Guildford Accordion Club Previous Meetings & Events
17th November 2017 – Andrew Purkiss
We welcomed back Andrew and Lisa, a talented flautist and dancer, at our November 2017 meeting.
Andrew has been involved with folk music for many years. His playing draws upon a wealth of experience in other musical genres as his musical career has included playing for Le Cage aux Folles a the London Palladium, and travelling Europe with a professional theatre company.
Amaryllis Accordion Duo – September 2017
On September 15th 2017 we enjoyed welcoming Tracey Middleton and David Garwood.
They have been playing together for about 22 years, and often appear at prestigious festivals such as Cheltenham Folk Festival and Stratford upon Avon Arts Festival. We have also seen them here before. Their diverse repertoire covered everything from 18th century dance music to Walt Disney.
Masahiro Ogawa June 2017
Our guest artist on the June 16th Club Night was Masahiro Ogawa from Tokyo Japan.
He started playing the accordion at 5 years old taught by his mother who is a piano/accordion teacher.
Occasionally he organised a small group of ensembles such as duo with accordion, flute or violin for the performance at an annual concert of JAPC etc.
He was a contracted promoter of the electronic Roland accordion “Degisizer” from 1984 to 1986.
His major repertories by V-Accordion are;
His favourite composers are
There are clips of him on YouTube at
Gary Blair A St Patrick’s Night to Remember
Gary is a first class accordionist able to play a wide variety of music. His fingers move at amazing speeds over the keyboard and he never fails to entertain his audience.
This was a very special night and was being held to celebrate the life of our late member, Alistair Cameron who has been a great supporter of the club over the years.
All profits from the night, £150, were donated to The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, a wonderful place where Alistair was cared for during his illness.
During the evening we also celebrated the Birthday of Myra Brooks, a great supporter of the club and a key and hard working member of the Committee. Myra id the lady who greets you on your arrival with a warm welcome! Many Happy Returns Myra!
Ivan North & Freda Davis
Nigel Pasby & Helen Newton
After the usual enjoyable play-along we were entertained firstly by Ivan North and Freda Davis, followed by Nigel Pasby & Helen Newton who gave us some wonderful duets.
A most enjoyable evening!
David and Angie Lukins
We were very fortunate to have David and Angie entertain us at our October Club Meeting.
It was a superb evening and we heard some lovely duets and then David showed us what a brilliant virtuoso performer he is.