OrganFax News

OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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New CdD from Rod PooleyNew CD from Rod Pooley

Sunday 16th September

From Rod Pooley... After owning the fabulous Yamaha TRX Genos Organ System since December 2017 and performing many concerts on it this year, you’ll be delighted to hear I’ve now recorded a brand new album with this instrument

Titled “Something for Everyone” there are 10 super sounding tracks ranging from Big Band, Latin, Country, Jazz, 70’s, Classsical to Celtic.

Recorded and produced at the Jools Holland Saxophonist Derek Nash’s St... Read more.

Music Extravaganza 2018Music Extravaganza 2018

Thursday 6th September

Allens Music Centre are proud to present their 15th event running from October 19 - 22nd 2018, which features the finest in learning, entertainment and accommodation for the Home Organist! Evening concerts from some of the world's top organists playing the latest Lowrey home organ models. This year’s artistes from the USA are: Dennis Awe, Jim Weida & Paul Shaub and from the UK Trevor Flunder & Tom Horton.

The 4-star Marriott Peterborough hotel plays host to the event with top full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and evening meals all included!)

Highlights... Read more.

Change of email address for Chris Powell

Saturday 11th August

Due to a security problem with his email account, Chris has asked us to inform everybody that wishes to email him to use chris@chrispowell.org. He would appreciate if you could all update your address books.

Sad news from Ian Griffin

Friday 20th July

Ian Griffin has been in touch with us to inform us that his mother, Sylvia very sadly passed away last week following a long illness.  Many organ and keyboard fans will remember her warm welcome helping dad Cled with the running of Barton Hall and similar events in the hey day of organ festivals - these being introduced to us all by them both.  All of us at OrganFax send Ian, Donna and Cled our sincerest wishes and deepest sympathy at this sad time.

Curt Prina 1928-2018Curt Prina 1928-2018

Wednesday 23rd May

Just days after the untimely loss of Mark Whale, news is filtering of the death of the legendary Swiss born German organ star Curt Prina.  Originally a vibraphone exponent, Curt’s talents on piano and latterly organ made him practically a household name in Germany as well as being in frequent demand across the pond in the USA.  He was one of the most friendly characters around with a huge personality, kind heart and great sense of humour.  Also equally talented on trumpet, his organ skills saw him recreate classical, pop, big band, jazz and pop styles with the greatest ... Read more.

Mark Whale 31.3.65 - 30.4.18Mark Whale 31.3.65 - 30.4.18

Monday 30th April

It is with great sadness that we learned of the very sad and untimely death today of one of the most talented and inspirational artistes of recent times, Mark Whale.  Although an Englishman by birth, Mark had been a citizen of Germany for many years and was equally as fluent in German as he was in English.  For over 10 years he was a major artiste for the Bohm Organ Company and never failed to wow and amaze his listeners and colleagues alike with some of the most brilliant and dynamic playing ever heard on keyboard instruments. 

His tours took him all over Europe, the... Read more.

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