Our September Concert

Our September concert started with Bernard Bamber playing The Lovely Rose Of Clare, Mursheen Durkin, Phil The Fluters Ball and Danny boy. Colin Ensor played Reine De Musette, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, Charmaine, Whispering Grass and Maigret Theme. Our next player was Ann Parker who played Bel Viso, Memories Are Made Of This and Yodelling Polka. Bill Agnew then took to the stage and gave us Hey Jude, OBla Dee OBla Da, Dixie, Campdown Races, Turkey In The Straw, Poor Old Joe and Marching Through Georgia. Now it was time for our guest artist Calum McKinnon to take to the stage, he started his first half playing Obla dee Obla da, Sailor, Paper Roses, I Love You Because and Cock O’The North. After a few words he went on to play and sing You Made Me Love You, It’s a Sin To Tell A Lie, You Are My Sunshine. The theme of Calums act is to get you singing, because he sings himself and he is playing all the songs you know. The club was soon singing along to all the tunes such as Heart Of My Heart, Penny Arcade, The Power Of Love, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, My Old Man’s A Dustman, California, Baby Face, Ma She’s Making Eyes At Me, Knees Up Mother Brown, Do You Want You Old Lobby Washed Down, Black Velvet Band, Will You Go Lassie Go, Sweet Caroline, The Clap Clap Song, Living Doll, You’re Sixteen, The Dark Island, Skye Boat Song, The Old Rugged Cross, Amazing Grace, I’ll Tell My Ma, Scotland The Brave, Tobermoray Wedding, Roamin’ In The Gloaming and Keep Right On To The End. Steve Fox was our first player after the break, he started the second half with Wooden Heart, When The Saints and Mull Of Kintyre. Bernard Belshaw then gave us Blaze Away, How Wonderful To Know, Moonlight Serenade and Lets Face The Music And Dance. While Calum set up behind me; I played Oslo Waltz. Calum then started his second half with Blackpool Belle, Que Sera Sera, Old Bull and Bush, Tulips From Amsterdam, Needles And Pins, Highland Cathedral, She’ll be Coming Round The Mountain, When The Saints, Match of The Day – Here We Go, Long Way To Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, Dont Dilly Dally, Spanish Eyes, Lady Of Spain, O Sole Mio, Take These Chains, Only You, Your Cheatin Heart, Singing The Blues, Oh Boys, Heartbeat, Rave On, In The Mood, Little Old Wine Drinker Me, Raining In My Heart, Diana, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, Sailing, Show Me The Way To Go Home, No To Bide Awa, Auld Lang Syne and The Triumph March. It was a fantastic jolly night, thanks Calum.

David Batty


This Wednesday

This Wednesday is a local Players concert featuring our local talent. Please bring your accordion along to the club and give us a tune, you know everyone looks forward to hearing all the players. If you have not played at the club before then why not give it a go, you know that everyone is very supportive.
Please bring a friend or two to the concert, remember, the club is not just about a musical instrument, it is a social club based around a musical instrument, so come along on Wednesday for a great concert and for some great socialising. If you see a new visitor to the club, please go along and say hello, I am sure they will be pleased to see a friendly face. The doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
See you there.


Accordionist Needed

A call for accordionists to take part in a performance in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2010 has been made. Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is looking for 10 to 15 accordionists to perform in ‘In Every Dream Home, a Heartache’, a live performance that will take place in the Worksetting Contemporary Art Gallery, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ‘Every Dream Home, a Heartache’ will be directed in rehearsal and performance by experimental music composer Alvin Curran. This is an exciting opportunity to perform in a large ensemble and discover new ways of making music as part of an internationally renowned festival. The performance takes place on Monday 22 November 22nd, 6pm, at the Byram Arcade, Huddersfield. The participants will need to attend the following rehearsals: Sunday November 21st (time to be confirmed) Monday November 22nd, 4pm, until the concert Any accordionist who would like to take part in this event or would like any further information should contact Heidi Johnson, by October 29th, on: h.johnson@hud.ac.uk


How Do They Do It – Scandalli Factory

A crew from Discovery Channel spent Monday 11th October, filming at the Scandalli Accordion Factory, Castelfidardo. The Scandalli factory was chosen because of the brands’ worldwide fame and the fact that all the different stages of accordion production are carried out under one roof. This allows the filming to show each step of the accordion production. They were preparing for a program called “How do they do it” which will be broadcast next year (2011) to an estimated international audience of 150 million people.

North Staffs 25 Years Celebrations

North Staffs Accordion Club are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special concert on Tuesday October 19th at 8pm, with accordionist Pearl Fawcett-Adriano and The North Staffs Accordion Band will be playing a supporting spot. They concert is being held at the Holditch Miners Club, Chesterton, Staffordshire ST5 7PT.


Bill Agnew On YouTube

Bill Agnew is a member of the club and has been uploading videos to YouTube for over a year. His videos are a mixture of him playing a Piano accordion, keyboard and a 2 row button accordion. There are also videos of Bill playing at a open mic night at The Plough in Freckleton and a Video of Bill playing the keyboard accompanied by a slide show of his wife Ann’s paintings.
To watch Bills videos go to www.youtube.com/superdominator