May 2018

Another month, another two hours of music and chat from the wonderful world of the King of Instruments. In our two May 2018 editions featured artists include:

Stanley King, Joanne Naulls, John Bowdler, Stephen Vincent, Brian Hazelby, Nigel Ogden, Eddie Thompson, Brian Hazelby, Robert Wolfe, Donald MacKenzie, Peter Jebson, Jonathan Scott and Alex McCallister.

As many enthusiasts of organ music will know, this month the long-running BBC Radio 2 programme “The Organist Entertains” will be taken off air, along with other specialist music shows.  Below is an exclusive chat with its presenter Nigel Ogden

Don’t forget you can contact the programme via this page or email – We’re live each Thursday morning at 9am on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM, or via the station’s Listen Again service.

Hope you enjoy our May programmes.  For the highest audio experience please click the links below (the programmes will open in a separate audio browser) or alternatively use the built-in (64k) Audio Player below.

Play Edition 1 HI-QUAL

Play Edition 2 HI QUAL

For the complete list of archived Community Keyboard programmes click here

Thanks for joining me for our first blog.

For almost 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” – for that’s what the organ truly is.

I won’t bore you with a life story (but if I must, there’s a full biography!) but for the past year, my latest venture has been “Community Keyboards”, a weekly hour-long programme (actually two new editions per month) containing music and conversation on Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM.  Being a community broadcaster, our transmitted signal is devised primarily to target the Oldham area; in truth, we have many listeners who can receive the station and its programmes across several parts of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Our programmes – including Community Keyboards – are available as a “listen again” option on the Oldham Community Radio website – and for ease, the entire back catalogue of Community Keyboards editions are available here or by visiting the “Editions” link in the menu.

Whether you are a seasoned professional performer, home hobby player, or just enjoy listening to good music, I hope you find a friend in Community Keyboards.  Please feel free to comment anytime below.