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.
St Stephen's Church is the Parish Church of Burnley Wood and Towneley and on Saturday May 16th they will be organising a concert with our own Chris Powell to help raise funds to help pay for a new heating boiler before the coming winter. Although St Stephens is well known for its amateur theatre group and musical interest in the area dating back to 1956 this will be their first Organ Concert. If this concert is well supported they hope to run others with the possible intent of starting a regular OK Club. So with th... Read more.
We were sad to hear from Sue Poulter from The Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club that her husband Derek passed away on Easter Monday, suddenly after a short illness. He was a mainstay of the Banstead Club and well known to many in the organ world. He will be missed by all who knew him and our thoughts go out to Sue and her family. If anyone wishes to contact Sue, details are shown on the Organfax club page.
Another year passes and Britain's Got Talent is back on our TV screens. Last night Tony Stace & Andrew Nix got their chance to be seen on the show. Unfortunately Mr Cowell hates organs, a fact that was made pretty clear in the way the boys performance was edited. It would seem that ability is not enough, you have to have a hook! Perhaps the boys should have got most of their clothes off in the way the act that followed did. They were whils... Read more.
The St Albans Organ Theatre are opening on a limited number of Sunday afternoons this year to provide an opportunity to view their unique collection of mechanical (self playing) musical instruments. These range from reproducing pianos, musical boxes and Victorian hand-turned organettes to four large Belgium dance organs.
The Organ Theatre will open from 2.00pm till 4:30pm on the dates below when the instruments will be demonstrated and introduced with an informal descriptive commentary. Visitors can join in at any time during the afternoon and parking is available at the organ thea... Read more.
It may not be Hollywood but this year Salisbury Cathedral's Father Willis Organ will be making its Big Screen debut as plans to place a special video-relay screen in the organ loft during concerts finally come to fruition.
The addition of the big screen, revealing the hitherto hidden performers and showing off the Cathedral’s lovely Father Willis organ, is an exciting innovation that will offer Cathedral concert goers an even richer experience of the already a compelling line up of well known and accomplished artists.
John Challenger, Salisbury Cathedral’s Assist... Read more.