Ripley, Guildford, Surrey

In April 1990, the Guildford Accordion Club was founded by the Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra. It meets regularly on the third Friday of each month in the Ripley Village Hall. Each evening starts with a playalong period from sheet music for accordionists of mixed ability, which is not only enjoyable for the performers, but also improves one's sight-reading ability. During the evening, there is an opportunity for individuals to perform solos or duets or small ensembles, which helps to develop one's confidence playing in front of an audience. Several times a year, guest artists are invited to perform.

The Guildford Accordion Club meets at Ripley Village Hall, GU23 6AF, at 7.30pm on the third Friday of every month .  Light refreshments are included in the very reasonable admission price. There is ample parking in the Village Hall grounds.

Ripley is near the A3 about 4 miles north of Guildford and about 20 miles south-west of London (just south of the M25, Junction 10)

The club welcomes enthusiasts of the accordion in all its forms, whether they be complete beginners or seasoned professionals. Most of us are somewhere in-between! While the piano accordion is the instrument played by most members, button accordions, bandoneons, concertinas and other instruments are represented too.

The club, which was formed in April 1990, now has a membership of over 130. This includes a number of people who do not play but like to come along and listen.

Club evenings come in two types:


Contacting the club

ChairmanJohn Cumiskey, tel: 020 8546 1767
E-mail contactMyra Brooks


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