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West Sussex Accordion Club Has Closed

Re: West Sussex Accordion Club, Cants Lane, Burgess Hill.

We have just heard via our friends at the Guildford Accordion Club that sadly, the West Sussex Accordion Club that started in September 2009 has closed forthwith.

Ron and Sue Bennett wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the club during the past seven years.

I think a lot of people would like to thank Ron and Sue for running the club over that time.

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

 

We are open as usual until Christmas Eve, when our opening hours will change to the times stated below

 

Saturday 24th 10.00am – Lunchtime (Both stores)

 

Sunday 25th and Monday 26th – Closed

 

Tuesday 27th 11.00am – 4.00pm (Sunningdale only – Rochdale is closed).

 

Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th Open as usual between 10.00am – 5.00pm (Sunningdale only, Rochdale is closed).

 

Saturday 31st 10.00am – Lunchtime (Sunningdale only – Rochdale is closed)

 

Sunday 1st January Both stores are closed

 

Monday 2nd of January onwards Normal opening hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm resume for both stores

Roland FR-4X Official Announcement Video

Here is a very interesting and informative video from Roland UK, announcing and discussing the upcoming Roland FR-4X digital V-Accordion.

We are currently expecting the first deliveries of this much anticipated instrument around late January early February. Contact us today to pre-order yours!

For further information on this, or any of the other accordions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01344 873717 (Sunningdale branch), 01706 658283 (Rochdale branch), or via email at sales@theaccordionshop.co.uk

Ranco Supervox 120 Bass Accordion now in stock!

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have just taken a top quality Ranco Supervox 120 bass accordion into stock. This stunning professional standard accordion is a full size 120 bass 41 treble key model, and is tuned to a four voice musette, making it ideal for the French and Scottish styles of playing.

One of the main things that attracts players to the Ranco Supervox, is the outstanding quality of the reeds, making this a very sought after accordion. Our particular example benefits from having just undergone a full restoration in our workshop. This Ranco Supervox is presented for sale in very good cosmetic condition for its age, and finished in a high gloss black, and features a very attractive full decoration.

The Ranco Supervox would make an ideal accordion for the professional player, or indeed, the discerning amateur, and would be the perfect ceilidh box. This classic accordion is reasonably priced at only £2,995, so why not visit us today and try it out for yourself!

For further details about this Ranco Supervox 120 bass accordion, or indeed, any of our other instruments, phone our Sunningdale branch on 01344 873717 or email us at sales@theaccordionshop.co.uk

 

 

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New Bugari Accordions now in stock

We are pleased to announce that we are now official Bugari agents. We have just taken delivery of our first three instruments from this highly respected Italian maker, and are able to order any accordions from the extensive Bugari range on request.

Just arrived from Castalfidardo, are a Bugari Essenzia Gold Plus 120 bass accordion,  ( http://www.theaccordionshop.co.uk/accordions/bugari-essenzia-gold-plus-120-bass-accordion/ ) a Bugari Champion Cassotto 96 bass accordion, ( http://www.theaccordionshop.co.uk/accordions/bugari-champion-cassotto-96-bass-accordion/ ) and a Bugari Juniorfisa 48 bass accordion ( http://www.theaccordionshop.co.uk/accordions/bugari-48-bass-accordion/ ). We also have a Bugari Evo electronic accordion on order, as well as several other models from this famous manufacturer.

For further information on these, or any of our other accordions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01344 873717 or via email at sales@theaccordionshop.co.uk

 

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Guildford Accordion Club September Newsletter

The latest newsletter from our good friends at the Guildford Accordion ClubOur September 2016 Guest is

Paul Hutchinson.

(The Secret Accordionist)

Paul is a talented accordionist, composer and teacher. He was born in Bournemouth and studied piano and church organ. At 17 his father persuaded him to take up the accordion and form a ceilidh band.

We hope you enjoy his performance tonight.

OCTOBER CLUB NIGHT

We look forward to our guests

David & Angie Lukins.

David plays a variety of styles and his repertoire can range from Jazz , Scottish, European and light classics to easy listening, all played in his own unique and inimitable style.

His wife Angie joins him to play duets.

Should be a very good evening.

Adrienne Griffiths

20th January 1948 – 5th September 2016

We are all saddened by the news that Adrienne

has passed away

She will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends in the accordion world.

She travelled to attend our club when she could.

She had many achievements. One was starting the South Hampshire Accordion Club.

Many years ago she had a Strict Tempo Dance Group. Also French Mussette and Folk groups.

Adrienne also taught the accordion and ran workshops at St Audries Bay. She also played with the Crawley Accordion Orchestra.

She was a great supporter of Accordion festivals and events, often travelling great distances to help and support people wherever she could.

Adrienne was a leading figure in the accordion world respected and admired by everyone who knew her, both for her musical knowledge and her talent playing the accordion.

On behalf of the Guildford Accordion Club we offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

SUPER ORCHESTRA DAY 2016

October 30th Ripley Village Hall

A great day for accordionists of all abilities.

As well as learning Orchestral work you can meet fellow accordionists and make new friends.

Enjoy the experience, be part of the day!

Contact Julie North 0208 5470515 or email mail@londonaoco.uk

The West Sussex “Themed” Club

meets on the last Saturday of the month
From 1:30pm to 4:30pm at
St Andrews Youth Centre Cants Lane
Burgess Hill West Sussex RH150LG
All are welcome!
Food – Music & Fun , included in £5 admission.
Call Sue on 077-28281313 sqzbxs@aol.com

Grayshott Folk Club

On Friday 23rd September at 7.30 have guest artists Connla & Pepper Shepherd.

A young new traditional Irish/Celtic Folk band from Northern Ireland on their first tour of the UK

Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096 for more info.

Bracknell Folk Club

Meet at The Sun in Windlesham at 8.30pm

every Tuesday. They have floor spots and guests.

On October 4th 2016 they have guest artist

Louise Jordan.

info@bracknellfolk.org.uk or tel. 07899751964

ITALY TRIP

We are pleased to say that bookings for the Italy Trip are going very well. Enquiries have been made from the USA, Canada and the latest is from Australia. Should be an excellent venture.

Information can be picked up at the door.

Our Next Club Night

OCTOBER 21st 7.30

We look forward to seeing you all.

Hohner Gola now in stock!

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Here at The Accordion Shop, we are pleased to announce that we have just taken a classic Hohner Gola into stock. This highly sought after, top quality accordion is widely regarded to be one of the finest accordions ever produced, and nowadays costs in excess of £31,000 to buy new.

The Hohner Gola is a full size accordion with 120 bass buttons and 41 treble keys, and features an extremely straight four voice double octave tuning, making it ideal for the classical and jazz styles of playing.

This world class accordion also boasts some of the finest hand made reeds ever produced, as well as a double cassotto chamber, which together help to create a unique rich sound, which somehow manages to be both bright and powerful and warm and mellow at the same time.

Our particular Hohner Gola is a relatively early model, having left the Hohner factory in the German town of Trossingen on the 21st of March 1960. This stunning accordion is currently undergoing a full internal and external restoration in our workshop, (including a full refurbish of the gold plating) which is being undertaken by a former Hohner workshop manager using only original Hohner parts.

This stunning example of this incredible accordion will shortly be coming into stock, following its extensive rebuild. Offers in excess of £12,500 are invited. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further details on 01344 873717 or via email at sales@theaccordionshop.co.uk

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Rochdale Store

54 Drake Street
Rochdale
Lancashire
OL16 1NZ

Telephone: 01706 658283

Sunningdale Store

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

Telephone: 01344 873717