Hall’s well at organ club show

Mike Hall
Mike Hall

Belper and District Organ and Keyboard Club will be welcoming back Mike Hall to perform at its March concert.

The event is to take place on Saturday, March 15, at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper, starting at 7.30pm.

Mike Hall was born to musical parents on New Years’ Day in 1954.

From an early age, music played a very important part in his life. At the age of three he was picking out melodies on the family piano and indeed it wasn’t long before he was having piano lessons with a local music teacher.

A few years on and Mike had moved on to organ lessons, making weekly trips to Nottingham for many years of tuition.

However, Mike would have to travel to Watford for his last music and organ teacher, the famous Lowrey organ exponent Jerry Allen.

As Mike recalled: “He was a great man and a tremendous player and musician. I will always appreciate what he was able to teach, tell and show me.”

Mike continues to tour the UK, entertaining organ society audiences with his show. His ‘music for all’ approach, along with his warm friendly manner, ensures a great evening.

Mike currently uses an Italian Orla GT8000 portable organ and an SR PA system.

Admission to the concert is £5 for members and £7 for non-members (including refreshments).

For more details on the concert, call 01773 827204 or 824609.

n The Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be performing at Derby’s Assembly Rooms again on Sunday, March 16.

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the band will be performing a wide range of popular pieces to suit all tastes in the concert, which gets under at 3pm.

Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous television appearances and recordings to their credit.

For ticket details, call the box office on 01332 255800.