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Accordion Special!Accordion Special!

Thursday 7th April

The Burgess Hill Keyboard Club are delighted to announce that therie next concert on Friday 15th April 2011 @ 7.15pm will feature star accordionists, Jack Emblow and Tony Compton.

Jack Emblow is a very famous accordionist who has performed in many BBC Radio & TV programmes over the past 50 years. For example, Last of the Summer Wine - Allo' Allo', Bergerac & Sing Something Simple. Jack has recently toured the UK & Europe with Jazz Guitarist Martin Taylor and his Spirit of Django group.
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Concert Change...

Thursday 7th April

Banstead Organ Club wish to advise that their concert on April 11th wiil now be performed by Michael McAneny and not Penny Weedon as advertised.

The Club wishes Penny a speedy recovery from her period of ill health.

Your thoughts Please...Your Thoughts Please...

Wednesday 23rd March

Since the inclusion of our letter from The New Foresat Organ Society a few days ago and the opening of our topic for debate in the forum referring to 'Are Organ Societies Doomed?' we have had already had 2 very interesting replies from artistes offering their thoughts... So much so that we wanted to once again highlight your attention to this thread and encourage more views.  Here is an excerpt from our good friend David Thomas and his views...

Hi OrganFax forum readers,

As a performer that has been "On The Road" since the early 80's and involved with the... Read more.

Pier Power!Pier Power!

Tuesday 22nd March

We are pleased to announce that the David Windle will be back at the organ on the North Pier, Blackpool on Wednesday and Thursday mornings,11.30 till 1.00 pm commencing the 20th of July 2011.

The season proved to be very popular with the visitors in 2009 but the pier management decided on a different policy for the 2010 season deciding to replace the organ with a musical duo. Therefore, we are pleased to see it back this year.

As usual the shows will be featuring David at his Yamaha FX20 with amplification playing a varied programme to suit all tastes.

Historic Wurlitzer organ finds new home at the TroxyHistoric Wurlitzer organ finds new home at the Troxy

Friday 18th March

The largest Wurlitzer pipe organ ever installed in a European cinema has found a new home at the Troxy, Stepney, where it will become the first cinema organ to be installed in a major UK cinema building since the 1930s.

The Cinema Organ Society, which owns the instrument, and the Troxy management have agreed to rehouse the Wurlitzer - originally installed in 1930 in the huge Trocadero at the Elephant and Castle - in the Art Deco Commercial Road venue.

The Troxy, built as a 'super cinema' in 1933, was the brainchild of London entrepreneurs the Hyams brothers, who also built t... Read more.

Musical Magic Back to Mill Rythe!Musical Magic Back to Mill Rythe!

Friday 11th March

Exciting News ! ! ! ! ! Tony Stace & Andrew Nix are hosting another weekend of Organ & Keyboard Musical Magic at Mill Rythe Holiday Village.

July 15th - 18th 2011 

It is fair to say that Mill Rythe has had a difficult time of things in recent years, although the park had so much to offer, there was no money being invested. In September 2010 the site was bought by Away Resorts, they already own 2 Parks in the UK, Upgrading the site was a priority!

Recently Tony and Andrew visited the holiday park and both were genuinely astonished by the massiv... Read more.

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