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Rye Bay Scallop Festival...

Sunday 7th February

We received the following from Richard Moore (Chairman of Friends Of Rye Wurlitzer) a few days ago about an interesting event that they are holding with the Wurlitzer at Rye College.  Sounds like an interesting night.  If you are in the area, why not join them?

 

"Two years ago I was approached by the Rye Rotarians to arrange an evening whereby their members could hear the Rye Wurlitzer.
 
Who else could I ask to assist than my fine friend and internationally acclaimed Theatre Organist " Mr Wurlitzer"  Len Rawle.
 
We called ... Read more.

RNLI FundraiserRNLI Fundraiser

Wednesday 3rd February

Yamaha and Bonners Music Superstore helped arrange a special concert evening at Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club last night. A grand total of £250.00 was raised and The towns Lord Mayor, Greg Santos, presented a cheque to Dereck Legg the chairman of fund-raising for the Eastbourne branch of the RNLI.

... Read more.

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.

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