David Harrild

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David Harrild

Telephone Number :  07966 577151

Email address :  davidharrild@hotmail.com

Website :  www.davidharrild.com

Address :  71 Kingston Crescent,  Walderslade,  Chatham,  Kent,  ME5 8YW 

About David

Born in South East London,  For the first 8 years, David slowly developed a passion for music with every open opportunity  having a go on the school piano.

First lessons
At the age of 9, his parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi from Woolworth’s, unfortunately his persistent practising on the Bontempi stretched his parents tolerance until they could stand on more, so he was given the option of attending lessons and a new organ.

Throw Away The Books
After 1 year’s tuition, he decided that he would throw away the teaching books and play by ear. At least that way, he could progress to more exciting material other than “Merrily We Roll Along”.

Through the years
Through the years David was inspired by  his idol, Harry Stoneham, this encouraged him to form his Trio that consisted of  Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ. The Trio become familiar  faces  with local  Working Men's Clubs, Bowls Clubs and then on to Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.

Ability to play by ear
Many of you who have heard David in concert will know that he never carries music with him. David’s concerts are performed by his ability to play by ear. This ability enables him to choose his material, listen to it once or twice and then play it. David is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance, Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.

Over the years, David has produced three albums, Memory, Always On My Mind and his latest CD On The Road.

40 years of experience

With over 40 years of experience in the  music business, David has the pleasure of being manager of Musicland (UK) Ltd in Bromley Kent.

TRX Organ Systems
David now travels the country with the very  latest in technology  from Yamaha and TRX organ systems for which David is the UK Product Specialist.

David's Photo Gallery

 David Harrild & The Tyros TRX Organ System

David's Concert Diary

David's Festival appearances

David will also be featured at the following festivals this year.


March 4th

   Association Of Organ Enthusiasts

April 1st

   Keyboard Cavalcade Spring Spectacular

May 12th

   Keyboard Cavalcade Blackpool Extravaganza


February 28th

   Our Kind OF Music - Bournemouth

November 27th

   Our Kind OF Music - Bournemouth

Concerts in 2018
January 20thKent Piano & Keyboard EXPO Bexley (more details)

Holiday Inn Bexley

January 21stKent Piano & Keyboard EXPO Bexley (more details)

Holiday Inn

February 14thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
February 15thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
March 4thNorthallerton; Music For Northallerton
March 19thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
June 26thNew Forest Organ Society
July 11thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
July 18thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
August 13thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
August 24thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, Horringer, Nr Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU. Contact Mike Roberts 01359 250704 or 07773 244616. Email mikedrob27@gmail.com

August 31stSheppey Organ Club
October 23rdThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
November 17thChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
November 19thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
November 20thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
December 4thBexley Music Club
December 11thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
Concerts in 2019
January 4thColchester Organ Society
January 14thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
January 15thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
May 21stBedworth Organ Society
June 3rdNuneaton and District Organ Society
September 4thNorth Herts Organ Society
September 11thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
September 27thRod Pooley & David Harrild Duet Show (more details)

Swine shear Village Hall Lincolnshire PE20 3NA, Tickles £8 Call 07799 800656

October 10thBurntwood Music For All
November 7thScunthorpe Organ Society
November 12thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
November 14thSleaford Organ Club
Concerts in 2020
January 17thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club
February 12thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
April 28thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
June 26thCrawley Keyboard Club
July 16thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
August 18thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
August 27thKingswinford and District Organ Society
September 16thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
September 21stNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
October 2ndColchester Keyboard Concerts
October 23rdSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, The Street, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU Mike Roberts 01359 250704.

Concerts in 2021
February 23rdNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
May 5thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club