OrganFax News

OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Calling the Cotswolds!Calling the Cotswolds!

Friday 31st January

7th - 10th February will see Chris Powell and Brett Wales hosting their debut organ festival at the wonderful 4* Cheltenham Chase Hotel... The event is now sold out to residential guests but anyone living locally may be interested in joining them as day visitors?

With a star line up including: Dirkjan Ranzijn, Tim Flint, Chiho Sunamoto, Jon Smith, Paul Carman, Ben Scott Hyde, Pete Shaw, David Harrild and many more, it's a fun packed weekend to beat away the Winter blues! 

Alongside the artistes for the weekend will be a whole host of fabulous exhibitors including Orla, ... Read more.

Byron Jones Sand Bay Festival

Thursday 30th January

Byron is pleased to announce that Sand Bay Leisure Resort has been purchased by Pontin's Leisure, they take over the site as from the end of January. 

Please spread the good news, and we look forward to seeing all our special friends ' old & new ' at this event Friday 11th - Monday 14th April 2014.  Special price of £149 per person Full Board, breakfast, lunch & evening meal.

What a Great Deal. Reservations Hotline 0845 88 00 211.

New Organ from YamahaNew Organ from Yamaha

Friday 24th January

Despite not being for sale outside of Asian markets, Yamaha Electone organs have continued to thrive. The Stagea ELS-01 series was released in 2004 and as of April, will be superceeded buy a new range, the ELS-02.

The new organ series includes AEM - the Yamaha technology that is behind their stunning Super Articulation sounds, as well as featuring many other sounds and styles found in Tyros4. 

The panel layout, however, has not changed - a common feature of new Yamaha instruments designed to aide ease of use when upgrading. Indeed, ELS-01 can be upgraded to ELS-02!

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January Sale!January Sale!

Wednesday 22nd January

Carillon Studios are offering a stunning 20% on all their keyboard software until the end of this month. So if you own a Yamaha, Roland, Ketron, Korg, Solton, Hammond or Technics instrument and fancy giving it a new lease of life, check out their new website www.CarillonStudios.Com Select the drop down "keyboard software" menu and select your brand. Once you've decided what you would like to order, add the coupon code JAN20 to get your discount. You will get a further 25 reward points (w... Read more.

UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition

Tuesday 21st January

Back in 1978 the London Chapter of ATOS set in motion the Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, which over the years has given valuable performing and social experience to many aspiring organists. Some, including Janet Dowsett, Martin Harris, Michael Wooldridge, Nicholas Martin and OrganFax's own Ian House are now well known to us all, but there are many more who have enjoyed and benefited hugely from the experience. A full list of past winners can be found here.

Th... Read more.

Rod Pooley To Quit Circuit...Rod Pooley To Quit Circuit...

Monday 20th January

We have had the following message come in from Rod Pooley...

'It has finally come to that time in my career to say farewell to the organ club/ festival circuit.

I still have a TRX organ system which I will be using for all of the concerts I do have already booked in the diary. So don't worry if you have me booked your date will be honoured.

Why you may ask am I doing this? Many reasons. I have a very successful function band now which takes most of my time and is really enjoyable. Also playing to ever decreasing numbers at many organ clubs is soul destroying an... Read more.

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