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Wednesday 5th August

We have just heard from Jeff Harding that Great Yarmouth Keyboard Music Club has been reprieved. It had been thought that the club would close at the end of this year. However, following a committee meeting they now have a new secretary, programme organiser, advertising/promotions officer and additional committee members to help out. It is great news that the club has been saved and we wish them the very best for the future.

Pete Shaw on TVPete Shaw on TV

Saturday 1st August

We have just had an email from Pete Shaw telling us he is appearing at the National Eisteddfod in Bala on Sunday 2nd August. He will be backing a local Welsh Male Voice ( the Bro Glyndwr choir). The event will be televised on BBC Wales and (he believes) on S4C channels around the 4pm mark. Pete and the choir will be performing four songs, 'The huntsmens chorus', 'You Raise me up', 'The rose' and 'Five foot two'. Some years ago you would only have been able to see this if you had lived in Wales. Nowadays you can see these channels anywhere in the UK on Sky or freeview. Enjoy...

Dave Smith Is Back!Dave Smith Is Back!

Tuesday 28th July

We received the following from the Chairman at Abergele Organ Society who asked us to publish the following after Dave Smith's recent concert for them:

I was pleased to see that we booked Dave Smith for our July concert. I knew immediately that this would be a cracking show. Several members weren’t familiar with the name and wondered what the concert would be like. They were not disappointed. It was one of the best concerts we have had at the Kinmel Manor Hotel, in the last 5 years. It was performed by a real professional showman who knows how to entertain. He showed off the R... Read more.

Allen WarrenderAllen Warrender

Sunday 26th July

Allen was quite a familiar figure on the organ circuit in the latter part of the last century and many on the east coast will remember him. This latest article looks at a little of his past...

Generations of Belper Come TogetherBelper's Generations Come Together

Wednesday 8th July

Belper Organ Club's oldest member, Margery Richardson who is 80+ and Ethan Leo Bloor who became a member aged 10 Days, came together for the first time this week.

Ethan is the son of Elaine Dawes who may be well known to some of you for her playing talents. Ethan was born at 6.10am on June 22nd weighing 5lb.

Great Grandad & club treasurer Brian Dawes made him a member last Thursday.

Our congratulations go to Elaine and Rob on the birth of their beautiful baby boy.

John Mann's 70th Birthday Concert Review

Wednesday 1st July

We have received the following review of John Mann's concert at The Dome in Brighton which celebrated his 70th Birthday on June 21st:

Throughout its long history the Dome has played host to a vast selection of artistes, yet it must be a very long time since one was received by an audience of almost two thousand with such acclaim as they greeted Brighton’s home-grown star performer John Mann.

Adjectives ‘auspicious’, ‘momentous’ and their like are irrelevant. More appropriate is ‘affection’, for assuredly that is how John with his ... Read more.

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