Folly Farm have announced the date of its Summer Swingtime Spectacular on Saturday 25 June at 7.00pm. A superb evening of swing time classics and some memorable tunes with Chris Powell on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ joined by the sensational swing band The Numbers Racket.
Celebrity guest player, Chris Powell on the fabulous Wurlitzer Organ, is a renowned performer, playing concerts by invitation throughout the UK and overseas and is well known for his Blackpool style which he developed while he was resident at the Tower Ballroom. Joining him on the band stand will be professional... Read more.
This is just in from the official Britains Got Talent YouTube site.
"Britain's Got Talent: 59-year-old retired music teacher Jean is incredibly nervous, but is looking forward to getting her performance over and done with. With an incredible passion for her music and for her Organ playing - Jean's infectious excitement seems to electrify the entire theatre! With her £5 charity shop sparkly top, her sophisticated organ, on which her name is proudly printed, and a beaming smile from ear to ear, Jean's fantastic talent comes to life, and it's clear that she's thrilled by every se... Read more.
On Sunday 3rd April, the New Forest Organ Society hosted a lunch and concert for 200 people in support of the Help for Heroes Charity. It was held at Hoburne Bashley in New Milton where the lunch was excellent and the cream tea much enjoyed. The concert was played by the very popular organist and musician, Ian House who produced a marvellous programme with a variety of music played on his Yamaha Tyros4 special keyboard setup. The raffle was huge and thank you to all the members and local traders who donated prizes.
A very happy afternoon was enjoyed by everyone ... Read more.
Below is a report from our good friend, Jack Raves of the Netherlands Organ Federation who wished to share his experience of Jean Martyn's concert in Hamburg a few weeks ago. It's good to hear that organ music is still so popular in this corner of the world...
Many of you may know that there is a Welte 'Uniflex' Organ in the Hamburg Radio Studio of the N.D.R. (Nord Deutsche Rundfunk). (Uniflex, by the way stands for UNIT-organ, like most well known theatre pipeorgans.)
Mr. Dieter Bartels, chairman of the Welte Society invited "'The Queen of the Keyboards" Jean... Read more.
Following a recent concert by Glyn Madden in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club over £680 was raised for the Japan disaster fund. With a fabulous donation of £100 from NEDOS (the North East Derbyshire Organ Society) and a couple of cheques from individuals received the following morning, their little fund raiser is now standing at £840.
In the coming week Glyn will be rattling buckets (and piano k... Read more.
Last Friday saw players from the Orpington Organ & Keyboard Club do a "Sponsored Playathon" at their local Sainsbury's for Red Nose Day.
It was such a success, that they were asked to go back on the Saturday which they did and overall raised more than £700! What an achievement!! Not only have they raised such a wonderful amount for charity but what an excellent way to promote the club and the orgn & keyboard in general.
Keep up the good work guys!