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New Operating System for Korg PA3XNew Operating System for Korg PA3X

Friday 2nd May

KORG have released a new and totally free operating system for their Flagship Arranger Keyboard the PA3X.

Continuing their ongoing policy to provide updates and support for it’s arranger products, KORG have announced the release of V1.63 operating system for PA3x. The new version includes enhanced MIDI functionality, updated musical resources which includes 26 completely new Sounds.

Users can obtain the free update from www.korpa.com or www.korg.com/uk/products/synthesizers/pa3x

Special Banstead ConcertSpecial Banstead Concert

Tuesday 29th April

Banstead Organ and Keyboard Club wish to announce the details of a special May concert. As part of the Banstead Arts Festival it will star Dirkjan Ranzijn in his Feel-Good Euro Concert Tour 2014.

The concert will be at 7.30pm on Monday 12th May in the All Saints Church Institute Hall, High Street, Banstead, Surrey. SM7 2NG. Tickets are £8 in advance (please contact Sue Poulter on 020 8330 5795) alternatively they can be obtained from www.bansteadartsfestival.ticketsource.co.uk  or on the door if available.

Sad LossSad Loss

Monday 28th April

We have been asked to mention the sad passing of ILOMS founder member, Mike Holmes.

He was instrumental in the moving of the Christie organ from Clacton to it`s present location in Castle Hill reformed church-Dryden Road-Ipswich. He was always at hand and his invaluable expertise was often called upon when a problem regarding the organ was encountered. He will be sadly missed by the team and his friends.

John Mann Celebrates 75!John Mann Celebrates 75!

Monday 14th April

John Mann will be celebrating his 75th birthday on 20th June this year, and by way of celebration he is having a special birthday show at Portslade Town Hall on Saturday 21st June for his friends, family and members of his Appreciation Society. 

John and friends will be playing the Compton/Christie organ, which will be followed by a buffet, and the limited tickets are already being snapped up quickly for what will be an afternoon of music, fun and generally having a good time.  Please note there will be no tickets available on the door, pre-booking only. 

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News From Colchester, 45 Years On!News From Colchester, 45 Years On!

Sunday 13th April

On November 5th 1968, Hodges and Johnson (then piano agents) opened their new outlet in Colchester and appointed Classically trained organist-George Fulcher as the manager.

He saw potential and was keen to purchase/sell Hammond organs - eventually managing to convey his enthusiasm for this to the proprietors. With his close pal, Alan Pilgrim (after several `in store` events) `Colchester Hammond Organ Society` was formed and from these humble beginnings the present day society exists (which still meets monthly on t... Read more.

Keyplay4u is Back.……Bigger & BetterKeyplay4u is Back... Bigger & Better

Saturday 12th April

Keyplay4u is returning to the market place now run by Esquin Jonker & Matthew Carman. They are proud to announce that they have released some new tuitional DVD's for Organ & Keyboard. Trick of the Trades Vol. 3 & 4 are now available. As before the DVD's are aimed very much at the home player and will cover many easy to execute techniques. The old saying of 'a picture paints a thousand words'  is so true when it comes to learning those 'Tricks of the Trade'.

Keyplay4u are also now stocking a wide range of instruments and accessories. Their range of Digital  P... Read more.

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