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.
Some considerable time has elapsed since Andrew released a solo recording. Well, he has just
informed us that he will release a brand new CD on FEBRUARY 21st Atelier AT900c.
Working closely with one of the country's finest recording technicians, they have captured the moods and many different styles that make Andrews concerts so interesting. In fact, during the mastering process, both Andrew and Lee commented that this was probably their favourite joint project to date.
There certainly is a lot of variety throughout the 36 tunes including Death Or Glory , Lady I... Read more.
The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Members Break, at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 3rd March. The residential event, our twenty-third at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a get-together for members, but there is ample capacity for day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions.
Artistes featured are Steve Hubble, Tony Stace, Mark Thompson, Byron Jones, Ian Griffin, Nicholas Martin, David Ingley ... Read more.
Message from Byron Jones...
Due to the bad weather, all phone lines to Sand Bay are down, and have been for a few days, so if you have tried to contact them and not got through, that is why. BT are trying to find the fault right now. So if you need to make a payment, the cheques are now payable to "Pontins Sand Bay". Look forward to seeing you all in April.
Terry & Byron