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Yamaha blow music industry reps away

Monday 17th March

In a previous news item, we bought you news of a new range of pianos from Yamaha. The launch event, which took place in Frankfurt, also included an amazing performance from 80s supergroup, Shakatak!

One music shop owner told us "the scale of this event is something only Yamaha can achieve! They don't take their position as the world's largest music instrument company lightly and they continue to wow us with the most amazing instruments, it was an incredible night".

Thank you to Phil and Yoko Leader for the picture.

£25,000 Appeal Target Achieved!£25,000 Appeal Target Achieved!

Friday 14th March

Just added to our OrganFax articles pageIn a double issue newsletter The Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust can announce the appeal fund target has been achieved. See the latest pictures of the organ nearing completion. Read this months Newsletter.

Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.

Llay Organ Society Celebrates 30 Years Of Music MakingLlay Organ Society Celebrates 30 Years Of Music Making

Thursday 13th March

An Organ Society which has played host to some of the biggest names of the Organ and keyboard world is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its formation by staging a spectacular gala concert.
 
Llay Organ Society based in the village of Llay near Wrexham, North Wales which became one of the largest Organ Societies in the UK, was founded by a group of electronic Organ enthusiasts who started meeting informally in 1983. The Gala Concert which is being staged on Friday 21st March at Llay Royal British Legion will be one of the highlights in the Society's season of concerts plann... Read more.

New Piano Range from YamahaNew Piano Range from Yamaha

Wednesday 12th March

Today sees the start of the Frankfurt Music Messe 2014 - a massive european music fair. One of the major product releases this year comes from Yamaha who have refreshed their multi-award winning Clavinova line.

Including the sound of the legendary Yamaha CFX concert grand and the Yamaha owned Bösendorfer Imperial grand - The new range comprises of the CLP-585, CLP-575, CLP-545, CLP-535, CLP-525 and a fantastic new grand piano, the CLP-565GP.

More details, along with more new products, can be found on Yamaha's Messe 2014 pages.

Another Ecxiting Year For Jean!Another Exciting Year For Jean!

Tuesday 11th March

2013 found her with a full list of engagements with concerts, television appearances and public speaking. Her involvement as a Rotarian saw her performing at the Rotary Conference in Harrogate as well as adjudicating at the Rotary Young Musician Competition in March hosted by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton, and again this year in 2014.

During 2013 Jean travelled extensively both in the UK and Europe in theatres such as the Pavillion Bournemouth and the theatre Royal Windsor. She performed on both piano electronic and classical pipe organ in Switzerland and returning there again to... Read more.

Loss At Ascot

Saturday 8th March

Tony Reed sadly passed away after a short illness on 1st March. He had been the Chairman of Ascot Organ & Keyboard club for nearly 14 years as well as being a committee member for several years beforehand. Tony was well respected throughout the Organ world as well as at Ascot and will be remembered for his enthusiasm, hard work, dedication, but especially his keen sense of humour. During his time as Chairman he helped build up the club's membership from 40 to over 100 members as well as building up the club's fine reputation as a warm, friendly and welcoming club. He will be greatly mis... Read more.

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