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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David Harrild in recoveryDavid Harrild in recovery

Monday 23rd February

David Harrild who is a very familiar face to us all on the concert scene playing Yamaha Tyros5 TRX Keyboard Systems and Manager of Musicland (UK) Ltd was unfortunately involved in an accident two weeks ago. He fell off a ladder ending in a broken elbow, damaged hip and lower back that has put him out of action for a while.

He is making a slow recovery and according to his consultant and further X-rays he is hoping to be 70% back to normal by mid to end of March with light duties and relying on as much help as possible with... Read more.

Move up to Tyros5 and enjoy free membership of the Yamaha Club!

Monday 9th February

In addition to over £500s worth of free extras, Yamaha are continuing to make the decision to upgrade to Tyros5 an easy one. 

The Yamaha Club is a great way to discover valuable hints, tips and ideas on using the incredible features of Tyros5 and to keep up-to-date with all the latest news about this amazing instrument. First published in 1995 by top Yamaha UK Demonstrator / Product Specialist Glyn Madden, the regular c... Read more.

Longest Serving Committee Member?Longest Serving Committee Member?

Tuesday 27th January

Alan Pilgrim, the president and one of the founder members of the Colchester Organ Society has just turned 80. He has been with the society since it`s inception and as the club has recently celebrated its 45th aniversary we believe he is the countries longest serving committee member (unless of course you know someone else - let us know). From all at OrganFax Happy Birthday Alan!

Clubs In Trouble

Monday 17th November

This in from Eden Park.

"Dear all at Organfax. It was 4 years ago that we closed and reformed the club following a generous donation from a well wisher. At next months concert we will celebrate the extra 4 years we managed to salvage and enjoy. To all loyal members and visitors it is with deep regret that we have to inform you as the 2014 season is coming to an end, we have had to make the decision to close down the Eden Park Music Club. We have lost many relia... Read more.

Welcome to Beer WurlitzerWelcome to Beer Wurlitzer

Tuesday 4th November

Beer Wurlitzer is the latest to join our full membership ranks! It is the Britains oldest Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and was the first Wurlitzer organ to open in the United Kingdom. The instrument was dispatched from the factory in North Tonawanda, USA, on the 1st December 1924 and was originally installed at The Picture House (later Gaumont, then Odeon) in Walsall, Staffordshire. Here the organ opened on the 26th January 1925.

The organ was removed from the cinema in 1955 and then spent two years at a private house in... Read more.

Oktoberfest Musical Holiday Weekend Draws Closer!Oktoberfest Musical Holiday Weekend Draws Closer!

Monday 29th September

Fancy a last minute trip away? Do you like good music in a friendly environment ? Well if you've answered 'yes' to these questions, then you will be well suited to attend The Oktoberfest - the Wersi weekend held right here in the UK.

It's not a trade show - it's a festival weekend catering for players and non players - owners and non owners alike.

We like great organ and keyboard music which is why we've put on a spectacular line up of artists this year

Claudia Hirschfeld, Brett Wales, Robert Bartha, David Dunlap (USA) Ben Scott-Hyde, YouTube sensation Flori... Read more.

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