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Sand Bay

Thursday 16th April

We have been asked by Byron Jones to release the following press statement:

"Byron & Terry have had many many great comment regarding Sand Bay this year. We do believe it was the most successful ever. As we told everyone, due to financial pressures, this year was going to be the last Sand Bay for us. BUT we are very pleased to announce that Pontins have come up with renegotiated contract, and we are now ready to promote this event, Pontins Sand Bay, April 1 - 4th 2016. The price will be £167 per person Full Board. As soon as we secure the list of artists for next year, P... Read more.

International Bach Academy for Organ 2015

Friday 20th February

A course will be organised by the Waalse Kerk in Amsterdam and is open for professional organists and students studying at institutions for professional musical education, July 6th - 9th 2015. It will consist of master classes by Jacques van Oortmerssen, professor of organ Conservatorium van Amsterdam during four days (twenty hours in total).

Repertoire will be by J.S.Bach 1685-1750 with a special focus on symbolism in Bach's organ music.

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewig... Read more.

New Festival LaunchedNew Festival Launched

Friday 21st November

Michael Wooldridge in conjunction with Septre Promotions are launching a new Wurlitzer based organ festival at the East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield. October 2015 will see this 4-Star extravORGANza Deluxe Event which is billed with the tag line “where real luxury meets real theatre organ meets keyboard magic”

Prices start from £289 per person for 3 nights half-board (evening carvery), including all-day entertainment from a host of top names John Mann, Tony Stace, Nicholas Marti... Read more.

Keyboard Winter Tinsel & Turkey

Wednesday 12th November

Andrew Nix joins Ian Griffin and his cabaret entertainers for a fun filled 3 night weekend at the cosy Sherborne Hotel, Sherborne, Dorset. for only £199 per person. There are only limited rooms left.

The weekend will commence 28th November 2014 with a fun packed evening show. On Saturday there will be a surprise feature never seen before in the UK.. There is yet another special show on Sunday featuring Andy Oakley in cabaret with the LIVE music of Ian Griffin.

Click here for more details...

Competition Time!Competition Time!

Friday 31st October

Key Breaks are giving you the chance to win £50 per person off their next event @ The Imperial Hotel, Torquay.

This 4* hotel is set in the middle of the English Riviera and is surrounded by beautiful views and with guest appearances from DirkJan Ranzijn, John Bowdler, Paul Carman, Ian House, Ben Scott Hyde, Pete Shaw, David Harrild and of course Brett Wales and Chris Powell the event is set to be top class!

To enter into the prize draw send your name and email address or telephone number to

Good Luck!

Yamaha Independent Keyboard FestivalYamaha Independent Keyboard Festival

Sunday 21st September

Paul Brooks, Anne Hadfield and Vanessa Challis are picking up from the closure of the YKE Music Festival and relaunching next years show under the banner of The Yamaha Independent Keyboard Festival

The group are in the process of putting together a new website for the event. Vanessa, who was involved with the organisation of the YKE event over the last two years told us "The website is in it's early stages and new information and pages are being added all the... Read more.

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