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A new club for Edinburgh

Posted: Tuesday 13th November

A new club for Edinburgh

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, bringing to Edinburgh some of the worlds top keyboard and organ performers. There will be fantastic musical entertainment, whether you are a keyboard player & organist or not. The society is formed in memory of Bill McIntosh, who opened Edinburgh Organ Studio in 1967, and sadly passed away in 2012."

Edinburgh Keyboard & Electronic Organ Society will work with the existing organ clubs in central Scotland, providing audiences with concerts of the highest standard once a month, and travelling organists with a three-day tour North of the border. Performers now will travel to Scotland to play in Edinburgh on Tuesday, perform at Fife Electronic Organ Society on Wednesday, finishing the tour in Stirling on Thursday. In these days of high fuel costs, this makes very great sense.

The inaugural concert will take place on the 4th December 2012, when International Electone and keyboard star Chiho Sunamoto will join us for an evening of musical magic at the Minto Hotel, 16-18 Minto Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1RQ. The show starts at 19:30.

More details will soon be found on their OrganFax member page, stay tuned.

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