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                    THE BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION CLUB

MONDAY APRIL 1ST. SOCIAL NIGHT AND APRIL 22ND GUEST NIGHT

SOCIAL NIGHT……THIS TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY SOCIAL EVENT AS MORE MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARRIVED IN NUMBERS THAT WE HAD NOT BEFORE EXPERIENCED.  IT WAS  INDEED AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE.  A SURPRISE VISITOR WAS NON OTHER THAN RICHARD ADEY WHO HAPPENED TO RESIDE ALMOST TWO MILES AWAY FROM THE CLUB. HE SAID THAT HE WAS UNAWARE THAT THE CLUB EXISTED AND WAS VERY PLEASED TO HAVE DISCOVERED US. RICHARD OBLIGINGLY WAITED HIS TURN TO PLAY FOR US AND AS THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAD HEARD HIM PLAY, THEY WERE QUITE IMPRESSED. ALTHOUGH THE EVENING IS BILLED AS A FREE AND EASY EVENT IT WAS ESSENTIAL THAT SOME FORM OF ORDER WAS IN PLACE SO THAT EVERYONE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A GO. WITH ROY ON THE DRUMS AND BARRY ON FORM THEY FINISHED THE NIGHT ON A HIGH WITH THE USUAL ENTERTAINING TEMPO. A GREAT NIGHT, VERY PROMISING TURNOUT AND MORE NEW MEMBERS.

GUEST NIGHT ..APRIL 22ND.  ALMOST A CASTASTROPHE WHEN WE DISCOVERED A MIX UP WITH THE DATE OF THE BOOKING FOR THE GUEST ARTIST, JOHN ROMERO. THERE HAPPENED TO BE FIVE MONDAYS IN APRIL AND JOHN WAS BOOKED FOR THE WRONG ONE.  APOLOGIES WERE BEING OFFERED AS THE VISITORS AND MEMBERS   ARRIVED BUT WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY THAT ALL WAS TAKEN IN GOOD SPIRIT. THIS WAS NOT THE ONLY SET BACK BECAUSE THIS HAPPENED TO BE ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS WHEN MANY REGULARS FOUND SOMETHING ELSE TO ON THIS EVENING. THIS WAS THE LOWEST TURNOUT WE HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME.  WE STILL WERE SHOWERED WITH QUALITY RAFFLE PRIZES AND MEMBERS CHIPPED IN WITH GENEROUS DONATIONS FOR OUR FAVOURITE CHARITY, ”STARLIGHT”. £50 IS ON THE WAY TO HELP SOME POORLY CHILDREN REALISE A DREAM. WE  WELL AND TRULY THANK THE SUPPORT OF OUR MEMBERS WHO REALLY HELP THE CLUB ALONG IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  BRIAN DYSON AND TREVOR  THOMAS HELPED SALVAGE THE SHOW WITH EACH DOING A 30 MINUTE SPOT. ONCE AGAIN BARRY, WITH ROY NOCK ON THE DRUMS PRODUCED A HAND CLAPPING,  FOOT STAMPING SHOW WITH A SING ALONG. EVERYONE BEGAN CLAPPING AND DEMANDING THAT BARRY FINISHED OFF THE NIGHT WITH HIS SUPERB PERFORMANCE OF THE ‘DAMBUSTERS MARCH’. THIS RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION. GREAT FINISH TO A GREAT NIGHT. THANKS TO BARRY WHO AS USUAL, PULLED SOMETHING OUT OF THE HAT TO SAVE THE NIGHT.

SOCIAL NIGHT .  1ST MONDAY EACH MONTH  

MONDAY MAY 27TH.   WELCOME TO  STEVE DAVIES

MONDAY JUNE 24TH.    ONCE AGAIN PEARL ADRIANO WILL BE JOINING US

MONDAY JULY 22ND.  THE RETURN OF THE DYNAMIC DUO  THE KYIV CLASSIC DUO

CONTACT.  BARRY SMITH            O121 559 4620               E Mail accordions2010@hotmail.co.uk

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