July 2019

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

Two brand new editions of the award-winning programme reflecting the King of Instruments in all its guises – whether it’s the sound of the mighty theatre and classical organ, traditional electronic organs or the very latest digital keyboards. 

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 2029 Theatre Organ Club Patron Howard Beaumont at Stockport Town Hall

It’s a packed July and as usual I hope you enjoy the shows.

Howard Beaumont at the Stockport Wurlitzer

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

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Media Player Edition 1

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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.