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Kent International Keyboard FairKent International Keyboard Fair

Tuesday 30th December

Hammond are very happy to announce show number 1 in their 2009 UK Organ promotional tour by taking part in the Kent International Keyboard Fair in conjunction with Music Land. A great day out is promised with most other major keyboard / piano manufacturers also exhibiting.

Sessions will be held on the following subjects..

USING THE XK-3 /3C, PRO SYSTEM, XK1 :- an in depth look at the menu system and customising the organ to suityour style of music.

HAMMOND playing styles and Techniques :- with Malc Deakin

THE HAMMOND CONNECTION :- How do I get the authentic H... Read more.

Hello from PantolandHello from Pantoland

Saturday 27th December

Michael Wooldridge sends Christmas and New Year wishes to everyone from pantoland! He is currently working as Musical Director for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the lovely Blackfriars Theatre in Boston, Lincs. He tells us the show has been going wonderfully well with 'House Full' notices up at many performances. The show runs twice daily until 4th January so ring now for ticket availability on 01206 363 108.

Michael is really enjoying the run, as the cast are hugely talented and very friendly. He is especially chuffed to be working with Norman Barrett (pictured above), well ... Read more.

Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas

Wednesday 24th December

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" from the Organfax Team

Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!Christmas Carols with Chris Powell!

Monday 22nd December

Over 1500 enthusiastic listeners to BBC Radio Solent packed the Bournemouth Pavillion last weekend for their annual Christmas Carol Concert led by Tim Daykin. The organist for the concert was Chris Powell who was delighted with the reaction shown to both his music and the amazing Compton Theatre Organ.

This festive treat will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 9am and Christmas Day at 6am and 1pm. Listeners on the South Coast will be able to tune into 96.1 and 103.8fm and DAB digital radio whilst people further afield can log onto the BBC Radio Solent Web Site .

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....

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