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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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Blackpool Tower Power!Blackpool Tower Power!

Friday 8th May

A rare chance to hear the Blackpool Tower Ballroom Mighty Wurlitzer played in 'concert' mode rather than just for Ballroom Dancing. 

Monday 11th May will see Howard Beaumont, Chris Powell, Penny Weedon and Donald MacKenzie putting the world renowned organ through its paces in a pac... Read more.

New Tuition DVD's From Keyplay

Saturday 2nd May

Following the successful launch of the Keyplay4u organ & keyboard teaching website Paul Carman is pleased to announce the release of 2 brand new DVD’s

1)    A Beginners Guide to Drawbars (incl. 25 page booklet) – presented by Mike Hall this DVD runs for 30 minutes and unravels the mysteries of the harmonic drawbar system.
2)    Tricks of the Trade Vol.1- presented by Paul Carman this 55min. DVD passes on many pro hints and tips.

Both DVD’s are aimed very much at the home player and are presented in an easy to un... Read more.

In Memory of Ken Marshall

Thursday 30th April

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Ken Marshall.

Ken was known to countless organ fans right across Surrey for his 30 year involvement with the West Surrey Organ & Keyboard Club.  As well as being the leading light at their Shalford Village Hall venue, Ken was often to be found as an audience member at many other venues in the area.  He will also be remembered for manufacturing a number of overhead mirrors as used by many current players on the circuit.  In all, a wonderful personality who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Harworth On Hold!

Thursday 23rd April

It is with great regret that forthcoming concerts and dances on the Christie Organ at The Social Welfare Hall, Bircoates, Harworth have been cancelled until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

For further details please contact Mick Mason 01302744584

Blackpool Pier Power!Blackpool Pier Power!

Thursday 23rd April

Following a 2000 name petition, daily concerts are to return to the North Pier in Blackpool from May this year.

The new resident organist, David Windle will follow in the footsteps of Raymond Wallbank and latterly, Kevin Grunhill. 

Playing his Yamaha FX20, David will perform 2 concerts daily featuring many light classics,popular music and requests.

New Theatre ShowsNew Theatre Shows

Saturday 11th April

Michael Wooldridge sends news of two exciting shows that he is both Co-Producer and Musical Director for this year, all of this alongside still enjoying his very busy organ society schedule.

The first, Variety Magic, features comedy heroes Don Maclean and Jimmy Cricket along with Eurovision Song Contest legend, Dana, who is making her very welcome return to the UK stage after an absence of over 15 years whilst she has been concentrating on her duties as MEP for Ireland. The tour takes in Tewkesbury, Camberley, Hayes, Catford, Croydon, Clacton, Wakefield, Scarborough, Corby, Worthin... Read more.

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