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John Ledwon In The UKJohn Ledwon In The UK

Thursday 13th October

John Ledwon recently visited the UK to play a series of concerts. John has what must be the very best theatre organist’s job in the world as he is resident organist at the Walt Disney Corporation’s El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. He plays on a huge Wurlitzer organ which they dress to tie in with the Disney Premieres.

During this his second tour of the UK, he took time out to visit the Rye Wurlitzer Academy where he gave students tips on registration and the use of sounds together with ot... Read more.

Andy Quin TV NewsAndy Quin on TV

Friday 7th October

Andy Quin, organist and OrganFax member, has recently been heard extensively on TV having contributing much of the music for the new BBC 2 TV series "The Agency". You can catch up here if you missed episode 1

This seven part series showcases the dazzling impersonations of Morgana Robinson. Morgana plays the entire celebrity roster of leading talent agent Vincent Mann, including Great British ... Read more.

Free Organ RecitalsFree Organ Recitals

Friday 30th September

Cirencester Parish Church is about to get a taste of the USA! With everyone talking about the American election on 8th November the theme for three free concerts (Mondays 14th, 21st and 28th) in November will be Americana - featuring organ music from and about the USA.

The recitals will be played by Anthony Hammond who will be back at the church following this summers successful series. The free Monday lunchtime concerts start at 13:10 and will finish at 13:50. There is no charge for entry but there will be a retiring collection and informative programme notes to purchase.

Artiste Appearance ChangedPeter Hayward Unable To Travel

Saturday 10th September

Following our news item dated July 30th we have learnt that due to ill health, and on Doctors advice, Peter Hayward is unable to travel to the UK to be with either the Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club or the Cavalcade festival.

We wish him all the very best for a speedy recovery and Nigel Dawes has asked us to thank Paul Carman for stepping in to take over for th... Read more.

Well Done For 37 Years!Well Done For 37 Years!

Monday 5th September

Southport Organ and Keyboard Society will have been in existance for 37 years this year. Unfortunately, Wednesday 14th September 2016 will see the club close its doors for the last time.

The Committee thought it appropriate to invite Paul Roberts to perform the final concert as he has had a long history with the Society. Paul performed his very first concert for the club whilst a student at Liverpool University in the... Read more.

Brian Sharp DVD AvailableBrian Sharp DVD Available

Saturday 20th August

Brian Sharp’s passing was met with much sadness by his devotees, fellow musicians, and friends but none more so than his family.

Many readers may not be aware that a DVD was made at The Meeting House, Ringwood. It was here that Brian played concerts regularly from 1986. He supported the unique historical building over many years, playing to capacity audiences with his appreciation of fine acoustics.

Having been successful in retaining the pipe organ which Brian Sharp would often play, a DVD was made by Brian Embley for his pers... Read more.

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