A SOCIETY which has been championing the electronic keyboard for more than two decades is relocating, but its love of the instrument is not wavering.

For almost 22 years the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society (WEOS) has been based in the village, hosting its concerts at the Fairground Hall, but now it is relocating to the White Hart Hotel, in Bridge Street.

While the society’s name remains unchanged, it will operate under the title Music at HeART.

A club spokesperson said: “The move is aimed to prolong the club's existence. Its name remains unchanged but the title being used for concerts and promotional purposes simply reflects the name of the new venue and the well-loved music that we hope to continue providing.”

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It is hoped that the move will prolong the club’s viability and the continuation of the entertainment its loyal audiences enjoy.

The first concert at the new location will welcome Tony Stace from Northallerton, making his eighth appearance for the club on Thursday, April 18.

Tony began playing at the age of nine and received much encouragement and tuition from his father and they would often practice until the early hours of the morning – much to his mother’s consternation. His efforts were well rewarded as he won many competitions and joined the electronic keyboard circuit at the age of 18.

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Just a few years later he had the privilege of playing on the Mighty Wurlitzer in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and has performed in Switzerland on several occasions. 

In addition to his concert tours, he is also known for organising many popular annual electronic keyboard festivals around the UK. 

The concert starts at 7.30pm, with the doors to the concert room opening at 7pm.

Admission is by ticket only, available in advance from The White Hart at £8 (inclusive of interval refreshments).   

For more information about Tony, go to tonystace.co.uk, and for more about the club, visit weyhill-eos.co.uk or by phoning 01264 323213.