OrganFax - The History.
Organfax was the brainchild of Margaret Falkner, the one time leading light of the successful Crawley Keyboard Club in Sussex. Her dream was to create an 'electronic' magazine and directory for enthusiasts of popular organ and keyboard music, along with a source of up to the minute news and views from the industry in real time. Within a matter of just a few months, literally dozens of players along with clubs, societies and organisations had worked with her and her husband Alan to create what was and still is the most comprehensive 'almanac' of all matters keyboard to be found anywhere on the 'world wide web'. Streamed audio, video and even radio style programmes followed quickly afterwards and it wasn't long before the site was attracting some 5000 plus hits every day.
Sadly, Margaret lost her battle with cancer in February 2007, leaving behind an amazing legacy of Internet content for which she will always be remembered for as the Organ World's Foremost 'Wizard Of The Web'. Following Margaret's sad passing, plans were put in force for a new host and Stuart Hutton of JPW Media took hold of the reigns until his release of it to the current team.
OrganFax was then taken over by a consortium of industry figures, headed up by Marie Powell. In 2022, Marie took on a new business venture, so, finding that she did not have the time to do OrganFax justice, decided it was time to step back, and sought out the person best able to take it into the future.
Late 2022, enter organist Michael Wooldridge, a leading figure in the industry from every angle, a top international player of theatre and electronic organ concerts, show musical director, highly renowned tutor, previous concert artiste for leading manufacturers Yamaha, Wersi and Hammond and, more recently, with his wife Carole, the owner of Cavalcade Productions Limited, publishing the popular Keyboard Cavalcade magazine and running the Cavalcade Festivals, the largest keyboard and organ festivals in the UK.
If you would like to subscirbe to Keyboard Cavalcade, or to see more about the festivals, visit www.cavalcadeproductions.co.uk
If you would like to contact Michael and the Cavalcade team, perhaps to have a listing here on OrganFax, or for anything else, e-mail email@example.com