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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Sad PassingSad Passing

Saturday 28th June

Many in the Theatre Organ world will know the name Doreen Chadwick and it is with sadness we note the news of her passing away last Thursday (26th June). President of the COS, she will be sadly missed as one of the greats of the Theatre Organ Circuit.

The funeral will be on 8th July at Glen Taff Crematorium. Pontypridd at 10.30am.

Carillon Has Style!Carillon Has Style!

Sunday 22nd June

Continuing on from their recent keyboard style releases the Carillon Studios team have a brand new style for the Beatles song "The long and winding road".

This release brings the current collection to nine styles that include, Crazy, Dancing in the moonlight, For all we know, Hotel California, If, In the mood, Take it to the limit and YMCA. With songs such as Laughter in the rain and It never rains in Southern California the collection will continue to grow over the next months.

If yo... Read more.

Our Music On The RadioOur Music On The Radio

Saturday 21st June

Following our news BBC news article (four items down) we have found another radio program dedicated to organ and keyboard music.

Michael Wellby (chairman of the East Coast Organ Society - ECOS) hosts a program on Coastal FM every Wednesday night at 9.00pm and repeats Sunday at midday. Don't worry if you can't receive Coastal FM on your radio as it is also streamed from their website.

In addition you will often find artiste interviews which can be... Read more.

A.O.E Summer BreakA.O.E Summer Break

Tuesday 17th June

The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Summer Break, at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 30th June. The residential event, our twenty-fourth at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a get-together for members, but there is ample capacity for day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions.
Artistes featured are David Harrild, Michael Wooldridge, Chris Stanbury. DirkJan Ranzijn, Kevin Morgan, Andrew Nix, Dav... Read more.

Andy Quin Classical Single - Two Toccatas for Piano

Monday 16th June

To celebrate fifty years of music making, film and TV composer Andy Quin is releasing his first ever classical piano single entitled Two Toccatas for Piano. These beautiful solo piano compositions will appeal to all fans of classical piano music and evoke influences from Bach and baroque through romantic Rachmaninov to delightful Debussy.

Toccata No.1 was written whilst Andy was still a schoolboy and was originally composed for organ. At one level the piece is a simple expression of the joy of being able to... Read more.

Organ Recital With Ian TraceyOrgan Recital With Ian Tracey

Sunday 15th June

Join Ian Tracey this coming Sunday (22nd June) at 3pm for a concert at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA

A ‘Top of the Organ Pops’ programme includes such favourites as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary and Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor. Festival patron and Liverpool Cathedral Organist Titulaire Professor Dr Ian Tracey makes a return appearance in celebration of this tenth annual Prescot Festival. Widely acknowledged as one of the chief practitioners of his instrument in the UK, Ian has over a dozen rec... Read more.

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