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Grade FunGrade Fun !

Tuesday 20th November

Penny Weedon has had a new music book published. It's entitled GRADE FUN, a pun on the fact that she originally composed all the pieces for London College of Music grade exams in keyboard and organ. As they proved fun and very popular with the candidates she has now had them as a book for everyone to enjoy, whether they're taking an exam or just playing for fun. The book contains 17 pieces, carefully graded to give a gentle progress curve.

You can hear excerpts by visiting her website. Click on the 17 titles l... Read more.

A new club for EdinburghA new club for Edinburgh

Tuesday 13th November

Good news from Scotland. For the first time in 40 years, there is a Keyboard and Organ Club in Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Keyboard & Electronic Organ Society has been formed by Kerr McIntosh, proprietor of the KeyPlayer Yamaha Homeworld store in the city. KeyPlayer was formerly known as Edinburgh Organ Studios, and was run by Kerr’s father Bill, for over 40 years. Bill sadly left us in February this year, but it was always his dream to re-establish an organ club in Edinburgh. Now that dream has become reality.

Kerr says "We will be putting on regular concerts, bringi... Read more.

Key Breaks In Torquay! Spaces now available!Key Breaks In Torquay! Spaces now available!

Tuesday 13th November

Friday 23rd - Monday 26th November will see Chris Powell and Brett Wales (Key Breaks Music Ltd) hosting their next weekend festival event at the the stunning 4* Imperial Htel, Torquay.  With a fabulous line up including Jim Vogelmann, (top Lowery star from the USA), Tony Stace, John Mann, Andy Oakley, Matthew Bason, Ben Scott Hyde and of course, the weekends hosts, it is sure to be a great musical success!

The event has been sold out for many weeks now but due to a couple of cancellations they now have rooms available.  So, if you fancy a last minute late autumn brea... Read more.

Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust Octoberber NewsletterTrocadero Wurlitzer Trust October Newsletter

Monday 12th November

Just added to our articles page is a must read newsletter for all interested in Theatre Organs.

A must read newsletter for all interested in Theatre Organs. See the latest developments in the renewal of the Trocadero Wurlitzer. See the latest pictures as some of the windchests have now been installed. Read about whats planned next, how the fundraising is going and how you can contribute to the cause.

Our thanks go to the COS for supplying this article on OrganFax.

Message From Margaret Swift...Message From Margaret Swift...

Sunday 11th November

After the very sad and untimely passing of Nick Swift of Swift Music, his wife Margaret has been in contact wishing to share the following message...

I would like to say a very big thank you for the many, many cards and letters of sympathy I have received from people all over the country following Nick’s unexpected and very sudden death on 22nd September, and to everyone who attended the funeral, some having travelled a very long way. I am very grateful to Michael Wooldridge who played such lovely music for the service, and to Colin Ford who gave such a moving eulogy.

... Read more.

David Ingley In Surprise Television Appearance...David Ingley In Surprise Television Appearance...

Wednesday 7th November

Whilst David was setting up for the recent Brian Sharp Musical Break at The Kidderminster Mercure Hotel, operations were brought to a halt when the hotel receptionist asked if Keith Wilkinson from ITV Central News could use the room to film a couple of pre-arranged interviews for a short tribute to Betty Yates, the Bewdley resident who was brutally murdered earlier this year.
 
As the camera was being set up Keith spotted the organ and asked David if he played and if he would be prepared to play some music for the film, and when David revealed that he had met Betty at the hot... Read more.

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