Dunloy Accordion Band @ The Braid Centre, Ballymena

dunloyDunloy Accordion Band are pleased to announce that they will hosting a concert in the Braid Centre on Friday, January 30 at 8pm.

Bands taking part will be Omagh Protestant Boys; Drumderg Loyalists from Keady; and Dunloy Ulster Scots Orchestra, made up from members of the band, will be performing and their set will have you tapping your feet.

Also appearing is Aaaron Mclean, Solo Pipe Drummer.

Aaron is currently drumming with current world champions Field Marshall Montgomery and is at the top of his game at the moment – his performance is not to be missed.

The hosts, Dunloy Accordion Band, need no introduction to the people of Ballymena and are looking forward to performing once again in The Braid.

Tickets are £8 and are available at the Braid Centre Box Office on 028 25635 900.

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West Sussex Accordion Club – Monthly Accordion Squeeze

westsussexThe next West Sussex Accordion Club – Monthly Accordion Squeeze is to be held on Saturday 31st January 2015 between 1.30pm & 4.30pm at St Andrews Church, Burgess Hill, West Sussex. This month there will be a Scottish theme.

For further details please contact Sue on 07728 281313 or go to http://www.ukaccordions.com/events/west-sussex-accordion-club-jan2015/

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Eastbourne Accordion Festival – February 2015

alexasageEastbourne Winter Accordion Weekend is being held on 13th – 16th Feb 2015 at Queens Hotel Eastbourne and features artistes such as Gary Blair, Kennet Accordion Orchestra, Richard Holmes, Alexa Sage, Alan Young, Harry Hussey & John Romero.

Four days of music the way only accordion players know how. Programmes include concerts by both UK and International leading musicians, (please see festival details for artist list). There is of course a full supporting cast of traders and displays. Over ten hours of classes also run during each weekend. These include Orchestra’s, group and even individual private lessons. Music genres include Folk, Scottish, Jazz, Classical, Electronic and guests are more than welcome to bring their accordions along for both classes and to join in the afternoon guest concerts. Arrive Friday afternoon, leave Monday morning. Your stay includes Friday to Monday Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, all concerts, orchestra’s, teaching, trade stands, afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits/cakes.

For more details visit: http://www.ukaccordions.com/events/eastbourne-accordion-festival/

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra @ BURC, Spittal

The Budapest budapestCafe Orchestra will be playing at BURC, Spittal, Berwick upon Tweed on Friday 30th Jan at 7.30pm.

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the BCO will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes with it. The Budapest Cafe Orchestra share as many blood cells with the folk of Hungary as the Penguin Cafe Orchestra do with the web-footed fellows of Antarctica. Their Magic Potion is a closely guarded recipe of malt, hops, yeast and water, handed down in the secret tongue of Estuary English through generations of Professional Gypsies. With a sole mission: to entertain and enchant audiences, they are undaunted by even the most demanding and wildest village hall crowds.

Phone: 01750 725480
Price: Adults £7.50, u/17’s

Details: http://www.ukaccordions.com/events/budapest-cafe-orchestra-burc-spittal/

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Accordionist raises vital cash for cerebal palsy treatment

dereksteeleKeighley charity accordionist Derek Steele has raised over £526 towards vital treatment in the USA for 21 month old Nicole Vendettioli. Nicole was born prematurely and cannot sit, walk or crawl. The £70,000 treatment at St Louis Childrens Hospital in Missouri, USA will remove stiffness in her legs, enabling her muscles to be used normally.

Derek raised just over £526 by playing his accordion for two days at a local Sainsburys store. Derek, 71 who works for the store regularly performs in the store to raise money for a range of worthy causes.

Derek is an accomplished accordion and harmonica performer, playing well known favourites such as Scotland the Brave.

For more information about Nicoles plight you can visit her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/NicolesWishToWalk

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