Whilst in these difficult times where a few organ and keyboard clubs are struggling, it would seem that the accordion world is having something of a renaissance. The Carillon Festivals October Accordion weekend has been sold out for months and a new accordion club has recently been formed with two more due to open soon.
Following the successful launch earlier this year of the West Sussex Accordion Club, next Saturday sees the opening of the new Eastbourne Accordion Club. The Langham Hotel on the Eastbourne seafront has been chosen for the location of this monthly Saturday “Pl... Read more.
Nicholas Martin helped the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society to celebrate its 100th concert on 19th August in front of a capacity attendance. It was appropriate that Nick was the guest artiste as he had played for the Society’s inaugural concert in July 2002. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Cllr. Chris Lynn and his wife Frances, who were able to experience at first hand the great entertainment on offer and the splendid atmosphere within the Club.
A number of pre-c... Read more.
Tim Butterworth has recently moved and would like to advise everyone of his new address:
11 Pheasants View,
Ribby Hall Village,
For the time being, he is contactable on his mobile number 07949 564474 whilst he is organising a new landline number.
Michael Farrar would like to inform all organ and keyboard societies of his new custom made keyboard console and change of address.
Michael is pleased to announce that he is now touring the country with a custom made keyboard console (designed and built by his father-in- law Derek Hirst) which houses his Yamaha Tyros 2 and PSR 3000 keyboards, along with a Roland pedalboard. This has received great interest since introducing it at recent concerts. To complement his set up, he will also be adding his Korg X50 workstation in future concerts.
Please note that with effect from 4... Read more.
After a number of years of concern and uncertainty, regarding the future of the vintage "Eston WurliTzer", installed in the James Finegan Municipal Hall at Eston, plans are now in place to safeguard the continued preservation of this historic musical wonder.
For over 30 years, the WurliTzer has been owned and lovingly cared for by the Langbaurgh Theatre Organ Society, who first installed the organ in Redcar's Pier Ballroom, before having to move it to the James Finegan Hall at Eston shortly after, due to the unsafe structural condition of the Pier. Regular Concerts have been presen... Read more.
Just over 2 weeks ago on July 9th, Dave Smith was presented with his first grandchild - Thomas, James, Leslie Smith.
From all at OrganFax, congratulations and we wish you all the best for a wonderful family future together!