April 2019

Community Keyboards – featuring all that’s best from the King of Instruments.

Two brand new programmes for April 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.  A couple of packed editions!

The winner of the 2019 ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition Lucy Griffiths
Will Shaw – winner of the Senior ATOS Young Theatre Organist of the Year 2019 in conversation with me this month





I chat to members of the North & Midlands School of Music


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 March programmes and don’t forget to leave any comments for anything you would like to hear on Community Keyboards.

If you prefer to download to listen, please use

Dropbox link for Edition 1

Dropbox link for Edition 2

For the complete list of archived Community Keyboards programmes click here

About Community Keyboards and Ian Wolstenholme

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.

I won’t bore you with a life story (but if I must, there’s a full biography!) but my latest venture has been “Community Keyboards”, a weekly hour-long programme (actually two brand 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.

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