Community Keyboards with Ian Wolstenholme

Community Keyboards with Ian Wolstenholme

By Ian Wolstenholme
Broadcaster and journalist Ian Wolstenholme presents a programme featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre pipe organs to the latest home digital keyboards and beyond. On air at Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM www.oldhamcommunityradio.com and online at anchor.fm/communitykeyboards.
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Lockdown_Listen_Nicholas Martin_2017
Today's Lockdown Listen features NICHOLAS MARTIN at the Stockport Town Hall Wurlitzer when he played a lunchtime concert there in 2017.  The current pandemic restrictions have had a dramatic effect on most of the theatre organ installations, with concerts and special events postponed.  This year the Wurlitzer at Stockport is 21 years old - hopefully there will be an opportunity for some celebration later in the year if and when the situation eases.  Time will tell.
10:53
May 29, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Technics_1987
Today's "bumper" Lockdown Listen is a snapshot of the electronic organ in the 1980's as I visited the Slough HQ of Panasonic Technics for a "fly-on-the-wall" mini documentary for "Sounds Organised".  The first voice you will hear is that of KEITH EVANS, followed by PHIL LEADER, TONY PEGLER and ANDY SMITH - all popular names and together forming the EMID (Electronic Musical Instrument Division) of the once-great brand in the UK.  You will hear music performed by Tony and Andy on Technics G7 and there's no truth in the rumour that I still have sleepless nights from the incessant practical jokes and gaffs which (in those days of reel-to-reel recording) were too much trouble to edit out.  Actually, with hindsight - I'm pretty glad I didn't.  Wonderful memories, warts and all, of a great era in our organ world.  Enjoy!
34:37
May 27, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_John Bowdler_1987_1999_2002
Today's Lockdown Listen could arguably be described as one of those "family album" editions - since it tracks the musical career of JOHN BOWDLER, one of the longstanding resident organists at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.  In 1987, then 16 year old John made a debut appearance at my local organ society and I spoke to him for the old hospital radio "Sounds Organised" programme.   The next couple of times we caught up in 1999 and 2002, he was well-established with a career playing at the prestigious seaside landmark.  He has now completed 33 years, having started straight from school.  Have a look at some videos on John's website http://www.johnbowdler.com. 
19:25
May 26, 2020
2020_May_Edition_4
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Will Shaw and Keith Evans join me for a chat about their latest recording "We Got Rhythm", recorded on the superb Allen GW4 Signature Digital Theatre organ.  We hear extracts from the recording which you can hear in full at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-KPjevRrs&t=284s  The compilation has been made FREE for listeners/viewers - an extremely generous act and there's also a link should you wish to make a donation to a local charity or the NHS charities donation at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=ClapForOurCarers&pageUrl=2 There's music from Angela Johnson, Jonathan Eyre, Nigel Ogden, Andrew Gilbert and Roger Miners too.
1:00:56
May 25, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Walt Strony_Troxy_2019
Today's Lockdown Listen is a fairly recent "Community Keyboards" extract from March last year when we sent our microphones down to the Troxy in the Limehouse district of London for a special concert featuring American supremo Walt Strony.  It was a bit of a gamble this one!  I had been unable to pre-arrange a meeting with the artist, was completely unfamiliar with the venue or organ (apart from recordings in its previous home at the Troc E&C).  I had arrived way too early (Sunday trains from Manchester to Euston, then tube and DLR uncertainty) so decided to grab a bit to eat at the "local" McDonalds.  It's surprising how close these things look on an iPhone map screen!  I walked and walked...and walked for about a couple of miles, little realising that I was passing through some very dubious areas, where earlier that week there had been shootings and stabbings, got to McD's and realised that there was about 40 mins to curtain up!  Needless to say, I opted for the take out burger and fries!  Luckily a bus stop was right outside just as a bus was approaching.  I jumped on, hastily devoured the food and alighted outside the Troxy.  As I entered the beautiful Art Deco foyer, a familiar "Who's Who" of organists were assembled.  I walked into the auditorium, having stopped for a word or two of "hello's" and just happened to turn around to (literally) bump into Walt, dressed in raincoat and carrying a music bag.  We both said "excuse me" at the same time.   I decided to "grab the bull by the horns", quickly introduced myself and was staggered when he graciously invited me backstage to record the interview before the start of the concert.  This is usually a definite "no-no", particularly with about 20 mins to showtime but the deal was that we would stand up/sit down whilst Walt got dressed into concert gear!  A very memorable day for many different reasons.
29:13
May 22, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Rod Pooley_2018
Today's Lockdown Listen features organist ROD POOLEY on a rare visit to the North West.  There are certain conversations that you can remember exactly when and where they were done.  This recording was made at the Stockport Organ and Keyboard Club in August 2018 when it was "cracking the flags" and as a result, Rod and I decided to sit down on a bench at the side of the immaculate bowling green.  If you listen carefully you'll hear the sound of tweeting birds, drive-by ambulances and the clack of bowls!  
10:04
May 21, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Russell Holmes_1999
Today's Lockdown Listen features organist RUSSELL HOLMES.  I cannot for the life of me think of the reason or circumstances as to why I asked Russell the opening question in this 1999 telephone interview/conversation.  At the time he had just released a recording on the 3/18 ex Ritz Luton Wyton House Wurlitzer with an interesting background story.  What I do remember is the level of research and preparation that the artist did for the programme and, to this day, have rarely met anyone who was so eloquent in his answers to questions.
13:50
May 20, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_John Mann_Sarah Bryant_May_2017
Today's Lockdown Listen features music and conversation with JOHN MANN and SARAH BRYANT.  Even though "His Eminents" John has retired recently and published his memoirs, you will no doubt have seen his spontaneous performances at the piano for "Clapping for Carers" - Mr Showman as ever!  Similarly, at these times of being somewhat housebound, it's been great to see the hugely talented Sarah playing and presenting little Facebook jewels on social media.  It's little known that John often shy's away from interviews with the media and I've been lucky to be an exception since the early 80's so enjoy this chat from 2017.
13:48
May 19, 2020
Community_Keyboards_Special_Edition_May_2020
If, like me, you've accepted the 10 albums in 10 days challenge, you'll know that you're not allowed to say anything - just to post the picture of the album cover.   Well, I couldn't resist explanations - not on Facebook - but via this special edition of Community Keyboards which I hope you'll enjoy!
1:00:35
May 18, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Pete Shaw_April_2017
Today's Lockdown Listen features PETE SHAW - multi keyboard performer extraordinaire.  Pete first made a lasting impression at one of the early Morecambe organ festivals presented by his old company Dawson’s (who thankfully have just avoided going into administration recently). Pete decided to go it alone and has made a tremendous success of entertaining over four decades these days presenting Korg Keyboards.
09:48
May 18, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Phil Kelsall_1983_2017
Blackpool Tower’s Ballroom is home to what must be the most famous and most played Wurlitzer in the world and Phil Kelsall has amazingly now completed more than 40 years at the Tower, having been appointed in 1975, initially as organist in the Tower Circus band with occasional appearances in the Ballroom. In 1977 Ernest Broadbent the then Tower organist, retired through ill-health and Phil was the obvious choice as the new principal resident organist, a position he has held ever since.  My two featured conversations with Phil on today's Lockdown Listen were recorded at the Tower and at the Paramount Cinema, Penistone, 34 years apart.  It would not surprise me in the least if there's another chat in the next 30 years - I'll get the zimmer frame oiled up ready!
11:01
May 15, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Jim Vogelman_May 2001
On a previous "from the archives" programme, I have included my conversation with Lowrey USA star JIM VOGELMAN, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.  This earlier conversation took place in May of 2001,  just four months before those tragic events in New York.  Here, Jim chats to me about the popularity of Lowrey organs and there's music from the Lowrey Majesty captured by our microphones at the OKC festival event that year.
18:24
May 14, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Graeme Wright_1984
One of the most un-nerving interviews I ever did was with one of the nicest guys in the business - the late Graeme Wright.  Listening back to this conversation in 1984, you can tell that I inadvertently caused offence when talking about Farfisa and Bontempi organs.  I don't think he ever forgave me!  Graeme sadly passed away in 2015 and my broadcasting colleague Alan Ashton recorded a special tribute programme on Organ1st Radio (http://organradio.com/archive/) in Show 96 August 2015.  As someone cited on a tribute website: "The guy that taught me to play always maintained Graeme Wright was the best British organist of his generation on the basis of being peerless when it came to making cheap organs sound expensive".  How right he was.
13:32
May 13, 2020
Community Keyboards with Ian Wolstenholme
Community Keyboards is a programme featuring all that's best from "the King of Instruments" in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organs to the latest digital home keyboard and virtual technology - plus music and conversation with its local, national and international music-makers.  In this edition, Ian Wolstenholme chats with the legendary jazz star Alan Haven, ITV "Britains Got Talent" finalist Jean Martyn and the longest-serving resident organist at the world-famous Tower Ballroom, Blackpool Wurlitzer organ Phil Kelsall MBE.
01:57
May 12, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Peter Hayward_1999
Today's Lockdown Listen guest Peter Hayward continues to be one of the most popular organists particularly on You Tube where he regularly performs on a variety of instruments including Oral Ringway and Technics digital piano.  He has been a demonstrator/presenter for many well-known companies across the years.  A professional musician for over forty years in the UK, before emigrating (and semi-retiring) to be near to his daughter and grandchildren, Peter has been a regular monthly contributor to Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade since its conception, his popular article covering all aspects of keyboard music. He has indeed written many successful books on music : his motto being “Professional Tips - Just for Fun - All explained in plain English - No Jargon”. It is this down to earth philosophy that has made him a popular figure at the Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Festivals, where he is always happy to share his musical knowledge, gathered over a lifetime.  Peter now lives in Spain. This conversation was recorded at the Keyboard Cavalcade Festival in Blackpool in 1999
08:40
May 12, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Trevor Bolshaw_1986
Today's Lockdown Listen features a 1986 conversation I had with Devon-based organist Trevor Bolshaw.  Trevor has lived for over thirty years in Devon where he is involved in teaching, recording and playing concerts, either as a soloist or in an accompaniment capacity. He has visited the U.S.A. many times as a soloist performing concerts in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Atlanta, Georgia where he has appeared twice at the famous Fox Theatre. He has also played concerts at various venues in Holland.  On the occasion of this archive recording, Trevor was guest organist of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust at the Oldham Bluecoat School Christie organ.
16:51
May 11, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Nigel Ogden_1982
Today's Lockdown Listen features arguably the man who did more to raise the profile of the organ than anyone, largely thanks to his almost four-decade tenure as host of the national BBC radio programme until its demise in 2018.  Over the years I've chatted several times with Nigel Ogden and, on these three occasions recorded in 1982 at Oldham Bluecoat School, 2003 at a Methodist Church in Oldham and 2018 at Stockport Town Hall just as the news broke that "The Organist Entertains" was coming off-air, if nothing else, it demonstrates how our voices have changed!
19:45
May 8, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Frieda Hall_1992
Today's Lockdown Listen is an opportunity to hear again my conversation with "Lovely Lady" Miss Frieda Hall.  The "Queen of the Keys" (version 1!) appeared towards the end of her musical career at the Paramount Organ Studios in Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire.  I sat down for a chat with, quite possibly, the "poshest" guest ever to appear on the show!
09:09
May 7, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_John Walker_1999
At the OKC Festival in Blackpool in September 1999, organist John Walker was at the height of his career, determined to make his "digital orchestra" as popular as possible to even the non-keyboard enthusiast.  It was not long after this interview with John that he starred in a ground-breaking full length TV commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dK1Cvpbv58
10:42
May 6, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Matthew Bason_June_2000
Today's Lockdown Listen guest is popular organist Matthew Bason.  A chance to hear the Conn organ in the Rex Cinema in Elland, North Yorkshire which has been the subject of several TV documentaries such as https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-0wuHGznbiAeXVKRFVpLVlEQUE/view?fbclid=IwAR27dZ4_fb3Ck-TXkiiekgh9E2I9c06Pm94PCtCfBb1Naks5qP6CknSSFxg Matthew chats to me about his interest in music from a KEYView programme first broadcast in 2000.
19:27
May 5, 2020
Lockdown_Listen_Howard Beaumont_2018
Today's Lockdown Listen features music and conversation from one of the country's most popular artists Howard Beaumont.  I caught up with Howard in 2018 at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley.
23:53
May 4, 2020
2020_May_Edition_3
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
52:21
May 1, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Ron Curtis and Iain Flitcroft_1987
Today's Lockdown Listen features a chat I had with the late "Bolton's Happy Wanderer" Ronald Curtis and Iain Flitcroft who, together with Trevor Daniels agreed to play a special concert which I was asked to compere at Wigan's Mill at The Pier in 1987.
09:46
May 1, 2020
Lockdown Listen_James Sargeant_1999
Today's Lockdown Listen features music and conversation from James Sargeant who I caught up with at the May 1999 Blackpool Organ Festival at the launch of the then new Hammond Century.
09:55
April 30, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Tony Pegler_Pt2_1984
Way back in 1984 I joined the crowds (literally) of enthusiasts who could often be found attending one of the many "dealer demonstration" events held up and down the country in "posh" hotels.  On this occasion, the company was Technics and the artist - the one and only "clown prince" of the organ world TONY PEGLER, who joined me on what was a series called "Sounds Organised" on the Radio Cavell Oldham Hospital network.  The recording was mostly unedited, recorded very late in the evening after one such successful demonstration of Technics organs.  Enjoy the second part of the chat!
27:11
April 29, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Tony Pegler_Pt1_1984
Way back in 1984 I joined the crowds (literally) of enthusiasts who could often be found attending one of the many "dealer demonstration" events held up and down the country in "posh" hotels.  On this occasion, the company was Technics and the artist - the one and only "clown prince" of the organ world TONY PEGLER, who joined me on what was a series called "Sounds Organised" on the Radio Cavell Oldham Hospital network.  The recording was mostly unedited, recorded very late in the evening after one such successful demonstration of Technics organs.  Enjoy!
28:52
April 28, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Bryan_Rodwell_1987
This edition of Lockdown Listen is a chance to hear part of "Sounds Organised", Radio Cavell 1350AM, from 1987 featuring BRYAN RODWELL AND THE SOUND OF BRASS, plus my conversation with "the Guv'nor" at Stockport's Davenport Cinema.
26:08
April 27, 2020
2020_May_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Chris and Joanne Powell
53:42
April 26, 2020
2020_May_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:  Alan Haven (programme broadcast 2003)
55:53
April 26, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Tony Fenelon_1999
Today's Lockdown Listen features a 1999 conversation I had at a local dealer at the time Keys Music in Oldham with Australian organist Tony Fenelon. The music (on a variety of Roland products) is a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Enjoy!
21:08
April 24, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Penny Weedon
Today's Lockdown is a chance to hear from organist and journalist Penny Weedon when I chatted with her at one of the keyboard festivals in May 1999. The music starts with her composition "Wilcroft Fanfare" and concludes with "Sugar Daddy", both tracks from her 2003 CD "Tangerine" on Yamaha EL900.
09:51
April 23, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Hector Olivera_Arnold Loxam_John Bowdler
Lockdown Listen today features music and chat with Hector Olivera, Richard Hillmer, Dr Arnold Loxam and (a very young) John Bowdler. First broadcast on KEYView on BBC Radio Lancashire in June and November 1998. Hope you enjoy and do feel free to share.
28:56
April 22, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Blackpool Sandcastle
Today's Lockdown Listen features a conversation plus music I had with Manager Michael Prendergast and organist Robert Antony, immediately prior to the opening of the famous Blackpool Sandcastle in 1986 and its Yamaha FX1. Water, water and promises, promises everywhere!
22:44
April 21, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Joyce Alldred
Today's Lockdown Listen is a short interview with Joyce Alldred from 2003 plus music played on the Baldwin Cinema 3 organ. Enjoy!
10:19
April 19, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Jean Martyn_Byron Jones
Here's today's "Lockdown Listen" featuring conversation with Jean Martyn and Byron Jones BEM at the Keyboard Cavalcade Festival in Blackpool recorded in September 1999. Jean plays "Friend in Me" on Yamaha AR100 and Byron plays "September Song" on Wersi Spectra Golden Gate.
13:20
April 16, 2020
Lockdown Listen_Janet Dowsett
Today's Lockdown Listen turns the clock back to 1996 and a KEYView series I presented on BBC Radio Lancashire. My guest was Janet Dowsett. Hope you enjoy
11:47
April 16, 2020
2020_April_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: we reveal our new 40th Anniversary signature tune
56:08
April 2, 2020
2020_April_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
55:54
April 1, 2020
2020_March_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Dan Bellomy
55:29
March 1, 2020
2020_March_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
50:28
March 1, 2020
2020_February_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Harry Hussey  
53:11
February 1, 2020
2020_February_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
53:30
February 1, 2020
2020_January_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: 
53:34
January 1, 2020
2020_January_Editon_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
53:51
January 1, 2020
2019_December_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Mark Laflin and Daniel Watt, report from the special Frank Hare memorial concert at Ossett a Town Hall and find out how keyboard music is being taught in Oldham  
54:54
December 1, 2019
2019_December_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Mark Laflin and Daniel Watt, report from the special Frank Hare memorial concert at Ossett a Town Hall and find out how keyboard music is being taught in Oldham  
51:42
December 1, 2019
2019_November_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Tom Horton and David Gray, Oldham Organ and Keyboard Club, mark the 20th anniversary of the Stockport Town Hall Wurlitzer 
1:00:26
November 1, 2019
2019_November_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Tom Horton and David Gray, Oldham Organ and Keyboard Club, mark the 20th anniversary of the Stockport Town Hall Wurlitzer 
51:56
November 1, 2019
2019_October_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Dorian Collins joins me for a chat at the LTOT Peel Green Heritage Centre in Manchester this month
50:47
October 1, 2019
2019_October_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Michael Carter and Michael Wooldridge join me at the LTOT Peel Green Heritage Centre in Eccles 
52:30
October 1, 2019
2019_September_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. This month we talk with Kevin Morgan and hear a couple of extracts from his recent lunchtime appearance at the Stockport Town Wurlitzer. There’s music from Tony Fenelon, David Gray, Nigel Ogden, Jon Davies, Hugh Wallington, Dirkjan Ranzijn, Margaret Draper, Phil Kelsall, Isao Tomita, Claudia Hirschfeld and we chat with the late Doreen Chadwick plus a very rare recording of a 1960’s Cinema Organ Society concert featuring Charles Smitton at the ABC Regal Chester Compton.
54:11
September 1, 2019
2019_September_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: This month we talk with Kevin Morgan and hear a couple of extracts from his recent lunchtime appearance at the Stockport Town Wurlitzer. There’s music from Tony Fenelon, David Gray, Nigel Ogden, Jon Davies, Hugh Wallington, Dirkjan Ranzijn, Margaret Draper, Phil Kelsall, Isao Tomita, Claudia Hirschfeld and we chat with the late Doreen Chadwick plus a very rare recording of a 1960’s Cinema Organ Society concert featuring Charles Smitton at the ABC Regal Chester Compton.
51:10
September 1, 2019
2019_August_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Tony Whittaker who makes a rare appearance in the area. One of the world’s most renowned classical organists Hans Uwe Hielscher joins me for an interesting insight into his long and diverse musical career as he visits Albion United Reformed Church in Ashton under Lyne to perform on the Lewis organ. Regular organist there and President of the Manchester Organists Association Derek Sharples chats about its interest in the Cavaille Coll organ in Manchester Town Hall and we hear from the winners of the TDP Keyboard Music Forum
51:56
August 1, 2019
2019_August_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Tony Whittaker who makes a rare appearance in the area. One of the world’s most renowned classical organists Hans Uwe Hielscher joins me for an interesting insight into his long and diverse musical career as he visits Albion United Reformed Church in Ashton under Lyne to perform on the Lewis organ. Regular organist there and President of the Manchester Organists Association Derek Sharples chats about its interest in the Cavaille Coll organ in Manchester Town Hall and we hear from the winners of the TDP Keyboard Music Forum
50:24
August 1, 2019
2019_July_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. In our July editions we feature some of my recordings which have been uncovered during a “tidy up” at home including part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at the Davenport Theatre in Stockport in 1987 featuring Bryan Rodwell and the Sound of Brass. Plus music from Trevor Daniels, Jon Taylor, Richard Hills, Andrew Gilbert, Joanne Naulls, Alex McAlllister, Chris Powell and Klaus Wunderlich. We chat with 2019 Theatre Organ Club Patron Howard Beaumont at Stockport Town Hall
52:22
July 1, 2019
2019_July_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. In our July editions we feature some of my recordings which have been uncovered during a “tidy up” at home including part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at the Davenport Theatre in Stockport in 1987 featuring Bryan Rodwell and the Sound of Brass. Plus music from Trevor Daniels, Jon Taylor, Richard Hills, Andrew Gilbert, Joanne Naulls, Alex McAlllister, Chris Powell and Klaus Wunderlich. We chat with 2019 Theatre Organ Club Patron Howard Beaumont at Stockport Town Hall
54:05
July 1, 2019
2019_June_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Gordon Stewart, organist at Huddersfield Town Hall who chats with me about the renovation of a pipe organ in Gee Cross.  We meet organist Richard Hills at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire to find out more about his sparkling keyboard career. The first round of winners of the latest Keyboard Music Forum online challenge are featured as they take on the “country” theme and there’s a chance to hear a couple of tracks from organist Mark Laflin’s new CD recorded on Compton organ in St John Vianney Church in Clayhall. All this plus lots of music from the theatre and electronic organ world. Our second edition features a new name to the digital theatre organ marketplace – Mason Lowe – and Tower Ballroom star Phil Kelsall MBE presents this brand new instrument in Manchester for its first airing exclusive to Community Keyboards and we hear about it’s concept and development plans from Richard Lowe and David Mason. We journey over to Blackpool’s Opera House to hear four “Organists on Parade” – David Lobban, Stephen Austin, Cameron Lloyd and Alec Walters and hear some exclusive recordings of the superb 80-year old Wurlitzer there.
55:55
June 1, 2019
2019_June_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Gordon Stewart, organist at Huddersfield Town Hall  chats with me about the renovation of a pipe organ in Gee Cross.  We meet organist Richard Hills at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire to find out more about his sparkling keyboard career. The first round of winners of the latest Keyboard Music Forum online challenge are featured as they take on the “country” theme and there’s a chance to hear a couple of tracks from organist Mark Laflin’s new CD recorded on Compton organ in St John Vianney Church in Clayhall. All this plus lots of music from the theatre and electronic organ world. Our second edition features a new name to the digital theatre organ marketplace – Mason Lowe – and Tower Ballroom star Phil Kelsall MBE presents this brand new instrument in Manchester for its first airing exclusive to Community Keyboards and we hear about it’s concept and development plans from Richard Lowe and David Mason. We journey over to Blackpool’s Opera House to hear four “Organists on Parade” – David Lobban, Stephen Austin, Cameron Lloyd and Alec Walters and hear some exclusive recordings of the superb 80-year old Wurlitzer there.
56:48
June 1, 2019
2019_May_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Music and conversation with organist Peter Jebson at Stockport Town Hall and we visit the Victoria Hall in Saltaire, home to the Wurlitzer organ which started life in the Gaumont Cinema in Oldham, and meet one of the busiest all-round keyboard virtuoso performers Andy Quin at the console as guest of the Cinema Organ Society. In our second May programme we catch up with Tony Stace at Cheadle and District Organ Society and discover the connection between cake and keyboards! We travel across to the Peel Green Heritage Centre in Eccles to chat with Keith Beckingham at the console of not one, not two but three theatre and electronic organs under the watchful care of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust.
58:35
May 1, 2019
2019_May_Editon_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Music and conversation with organist Peter Jebson at Stockport Town Hall and we visit the Victoria Hall in Saltaire, home to the Wurlitzer organ which started life in the Gaumont Cinema in Oldham, and meet one of the busiest all-round keyboard virtuoso performers Andy Quin at the console as guest of the Cinema Organ Society. In our second May programme we catch up with Tony Stace at Cheadle and District Organ Society and discover the connection between cake and keyboards! We travel across to the Peel Green Heritage Centre in Eccles to chat with Keith Beckingham at the console of not one, not two but three theatre and electronic organs under the watchful care of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust.
57:38
May 1, 2019
2019_April_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: including a look at the North & Midlands School of Music and we visit the Musical Museum at Kew Bridge in London as it hosts the 2019 American Theatre Organ Society ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition. Music this month from David Dunlap, Stephen Vincent, Ian Tracey, Carol Williams, Kevin Morgan, plus celebrity music and chat from Lewis Scott at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley. We journey down to London to visit and chat with Michael Wooldrige, Janet Dowsett, John Mann, Andy Quin, Paul Sheffield, Aaron Hawthorne, Robert Eldridge and a host of contenders in this year’s ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition including winners Lucy Griffiths and Will Shaw. Plus the winner of the Keyboard Music Forum monthly home performance poll this time John D.
1:19:18
April 1, 2019
2019_April_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: including a look at the North & Midlands School of Music and we visit the Musical Museum at Kew Bridge in London as it hosts the 2019 American Theatre Organ Society ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition. Music this month from David Dunlap, Stephen Vincent, Ian Tracey, Carol Williams, Kevin Morgan, plus celebrity music and chat from Lewis Scott at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley. We journey down to London to visit and chat with Michael Wooldrige, Janet Dowsett, John Mann, Andy Quin, Paul Sheffield, Aaron Hawthorne, Robert Eldridge and a host of contenders in this year’s ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition including winners Lucy Griffiths and Will Shaw. Plus the winner of the Keyboard Music Forum monthly home performance poll this time John D.
56:28
April 1, 2019
2019_March_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Featuring music and conversation from Pete Shaw, Paul Carman (who talks about the latest line up of Korg Keyboards for the home player) Jim Vogelman, Phil Kelsall, Howard Beaumont, Chris Barber plus music and conversation from Andrew Nix at the Stockport Town Hall Wurlitzer, Damon Cox from “The Organist Encores” and a special guest interview – American Orchestral Organist Walt Strony joins me for a chat and entertains at London’s Troxy Wurlitzer in his only UK appearance (live recording by kind permission of the artist). All this plus winners from the recent Keyboard Music Forum Poll Hugh Wallington and Tony Kettridge
55:04
March 1, 2019
2019_March_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: featuring music and conversation from Pete Shaw, Paul Carman (who talks about the latest line up of Korg Keyboards for the home player) Jim Vogelman, Phil Kelsall, Howard Beaumont, Chris Barber plus music and conversation from Andrew Nix at the Stockport Town Hall Wurlitzer, Damon Cox from “The Organist Encores” and a special guest interview – American Orchestral Organist Walt Strony joins me for a chat and entertains at London’s Troxy Wurlitzer in his only UK appearance (live recording by kind permission of the artist). All this plus winners from the recent Keyboard Music Forum Poll Hugh Wallington and Tony Kettridge
56:15
March 1, 2019
2019_February_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: David Harrild, James Sargeant and Kevin Grunill and there’ll be a chance to hear the winners of a recent Keyboard Forum Challenge. 
53:43
February 1, 2019
2019_February_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: David Harrild and Kevin Grunill and there’ll be a chance to hear the winners of a recent Keyboard Forum Challenge.  
55:43
February 1, 2019
2019_January_Edition_2
The first programme of the new year featuring reports from the recent Oktoberfest starring Florian Hutter, Dirkjan Ranzijn, Alex Payler and Ellis Murgatroyd who join me for a chat.
54:19
January 1, 2019
2019_January_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
53:10
January 1, 2019
2018_December_Edition_2
For four decades I have been fortunate to produce and present in multi-media, news, views, interviews and music from the popular organ and keyboard world.  Personally, I like to take it a stage further and describe the genre as “all things from the King of Instruments in all its guises” – for that’s what the organ truly is. Guests Stephen Austin and John Nunns join me for a chat.
53:50
December 1, 2018
2018_December_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Guest Michael Carter joins me for a chat.
52:28
December 1, 2018
2018_November_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Grant Pilcher from the TOC
54:46
November 1, 2018
2018_November_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:  Johnathan Eyre and David Lowe join me for a chat.
52:25
November 1, 2018
2018_October_Edition_2
For four decades I have been fortunate to produce and present in multi-media, news, views, interviews and music from the popular organ and keyboard world.  Personally, I like to take it a stage further and describe the genre as “all things from the King of Instruments in all its guises” – for that’s what the organ truly is. Guests David Ivory and Michael Holmes join me for a chat.
56:01
October 1, 2018
2018_October_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
57:54
October 1, 2018
2018_September_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Anthony Brooks and Royal organist Donald McKenzie join me for a chat.
58:34
September 1, 2018
2018_September_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Joyce Alldred, John Leeming and Len Rawle join me for a chat.
56:20
September 1, 2018
2018_August_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Jean Martyn and Rod Pooley join me for a chat.
55:20
August 1, 2018
2018_July_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Dirkjan Ranzijn joins me for a chat.
54:34
July 1, 2018
2018_July_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Chris Price and Joanne Naulls join me for a chat.
56:28
July 1, 2018
2018_June_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Gina Brannelli
55:13
June 1, 2018
2018_June_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Chris Powell joins me for a chat.
52:25
June 1, 2018
Mechanical_Music_Radio_Guest
Ian Wolstenholme joins James Dundon on the podcast Mechanical Music Radio
06:54
May 8, 2018
2018_May_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Robert Wolfe from Thursford Collection joins me for a chat at Stockport Town Hall.
54:55
May 1, 2018
2018_May_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Johnathan Scott and Alex McAllister join me for a chat.
50:40
May 1, 2018
2018_April_Part Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Phil Brown PLEASE NOTE THAT A CONSIDERABLE PART OF THIS PROGRAMME IS MISSING
17:07
April 1, 2018
2018_March_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Howard Beaumont at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley
47:09
March 1, 2018
2018_January_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
47:19
January 1, 2018
2018_January_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Graeme Wright talks about Bontempi and Farfisa organs
47:19
January 1, 2018
2017_December_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:  Robert Davies
48:10
December 1, 2017
2017_November_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Matthew Bason and LTOT secretary David Alldred.
50:38
November 1, 2017
2017_November_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Nicholas Martin, Keith Harrington from ChurchOrganWorld and Elizabeth Harrison.
49:06
November 1, 2017
2017_October_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Simon Gledhill at the Astoria Centre in Barnsley.
49:37
October 1, 2017
2017_September_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Claire Greig.
54:34
September 1, 2017
2017_September_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Dave Smith.
52:00
September 1, 2017
2017_August_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: David Gray and John Cooper.
51:33
August 1, 2017
2017_July_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month:
50:09
July 1, 2017
2017_June_Edition_2
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: David Last
54:11
June 1, 2017
2017_May_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: John Mann at Cheadle OS
53:24
May 1, 2017
2017_April_Edition_1
Welcome to another edition of "Community Keyboards" produced and presented by Ian Wolstenholme and also broadcast available on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM - www.oldhamcommunityradio.com. Featuring all that's best from the King of Instruments in all its guises - from the mighty classical and theatre organ pipe organs to the latest in digital home keyboards and beyond.  Music old and new from international, national, local and amateur performers plus regular guest interviews, news, information and features exclusively available on this channel. Don't forget to tell you friends, share the programme and feel free to comment on anything you would like to hear. Special guests this month: Pete Shaw
53:37
April 1, 2017
2002_August
Jean Martyn and John Greenwood talk to Ian Wolstenholme from KEYView in December 2002
58:29
January 1, 2016
2003_March
The "From the Archives" is proving quite popular so here's another edition from March 2003 featuring music from Michael Wooldridge, Robert Wolfe, Byron Jones, Dirkjan Ranzijn, Phil Kelsall, Paul Greenwood, Paul Roberts, Simon Smith and Chris Stanbury. A reminder that the dates, contacts, websites etc.mentioned will be very much out of date (about 17 years to be exact!). Hope you enjoy
58:14
January 1, 2015
2002_July
This one's from July 2002 and features music from Howard Beaumont, Primo Scala, Andrew Sedan, Robert Davies, John Mann, Paul Roberts and music and chat with a young John Bowdler at the Tower Ballroom. Here's the link and do let me know if you enjoy
58:25
January 1, 2015
2002_September
music and conversation with Jim Vogelman on Lowrey. First broadcast in September 2002.
15:29
January 1, 2015
2001_Simon Lindley
Hope you enjoy this profile interview and music from Leeds organist Simon Lindley from the KEYView archives of 2001
23:51
November 1, 2001
1985_Mike Slater
Mike Slater was one of the team of Tower Ballroom Blackpool organists. He chatted to me in December 1985 on a programme I presented on Radio Cavell hospital radio
36:27
December 1, 1985