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Jean And Cled Celebrate 30 Years!Jean And Cled Celebrate 30 Years!

Tuesday 26th October

As pictured, Cled Griffin, father to Ian, is celebrating his 30th year of festival organising and celebrity organist, Jean Martyn, celebrates her 30th year of playing. 

Both are pictured here, along with Cled's lovely wife, Sylvia, at the recent Sand Bay Organ Festival run by Cled.

Rye In Need Of Organs!

Thursday 14th October

The Rye Wurlitzer Academy  was established at the end of 2009 after a donation to celebrate the life of Rita Akehurst, who, with her husband Tony started and ran the Hastings & Bexhill Organ Society for over 30 years.  In the first few months they have had up to 8 students getting to grips with the Rye Wurlitzer.  Further donations of money from other sources has meant that they are able to offer FREE TUITION to the students at Rye College by that highly capable theatre organist, musician and teacher MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE.  This means that the project has funding until ... Read more.

Three men on a bikeThree men on a bike

Friday 1st October

The three Directors of Roland UK will be riding the 420 miles from Lands End to London in an attempt to raise £20,000 for two fantastic charities. Music for All promotes music making and provides musical equipment for schools and The British Heart Foundation helps to fund vital research into heart disease.

The ride starts this Friday October 1st. In addition Sean Montgomery will be joining them on Monday 4th as they ride the 50 miles from Chard to Poole. Sean has asked us if you could help by giving money to either or both of these extremely worthy charities. Please see the Read more.

Cardiff's Got The X-MAS Factor!

Saturday 11th September

Cardiff Organ & Keyboard Society, with Penny Weedon, are launching the X-Mas Factor, a competition to compose a short Christmas piece or song.

Three main prizes offer a public performance at Penny's concert on the 14th December, and professional recording and typesetting of the three selected pieces. Runners up will be included on an X-Mas Factor CD.

Entry is £10 (all going to Headway Cardiff for the head injured and their families) with a closing date of 21st October. Details from their website.

Chris Stanbury Is Down By The Riverside!Chris Stanbury Is Down By The Riverside!

Saturday 11th September

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010 will see Chris Stanbury giving 2 Gala Charity Concerts in a private garden on the banks of the River Thames in Weybridge in aid of the Sam Beare Hospice, Weybridge and the White Lodge Centre, Chertsey.

Alongside Chris will be a special guest appearance from Kathryn Harries (International Soprano).

Telephone 01932 847784 for further information or click here to reserve your tickets.

Sounds like a great show, please help show your support.

Announcing International Music Showcase - 5th UK Electronic Organ Competition 2010!

Saturday 11th September

Come watch performers from England, France, Spain, China and Japan play music of all styles on modern musical instruments.

Contestants aged from 10 to early 20s will perform on Saturday 2nd October from 2pm at Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Reading, UK RG6 1DB.

Tickets are available:

    * £5 (advanced ticket) or £8 (on the day) for the whole day;
    * discount for families (2 adults and 2 children) at £17 (advanced) or £27 (on the day).
    * special "group of ... Read more.

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