The latest newsletter from our good friends at the Guildford Accordion ClubOur September 2016 Guest is
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 07899751964
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.
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 email@example.com
In September our guest artist will be
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. The Old Pull & Push .
In 1995, Belshazzar’s Feast were born after meeting in a field for a rehearsal with the now defunct Life of Reilly. BF are still on the loose with a busy performing schedule and twice yearly tours. Among their many highlights was a nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2010.
We look forward to your company.
In October our guest artists will be
David & Angie Lukins
David from Uxbridge in Middlesex is the son of the late Martin Lukins an accordionist who became a household name during the late 50’s and early 60’s appearing regularly on popular national BBC radio programmes such as “Workers Playtime” and “Mid-day Music hall”. David also appeared as a child star many times on television and radio along with his famous father & mother Dorothy also sister Sandra ,once appearing for a season as a family act in the famous “Moscow State Circus.” This should be a very good evening.
Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra had a very successful day at Canbury Park Bandstand. It was a beautiful day by the river in Kingston. We had a wonderful audience and received many favourable comments
Accordion Orchestra Day
This takes place on the Sunday 29th October.
A workshop is held during the day for people who want to brush up on their accordion skills. In the evening there is a performance by participants. Family and friends can come along and listen to the concert. If you are interested in taking part you can leave details with us and more information can be sent to you at a later date. This is usually well attended so early booking is advisable. Contact Julie North 02085470515 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Best one of our members plays with a band called The Monteurs. They will be playing at Godalming Bandstand on 21st August at 3pm. Should be an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon.
Peter Le Geyt one of our members is again arranging a fourth trip to Castelfidardo Italy.
5 days (4 Nights) 16th -20th May 2017
This trip has been very well supported in the past and many people have been several times. Many have been have given excellent feedback.
I have sent more information in a separate attachment.
All enquiries or to secure a booking you can contact Peter on
0208 8977 6680 (day) or email: email@example.com
Our Next Club Night
September 16th 2016
Doors Open 7.30
We are sad to have to say that our Sunningdale shop has been broken into and 40 accordions, our computers and accessories have been stolen.
Likely to have been carried out by an organised gang, they knew what instruments they wanted, taking mainly Italian accordions of high quality from makers, Cooperativa, Excelsior, Paolo Soprani, Scandalli. Etc.
Please see the full list below with links of individual details for each accordion.
We are pleased to say that we are still trading from both the Sunningdale and Rochdale shops, as we still have plenty of accordions in stock, although being stored off our premises until we add further security. So if you are looking to visit us, please contact us before hand so that we may bring to the shop the models of accordions you could be interested in.
Should you be offered any of the accordions listed, or are suspicious of any adverts you may see online etc, please contact our Sunningdale shop on 01344 873717
Excelsior 72 Bass (Black) – £2500
Excelsior 1320M 120 Bass (Black) – £3650
Cooperativa 508 Elite 120 Bass (Sunburst) – £9995
Paolo Soprani Agile 96 Bass (Red) – £3450
Paolo Soprani 80 Bass (Black) – £2995
Moreschi 60 Bass B System (Red) – £1695
Hohner Bravo 72 Bass (Blue) – £1249
Cooperativa 96 Bass 4V Musette (Black) – £4995
Cooperativa 96 Bass 4V Musette Double Cassotto (Black) – £6950
Cooperativa 96 Bass 34 Key Bass (Black) £3995* (circa*) – TBC **Same in link but without the Jewels** – This needs to be confirmed.
Paolo Soprani Professionale 96 Bass 37 Key (Black) – £4495 **Accordion stolen is identical to one in image but with 3 extra piano keys and slightly larger**
Paolo Soprani Super Paolo Double Cassotto 96 Bass 37 Key (Black) – £5495 **Accordion stolen is identical to one in image but with 3 extra piano keys and slightly larger**
Paolo Soprani 72 Bass 34 Key (Black) – £2500 **Accordion stolen is identical to one in image but slightly larger**
Excelsior 940 120 Bass (Black) – £6995 **Accordion stolen looks very similar to one in image, but is a different model. The stolen instrument is slightly smaller and with less couplers/switches**
Zero Sette 120 Bass (Black) – £1495
Elka 120 Bass (Black) – £1495
Hohner Vox Atlantic 120 Bass (Black) – £995
Cooperativa 120 Bass Scottish Mussette (Black) – £3850
Vermona Supita 120 Bass (Black) – £1895
Giulietti 47 120 Bass (Red) – £1295
Musictech Music Maker 120 Bass Midi Accordion (White) – £3500
Cooperative 72 Bass Diamante 400B (Black) – £2750
Excelsior 940 120 Bass (Black) – £1995
Excelsior AC 120 Bass (Black) – £3500 **Stock image taken from official website**
Fantini 120 Bass (Sparkly Metallic Green) – £2995 **Stock image of similar model**
Fratelli Crosio 120 Bass (Black) – £1995
Galanti B/C 2 Row Melodion (Red) – £995
Bugari 120 Bass Free Bass Converter (Black) – £2995 **Very similar model in link below**
Paolo Soprani Super Paolo 120 Bass Double Cassotto (Black) – £3495
Sonola Acousta 120 Bass (Black) – £1495
Scandalli Super VI 120 Bass (Black) – £6750
Scandalli Scott Wood Four 120 Bass (White) – £495 **Stolen accordion just like the one in the link but without a curved keyboard**
Horner Verdi V 120 Bass (Black) – £1250
Horner Verdi V 120 Bass (Grey Pearl) – £750 **Almost identical reference image in link below to stolen accordion**
Excelsior 1320 120 Bass (Black) – £1995 **Same model of accordion in link below but without the electronic extras**
Giulietti 47 120 Bass (Black) – £1675
Excelsior Classic 120 Bass (Black) – £1995 **Almost identical reference image in link below to stolen accordion**
It looks like the noble guide dog Gieves is feeling the heat deplete his energy!
Please note that due to staff holidays, our Rochdale branch will be closed between the Sunday the 17th of July and Friday the 29th of July. Normal opening hours of 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday excluding Tuesdays, will resume from Saturday the 30th of July.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact our Sunningdale shop, who are open seven days a week, with any queries or enquiries you may have. They can be reached by phone on 01344 873717 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurrock Accordion Club are holding a Concert featuring accordionists from the Ukraine
“The Kyiv Classic Duo” (Oleksiy Kolomoiets and Igor Sayenko) Saturday July 16th 2016 at 7:30pm
This concert is part of their 2016 “UK- Fund Raising Tour” for the victims of the Chernobyl Disaster.
Tickets cost £7 post free from
jon.polden@ntlworld,com or telephone Jon 01708 458373
some tickets will available at the door on the night.
Thurrock Accordion Club
Socketts Heath Baptist Church,
Grays, RM16 2SB
News from the Guildford Accordion club who are hosting Alan Young on the 19th of February.
GUILDFORD ACCORDION CLUB NEWSLETTER – JANUARY, 2016
Welcome to Guildford Accordion Club and the first meeting of 2016. Happy New Year to everyone. We have already booked some
superb guest artists for this year so lots of entertaining evenings in store.
A few dates for your diary….
February 7th….Top Jazz Accordionist Simone Zanchini at UKAAT Accordion Teachers workshop. Despite the title, this workshop is open to all accordionists. For further information see http://zzmusic.uk/news/top-jazz-accordionist-simone-zanchini- at-ukaat-workshop/
February 28th….Cambridge Accordion Club are organising another Accordion Orchestra Day with MD Nigel Pasby and Helen Newton. Cost for the day is £15 which includes refreshments in the breaks. To reserve a place email email@example.com or phone Susanna on 01487 711337.
And back in Ripley….
February 19th….Alan Young is coming all the way from the Isle of Wight to entertain us. A real treat so do not miss him.
March 25th….the club date is changed due to the hall being used for the Panto; Oh no its not – oh yes it is! So this is the fourth Friday instead of the third and it is also Good Friday but we will be here so make sure you are too.
April 15th…..we have the fabulous Gary Blair coming along to help us celebrate the club’s 26th Birthday. There should be a few surprises also
Next Club Night —Friday 19th February,2016