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News from Janet DowsettNews from Janet Dowsett

Thursday 4th May

Janet Dowsett writes:  "There is much to tell you this month.  We have good news in The Music People office. Neil has turned 60 (yes, he’s a mere youngster) and is celebrating by semi-retiring.  This means we will be shutting part of our business – the part which Organfax readers know as ‘The Music People’.  This will close on Friday 30th June.  This is also the last day that we will accept payment for any goods via credit or debit cards. After this, the website www.themusicpeople.co.uk will no longer be active.  However, our very large ... Read more.

Brian Sharp to be commemorated Brian Sharp to be commemorated

Friday 28th April

The family of the late Brian Sharp have arranged for his name to be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance in the Musicians’ Chapel.

The Musicians’ Chapel was established in 1955 in the Church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, in the City of London, which is the National Musicians’ Church, to commemorate deceased British musicians and to house the Musicians’ Book of Remembrance. The Chapel was established around the grave of Sir Henry Wood, C.H., whose ashes had been interred there a decade earlier. Funds to establis... Read more.

New contact for Ian Griffin

Tuesday 25th April

Please note that Ian Griffin now has a new email address, his old one is no longer in service so any future enquiries should be made using music@iangriffin.org

We suggest that venues might like to update their records accordingly, however, his correct details can also be found in the Player's Directory also.

Musictraders introduces Be more Organs to the UK Musictraders introduces Bemore Organs to the UK

Thursday 20th April

It is not all that often these days that we hear of a new model of Organ being released, but a new manufacturer as well, really is a rare event. Musictraders of Sapcote in Leicestershire are proud to announce that they have been appointed sole UK distributors for the brand new Bemore Genesis Organ manufactured in Holland. 

The instrument has been developed over the past few years and thoroughly tested by professionals to the point that it is now being release here in the UK. Paul Carman of Musictraders has followed the progress of this instr... Read more.

Yamaha launch new pianosYamaha launch new pianos

Wednesday 5th April

Yamaha have today lifted the curtain on a brand new range of their industry leading Clavinova pianos. 

Following on from the hugely successful 500 series, the CLP-600 range offers huge refinements to sound, touch and features.

More information about the full range can be found on Yamaha's website.

Musical Coastal Excursion!Musical Coastal Excursion!

Monday 3rd April

Rye Wurlitzer Accademy have just announced a very special trip that we thought some of our OrganFax readers may be interested in.

Wednesday 7th June will see a Musical Coastal Excursion from Rye Harbour to London's Tower Pier on the preserved Motor Vessel Balmoral.  Along the way you will be entertained by Michael Wooldridge and his many pupils from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. 

RWA will receive a percentage of the ticket sales and last year managed to raise almost £1700!  Therefore,... Read more.

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