News from Guildford Accordion Club

Guildford Accordion Club Newsletter 18th August 2017

Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra
TAO had a successful sunny day at Canbury Bandstand on August 13th.
There was a very appreciative audience and many familiar faces.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the orchestra.

Bellows Across Borders
London Accordion Orchestra welcomes the world famous
Accordion State Youth Orchestra, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
to give a joint concert at Diorama Arts Centre at 4:30pm on 3rd September 2017.
We are delighted to be able to bring one of the best accordion orchestras
in the world to London for this unmissable concert. The Accordion State Youth Orchestra has performed on all 5 continents
ncluding concerts in USA, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia,
Costa Rica, New Zealand, Fiji and India.
Touring with the orchestra are renowned American Baritone Douglas Yates
and virtuoso Bandoneonist Antje Steen. We are honoured to be able to
present their first concert in the UK at the futuristic Diorama Arts Centre in
Central London (near Warren Street Station).

Kennet Accordion Orchestra 
Musical Director Nigel Pasby A.B.C.A.(TD) L.B.C.A They are going to perform a wide varied programme to suit all musical tastes.
Movie themes, Pop, Classical, you will be amazed at the sound.
Join them at Newbury Bandstand, Victoria Park RG14 1DJ Sunday 10th September 2017
Check us out on: or contact Nigel on 07595380810

Amaryllis Accordion Duo
On September 15th 2017 our next club night we look forward to welcoming
Tracey Middleton and David Garwood.
They been playing together for about 22 years, and often appear at prestigious festivals
such as Cheltenham Folk Festival and Stratford upon Avon Arts Festival.
We have also seen them here before. Their diverse repertoire covers everything from
18th century dance music to Walt Disney. This should be a night not to be missed.

Music Classes
The English Folk Society offers this autumn at Cecil Sharp House a term of tuition in folk music.
There is an Accordion class for beginners at 10am; and a class for improvers at noon.
Each class is limited to nine members, so early bookings are recommended.
Cecil Sharp House is a short walk from Camden Town, with a direct tube link from Waterloo.
The centre also offers classes in melodeon, whistle, fiddle, banjo, guitar and singing.
(Saturdays, dates 9th 23rd 30th September.  14th 21st October.  4th 18th November.  2nd 16th December ).
Further details from

Button Accordion Workshop with Andrew Mac Namara
by IMDL (Irish Music and Dance in London)
19th Return to Camden Town Festival Button Accordion Workshop with Andrew Mac Namara
Sunday 29th October 2017 11am-1pm
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced students. £10/£6 U18
Beginners may attend to observe the workshop for a concessionary rate of £8 More information about this and other events during the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival, see

Our Next Clubnight
September 15th 2017
Hope to see you all then
Doors open 7pm

Exclusive new models in stock from the Cooperativa Ballo range

We are very pleased to be able to announce the launch of a brand new range of models which are designed and produced exclusively for us by the world renowned Cooperativa factory in the Italian town of Vercelli. We are proud to present the Ballo range of extended keyboard compact body instruments, which consists of the 96 bass 39 treble key “Paris”, New York” and “Roma” models. These top quality instruments complement the existing 72 bass 34 treble key “London” Ballo model which is extremely compact and has proved very popular indeed. For further information on these, or any of our accordions, please either click on the following link,  phone us on 01344 873717 (Sunningdale), 01706 658283 (Rochdale), or email us at

Coop NY

News from Guildford Accordion Club

Our good friends at the Guildford Accordion Club are hosting a very exciting sounding concert on the 16th of June. See the attached poster for full details.







Final Poster

Late May Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Over the late May bank holiday weekend, our opening hours at the Sunningdale store are as follows:
Saturday 27th – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 28th – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Monday 29th – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 30th – Usual hours resume

Please note that our Rochdale store is closed until Wednesday the 31st.

Uxbridge Accordion Band Concert

Our good friends at the Uxbridge Accordion Band are presenting their latest concert, titled “Latin Fever” on the evening of Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 between 8.00pm and 10.030pm. at The Tower Arms, 2 Thorney Lane South, Richings Park, Iver, SL0 9AE. Admission costs £4.00 (no charge for children) with all proceeds going to charity. For further information, please contact David or Angie on 01895 235601.

Easter Opening Hours

Over the Easter weekend, our opening hours are as follows:

Friday 14th – 10.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday 15th – 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 16th – Closed

Monday 17th 11.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 18th – Usual hours resume

News From Guildford Accordion Club

Gary Blair

Next month on St Patricks Night we look forward to welcoming Gary Blair. Gary is well known here and we hope you will bring your family and friends along for an evening of great entertainment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gary has started a fund to help a young player that he met whilst in the Ukraine. His name is Roman Somerzyak. Roman is blind and does not have an accordion. Gary says this young man is very talented and any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Accordion Post

You may be interested to know of a new  bi monthly magazine called Accordion Post. It contains information about other accordion clubs, business’s and upcoming Festivals.      The editor is Barry Smith and you can contact him on 0121 599 4620  Mobile 07831354863 or e-mail

An Evening with Santiago Quartet

Oakleaf have proudly partnered with Santiago Quartet and will host a concert on Saturday, 25th February 2017, from 7:00pm at St Catherine’s School Auditorium, Bramley.     The concert will feature bandoneonist  Julian Rowlands 

Tickets are only £10 each There will also be a cash bar and raffle draw on the night. 

Tickets from Guildford Tourist Information Centre or contact Deepti on 01483 303649 or email 

National Youth Harp Orchestra

A concert is being held on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm Menuhin Hall Cobham Surrey. for info contact  or    Telephone        08700 842020

Cambridge Accordion Orchestra Day

 A  reminder that Cambridge Accordion Club have  the 2017  Accordion Orchestra Day on March 5th.  Once again it will be led by Nigel Pasby and I’m sure it will be another enjoyable and fun-filled day. As previously, the music will be arranged for players of all abilities and is open to any accordionists who would like to experience a brief taste of what it’s like to play in an accordion orchestra. We would be pleased to see any of your members who feel able to join us.                                                                                 The cost of the day will be £15 to include tea and coffee in the breaks. The afternoon concert is free for family and friends to attend.                                                                     To reserve a place please email or telephone Susanna 01487 711337


A trip to Italy in September 2017

Peter Le Geyt is trying to arrange a trip to Castelfidardo Music Festival that is held  September 10 -17th 2017. Players from all over the world congregate for this amazing event where music is everywhere during the festival week See top professional players and watch the competitions taking place.

Contact Peter for more information. Early booking is necessary to secure flights at a competitive rate.

Tel:  020 8977 6680

Fax:020 8943 4455



Next Club Night March 17th 2017

 St Patricks Night with

Gary Blair

Doors Open 7pm


We look forward to seeing you all and hope you will bring your friends along


Rochdale Store

54 Drake Street
OL16 1NZ

Telephone: 01706 658283

Sunningdale Store

Verve House
London Road (A30)
Sunningdale (Near Ascot)
Berkshire, SL5 0DJ

Telephone: 01344 873717