News From Guildford Accordion Club

Gary Blair

Next month on St Patricks Night we look forward to welcoming Gary Blair. Gary is well known here and we hope you will bring your family and friends along for an evening of great entertainment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gary has started a fund to help a young player that he met whilst in the Ukraine. His name is Roman Somerzyak. Roman is blind and does not have an accordion. Gary says this young man is very talented and any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Accordion Post

You may be interested to know of a new  bi monthly magazine called Accordion Post. It contains information about other accordion clubs, business’s and upcoming Festivals.      The editor is Barry Smith and you can contact him on 0121 599 4620  Mobile 07831354863 or e-mail

An Evening with Santiago Quartet

Oakleaf have proudly partnered with Santiago Quartet and will host a concert on Saturday, 25th February 2017, from 7:00pm at St Catherine’s School Auditorium, Bramley.     The concert will feature bandoneonist  Julian Rowlands 

Tickets are only £10 each There will also be a cash bar and raffle draw on the night. 

Tickets from Guildford Tourist Information Centre or contact Deepti on 01483 303649 or email 

National Youth Harp Orchestra

A concert is being held on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm Menuhin Hall Cobham Surrey. for info contact  or    Telephone        08700 842020

Cambridge Accordion Orchestra Day

 A  reminder that Cambridge Accordion Club have  the 2017  Accordion Orchestra Day on March 5th.  Once again it will be led by Nigel Pasby and I’m sure it will be another enjoyable and fun-filled day. As previously, the music will be arranged for players of all abilities and is open to any accordionists who would like to experience a brief taste of what it’s like to play in an accordion orchestra. We would be pleased to see any of your members who feel able to join us.                                                                                 The cost of the day will be £15 to include tea and coffee in the breaks. The afternoon concert is free for family and friends to attend.                                                                     To reserve a place please email or telephone Susanna 01487 711337


A trip to Italy in September 2017

Peter Le Geyt is trying to arrange a trip to Castelfidardo Music Festival that is held  September 10 -17th 2017. Players from all over the world congregate for this amazing event where music is everywhere during the festival week See top professional players and watch the competitions taking place.

Contact Peter for more information. Early booking is necessary to secure flights at a competitive rate.

Tel:  020 8977 6680

Fax:020 8943 4455



Next Club Night March 17th 2017

 St Patricks Night with

Gary Blair

Doors Open 7pm


We look forward to seeing you all and hope you will bring your friends along

West Sussex Accordion Club Has Closed

Re: West Sussex Accordion Club, Cants Lane, Burgess Hill.

We have just heard via our friends at the Guildford Accordion Club that sadly, the West Sussex Accordion Club that started in September 2009 has closed forthwith.

Ron and Sue Bennett wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the club during the past seven years.

I think a lot of people would like to thank Ron and Sue for running the club over that time.

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours


We are open as usual until Christmas Eve, when our opening hours will change to the times stated below


Saturday 24th 10.00am – Lunchtime (Both stores)


Sunday 25th and Monday 26th – Closed


Tuesday 27th 11.00am – 4.00pm (Sunningdale only – Rochdale is closed).


Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th Open as usual between 10.00am – 5.00pm (Sunningdale only, Rochdale is closed).


Saturday 31st 10.00am – Lunchtime (Sunningdale only – Rochdale is closed)


Sunday 1st January Both stores are closed


Monday 2nd of January onwards Normal opening hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm resume for both stores

Roland FR-4X Official Announcement Video

Here is a very interesting and informative video from Roland UK, announcing and discussing the upcoming Roland FR-4X digital V-Accordion.

We are currently expecting the first deliveries of this much anticipated instrument around late January early February. Contact us today to pre-order yours!

For further information on this, or any of the other accordions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01344 873717 (Sunningdale branch), 01706 658283 (Rochdale branch), or via email at

Ranco Supervox 120 Bass Accordion now in stock!

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have just taken a top quality Ranco Supervox 120 bass accordion into stock. This stunning professional standard accordion is a full size 120 bass 41 treble key model, and is tuned to a four voice musette, making it ideal for the French and Scottish styles of playing.

One of the main things that attracts players to the Ranco Supervox, is the outstanding quality of the reeds, making this a very sought after accordion. Our particular example benefits from having just undergone a full restoration in our workshop. This Ranco Supervox is presented for sale in very good cosmetic condition for its age, and finished in a high gloss black, and features a very attractive full decoration.

The Ranco Supervox would make an ideal accordion for the professional player, or indeed, the discerning amateur, and would be the perfect ceilidh box. This classic accordion is reasonably priced at only £2,995, so why not visit us today and try it out for yourself!

For further details about this Ranco Supervox 120 bass accordion, or indeed, any of our other instruments, phone our Sunningdale branch on 01344 873717 or email us at







Hohner Gola now in stock!


We are very pleased to announce that our stunning 1960’s Hohner Gola has just arrived back into stock following a full internal and external restoration by our Hohner trained technician. Click on the following link for further details,…/hohner-gola-120-bass-a…/ or you can contact us by phone on 01344 873717 or email us at






New Bugari Accordions now in stock

We are pleased to announce that we are now official Bugari agents. We have just taken delivery of our first three instruments from this highly respected Italian maker, and are able to order any accordions from the extensive Bugari range on request.

Just arrived from Castalfidardo, are a Bugari Essenzia Gold Plus 120 bass accordion,  ( ) a Bugari Champion Cassotto 96 bass accordion, ( ) and a Bugari Juniorfisa 48 bass accordion ( ). We also have a Bugari Evo electronic accordion on order, as well as several other models from this famous manufacturer.

For further information on these, or any of our other accordions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01344 873717 or via email at


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Guildford Accordion Club September Newsletter

The latest newsletter from our good friends at the Guildford Accordion ClubOur September 2016 Guest is

Paul Hutchinson.

(The Secret Accordionist)

Paul is a talented accordionist, composer and teacher. He was born in Bournemouth and studied piano and church organ. At 17 his father persuaded him to take up the accordion and form a ceilidh band.

We hope you enjoy his performance tonight.


We look forward to our guests

David & Angie Lukins.

David plays a variety of styles and his repertoire can range from Jazz , Scottish, European and light classics to easy listening, all played in his own unique and inimitable style.

His wife Angie joins him to play duets.

Should be a very good evening.

Adrienne Griffiths

20th January 1948 – 5th September 2016

We are all saddened by the news that Adrienne

has passed away

She will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends in the accordion world.

She travelled to attend our club when she could.

She had many achievements. One was starting the South Hampshire Accordion Club.

Many years ago she had a Strict Tempo Dance Group. Also French Mussette and Folk groups.

Adrienne also taught the accordion and ran workshops at St Audries Bay. She also played with the Crawley Accordion Orchestra.

She was a great supporter of Accordion festivals and events, often travelling great distances to help and support people wherever she could.

Adrienne was a leading figure in the accordion world respected and admired by everyone who knew her, both for her musical knowledge and her talent playing the accordion.

On behalf of the Guildford Accordion Club we offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.


October 30th Ripley Village Hall

A great day for accordionists of all abilities.

As well as learning Orchestral work you can meet fellow accordionists and make new friends.

Enjoy the experience, be part of the day!

Contact Julie North 0208 5470515 or email

The West Sussex “Themed” Club

meets on the last Saturday of the month
From 1:30pm to 4:30pm at
St Andrews Youth Centre Cants Lane
Burgess Hill West Sussex RH150LG
All are welcome!
Food – Music & Fun , included in £5 admission.
Call Sue on 077-28281313

Grayshott Folk Club

On Friday 23rd September at 7.30 have guest artists Connla & Pepper Shepherd.

A young new traditional Irish/Celtic Folk band from Northern Ireland on their first tour of the UK

Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096 for more info.

Bracknell Folk Club

Meet at The Sun in Windlesham at 8.30pm

every Tuesday. They have floor spots and guests.

On October 4th 2016 they have guest artist

Louise Jordan. or tel. 07899751964


We are pleased to say that bookings for the Italy Trip are going very well. Enquiries have been made from the USA, Canada and the latest is from Australia. Should be an excellent venture.

Information can be picked up at the door.

Our Next Club Night

OCTOBER 21st 7.30

We look forward to seeing you all.


Rochdale Store

54 Drake Street
OL16 1NZ

Telephone: 01706 658283

Sunningdale Store

Verve House
London Road (A30)
Sunningdale (Near Ascot)
Berkshire, SL5 0DJ

Telephone: 01344 873717