At the BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION CLUB
Monday May the 23rd. was a very pleasant sunny day thus creating a nice relaxing atmosphere for the evening concert with Jovan. Jovan has been to our club before so we were familiar with his singing and playing and especially with his face as he always looks relaxed and smiling. The concert began with him singing a selection of popular songs that we all were familiar with so that we were able to join in with him. After the interval Ray Izod took to the stage and played a selection of what I call ‘Accordion Classics’ which went down very well with our members. We do not hear many of the classics these days but Ray enjoys playing them and has certainly improved on his repertoire since he retired from his job. I still miss the old days of the accordion when accordion music ruled and tunes such as “The Waltz of the Flowers, Entry of the Gladiators and the many Souza marches were performed on a regular basis. As announced, Jovan returned and began by picking up his other accordion which was a new Bugari and began to play many of my favourites including Czardas and Dark Eyes. He then changed to singing popular Tom Jones songs and finished with the old favourite sing-along tunes. Jovan is an excellent accordionist with his superb Bugari, an excellent sounding accordion.
We have decided to go ahead with a recruiting campaign to attract new members and hopefully some young members. A whole page in a local magazine has been taken to this effect inviting new members to join and offers advice and help to any novice players. To encourage children or youngsters to learn the accordion Barry has made an offer of free lessons and the loan of an accordion. The loan of an accordion also applies to members. We are open to any ideas from members regarding recruiting new faces or publicising the club. We are pleased with the attendance on the social nights. Please note that visitors are welcome on these nights.
MONDAY JUNE 27TH.
We have the pleasure of that funny man and accordionist, ALAN STOTT
MONDAY JULY 25TH,
A GRAND CHARITY AND AUCTION NIGHT with the fantastic, KYIV DUO
We are now hoping for items suitable for the auction