Guildford Accordion Club Previous Meetings & Events

Amaryllis Accordion Duo – September 2017

Amaryllis Accordion Duo Appearing at Guildford Accordion ClubOn 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 

Guildford Accordion ClubOur 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.
Since 12 years old he learned the accordion by himself with no other formal training.
He has been a representative for Japan Accordion Promotion Conference (JAPC) aimed at promoting music of the accordion and increasing the number of players.

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 has performed accordion at JAPC annual summer concert and concerts of other accordion clubs.
He won the number one prize at the V-accordion contest organized by Roland in Japan in 2010 and he played at the international V-Accordion contest in Rome in 2010.

He was a contracted promoter of the electronic Roland accordion “Degisizer” from 1984 to 1986.

His major repertories by V-Accordion are;
Thriller, Mission Impossible, Thunderbirds, Disney Medley, Classic Medley, Jon Williams Medley, 007 Theme Medley, Spain (C. Corea), Chameleon (H. Hancock), etc.

His favourite composers are
Richard Galliano, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, etc.

There are clips of him on YouTube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqgpsIwt2A
V-Accordion & Violin Duet
1. Almando’s Rumba (C. Corea)
2. Passion Continental(Taro Hakase)

Gary Blair, Guildford Accordion ClubMarch 2017

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.

Alistair Cameron

 

Myra Brooks, Guildford Accordion ClubDuring 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!

 

 

November 2016

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Ivan North & Freda Davis

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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!

 

 

October 2016

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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.