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Hot Pipes one-hour podcast 215 is now available... There's much controversy in the theatre organ world regarding the music that artists play in concert and on commercial releases. Going through my track library, it's very easy to pinpoint songs that get more than their fair share of plays, and there are lots of them. Edition 215 names and shames a few of these over-worn songs and suggests alternatives that have had very little exposure through the years. Now, that's not to say that I'd like every artist to play all of my alternatives - we'd be right back to square one - but I think you get the picture...

As I say on the show, I hope that this will restart a discussion on repetition of repertoire. We, as audience members, also need to suggest a change to the same-old formulas with the tried-and-overworked show medleys. There's lots of great music out there!

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Dear All. The special Open Day to celebrate the 80th birthday of Southampton Guildhall and its wonderful Compton organ is fixed for Sunday 1st October, 2pm til 6pm. The afternoon will include a presentation about this unique instrument, a chance to have a go at playing it, a camera in the pipe chambers so you can see what's up there, plus our very special guest to round off the day will be none other than Richard Hills who will provide a memorable performance on this, one of his favourite organs! I hope you can make it along to this special event, tell all your friends and come enjoy this amazing part of Southampton's heritage. Peter Hammond, producer & promoter. ... See MoreSee Less

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This Sunday at 2.30pm at The Victoria Hall Saltaire we welcome American organist Bill Campbell, this is Bills first concert engagement in the UK and is not to be missed. Bills biography appears below....

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Today's one-hour Hot Pipes features a taster of the delights to come at the ATOS Convention in Tampa at the beginning of July. The second half of the show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Phil Kelsall as principal organist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.

It's not too late to register for the ATOS Convention and if you're quick, you'll get the Early Bird discounted rate. Follow the link on the playlist...

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This Sunday at the Victoria Hall Saltaire at 2.30pm we welcome back Phil Kelsall MBE at the mighty Wurlitzer, this concert marks Phil's 41st year playing the Tower ballroom Wurlitzer and it also marks...

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Hot Pipes 209 - Mighty Organs! www.hotpipes.eu

Have you ever noticed how many albums are titled "The Mighty..." along with endless variations of that phrase. Today's show features 19 of the 80 or so albums that bear that word "Mighty" in my sound library - and it's not just Wurlitzers! Yes, it's an over-worked term, but it's produced, I think, an interesting show.
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Hot Pipes 208 - www.hotpipes.eu

At the suggestion of my assistant, Jack Rhine, who has been sending me some pretty rare vinyl recordings, I've themed today's show accordingly. There's some previously unheard organs and some new artists to Hot Pipes.

The second part of the show features a small tribute to the late Bill Langford. He didn't make many recordings and his biographical information is scarce, so this isn't as complete as I would have wished.

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This show is very late (over a week!): we have had some considerable construction work repairing the perimeter wall of our house plot, along with building a retaining wall to stop the separation of an embankment from our garden. It's simply been too distracting to focus on programming shows - it's all finished, thankfully, and I can now get back to 'normal', whatever that is!
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This just in via Chris Nichols - and yes, there's some theatre pipes in the programme, too!
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