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Byron Jones & 'The General!Byron Jones & 'The General!

Monday 1st February

Byron Jones will be playing for the silent Buster Keaton classic film 'The General' on Sunday 31st January 2010 at 2.30pm at The Curzon Cinema, Old Church Road, Clevedon.

He will be using his trusty Wersi Scala and tickets are £6.00 or family tickets are available for £18.00.  For more information please contact 07868 422089.

Last years was a sell out so get your tickets fast.

Are You Going To Scarborough Fair?Are You Going To Scarborough Fair?

Monday 1st February

A fun filled afternoon concert has been organised by Tony Stace and Andrew Nix.

The show will be on Saturday, July 3rd 2010 at the Scarborough Fair Collection (housed at the Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston) and will feature both the guys’ electronic organs and the fantastic Wurlitzer theatre organs.

Doors open at 1pm to entertainment from the mechanical instruments with the concert starting at 2.30pm.

Tickets are superb value at only £8 and are available ONLY from Tony Stace (01609 748295) OR Andrew Nix (01757 708509). This is a superb venue and tickets are already selling fast!

Announcing The 5th UK Electronic Organ Competition 2010!

Friday 29th January

2nd October 2010 will see the next UK Electronic Organ Competition which is being held at Park United Reformed Church in Reading.

There are 3 categories for the competition:

    * Under 12's

    * 13 - 17 year olds

    * 18 years and over (no upper age limit)

Entry to Competition is first by submitting a recording (audio/video) to enter Preliminary. The deadline is the 2nd May 2010. Those successful will play in the Final on 2nd October 2010.

Previous competitions have seen performers f... Read more.

Jack Emblow to appear at EastbourneJack Emblow to appear at Eastbourne

Thursday 28th January

Although not exactly 'organ world' news, we thought you would like to know that Carillon Festivals have just announced that Tony Compton and "The Guvn'er" Jack Emblow are to appear at their Eastbourne Accordion Festival (19th-22nd February 2010). Jack, who is possibly the UK's most famous accordion player is known by many for his time on Sunday on Radio 2 programme "Sing Something Simple", one of the longest running programs on BBC Radio. More details can be found on the Read more.

Theatre Organ for the 21st Century

Tuesday 26th January

Promoting the Theatre Organ -The Way Forward What is the future of the theatre organ? Who cares?

Join a special FREE one-day conference organised by the Cinema Organ Society to exchange ideas and thoughts about spreading the word about theatre organ (and electronic organ) entertainment for the years ahead.

The conference takes place on Saturday 20th February 2010, between 11.30 to 17.00 at the Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

• Do you help to run a successful venue?

• Are you worried about declining audiences?

• How can we take ... Read more.

MusicLand Show SuccessMusicLand Show Success

Wednesday 20th January

Those that joined in the fun last weekend, will know how busy it was at this years MusicLand show. We are pleased to report that visitor numbers were up on last year's by over 10%. It was a very busy weekend, especially on Sunday when the weather was just a little better.

Casio, Carillon Festivals, Hammond, Orla, Roland, Yamaha and of course OrganFax, all turned out for a "right good do". Most of the show was dedicated to Organs and Keyboards, however Yamaha also brought along some gear from the more 'pro' side of their business. They showed off some very interesting toys, including... Read more.

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