September 2018

Community Keyboards – from the wonderful world of the King of Instruments. In our two September 2018 editions featured artists include Howard Beaumont, John Taylor, Nigel Ogden, John Mann, Tomita, John Leeming, Chris Randall, Dudley Savage, Alan Haven, Donald McKenzie, Joyce Alldred, Simon Gledhill, Mark Larkin, Cheryl Sappala and many more. We visit the new home of the ex. Oldham Bluecoat School Christie Theatre Organ and pay visits to Stockport Town Hall, the Theatre Organ Heritage Centre at Peel Green in Eccles and the Plaza Super Cinema in Stockport to hear some of the area’s Theatre Organ treasures as part of the recent Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust and Theatre Organ Club anniversaries.

Don’t forget you can contact the programme via this page or email – communitykeyboards@gmail.com. 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 September programmes and don’t forget to leave any comments for anything you would like to hear on Community Keyboards.


For the complete list of archived Community Keyboards programmes click here


About Community Keyboards and Ian Wolstenholme

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 in all its guises” – 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.