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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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Simon Hates Organs!Simon Hates Organs!

Sunday 12th April

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.

Sunday Afternoon For Music LoversSunday Afternoon For Music Lovers

Tuesday 7th April

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.

Cathedral’s Father Organ Takes To The Big ScreenCathedral Organ Takes To The Big Screen

Friday 3rd April

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.

Message from Orla Direct

Monday 30th March

Due to circumstances beyond our control Orla will not be attending the Sand Bay Festival this Easter Weekend.

Apologies to any customers expecting to see us there.

We wish the organisers and guests every success with the weekend.

WelcomeWelcome

Sunday 29th March

We are delighted to welcome David Lobban into the OrganFax family with a brand new page full of intersting facts on this successful Tower Ballroom organist and his experiences.  Of course, alongside you will also find his contact details and list of events.

Take a look now..

30th Anniversary for Andy Quin30th Anniversary for Andy Quin

Saturday 28th March

This year is the 30th anniversary of the release of Andy Quin's groundbreaking CD, Mirage. It was recorded on the Fairlight CMI, the world's first sampling computer musical instrument. This instrument was the forerunner to solid-state digital sampling and recording systems such as those used in modern computers, mobiles, ipods and of course digital organs and Hauptwerk.

The album DWCD0001 was the first CD of the World's first Production Music Library released digitally. Pressed by Nimbus Records, (the first company in the UK to master cd's). It has enjoyed considerable international... Read more.

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