recovery will take about six to eight weeks before she can walk again and hopefully it will not be long before she will be back at the organ. Don't think the pink cast will stop her though, She... Read more.

Jeans Martyn Is In The Money!Jeans Martyn Is In The Money!

Monday 17th October

Jean Martyn is amongst the stars in the Sun Newspaper for the next 7 weeks. The paper is currently running a series of Sun Bingo called "Having a ball" and runs both in the paper and on their Internet show.

Jean composed the theme tune and jingles for the series as she is the Musical Director for the show. She even has her own bingo ball, No 23. She plays her Tyros keyboard during the live streaming and has told us "Its great to have organ music on such a show as it gets our style of music heard".

Ch... Read more.

Cancelled ConcertCancelled Concert

Friday 14th October

Penny Weedon has been in touch to let us know that her concert at The Isle Of Wight Club this Saturday (15th October) has been cancelled by the club. Consequently if any visitors were intending to visit this weekend unfortunately she will not be there. Our OrganFax events list has been updated appropriately.

Penny went on to tell us she has a new website which you can find here.

John Ledwon In The UKJohn Ledwon In The UK

Thursday 13th October

John Ledwon recently visited the UK to play a series of concerts. John has what must be the very best theatre organist’s job in the world as he is resident organist at the Walt Disney Corporation’s El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. He plays on a huge Wurlitzer organ which they dress to tie in with the Disney Premieres.

During this his second tour of the UK, he took time out to visit the Rye Wurlitzer Academy where he gave students tips on registration and the use of sounds together with ot... Read more.

Live Podcast From OktoberfestLive Podcast From Oktoberfest

Tuesday 11th October

This year the October Edition of the popular Wersi Direct Podcast show will be broadcast live from the Wersi Direct Oktoberfest Holiday weekend at Huntingdon.

The event is scheduled for October 23rd and will be hosted as usual by Ben & Charlie, who will be joined throughout the show by all the artists appearing at the weekend including Brett Wales, Franz Lambert, Florian Hutter, Claire Greig, Robert New, Jurgen Tichy, Jon Smith and more. They will also have their usual music, chat, news and competitions... Read more.

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