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Organ on the BBC again!Organ On The BBC again!

Tuesday 10th June

Today (10th June) sees the airing of a half hour documentary on BBC Radio 4 all about the electronic organ.  Entitled 'Wayne's World Of The Secret Organ', the programme (presented by fashion designer Wayne Hemmingway) charts the rise and fall of the electronic 'home organ'.  Personalities taking part include Nigel Ogden, James Taylor and Brett Wales.

Why not tune in at 11.30am today to hear our kind of music on the radio waves.  Also available on BBC iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast....

Jeans Having A Ball !Jeans Having A Ball !

Saturday 7th June

Musicland (Bromley & Romford) were delighted when asked to supply a Yamaha Tyros for guest organist Jean Martyn who's celebrity fame shot into the limelight on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. Jean is currently providing live music for the very popular online Sun Bingo TV channel Having A Ball and is hosted by Big Brother star Brian Dowling and celebrity chef Rusty Lee. The show goes out every Friday evening at 8pm on the Sun Bingo's Having A Ball website. Just click on this link.

Stepping into the TorchlightStepping into the Torchlight

Friday 6th June

Composer and virtuoso pianist Andy Quin is planning a return to the organ stage after a break of many years.

Andy was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero Sidney Torch. Having started his musical career on the Christie organ of the Regal Edmonton and then writing for a music publisher for whom Torch had worked, Andy had put away the organ shoes to take up the baton and the score to pursue a hugely successful career as a composer for TV and Film. He even worked on a number of occasions with th... Read more.

Yamaha to Release New Expansion SoftwareYamaha to Release New Expansion Software

Thursday 5th June

In a recent press release, Yamaha explain how a piece of software called Yamaha Expansion Manager (YEM) was created to further enhance the hugely popular Tyros5 keyboard.

Further to it's initial release, they have several updates planned for the near future. They say that, despite being delayed a couple of months, the new software will bring many features requested by customers and third party software creators alike. 

Details of the future realse can be found here.

Special Treat!Special Treat!

Wednesday 4th June

Fancy something a little bit different? Want to treat your partner? We may have the answer!

This coming Sunday lunchtime (8th June) Salomons Estate, Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells are running a special carvery caberet featuring "The Bling Crosbies" and of course incidental lunchtime music from the magnificent 1914 Welte pipe organ.

More informatio... Read more.

New Style Software From CarillonNew Style Software From Carillon Studios

Tuesday 3rd June

Carillon Studios have just added "Single Styles" to their new website. In addition to their usual range of style disk collections for Yamaha, Roland, Ketron, Korg, Hammond, Solton & Technics brands, you can now buy one off single styles for Yamaha, Roland & Ketron instruments.

The range starts with Crazy, Dancing in the moonlight, For all we know, If, Take it to the limit, YMCA and "In the mood" will be added this coming Saturday with a further style will be added e... Read more.

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