These three chaps Les, Jimmy and George are members of the accordion club but also play the guitar
This is a cake made by a band member Clive for our last buffet evening.
This is one of our members John Windsor doing the Great North Run. Thirteen and a half miles from Newcastle side of the Tyne bridge to South Shields with an accordion on board, along with fifty thousand others raising money for charity.
Tune of the day:
Keep Right On To The End Of The Road
Two of our members Peter and Eileen enjoying the Bavarian evening with Leonard Brown
Club chairman Richie Todd presents Maxine Cummings, known as the Rothbury princess) with red roses to celebrate her winning Supporter of the year. At the national Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs event .held in Perth Scotland.
A big thank you to Maxine and a just reward for ALL the work you do for the many accordion events held in Northumberland. It is well deserved.
Charity night. Guitar quartet Sounds Instrumental who played a selection of Shadows music.
Charity night. Clive John Chris and Richie Jean, Margaret ,Sylvia, Sarah and Eileen. and there were four absent male accordionists.
Total amount raised £469.50p
Leonard and Malcolm being presented with flowers from Norma and Jean.
One of our great Buffet Evening suppers.
Joan Mungo and George entertaining at a buffet night
One of Newby Park’s collection of accordions
Newby Park. A guest from Carlisle.
Seghill Accordion Band
The French Night free buffet supper. Wonderful music from Leonard as always. From the start it was a parody of ‘Allo Allo’ including the title music.
The three main artists - Muriel as Mimi La Bonk, Leonard, Master baker Lenny Art-twa and Brenda as the fallen Madonna with the big baguettes.
Leonard Brown - Guest artist for our French Evening.
All ready for the Christmas Dinner.
The dance troupe of the evening: Jimmy Smith, Eileen Carrick, Chris Maltby and Brenda Vowels.
Plenty of raffle prizes.
The Band including Leonard and his two friends from Ireland; Sean O’Neil and Anne-Marie Devine.
Two members who bring a keyboard to entertain us every few weeks. Alan & Eddie
Two Cushie Butterfields - and Leonard
St Geordie Night Guest - Leonard Brown
St Geordie Night Concert Band
The audience at the end of the night
The audience at the end of the night
Our April meeting was on the 23rd - Saint Georges day. So we had a Saint Geordies free-entry buffet supper night
And what a turn out 87 guests brought more food than the tables could hold.
The entertainment was hosted by great Northumbrian Story teller Ernie Coe. Music was provided by the Seghill Accordion band
And club member LENNIE BROON from the wrong side of the tyne SOOTH SHIELDS was guest artist.
The event turned out to be the happiest clappy night in the history of Seghill Accordion Club with everyone taking part.
Thank you is not enough for all the support that goes into making these nights successful.
No, Iain MacPhail has not changed his accordion for a smaller one, it is just Jim Youngson presenting one of the three accordions given by the Seghill Accordion Club to assist Iain in the good work he does in teaching and encouraging young people in the west of Scotland to enjoy the rich music that comes with it. Good luck to Iain and everyone concerned with this project from all at seghill.
A Brilliant programme of music by Johnny Duncan
A Full House for the May concert
The Seghill Band were playing as support guests to The Ian Cruickshanks Trio at Rothbury Accordion Club
The Liam Stewart Trio. Liam on lead accordion, Leonard Brown on Harmony Accordion and Gordon Smith on drums
Leonard with two NAAFC awards. One for Best Guest Artist of the year and one for Best CD of the Year 2019
Sounds Instrumental: Margaret, Jim, Lawrence & George
Eileen and Peter were presented with flowers for their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Malcolm Ross and Leonard Brown
Flowers presented to the artists by Margaret and Laura
Leonard teaching his Greek dancers
Accordion Duo Julie Best and Jean Corrigan playing for a buffet supper evening.
Alan and Rob presenting flowers to Julie and Jean.
I just wanted to thank the Club for asking me down and also for the hospitality and kindness to not only myself and Nicky, but also to our respective family members, they thoroughly enjoyed their visit. (I think I'll now need to supply my Mum with flowers after every gig now, she really could get used to that!)
II thoroughly enjoyed playing for the audience, it makes such a difference to play to folks who are not afraid to join in the fun!
Thanks again and I'd like to wish the Club all the very best going forward.