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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.

OrganFax At Sand Bay Keyboard Experience...

Sunday 29th August

Following a long tradition from the days of Pontin's Barton Hall, Torquay, to the events at Lyme Bay, Seaton, the Organfax team has been invited to the October Keyboard Experience at Sand Bay, produced by Cled and Ian Griffin.

Apart from making contact with organ club officials attending the event, two of the Organfax team, namely Ian House and John Romero, will  join a host of star players in entertaining guests over the weekend - 15th to 18th October.  Unfortunately, Chris Powell is unable to attend due to other work commitments.

It is not only the 30th anniversa... Read more.

Pin To Play?!Pin To Play?!

Sunday 29th August

A Battenberg cake, a blue cockerel and an organ-shaped cashpoint are among the six works in the running for a place on the fourth plinth of Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square.  The winning artork will replace Nelson's Ship in a Bottle in 2012.

The idea of American artist Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla from Cuba is a pipe organ which will play when people use a cashpoint installed in the plinth. The pipes will play as people tap their cards pin number into the keyboard!

The models are on display in St Martin in the Fields church near the square and will be on display to the public until 31 October.

Get voting!

Welcome To The World...Welcome To The World...

Thursday 12th August

OrganFax would like to congratulate Brett & Katrina Wales on the birth of their beautiful daughter Isabella Rose, born on Wednesday 11th August at 9.29am and weighing 9 lbs and half an ounce.

Mother and baby are doing well and together with their daughters, Bethany and Sophie, the Wales family are absolutely over the moon.

New Organ WebsiteNew Organ Website

Monday 9th August

A brand new website called GRAM-R-FONE has just been put on the Internet.

It highlights the Gram-r-fone Video Channel on YOUTUBE and the videos that go back in time to reveal secrets and revelations from the days when cinema and theatre organs were in their prime. The producer of the series is Alan Ashton who formerly worked at Granada Television with on-screen film productions. The videos have been made by using specially acquired software from the USA that almost bring to life photographs that have never been seen before.

The videos are accompanied by music played by twent... Read more.

Three Men on a Bike!Three Men on a Bike!

Saturday 19th June

On October 1st, Tim Walter - managing director of Roland UK - will set out with fellow R-UK directors Peter Heath and Simon Griffiths on a (over) 450 mile bike ride from Lands End to London, arriving at the London Music Show on the 8th October!

Tim reckons cycling well over 450 miles seems like a slightly mad undertaking considering the sum of his previous cycling experience is pootling to the local sweet shop and back as a child!

"It is a challenge, but it's a chance to raise money for the British Heart Foun... Read more.

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