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Private practice on the Saltaire WurlitzerPrivate practice on the Saltaire Wurlitzer

Tuesday 13th June

The Society is pleased to announce the re-launch of private practice sessions on the 3-12 Wurlitzer at the Victoria Hall Saltaire.  This follows extensive refurbishment and enhancement of the organ which is now largely complete, and which includes additional facilities, and the provision of a krumet rank, currently being tonally finished by Rob Balfour-Rowley.

They have an excellent relationship with the new management of the hall and can now offer evening sessions on a trial basis for those who cannot attend da... Read more.

Tony Stace & Andrew Nix - New CD for MILL RYTHE     Tony Stace & Andrew Nix - New CD for MILL RYTHE

Thursday 8th June

The lads have recently had some very precious studio time and have recorded a brand new album featuring many tunes you are likely to hear in their shows. Popular melodies arranged and performed as a duet on the Yamaha HX-1 and Roland Atelier AT900c include Imperial Echoes, The Rose, John Lennon tunes, Abba music, Shirley Bassey songs, Swing tunes and many more. 

They have timed the release of this CD to coincide with their exciting Summer Special next month at Mill Rythe Holiday Village in Hayling Island, Nr Portsmouth. The event, organised ... Read more.

Special Charity ConcertSpecial Charity Concert

Tuesday 16th May

Aldermaston Concert Centre would love your support for a special charity concert they are holding on June 11th to rasie funds for the Air Ambulance. Their performer for the afternoon is the ever popular Chris Powell, with a range of music spanning across the decades.

Held at the William Penney Theatre within AWE's Recreational Society, Tadley, RG7 4PR, tickets cost £8 each and concert starts at 3pm.

We wish them every success raising money for this worthy cause.

John Mann – new CD and 36th summer season in EastbourneJohn Mann – new CD and 36th summer season in Eastbourne

Monday 8th May

John is delighted to say that his new CD has now been released – Theatre Organ Magic – which is recorded on the magnificent ex Regal Edmonton Christie organ at Paul Kirner’s Music Palace in South Wales.  The music is a varied selection including a couple of marches in true theatre organ tradition, a selection devoted to the melodies of Ivor Novello, a good old novelty piece “ Messenger Boy“, the Rhondda Rhapsody (which includes John on the piano) and much more.   The price is just £10 from John at his shows, or &pou... Read more.

News from Janet DowsettNews from Janet Dowsett

Thursday 4th May

Janet Dowsett writes:  "There is much to tell you this month.  We have good news in The Music People office. Neil has turned 60 (yes, he’s a mere youngster) and is celebrating by semi-retiring.  This means we will be shutting part of our business – the part which Organfax readers know as ‘The Music People’.  This will close on Friday 30th June.  This is also the last day that we will accept payment for any goods via credit or debit cards. After this, the website www.themusicpeople.co.uk will no longer be active.  However, our very large ... Read more.

Brian Sharp to be commemorated Brian Sharp to be commemorated

Friday 28th April

The family of the late Brian Sharp have arranged for his name to be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance in the Musicians’ Chapel.

The Musicians’ Chapel was established in 1955 in the Church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, in the City of London, which is the National Musicians’ Church, to commemorate deceased British musicians and to house the Musicians’ Book of Remembrance. The Chapel was established around the grave of Sir Henry Wood, C.H., whose ashes had been interred there a decade earlier. Funds to establis... Read more.

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