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Celebrations in Grimsby

Thursday 21st August

We are always delighted to hear from news clubs and societies across the country - many clubs are still going strong, including in Grimsby. We recently recieved this from Grimsby's very enthusiastic club...

"The Grimsby & District Electronic Organ Society is celebrating it’s 50th. anniversary in 2014.  A celebration evening is taking place on Wednesday 3rd. September with a concert featuring Dirkjan Ranzijn.   Starting life as The Grimsby Hammond Society, meeting in a local music shop, the pre... Read more.

Sad PassingSad Passing

Saturday 28th June

Many in the Theatre Organ world will know the name Doreen Chadwick and it is with sadness we note the news of her passing away last Thursday (26th June). President of the COS, she will be sadly missed as one of the greats of the Theatre Organ Circuit.

The funeral will be on 8th July at Glen Taff Crematorium. Pontypridd at 10.30am.

Andy Quin Classical Single - Two Toccatas for Piano

Monday 16th June

To celebrate fifty years of music making, film and TV composer Andy Quin is releasing his first ever classical piano single entitled Two Toccatas for Piano. These beautiful solo piano compositions will appeal to all fans of classical piano music and evoke influences from Bach and baroque through romantic Rachmaninov to delightful Debussy.

Toccata No.1 was written whilst Andy was still a schoolboy and was originally composed for organ. At one level the piece is a simple expression of the joy of being able to... Read more.

Organ Recital With Ian TraceyOrgan Recital With Ian Tracey

Sunday 15th June

Join Ian Tracey this coming Sunday (22nd June) at 3pm for a concert at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA

A ‘Top of the Organ Pops’ programme includes such favourites as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary and Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor. Festival patron and Liverpool Cathedral Organist Titulaire Professor Dr Ian Tracey makes a return appearance in celebration of this tenth annual Prescot Festival. Widely acknowledged as one of the chief practitioners of his instrument in the UK, Ian has over a dozen rec... Read more.

Jeans Having A Ball !Jeans Having A Ball !

Saturday 7th June

Musicland (Bromley & Romford) were delighted when asked to supply a Yamaha Tyros for guest organist Jean Martyn who's celebrity fame shot into the limelight on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. Jean is currently providing live music for the very popular online Sun Bingo TV channel Having A Ball and is hosted by Big Brother star Brian Dowling and celebrity chef Rusty Lee. The show goes out every Friday evening at 8pm on the Sun Bingo's Having A Ball website. Just click on this link.

Stepping into the TorchlightStepping into the Torchlight

Friday 6th June

Composer and virtuoso pianist Andy Quin is planning a return to the organ stage after a break of many years.

Andy was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero Sidney Torch. Having started his musical career on the Christie organ of the Regal Edmonton and then writing for a music publisher for whom Torch had worked, Andy had put away the organ shoes to take up the baton and the score to pursue a hugely successful career as a composer for TV and Film. He even worked on a number of occasions with th... Read more.

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