Whilst in these difficult times where a few organ and keyboard clubs are struggling, it would seem that the accordion world is having something of a renaissance. The Carillon Festivals October Accordion weekend has been sold out for months and a new accordion club has recently been formed with two more due to open soon.
Following the successful launch earlier this year of the West Sussex Accordion Club, next Saturday sees the opening of the new Eastbourne Accordion Club. The Langham Hotel on the Eastbourne seafront has been chosen for the location of this monthly Saturday “Play Accordion” get together.
John and Jackie Romero will host the new club which will have its first meeting, 2.30 – 5.00pm, Saturday 11th September 2010. All accordion players (no matter their standard of playing) are invited to join for a fun afternoon of busking and orchestra playing. Time permitting it is also hoped to invite some guests to play their party pieces. The admission price of £4.00 per person will also include complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits. A “used music” stand and a raffle will also compliment the afternoon.
Ron and Sue Bennet, founders of the West Sussex club have promised to attend as have a couple of surprise guests.
All accordionists are welcome to attend – please bring along your accordions. More information can be found on the clubs website or by calling 01323 733700
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