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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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Charity Success at Weyhill!

Saturday 26th September

To raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society decided to donate the refreshment contributions received at their September concert.  The audience generously contributed the sum of £81 to this worthy cause and local representatives of the Charity were on hand to accept the donation.

The Club is particularly proud of the fact that it has so far helped to raise over £6,000 for various charities since its formation in 2002.

Well done Weyhill!  Perhaps an idea that other clubs may use?

Sand Bay Keyboard Experience 16th - 19th Oct '09

Wednesday 23rd September

The famous Lyme Bay Keyboard Experience has moved to Sand Bay, near Weston-super-Mare, because Tesco bought the Seaton, Devon site earlier this year. 

The tariff for the Sand Bay Organ-Keyboard Festival is a special offer for the new venue at £129 Full Board and must surely be the bargain of 2009 - a price never to be repeated again.

Already bookings are past the number who attended Lyme Bay last year, but as the Sand Bay Leisure Resort is a larger venue more spaces are available.   Also, it must be said that there is no single room supplement for those ... Read more.

Dirk's New Look Website!Dirk's New Look Website!

Wednesday 23rd September

Attention all Dirkjan Ranzijn fans! 

The Dutch master of the keys has recently launched a brand new website full of everything you could wish for.

To read more about the man and his music visit his website.

Exciting Publication For Wurlitzer Lovers!

Wednesday 23rd September

Folly Farm presents 'The Mighty Wurlitzer'!
 
A 52 page book about the history of the Gaumont/Granada Manchester Wurlitzer including some rare archive photographs and full specification of the organ is available directly from Folly Farm at £3.95 including P&P.

Produced for the opening concert with John Mann on 2nd May, a limited number of these books are still available.
 
Please send cheques made payable to Folly Farm-
Folly Farm
Begelly
Kilgetty
Pembrokeshire
SA68 0XE

A Busy Day At Rye!

Monday 14th September

The  16th Autumn series of theatre organ concerts at Rye presented by the Friends of Rye Wurlitzer starts with real vengeance not in the sinister sense -  simply, musically stunning.
 
Sunday September 27th sees not one but three events in under 12 hours.
 
Internationally acclaimed Mr Wurlitzer - Len Rawle returns to Rye to assist in all three performances.
 
For those who like to know the finer points of playing, theatre organ techniques and registrations can we suggest the small intimate Masterclass with Len from 8.30am to 10.00am.&n... Read more.

Tony's New Sheet Music Publication Tony's New Sheet Music Publication

Monday 14th September

Nuneaton organist and composer Tony Whittaker has just published his new light music/classical piece called HARLEQUIN WALTZ.

In a bright catchy rhythmic style, the A4 8-page piano score with added chord symbols (duration 5:20 mins)
can also be played on organ/keyboard.

Priced at £6.50 + £1.00 p&p (UK only) it is available from his website.

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