Time Flies and who would believe that 2010 will see the UK’s largest week long organ and keyboard festivals celebrating their 25th anniversary, a quarter of a century of musical gatherings featuring the very best from the world of organs and keyboards.
Keyboard Cavalacades very first events were held in May and November of 1985 at Ladbrokes Caister holiday centre and the 7 night hobby holidays have grown to become the largest festivals of their kind in the world attracting enthusiasts from far and wide. Who said the UK doesn’t lead the way, they are certainly No.1 for or... Read more.
Last year David Windle announced his new summer season residency on the North Pier in Blackpool. Here he presented a series of organ concerts on the Yamaha FX20 three times a week giving 12 hours of organ music to its visitors.
Unfortunately, due to budget cuts the concerts will not be reinstated for the 2010 season.
We wish David well and hope that the management at the Pier may reconsider their decision.
The Welsh Wizard himself, Byron Jones has confirmed the line up for 2 of his forthcoming festivals.
His first event at the Belvedere Hotel in Bournemouth will feature Matthew Bason, Elizabeth Harrison, Janet Dowsett, Paul McCulloch & Byron along with Harmony Music.
Saturday morning will be at the Pavillion Theatre with Byron And Matthew on the Compton at 10.00 am for 1 hour. If you are around call in and see them?
If any local people would like to come in for the concerts over the weekend phone 07788442071. At this moment in time there are still some... Read more.
Byron (Jones) & Terry received the news today Sunday 17th January, that their wonderful friend and secretary of the Wizard Festivals, Pam Shields slipped peacefully away in the early hours.
Not long ago Pam had an operation to remove a tumor, and it seems that cancer had spread to other parts. Despite treatments Pam continued to try to be positive, but over the last week went downhill. The last few day were spent in hospital where she peacfully slept until the end.
For those who knew her and wish to send condolences, they can be sent to Byron who will pass them on to her daughter Julie.
Due to concerns over the weather and recent ill health of the organisers, the concert at Middleton Hall, Darlington on Jan 31st featuring Andrew Nix has been cancelled.
Another date will be arranged and Organfax will be informed when this happens.
Also due to the weather the concert on Saturday 16th (tonight) with Elizabeth Harrison for Belper Organ Club has been cancelled. She will be with them again on March 19th 2011.
After fears that the weather would hamper the event we can now confirm that the now famous MusicLand Keyboard, Organ and Piano Music Fair, to be held at the Holiday Inn (Black Prince) is on. It won't just be the manufacturers who will be represented. We will be there ourselves, Horay!!! So come along to our stand for a chat!
Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Hammond, Orla, Carillon Music Festivals (Eastbourne) and others will be there and there will be plenty of product experts and dem... Read more.