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Barnstaple Needs You!Barnstaple Needs You!

Friday 31st July

Barnstaple Library hold a monthly sing-a-long session for anyone who likes to sing for fun. They are looking for someone who would be willing to play the keyboard or help organise the sessions which are held on a Tuesday afternoon between 2-3.30pm If this is of interest to you, please contact Jude, Cherry or Kate at Barnstaple Library on 01271-388593 for more details.

Film Show!Film Show!

Saturday 25th July

Howard Beaumont will be accompanying the classic silent film 'Steamboat Bill Jnr' at the Scarborough Fair collection Lebberston Nr Scarborough on Sunday 13th September at 2.30 pm. The Mighty Wurlitzer held at the museum will be put through it's paces as Howard re-creates this famous art form of one man becoming a whole orchestra to give the film a new lease of life.

The story is of a rivalry between two riverboat steamer owner... Read more.

Bristol Hammond Organ Society’s “Unique” AnniversaryBristol Hammond Organ Society’s “Unique” Anniversary

Tuesday 21st July

On 12th July, 1965, a young organist played a Hammond A-100 organ at the foundation of the Bristol Hammond Organ Society.

On 12th July, 2015, that same organist, Keith Beckingham, returned and played the same Hammond A-100 organ to launch the Society’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration Concert.

Founder and first Chairman, Leslie Baker, Managing Director of Churchill’s of Bristol always provided organs for concerts and the Hammond A-100 became his own personal instrument. On his retirement, he was succeeded by daughter Anne as Chairman and she donated the org... Read more.

Simon Gledhill Enters Hall Of FameSimon Gledhill Enters Hall Of Fame

Monday 20th July

Following on from our previous news item Simon Gledhill has recently been entered into the American Theatre Organ Society’s hall of fame. The ATOS Hall of Fame award is presented annually to persons who have been loyal supporters of the American Theatre Organ Society. These individuals have shown dedication to the preservation of the theatre organ and their contributions over the years have enhanced the public interest in the theatre organ. Our congratulations also go to Simon!

ATOS Organist Of The YearATOS Organist Of The Year

Sunday 19th July

Pictured right is David Gray who is just back from America having been named 'Organist of the year for 2015".

This is an annual award presented to an outstanding organist who is currently active in the theatre organ art form through live performances and recordings. Recipients must have been publicly active for five or more years in the theatre organ field. Our congratulations go to David for having won this prestigious award.

Charity ConcertCharity Concert

Friday 17th July

Phillip Brown and Lynne Siddons will be playing a charity concert on Monday 27th July at St. George’s Social Centre, Village Street, off Balaclava Road, Derby, DE23 8SZ which is the home of the Derby Organ & Keyboard Club. It starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm) and the entrance fee is £7 per person, please pay at the door.

Phillip and Lynne are playing for free so all proceeds will go to the charity which is the Bereaveme... Read more.

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