Due to business commitments overseas, Alastair Kiernan has had to cancel his May concert for the Basildon Keyboard Club.
They are delighted that Brian Hazelby has stepped in to fill the vacancy on May 2nd. Brian will be playing his Tyros 2 and pedals.
To find out more about the club and their concerts, click here.
Many in the business will know concert artist Clair Greig. She and her new husband have recently returned from their honeymoon in Banff, Canada where they and eleven friends have been skiing. She tells us that it was a fantastic trip with plenty of snow and only a few minor injuries!
We can report that the wedding itself was held on February 21st, the weather was good and the sun shone brightly. There was only a slight (but chilly!) wind and a fabulous time was had by all. The small afternoon reception was followed by an amazing evening event, set up with a 'Winter Wonderland' theme... Read more.
Concert organist and composer Tony Whittaker has just published ten more instrumental sheet music items.
These self-penned tunes in easy-listening styles, include Girl From Cyprus (jazz waltz), Bedworth Blues, a Scottish lullaby 'Wee Bairn', a novelty equestrian item Pony & Trap and a tricky Shades of Tone in 5/4 time.
The professionally produced sheet music copies have added chord symbols.
Price £3.50 each + £1.00 p&p. Details from Tony's website
Following on from our previous news item, Esquin has now launched her new website.
Visit www.EsquinJonker.co.uk to find out more about her.
Yamaha has recently started a series of articles designed to help you familiarise yourself with various key members of it's keyboard department's team. First up is James Sargeant, a very well known face on the Organ and Keyboard scene.
The short article covers James’ musical beginnings at just 4 years of age, right up to his current position within the company behind the Tyros keyboard range and the Clavinova digital piano series.
Read the article on Yamaha's website.
Dutch born organist Esquin Jonker has recently moved to the UK.
Pakefield festival last September saw a friendship blossom between her and UK star, Rod Pooley. Rod has had a couple of visits to Holland including his first concert spot for a Dutch organ and keyboard society in January this year.
Esquin visited the UK and stayed with Rod last Christmas and has since moved over from Holland to be with him.
Both Esquin and Rod would like to inform all Organ Society Secretaries and Festival organisers that they are both available for concerts anywhere in the UK.
We wish them the best of luck for their future together.