Our June Concert

Our June concert started with Ann Parker playing Tarantella, Under Paris Skies, Romance and My Treasure. John Robinson played whistling Gypsy, Calico Printer’s Clerk, Blaydon Races and Burning Bridges. Our next player was Arthur Frankland playing I Watch The Sunrise Leaving Lerwick Harbour, La Ciel, Midnight In Moscow, Ashoken Farewell and Glamour Girl. After the break Martin Wright made his debut at the club playing Bound For The Rio Grande, Mingulay Boat Song and Sloop John B. Our next player was Patrick Halpin played Boy From Killarn, McAlpines Fusiliers and Stancil Hill. Next Rebecca and David played Plaisr D’Amour before David played Sailors Hornpipe. Bernard Bamber then took to the stage and gave us Una Paloma Blanca, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside, E Viva Espanola, O’Bladi O’Blada. It was now Bill Agnews turn to play, Bill sat on the stage and entertained us with An Awful Lost Of Coffee In Brazil, La Companchero, I Don’t Know Why, You Made Me Love You, Lady Is A Tramp, Ain’t She Sweet, Sweet She, Alexanders Ragtime Band, Down By The Riverside, Mountains Of Mourne, A Set Of Jigs, Galway Bay, Forty Shades Of Green and Isle Of Innisfree. Our next player was Bernard Belshaw playing Just The Way You Look Tonight, Moonlight Serenade, At Last, Moulin Rouge, La Vie En Rose, If You Love Me, La Cumbanchero, Stranger In Paradise, Blaze Away, Desifinado, Ave Maria and Let’s Face The Music and Dance. There was a great atmosphere at the club and we had enjoyed a wide range of music from our players. Thanks to everyone who entertained us and made the night so enjoyable.

David Batty


This Wednesday

This Wednesday is one of our local players nights. This is where we all have a great time either playing or supporting the local players. If you play the accordion then please ensure you bring one along and give us a tune. If you don’t play then please come along and be an audience for the players. If you are not used to playing at the club then even more reason to bring your accordion along and have a go. You know you want to! Why not bring along a friend for a great night out. The doors are open at 7.30 for 8pm. If you see someone you don’t normally talk to then please introduce yourself, you might make a new friend.


Paul Chamberlain New CD

Paul has just brought out a new CD called Accordion Sensations, the Tracks on the CD are Larghetto affetuoso, Allegro passionate, Tempo di Marcia, Presto giocoso, Sonata in f# minor, Sonata in G major, Asleep, Loving, Fear, Allegro ingenuo, Adagio Tranquillo molto, vivacissimo con spirito, and Le Grand Tango. The CD can be purchased from www.theaccordionist.com for £12


Preston Guild Hall Sold

Preston Guild Hall has now been sold to local business man Simon Rigby, Preston Council leader Peter Rankin said without the sale, the complex would have had to close as it can no longer afford the £1m a year it costs to run. Simon Rigby has promised a new restaurant and hub for start-up businesses and the 20 staff who work at the Guild Hall will continue to be employed by Simon. He has pledged to invest £1m on his initial plans for the venue which also include an improved range of live shows, new banqueting and conference facilities, and a coffee shop. He said the 2,000-capacity building “oozes potential” and he also wanted to provide community use of the building. And said “We are flexible and we will see to it that nobody with clear budget issues for putting on a community event at the Guild Hall is turned away,”



CelticFest is a music festival on Saturday 19th July from 12 – 4 pm to celebrate modern and traditional Scottish and Irish Celtic music, and will be on stage in the town centre, in St John’s Square in Blackpool Town Centre, the headline act will be a modern Scottish group (to be announced) and local dance schools will showcase traditional Scottish and Irish Dancing with the main performers featuring modern Celtic music. Come along and release your inner Celt! Fun for all the family. For more information tel: 01253 476204


Pigini Accordion For Sale

3 Voice Black Pigini Accordion for sale with hand made reeds. The Accordion has 5 Couplers on each side, The technical information for the accordion are 3v 8 4 16, 8′ 8′ 8′ Tuned dry folk. The Accordion was bought from Birmingham Accordion Centre in January 2014 and has a 2 year Guarantee. For More information contact Jilly Maddock 01539 724545 or 07746 886795


Tour De France

Steve Roxton was perfoming in Reeth in the first start of the Tour De France Race in Yorkshire. Steve was filmed by Sky News and was also spotted and heard singing and playing in background of the Sky News live broadcasts from Reeth. Steve played for 4 hours Entertaining the crowds in Reeth as the cyclist went past on Saturday 5th July. Accordionist Karen Street was also entertaining Crowds playing in a 1930s Citroen car decorated with Yvette Horners name. Yvetter Horner is a French Accordionist who led the Tour De France Caravan for 11 years from 1952—1963.


Heritage Days

Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life. To find out the attractions open you in area visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk


Melodeon for Sale

Red Galotta 2 voice melodeon This melodeon was bought new but has never been played apart from to test it. The right hand is in the key of C Major and has a thumb strap, The left hand is C and Am on a push and G and E on pull. The melodeon is as new. The price: £200 O.N.O Telephone David on 01772 454328 or Email david@accordionclub.co.uk


Afternoon Variety Show

Enjoy an afternoon of music, magic and laughter with the Afternoon Variety Show at King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AA. Ticket price of £4 includes free tea/coffee and biscuits at the interval. The dates for these afternoon shows are 20th August, 17th September and 22nd October. For more information telephone 0844 847 1664


Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival

From the 7th—20th July visit Fleetwood’s new Scarecrow Festival. Created by the folk of Fleetwood. Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes will be displayed throughout the town centre and surrounding areas for 2 weeks. It’s that simple – just take a wander and see what you can find!


Free Accordion Concert in Newcastle

Edinburgh based Accordionist Paul Chamberlain is performing in a free concert In Newcastle, Paul has been playing the Accordion since the age of 11. Paul will perform with Michael Haywood, a multi-instrumentalist who graduated from the folk and traditional music degree course at Newcastle University. Their free concert is at the Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle, on July 18 at 1.10pm. You can reserve a place via www.litandphil.org.uk or tel. 0191 232 0192.