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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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New contact for Ian Griffin

Tuesday 25th April

Please note that Ian Griffin now has a new email address, his old one is no longer in service so any future enquiries should be made using music@iangriffin.org

We suggest that venues might like to update their records accordingly, however, his correct details can also be found in the Player's Directory also.

Musictraders introduces Be more Organs to the UK Musictraders introduces Bemore Organs to the UK

Thursday 20th April

It is not all that often these days that we hear of a new model of Organ being released, but a new manufacturer as well, really is a rare event. Musictraders of Sapcote in Leicestershire are proud to announce that they have been appointed sole UK distributors for the brand new Bemore Genesis Organ manufactured in Holland. 

The instrument has been developed over the past few years and thoroughly tested by professionals to the point that it is now being release here in the UK. Paul Carman of Musictraders has followed the progress of this instr... Read more.

Yamaha launch new pianosYamaha launch new pianos

Wednesday 5th April

Yamaha have today lifted the curtain on a brand new range of their industry leading Clavinova pianos. 

Following on from the hugely successful 500 series, the CLP-600 range offers huge refinements to sound, touch and features.

More information about the full range can be found on Yamaha's website.

Musical Coastal Excursion!Musical Coastal Excursion!

Monday 3rd April

Rye Wurlitzer Accademy have just announced a very special trip that we thought some of our OrganFax readers may be interested in.

Wednesday 7th June will see a Musical Coastal Excursion from Rye Harbour to London's Tower Pier on the preserved Motor Vessel Balmoral.  Along the way you will be entertained by Michael Wooldridge and his many pupils from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. 

RWA will receive a percentage of the ticket sales and last year managed to raise almost £1700!  Therefore,... Read more.

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87

Sunday 2nd April

The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87.

Kakehashi was the pioneer behind the Roland Atelier range which many of our artistes today still appear on stage with, his passion for the instrument was legendary. The Japanese engineer famously created many popular drum machines, including the iconic TR-808. Its sound is a staple of hip-hop and electronic music, used by everyone from Kanye West to Marvin Gaye.

Kakehashi received a technical Grammy in 201... Read more.

An exciting future for OrganFax

Friday 31st March

For many years, OrganFax has been developed and run by Ian House, John Romero and Marie Powell. Recently due to growing commitments outside of the Organ and Keyboard world, John Romero has decided to step down from his involvement with the site in order to further his independent project, Accordion Central.

OrganFax is by far the largest reaching source of news and information relating to the Organ and Keyboard world and its future is looking very bright, and incredibly exciting. Watch this space for some major developmen... Read more.

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