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Leyland Accordion Club

Accordion tuition in Lancashire
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28th January 2016

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

18th November 2015

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

19th October 2015

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15th September 2015

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15th July 2015

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19th May 2015

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17th April 2015

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17th January 2015

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17th March 2014

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27th November 2013

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15th May 2013

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10th April 2013

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18th January 2013

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15th November 2012

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12th October 2012

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14th August 2012

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31st July 2012

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19th June 2012

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5th June 2012

Our club mobile phone application has now been out for almost a week on Android. Download the application to your Android mobile phone or tablet to keep in touch with our activities, watch our videos, listen to our radio station and have handy contact details and forthcoming meeting dates on your phone. Search for Leyland Accordion Club on the Google Play store, or click the link below if viewing this page from your phone or tablet.

Leyland Accordion Club application on Google Play Store

11th May 2012

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

27th March 2012

Added video of our last guest artist night.

25th January 2012

Added video of our last guest artist night.

18th July 2011

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16th May 2011

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

18th April 2011

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

10th March 2011

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17th January 2011

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28th November 2010

We have over 150 pages on this website, this page ALONE gets around 1000 visitors per month. We now offer affordable advertising on our website for accordion manufacturers, other clubs, authors or organisations related to the accordion scene.
Tel +44 1772 454328 or email ads@accordionclub.co.uk

29th September 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

16th August 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

16th July 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site along with a video of George Syrett playing at Leyland Accordion Club.

25th June 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

21st April 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site

31st March 2010

Accordion For Sale:
We have added a very nice white galanti accordion to www.accordionshop.com website, click on the 'Second Hand' tab and grab yourself a bargain.

15th March 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

28th February 2010

We have added a new Forum to the site and also given it its own domain name. Please visit www.accordionworld.co.uk to try this new feature.

17th February 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

3rd February 2010

Video of Harry Hussey playing 12th Street Rag at Leyland Accordion Club has been added to the site

21st January 2010

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

22nd November 2009

Video of Walter Perrie and Tom Cowing playing Coquette at Leyland Accordion Club has been added to the site.

19th November 2009

Looking for an online accordion tutor course suitable for learning the accordion at home without needing to find a a tutor? Click Here

16th November 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

19th October 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.


25th September 2009

Video of Ken Astin playing Soir De Paris at Leyland Accordion Club has been added to the site.

14th September 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

17th August 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

22nd July 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

18th July 2009

We now have an email newsletter that you can subscribe to, you can do this at the top right of this website.
Please fill in your name and email address to receive our great email newsletters, special offers, site updates and other accordion related news.

30th June 2009

I have added a virtual Leyland Accordion Club World to the bottom of this page. Sign up, Log in and you will then be able to walk round and chat to other accordionists if you find others are in there at the same time as you.

23rd June 2009

We have decided on a date for our Annual Picnic/Concert we will be holding it on Sunday 26th July. For more details read our latest newsletter.

23rd June 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

27th May 2009

We have added a short video (to the right of this text) of our last guest artists Julie Best and Jean Corrighan.

18th May 2009

We have added a series of links to each of our newsletter pages, these are to online products that teach you Accordion, Piano, Drums, Bass, Singing, Music Reading, Slap Bass, Perfect Pitch, Guitar and more. Please take a look at them by visiting any of our newsletters below.

14th May 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

28th April 2009

We have added a short video (to the right of this text) of our last guest artist Stefan Andrusyschyn.

14th April 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

15th March 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

1st March 2009

We have added a Poll below this paragraph. Please let us know why you visit the site by ticking the boxes below.

 

26th February 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

8th February 2009

We have booked The Kyiv Duo to play for us in July, Stefan Andrusyschyn to play as our guest artist in March and Walter Perrie for November.

30th January 2009

We have just opened our online Accordion Shop. This was running for many years but has just had a complete revamp and gained its own site instead of its own web page. The shop sells Accordion CD's DVD's Sheet Music Books and Videos. As the site has just gone live we have yet to add more items. We are in negotiation with various artists to sell their wares via www.accordionshop.com

26th January 2009

We have added a link to our facebook group(just above this column) This allows you to leave messages for us and other members, read messages posted by others, watch videos, listen to music and receive notifications from us of updates and items of interests. We look forward to meeting you on Facebook.

26th January 2009

We have added a video to the right of this column from our concert last Wednesday featuring our guest artist David Vernon.

18th January 2009

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

10th January 2009

In response to visitor suggestions, we have now put a tip jar on the site for those of you who think that the free content and services of this site are worthy of a donation to help with running costs.

16th December 2008

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Audrey Davies (wife of Harry Davies) died today at her home. Our thoughts are with Harry and his family.

14th December 2008

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

30th November 2008

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

2nd October 2008

The Dates for our events in 2009 have been added to the site. We have also added a new site search feature at the top right of this page. This will allow you to easily search the 223,641 words on 160 pages of this website.

17th August 2008

I have just put a new noticeboard on the site and will be further customising it over the coming week.

31th July 2008

Latest Club Newsletter has been added to the site.

29th July 2008

Updated links to websites hosted by us.

This website now has a new co-editor. Rebecca Parker will be updating the site, editing the noticeboards if needed and bringing the newsletters up to date.

Older News

On 21st of November we celebrated 10 years of the club being in existence with a concert by Julie Best and Jean Corrighan.

Leyland Accordion Club won the Accordion Club Of The Year award at the North West International Accordion Festival. This was following our entry accompanied by a thirteen page document outlining our activities and achievements along with a selection of evidence in the form of photographs, CD covers, newsletters etc. I have converted the document used as our competition entry to PDF format and placed it HERE (547k) so other clubs might be able to find some ideas within it's pages for possible implementation or as an ideas generator for clubs wishing to expand their horizons. Click the link above to open it or optionally save a copy to your hard drive. Please pass the document on or print it out for reading at your local club committee meeting.

Radio Station

I will give it a more permanent home soon elsewhere on the site, but I'd like to put a quick link here to let you know about a radio station I listen to when I'm not listening our own station at www.accordionradio.co.uk .If you want to listen to an excellent radio station playing lots of good music that you might hear at our club from artists like Foster & Allen, Brendan Shine, Seamus Shannon etc. then visit www.midwestirishradio.com and click on 'Listen Live'. Mid West Irish Radio is a real radio station in Co. Mayo Ireland which also broadcasts over the Internet for those of us that can't tune in locally. I listen to it while I'm working and I pick up lots of new tunes to play at the club. There is a link on that page to have a request played, if you do contact them please mention that you heard about them on Leyland Accordion Club website.

Take a look at our www.accordionfestival.com website for details of accordion festivals in England.

 

Useful Links

Accordion Shop

Accordion Festival

Accordion Radio

Harry Hussey

Steve Roxton

Birmingham Accordion Centre

 

 



The above video is a 5 minute section of our guest artist concert
with the John Stuart Scottish Dance Band

 

We meet thirty six times per year at The Priory Club, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, England, PR25 1PD, we hold a concert on the third Wednesday of every month, a professional guest artist features on alternate months. Our local players are the special guest artists on the months in between. Each month we have a practice night which is an excuse for us to get together drinking coffee, talking about all things accordion, playing, making new friends and generally having a good time.

Leyland Accordion Club meet on the first, third and if there is one, the fifth Wednesday in each month. The first and fifth Wednesdays of the month are informal practice nights, the third Wednesday is always our concert night.

The doors open at 7.30 PM. From 8pm onwards we listen to a variety of amateur and professional players on our stage. If you are a player, then bring your accordion along and give us a tune.

All levels of player welcome as well as listeners who just enjoy meeting a nice crowd and hearing some good music. Please note that on the evenings where we have a guest artist that does not mean that you leave your accordion at home. Even on guest artist nights, a part of the evening is dedicated to enthusiastic amateurs giving us their best. No reasonable offer to play will be turned down.

This may surprise you but about 50% of our members have never touched an accordion and have no idea how to play one, they simply come along for a good night of music and singalong tunes. Every meeting is a family affair, we have members from 8 to 80, everyone is made welcome. A good description of the club might be "a social club based around accordion music, concerts and events".

The venue has it's own stage, we have excellent sound equipment, there is coffee and tea on sale for just 20p a cup during the breaks and you can visit the bar for alcoholic and soft drinks if required. New visitors are made most welcome. Our aim is to have a social club based around music, why not come down and enjoy one of our concerts and meet some great people at the same time?


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Above are short clips from some of our guest artist nights.


 

 


 

Come Inside And Meet Us

View a very wide photograph showing the inside of our meeting place, this is the nearest I can get to making you feel as though you have been here, the picture is 7622 pixels wide by 450 pixels tall so you will have to wait a few seconds for it to appear. Once it has appeared you can use your browser scroll bars to move your eyes up and down and left and right to have a look around our club.

The photograph below is 400KB in size.

Look Around Leyland Accordion Club


 

Why not listen to our radio station while you browse the web

WWW.ACCORDIONRADIO.CO.UK

 

 

How to contact us.

Our postal address is:

39 Wray Crescent
Ulnes Walton
Leyland
Lancashire
PR26 8NH

Telephone 01772 454328

 

Our Concerts are held at:

The Priory Club
Broadfield Drive
Leyland
Lancashire
PR25 1PD

 

The above video is a 2 minute section of our guest artist concert
with Steve Roxton.

 

If you can't visit the club then you can vicariously enjoy some of our past nights
by clicking the date/s below to find out what we got up to.

14th November 1997

10th December 1997

14th January 1998

11th February 1998

11th March 1998 1st April 1998 8th April 1998 13th May 1998

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20th November 2002 18th December 2002 15th January 2003 19th February 2003
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The above video is a 2 minute section of our guest artist concert
with George Zuchowski.

 

 

 

 

 

Leyland Accordion Clubs Notice Board

For Members and Non Members alike, all welcome.

If you have a question about an accordion, want to buy, sell, ask questions about where to buy one or if you have any other accordion related query then simply click below and click on noticeboard to see the messages others have written or to post your own.

If you have a question about Leyland Accordion Club or it's activities then contact us direct, otherwise use this noticeboard to leave your message for other accordionists to read.

Notice Board and Discussion Forum

New FeatureTry our new Forum at www.accordionworld.co.uk New

 

Here is a very large (180 degree view) photograph of one of our picnic held on the 4th of July. This is a 320k image taken at the end of the day when many people had gone home. This is the players view from the stage. (Use the scroll bars to look around the field) Notice the overnighters caravans on the left.
click here to view

 

 

Here is a wrap around photograph of our club to give you an idea of being at one of our concert nights, the photograph is 450KB in size so you might have to wait a few seconds on a dial up modem connection. Use the scroll bars in your browser window to move your eyes around the club. There is some overlap at either end of this 360 degree picture to ensure that you get the complete picture.

 

 

 

 

The above video is a 3 minute section of our guest artist concert featuring Harry Hussey.


Accordion Sales and Repairs

If you are looking at this site for accordion sales or repairs then please contact Rob at Birmingham Accordion Centre. Rob does repairs for Leyland Accordion Club members and looks after anyone else we send there. He provides some fantastic deals on new and used accordions from his custom built centre in Birmingham.

This has recently had an £8000 refurbishment allowing Rob to provide practice rooms, accordion sales, concertina and melodion sales, training, lessons, midi fitting, microphone installation, showroom, pianos, accessories, amplifiers, straps metronomes etc.

The above is in addition to the excellent repair and retuning facilities Rob has, his workshop is fully equipped for any type of repair or restoration, if he doesn't have a part or a key for your accordion then he can make one for you. Rob has also built accordions and melodions from scratch in the past, starting with a block of wood, ending up with an accordion !!!

I think you will find his prices very competitive on both sales and repairs with some excellent accordions for sale at little more than trade price, give him a call on 07931 246450 to ask for a quote.

Visit his website www.accordioncentre.com


Tell him that Leyland Accordion Club sent you.



 

Forthcoming Meetings


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features a Professional Accordionist with some performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features a Professional Accordionist with some performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This night features a Professional Accordionist with some performances from our own local players. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. The concert finishes at 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This is an informal night of drinking coffee, chatting about accordions and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.


This is an informal night of anything goes whether you want to play your Accordion or other instuments, even showing off your party piece. We have a Jacob Join and generally having a relaxing time while we socialise. Why not drop in to meet us. Doors open at 8pm through to 11pm.