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Brand New Orla Direct ShowroomBrand New Orla Direct Showroom

Saturday 27th June

Orla Direct are pleased to announce the opening of their brand new showroom in The Midlands as of July 1st. The new showroom is located at Fields Farm Business Centre just off the M69 motorway in Leicestershire. The unit is the first unit you come to as you take the road into the business centre.

The showroom has parking right next to the unit and overlooks open fields. It is a great place to visit without the hassle of town centres or car parks. Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome by Paul and Esquin and of course a nice cup of Tea or Coffee.

The showroom will allow th... Read more.

James Last passes awayJames Last Passes Away

Wednesday 10th June

News is breaking today that James Last has died whilst in Florida, age 86. 

Last was a huge inspiration to the music and arrangements of many of the leading organists and keybaord players and will be greatly missed.

More information can be found on the BBC news website.

Sad Loss At Banstead

Monday 13th April

We were sad to hear from Sue Poulter from The Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club that her husband Derek passed away on Easter Monday, suddenly after a short illness. He was a mainstay of the Banstead Club and well known to many in the organ world. He will be missed by all who knew him and our thoughts go out to Sue and her family. If anyone wishes to contact Sue, details are shown on the Organfax club page.

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!

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