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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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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.

Key Breaks Launch New FestivalKey Breaks Launch New Festival

Sunday 6th June

Once again, Chris Powell and Brett Wales have teamed up to present another star studded organ festival.  This time the duo are holding an event at the fabulous 4* Ettington Chase Hotel, just outside of Stratford Upon Avon from 22nd - 25th October 2010.

Located in the heart of Shakespeare's country, only seven miles from Stratford Upon Avon and the M40, Ettington Chase is a beautiful historic building that elegantly combines the historic with the modern set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds.  The hotel also has excellent leisure facilities including gym, sauna, jacuzzi and ... Read more.

M & A News Release...

Tuesday 25th May

Mick Brown and Andy Oakley, the two former Pontin's managers who set up M & A Entertainments in 2003, will be holding their final Keyboard Komedy weekend at the Devonshire Hotel, Torquay in March (25th- 28th) 2011.   All their other holiday breaks finished two years ago and it was just tremendous demand by keyboard enthusiasts that kept them going until now,   Now that they have come to a firm decision to finish, the eighth successive event will end with an appropriate farewell party for all the loyal guests who have returned year after year.

The success o... Read more.

New President for Rutland!New President for Rutland!

Saturday 15th May

Rutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club are pleased to be able to announce that Tony Stace has agreed to be their Club President.

Maybe we shoud have voted him in for Government too!

A Tune Named After The M6 Motorway!A Tune Named After The M6 Motorway!

Wednesday 28th April

Nuneaton Organist/Composer TONY WHITTAKER has just published two new tunes - M6 MOTORWAY (a fast big-band theme) and a French accordion tune CAFÉ GARÇON.

In the 'easy-listening' category, this professionally produced A4 piano sheet music has added chord symbols, so can also be played on organ/keyboard. £3.50 each plus £1.00 p&p (UK only).

Details available from Tony's main website

BRAND X Organ To Be Revealed At Pakefield'BRAND X' Organ To Be Revealed At Pakefield

Monday 12th April

An electronic organ designed and built by Ian Griffin will be revealed at the Keyboard Cavalcade festival to be held at Pontin\\\'s Pakefield - April 19th- 26th.

The innovative design (based around two Ketron keyboards and a pedalboard) is likely to appeal to those who like single manual keyboards but prefer a conventional electronic organ with two keyboards and bass pedals. Ian feels sure that many players will have more satisfaction when they play with two hands and two feet after having experience on one of the popular range of single keyboards. In fact, the design can include ex... Read more.

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