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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.
On February 25th officers of the Verwood Fire & Rescue Service attended the Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society to be presented with a cheque of £200 in aid of the Fire Service Benevolent Fund.
The society hold an anniversary concert each year with their President Chris Powell and the proceeds from the raffle are always donated to charity. Over 200 people attended the concert and Chris complimented the Society on its success during its first fourteen years.
They are now in their second year of meeting in the stunning new 'Hub' Arts & Community Cent... Read more.
We had a phone call from dear friend and colleague, Jean Martyn to say that there have been one or two rumours circulating to the effect that she was retiring from the organ circuit.
Jean wishes for it to be known that it is most definitely not the case and in her own words "I have never been busier and have a good two or three years in front of me yet!".
To see where Jean is next appearing take a look at her Organfax page.
After a six-year absence from the organ world, Robert New proudly returns with his first studio record and website.
Ultra Sonic Future Reality is a seventeen track CD of Robert’s favourite pieces. An organist / keyboard player has never recorded many of the songs on this record before, making this a first for many of the titles.
The CD is packed with stunning arrangements of film themes, broadway musical numbers & popular evergreens. Additionally, there are four bonus tracks from his live show ‘Music Inferno’ fea... Read more.
Top organ & keyboard entertainer, Alastair Kiernan has recently moved house and wishes to let everybody know of his new address:
15 Parsonage Way, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4YL
His telephone numbers and email address remains the same.
For more details about Alastair, visit his page in our directory.