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Community Keyboards - Listen Online Community Keyboards - Listen Online

Tuesday 31st December

Produced and hosted by Ian Wolstenholme, Community Keyboards is a live show featured on Oldham Comminity Radio at 9am, every Thurday morning. Shows are also available to download and listen to online. Highy recommended and a real treat for anybody who loves organ and keyboard music.

Now available are two brand new editions of the award-winning programm... Read more.

Sad News For Clacton

Monday 30th December

Vic Wiggins of Clacton Keyboard Music Club has been in touch and asked us to share the following as many concert goers and artistes alike would be very familiar with June. 

'It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and ex club treasurer June Brown after a lengthy illness.  June, along with husband Norm were heavily involved in the organ world in the eighties, helping to launch and run Brenda Haywards Harmony weekends as well as club committee members for many years.'

... Read more.

New Year Celebrations at the Astoria Centre, BarnsleyNew Year Celebrations at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley

Thursday 5th December

Herald in the new year and get 2020 off to a great start at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley. On 31st December, the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust will be holding a New Year’s Eve Ball, featuring the music of Kevin Grunill and Declan Poole. Dancing commences at 7.30pm and will be a 50/50 mix of popular sequence and modern ballroom dancing to the sound of the Compton Organ. 

On New Year’s Day itself, there will be a ‘Compton Cavalcade’ at the Astoria Centre when Kevin Grunill, Declan Poole & Will Shaw (ATOS 2019 Young Th... Read more.

Great News fro Lancashire!Great News For Lancashire & Greater Manchester!

Sunday 24th November

We've just received some fabulous news from Elizabeth Harrison who is now taking on promoting concerts in the Bolton area. With many successful venues under her belit already, I'm sure this will be no exception.

The first concert featuring Andrew Nix will take place in January. For more details and tickets contact Elizabeth by clicking here.

We wish her the best of luck in her new venture.

Rod Pooley’s Hammond BandRod Pooley’s Hammond Band

Wednesday 13th November

Rod Pooley’s Hammond Band The Drawtones are to play at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Maidstone, Kent.

Many of you will have seen and heard Rod at many Organ clubs and festivals. Aside from his solo concerts, his Hammond Band The Drawtones have become one of the hottest bands on the British Jazz scene.

The Drawtones have appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Soho and Maidstone, The Hideaway Streatham and many Jazz Clubs and Festivals.

They have worked with Curtis Stigers, Avery Sunshine, Jools Holland Saxophonists Derek Nash and Phil Veacock, Jamiroquai&rsq... Read more.

Alan Pilgrim - colchester Organ SocietyAlan Pilgrim - colchester Organ Society

Friday 8th November

We have received this wonderfully written piece from Jennifer Kersey of the Colchester Organ Society celebrating over 50 years of commitment that their leading light Alan Pilgrim has given to the club. Alan must be among one of the longest standing committee members in the country - what an amazing achievment and a wonderful accolade!

Jennifer writes...

It is indeed fitting that, as I type this letter it is on the actual anniversary of the opening of Hodges and Johnson`s music shop in Colchester town -November 5th 1968-exactly 51 year... Read more.

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