December 2019

Community Keyboards – featuring all that’s best from the King of Instruments. – now available – two brand new editions of the award-winning programme reflecting the King of Instruments in all its guises. This time we meet organists Mark Laflin and Daniel Watt, report from the special Frank Hare memorial concert at Ossett a Town Hall and find out how keyboard music is being taught in Oldham courtesy of Angie Radcliffe and the Oldham Keyboard Orchestra. With seasonal musical items recorded  especially for the programme from Alec Walters and Alex McAllister plus recordings on pipes and electronics from Jonathan Scott, George Wright, Dick Hyman, Klaus Wunderlich and Horace Finch, as ever it’s a packed couple of programmes. 

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

Simon Gledhill and David Ivory at the Ossett Compton remembering Frank Hare
The Ossett Compton and “Mini Me” scale model of the organ featured this month
Mark Laflin joins me from the Saltaire Wurlitzer









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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. Don’t forget to check out a selection of “from the archives” programmes too!

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.