Our November Concert

Our November concert started with Patrick Halpin playing Amazing Grace, Macalpines Fusiliers, Danny Boy, Two Horses, Dirty Old Town, O Susanna and Galway Bay. Our next player was Arthur Frankland who started with Midnight In Moscow, Arthur continued with Fields Of Athenry, Mysterious Wood, Cavatine, Danny Boy, Waltz D’Amelie, Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond and Little Maid Marian. Rebecca then took to the stage and gave us renditions of Valse Continental, Anchors Aweigh, Drunken Sailor, Home on the Range, Waltz D Amelie, Moon River and, to finish, her final performance was a duet of Plaisir D’mour with David. After the break David Rigby started our second session of the evening, he started his act with Snow Waltz and Que Sera Sera. David continued the entertainment with On Top Of Old Smoky, The Wild Rover, Highland Cathedral, The Spinning Wheel, Let Me Be Your Sweetheart, Beautiful Dreamer, Good Old Summertime, Irish Eyes, Daisy Bell, Mountains Of Mourne and Now Is The House. Ann Parker was the next playing, playing Beer Barrel Polka, Romanze, Chopsticks, Waltz From Faust, Tulips From Amsterdam, Wonder Copenhagen, Tarantella and Bridges Of Paris. Colin Ensor then took to the stage and played Down Forget Me Not Lane, Leaving Lerwick Harbour, Once In A While, Dark Island, You’ll Never Know, May You Always, Sunshine Of your Smile, Someday, Sweetheart Of All My Dreams and Who’s Taking you Home Tonight. After a short break we continued the music with Bernard Bamber playing Do You Want your Old Lobby Washed Down, Mothers Old Arm Chair and I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen. Sara Daly was our next player to take to the stage, she gave us Sailing Through The Narrous, Save The Last Dance For Me, Mull Of Kintyre, Time In A Bottle and Quando Quando. It was almost the end of the night, and everyone else had played, so I filled in the last ten minutes playing Barcarole, Black Velvet Band, Blackpool Belle and Now Is The Hour.

David Batty


This Wednesday

This Wednesday is our Christmas Party Jacobs Join night. Please remember to bring along your accordion, or if you don’t play the accordion then bring along yourself instead to support our players. The doors open on Wednesday night at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start. Please take this last chance of the year to come along and support the club as well as meeteveryone before Christmas and enjoying a night of musical entertainment and socialising. Please bring along your friends and anyone who might be interested in attending. If you see someone you don’t know then please say hello and make them welcome to the club. See you on Wednesday.


This Wednesday – Jacobs Join Christmas Night

This Wednesday is our Jacobs Join Christmas Party night. This is where people bring along something such as sausage rolls, cake, sandwiches, things on sticks or something else to contribute to a feast. We will supply knives, forks, plates and dishes so we can all tuck in to a good buffet while enjoying the entertainment. Our Christmas nights are also our anything goes night of the year where you can play another instrument you play, entertain us with a monologue or your other party piece. See you there on Wednesday.


Accordion Magic Festival

Following the success of their first Accordion Magic event and the raising of well over £400 Carillon Studios will be organising another for next year in Middlewich. They are again looking for reasonable standard players for this “Winstons Wish” fund raising event. Please call 01606 270148 if you would be prepared to volunteer your services for this fabulous charity. For more information visit www.carillonstudios.com Telephone: 01606 270148


Workshop For Accordion Teachers

The United Kingdom Association of Accordion Teachers are holding their first workshop for Accordion teachers. The workshop is being held on the 7th February at the Royal Academy of Music in London. For more information visit www.zzmusic.uk/news/ukaat-accordion-teachers-workshop-royal-academy-of-music-7th-february-2016


Christmas Ceilidh

Village Barn Dance with The Earthquakers & caller Rob Phillips. 29th December 2015 7.30pm. Tickets £8, 14 – 16 year olds £4, children 13 & under free. The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth, Lancashire, BL7 0AP For Tickets and More Information Tel: 01204 593224.


Dates for Your New 2016 Diary

28th – 30th May – Chipping Steam Fair 01995 61866 www.chippingsteamfair.co.uk
18th June 2016 – Leyland Festival – www.leylandfestival.co.uk
18th – 19th June 2016 – Scorton Steam Fair 07713128783 www.scortonsteam.co.uk
17th July 2016 – Tram Sunday www.tramsunday.co.uk
12th – 14th August 2016 – Royal Lancashire Show 01254 814712 www.royallancs.co.uk
13th – 14th August – Lytham 1940’s Festival 01253 658436 www.lytham1940s.co.uk
8th—11th September 2016 – Heritage Open Days www.heritageopendays.org.uk


John Kirkpatrick Concert

On Friday 18th December at 8.00 pm the Folk Club at The Barlow in Bolton will be featuring John Kirkpatrick. Carolling & Crumpets Christmas Show. Tickets are £8. The venue is The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth, Lancashire, BL7 0AP Tel: 07427 613783


Flying Scotsman in Lancashire

For the first time in ten years the Flying Scotsman will be running in public, it will be in its black undercoat as it builds up its mileage on the East Lancashire railway. It will be the first opportunity for visitors to ride behind the famous engine ahead of its official completion. The dedicated “Scotsman in Steam” event on 9 – 10 and 16 – 17 January 2016 will see the Flying Scotsman take to the tracks for passenger services, luxury dining trains and photography experiences. To Book Tel: 0161 764 7790 or visit www.flyingscotsmanatelr.com

Accordion Trio Videos

Three Accordionist from Kracow who call themselves Crazy Accordion Trio have been uploading videos to Youtube for the last 2 years, these cover a range of tunes from Hallelujah, Waltz La Noyee to songs by One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Celien Dion, Taylor Swift and more. To watch their videos visit www.youtube.com/user/CrazyAccordionTrio


Largest Morris Dance Record Broken in Preston

Stone the Crows Border Morris Dancers arranged a Guinness world Record Breaking event on the 5th September 2015 at the Flag Market in Preston, They successfully broke the record for the Largest Morris Dance which was previously set by Moreton-in-Marsh Show in Gloucestershire with 88 Dancers on 1st September 2007. The Record requires all the dancers to be at one single location, perform the same dance and to dance for a minimum of 5 minutes. The New Record was set with 145 Dancers from various Morris Dance groups dancing Tinners Rabbit, an area of the flag market was fenced off for the dancers and the Mayor of Preston was one of the official witnesses to the record attempt. A video of the record being broken at Preston can be watched at https://youtu.be/qcXaIv22RWI

Glen Miller Orchestra Concert

Get in the mood as legendary bandleader Ray McVay presents a new show for 2015 complete with Colin Anthony and Catherine Sykes on vocals and added harmonies from the Moonlight Serenaders. Featuring all the Glenn Miller favourites like Tuxedo Junction, Little Brown Jug, American Patrol and, of course, In the Mood as well as songs from other stars and bands of the Miller era. Also featuring a special tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth. 27th December 2015 3pm At Preston Guild Hall, Tickets £21.50 Telephone 01772 80 44 44 or Visit www.prestonguildhall.com/events/view/205


Free Christmas Concert

A free Christmas music concert by the combined Preston Concert Band and the Lytham Guardian band playing a variety of Christmas themed and popular music and carols. 18th December 2015 7pm – 10pm St Walburge’s Church, Weston Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2QE Contact Anna Kingston 01772 783048


2016 Accordion Festivals

12th – 15th February 2016 – Eastbourne – Artist: Ian Watson, Julie North, Harry Hussey, John Romero, Others to be confirmed. Contact: Carillon Studios 01606 270148 www.carillonstudios.com

25th – 28th March 2016 – Skipton – Artists: Gary Blair, Paul Chamberlain, Julie Best, Jean Corrighan, Harry Hussey, John Romero, Others to be confirmed. Contact: Carillon Studios 01606 270148 www.carillonstudios.com

9th – 16th July 2016 – Somerset – Contact: St Audries Bay 01984 632515 www.staudriesbay.co.uk

4th – 7th November 2016 – Midlands – Contact: Barry Smith 0121 559 4620 accordions2010@hotmail.co.uk