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The Yamaha EL range of Electones proved to be way ahead of their time. Many were sold with both professional and amateur satisfied owners. Now,some years later, these instruments remain popular and are frequently heard in concert. A club, called the EL club, was formed, by Mike Perryman, which offered members a regular magazine and "Soundsoft" Software.
With his technical background ,in computers and MIDI, Mike very quickly became a leading name for both EL and later AR organs. He spent many months writing his User Guides. There are three different v... Read more.
January 27th saw Phil Kelsall and his family at the Palace with HRH Prince Of Wales to receive his M.B.E for his services to music.
Phil is pictured here with his family after the ceremony. Well done Phil!
A 650lbs grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay - and no one appears to be coming Bach for it!
The piano was placed at the highest point along the sandbar, about 200 yards from shore, so that it doesn't disappear underwater during high tide.
But who put it there - and, almost more importantly, why - remains unknown.
It could have come from one of the condominiums that line the shore of the bay - or it could have come from further afield.
The one thing authorities do know is that unless the instrument turns from a mino... Read more.
Starting this month, Elizabeth Harrison is organising a series of charity concerts under the name of 'Preston Community Concerts'.
Following the sad news that the Top Note Organ Society in Leyland is to close, Elizabeth decided that it was important to keep music live in the Preston and Leyland areas. In aid of St Catherine's Hospice, on Monday 24th January 2011, 8pm start, Blackpool Tower Organist John Barnett will be performing at Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Midge Hall, Leyland, PR26 6TD.
The venue is superb, cosy, warm and comfortable with excellent parkin... Read more.
Sunday 9th January saw a tribute being made to Len Rawle to congratulate him on being awarded an M.B.E in the Queen's New Years Honours List.
Organised by Friends Of Rye leader, Richard Moore, the afternoon included a slide show with over 100 pictures and messages from artistes and organisers from all over the world offering their congratulations. Specially invited guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon alongside Len who knew nothing about it!
Well done to all involved and once again Len, congratulations!
The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust is currently working on a new project to install the former Astoria, Purley, Compton organ in it's own premises. The premises will be the first dedicated Theatre Organ Heritage and Restoration centre.
Based on the outskirts of Barnsley only 1 mile or so from M1 junctions 37 and 38 the venture will provide an auditorium, containing the Compton, together with displays and items related to the history of the Cinema Organ in the UK. The centre will be unique in providing dedicated workshop facilities for Cinema Organ restoration, which will be made avail... Read more.