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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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to all the problems with the phone service at Sand Bay due to the lines being flooded, we have now been given a new number for New Bookings & Final Payments for our "Music for All" Festival 11-14th April.
Please dial. 0872 435 0206. Choose option 1. And then option 3.
Thank you for your patience everyone and we look forward to seeing you all in April.
Just in case you don't know, Sand Bay is now Pontins again and all cheques should be made payable to 'Pontins Sand Bay' please.
Terry & Byron
This in from the Bolton In Tune Club.
"Calling all club concert booking Secretaries
How sad it is to hear of clubs having to close either because of lack of attendees, a general lack of enthusiasm or in many cases just because there are no members that will take some responsibility from retiring committee members. As we well know at our club, 'you only get out what you put in' but that's another whole story!
This month we had an excellent concert from an artiste who is apparently making 2... Read more.