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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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Yamaha Launches new instrumentsYamaha Launches new instruments

Friday 8th April

Yamaha has added four new instruments to it's digital piano and keyboard line-up.

There are two new Arius digital pianos: the YDP-163 and YPD-143. Both are models aimed at buyers on a budget but with no compromise on specs. The YDP-163 features a Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action, an improved CF sound engine and Stereophonic Optimiser, which... Read more.

Wersi Launch New OrganWersi Launch New Organ

Thursday 7th April

Wersi recently introduced their new organ, the Pergamon OAX1000. 

Wersi say...

"The new instrument features 3 x 76 note manuals, the new Wersi Sonic OAX software, 10 SFX buttons, more volume drawbars, more physical control push buttons, a new set of Percussion drawbars to compliment the Upper and Lower set of drawbars and all of the state of the art technology that you'd expect from the new WERSI Flagship instrument. "

To find out more, contact Wersi Direct (UK) on 0800 084 2013 or info@wersidirect.com

Wersi unveiled ... Read more.

Musicians Union Support for EUMusicians Union Support for EU

Wednesday 6th April

The Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union (MU) has reaffirmed its support for Britain remaining part of the European Union.

For musicians, the benefits of Britain staying in the EU are numerous.

Open borders make touring both easier and less expensive, EU health and safety legislation has meant that the job of being a musician has become safer and workers’ rights legislation in general has improved the working life of musicians in the UK. The Working Time Directive, for instance, redefined the definition of a worker for the purposes of working ti... Read more.

New Korg Software ReleasedNew Korg Software Released

Wednesday 6th April

Due to popular demand, Pete Shaw has re-made his Strictly Musicals Software on USB Stick for the all new Korg Pa4X Keyboard.

Programmed in Songbook this time, it features 101 song titles with 4 registrations per song. Available direct from Pete @ £49.95 inc P+P. For more details ring Pete on 01490 440553.

Penny Weedon concerts NOT cancelledPenny Weedon concerts NOT cancelled

Tuesday 5th April

Some of our visitors may have already heard that, unfortunately, Penny Weedon is not very well this week. However, we are pleased to confirm that her scheduled concerts are not cancelled!

Penny has asked her friend and colleague Janet Dowsett to step in and play her concerts at Watford on Wednesday 6th, Bridport on Thursday 7th and Trowb... Read more.

Tea Dance at the Astoria [repost]Tea Dance at the Astoria [repost]

Monday 4th April

The Astoria Centre at Barnsley, the UK's newest theatre organ venue presents an Afternoon Tea Dance, every Wednesday afternoon at 1pm. (Doors open at 12.15). Enjoy the sound of the mighty Compton Organ, played by Kevin Grunill or guest organists in an afternoon of pure nostalgia. Admission £5.50 each. 

Enjoy an afternoon of great music, popular dancing and a warm welcome to the regular weekly Wednesday afternoon dances. A ra... Read more.

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