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BILL IRWIN

Organist, Pianist, Arranger, Educator Author

Born: September 18, 1923  New York City, New York, U.S.A.                                                                
Schooling: Graduate De Witt Clinton High, Bronx, New York                                                                  
Studies: Private Teachers, New York School of Music                                                                              
Traveling Artist: Hammond Organ Company, Kawai Music Corp. U.S.A., Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. also Organ Dealers, both domestically and internationally, performing on  all makes of Electronic Organs. Performances, Workshops & Seminars: U.S.A., Canada, England, New Zealand, Australia, Japan.    
 
Articles: Keyboard (10 years), Modern Keyboard Review, Music Inc., Musical Merchandise Review, Clavier, The Instrumentalist, Hammond Times, Organ & Keyboard Cavalcade,  others.              
 
Recordings: (Most important) Seven Separate Educational Courses for popular Organ & Piano students for the Music Section For The Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., also LP, CD & DVD recordings for both listening and learning.                                                                            
Benefit Appearances (usually through the Red Cross): Old Age Homes, Hospitals, Prisons, etc.      
 
Arranger: More than 80 volumes of both Organ and Piano arrangements, published by leading music publishers, including Warner Bros., Belwin, West Coast Publications and the number one music publisher in the world, Hal Leonard Corp.
Please visit my Web Site: http://theatreorgans.com/uk/irwin/ 
 
One of the highlights of my musical activities has been my relationship with the Cavalcade Festival in England. I’ve been attending for about 15 or more years, taking groups from the USA for most of those years.  Starting with my relationship with Roy Neal and continuing with his son, Grant, who has been a wonderful friend, plus the absolutely “smashing” folks I’ve met at the Festivals. The readers of the Cavalcade magazine have been kind in their support of my work and all in all, I’ve had quite a “jolly” time of it with Sceptre Promotions. May the combination of the Cavalcade Festival and the magazine, enjoy a long and successful life.
 
 
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