RAY IZOD…MONDAY APRIL 27TH.
Lovely weather, holiday trips and excursions etc. add up to a few absentees on our guest night. On this particular night the weather very quickly lost its’ sparkle and turned quite cool and very wet. We were pleased to experience a very respectable turnout of members and visitors who braved the dismal climate. Our guest artist for this club night was non other than Ray Izod, a fairly local accordionist from Pershore, Worcester way and Ray has been an occasional visitor to our club. As an accordionist he is a devotee of Harry Hussey and always turns up when Harry makes an appearance at the club. They always appear to end up playing together.
The evening concert began with Ray playing a selection of popular tunes on his Sonala midi accordion. His extremely varied programme went down very well as the programme was interspersed with a pleasant variety of French, Italian, Spanish, Scottish and Irish tunes. Not to leave us foreigners wanting he played CharmaIne and Beautiful days. Ray finished the night with a few marches and the ever popular sing-along tunes like ‘Bye-bye-Blackbird’. Old favourites like ‘Blaze away’ and ‘The Sharpshooters’, were really welcomed by us older accordion enthusiasts. I still yearn to hear the oldies like ‘Entry of the Gladiators’, ‘The Waltz of the Flowers’ and ‘The Poet and Peasant Overture’, all tunes my old man used to play all those years ago.
Monday May 25th. ACCORDIONIST ROBERT BURTON will be our guest artist
COMING TO PLAY FOR US IN JUNE…GARY BELL and the HALESOWEN BRASS BAND…
Also our FAVOURITE DUO, non other than THE KYIV CLASSIC DUO, will visit us again.
SOCIAL NIGHTS are held on the first Monday each month and more and more visitors and players are turning up making this a very popular night out. Everyone is very welcome, musicians with banjos, harmonicas, etc., or just come along and enjoy the music.
BAND PRACTICE NIGHT IS HELD ON THE THIRD MONDAY EACH MONTH. ANYONE WISHING TO JOIN THE BAND SHOULD CONTACT BARRY ON 0121 559 4620 FOR FULL DETAILS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BARRY HAS HAD TO CANCEL THE BAND PRACTICE NIGHT ON MAY 18TH. PRACTICE NIGHT WILL BE AS NORMAL ON JUNE 15TH. AT THE BOOKWORMS DAY NURSERY, CARNEGIE ROAD, BLACKHEATH.