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Dots To Order Relaunches At Swift Music

Friday 3rd December

Penny Weedon is delighted to announce that Margaret Swift at Swift Music is to take on the running of Dots to Order, the transcription and arrangement service originally launched by Penny Weedon.
 
"Margaret is as excited as I am," Penny says. "She will be arranging herself, and will also head up a team of other arrangers, so the future of this popular service is now assured."
 
To contact Dots to Order at Swift Music, telephone Margaret Swift on 0117 968 8427 or write to her at Swift Music, 63 Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 2DW. Email: mr@swiftmusic.co.uk

More shows cancelled due to weather

Friday 3rd December

We have been informed that tonight's concerts(Friday 3rd December) with Matthew Bason at Colchester and Dirkjan Ranzijn at Trowbridge have been cancelled due to the continued snow and ice conditions.  Also, we understand that Matthew's planned show for the ABC Club in South Yorks has also been cancelled next Tuesday (7th).  Once again, we strongly advise that you contact the relevant club personel (as listed in the club directory) before heading out to any event in order to avoid disappointment.

A gradual improvement in the weather is forecast after tonight, but with hill ... Read more.

SOCKET To Them Penny!SOCKET To Them Penny!

Saturday 20th November

Penny Weedon is pleased to announce the formation of SOCKET: The Society of Organ Clubs, Keyboard Entertainers and Teachers. At the moment, it exists as a website, but Penny hopes it will establish a presence at keyboard events as time goes by. Penny started it in response to the many reports from those involved with keyboards and organs that they were experiencing hard times, especially with falling audiences at clubs and problems with recruiting club committees. In line with her series of articles "So Are We Doomed?", she hopes the SOC... Read more.

Wanted: Arrangers & TranscribersWanted: Arrangers & Transcribers

Saturday 20th November

Penny Weedon is on the look-out for musicians who are able to transcribe music from sound recordings, or re-arrange printed pieces into a required format such as top line and chords, 3-stave organ format, simplified format and so on. The post is vacant following the emigration of Dan Jones who was offering these services under the "Dots to Order" banner, originally founded by Penny.
 
"The service has proved a tremendous success," says Penny. "It got so busy I had to hand it on to Dan. Now we need one or more people to take the job over from him. Applicants will need a good e... Read more.

Sand Bay Message From Byron Jones...

Tuesday 2nd November

Dear Organ Fans,

It has come to our attention that a rumour is circulating that our "Music for All" Organ Festival at Sand Bay Holiday Centre is coming to an end after the April 2011 Festival.

I would like to assure all our patrons that this is NOT so.  We have had a successful relationship with Pontins and latterly Martyn Leisure for the last 28 years, and this will continue for as long as we intend to hold festivals.  So, have no fear regarding booking for Sand Bay for 2011 and the future years. Should you require any further information, please ... Read more.

Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society Celebrate 25 Years!

Monday 1st November

Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society are celebrating 25 years as an active Organ Society on 1st December at the Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele and will be featuring Claire Greig.

Why not go along. Easy drive, no stops or roundabouts  from the M56 to A55 Expressway and leave at Jn 24 roundabout to private road "Kinmel Manor Hotel". There's ample parking and superb facilities and a warm welcome awaits.

From all at OrganFax, congratulations on the club's success!

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