Andrei Oloieri – Accordion Concert – Ripley Accordion Club 16th March 2018

Andrei Oloieri

Andrei Oloieri – Special Guest Accordionist at Ripley Accordion Club 16th March 2018

Guildford Accordion Club – Ripley Village Hall, High Street Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AF

Originaly from Moldova Andrei began his musical studies at the age of 7 mastering the Violin and Accordion. He studied at music college in Kishnew for 9 years and then moved to Romania where he studied composition for 2 years at the Music Conservatoire in Cluj – Napoca.

He began his musical career playing accordion in the renowned San Marco Square in Venice and from then on his love for both music and travel have led him to work all around the world either on Violin, Piano or Accordion. He spent 3 years working in Japan as part of a classical group and as a featured artist on many cruise lines. In 2009 Andrei spent a year working in a recording studio in Iasi – Romania his home town, practising sound engineering so that he could be in control of his whole sound production. Andrei is in the process of creating a new composition but you can listen to his previous work You Tube. Most recently Andrei has worked as Musical Director and arranger for Entertainment Connect and travelled the world presenting his new show featuring himself on Violin, Piano and Accordion.

Don’t miss and exciting evening of accordion music. Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra will also be performing a sparkling selection of music that will banish the Winter blues – from film scores to modern tango.

Club starts at 19.00  There will also be a raffle and refreshments available.

Tickets available on the door £5.00 (Including refreshments)

Super Orchestra Day 2017 – 29th October, Ripley Village Hall, Ripley, Guildford

Super Accordion Orchestra

Super Orchestra Day 2017

Calling all accordionists! Following the success of last year’s event the ‘Super Orchestra Day – 2017’ is back. Participants will work on 3 pieces during morning and afternoon rehearsals and then perform in the evening concert with a West End percussionist. Ian Watson will be your conductor and Shona Holmes will lead the orchestra. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a day – the concert last year was a triumph. If you’ve never played in an accordion orchestra before this is your perfect opportunity. Last year there were 80 players – how many will we be in 2017…
Ian Watson and Julie North – your friendly course leaders.
On the day…
10am – Meet for coffee / tea / soft drinks and registration
10:30am – 1pm – Rehearsal 1 (break around 11:45am)
1pm-2pm – Lunch (please bring packed lunch)
2pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal 2 (break around 3:15pm)
5:30pm Concert (note the earlier concert time) The Super Orchestra will be supported by performances from Watford Accordion Band, Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra and London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra. Make sure you invite family and friends to the concert! Concert tickets are only £5 and available on the door.

To participate please email: for a booking form.

This year a ‘mini orchestra’ will also be introduced. It will run on the same day in the rear hall, lead by Julie Luck. It’s a free workshop for under 16’s who are complete beginners or who have recently started playing. Around 15 instruments that children can borrow for the day are available. Although it is free anyone wishing to take part must be registered. Parents / guardians should email: to register. We all know we need more young people playing the accordion so please do spread the word!

This year people can pay online for Super Orchestra if they prefer, or send a cheque as before. All details on the booking form but the online link is:







Romano Viazzani – Guest accordionist at Guildford Accordion Club – 20th November 2015

Romano Viazzani London bridge

The 20th November at Guildford Accordion Club at Ripley Village Hall will feature guest accordionist Romano Viazzani. He will play a range of accordion music from Classical to Jazz and lots between. Guildford Accordion Club is a vibrant club with a good turnout each time they meet every third friday of the month.
There are more wonderful guest artists booked later in the year. Do check the club website if you want to find out who they may be.
Next Club Night —Friday 20th November, 2015 Bring accordions for Play along too.

Gianluca Campi to appear at Guildford Accordion Club 25th September 2015

Gianluca Campi

GUILDFORD ACCORDION CLUB FRIDAY 25th September, 2015 (This is the fourth Friday, not their usual third Friday of the month)
As part of GAC’s ongoing Anniversary Celebration Year, they are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to present Gianluca Campi at the club, this month.
He has been referred to as the “Paganini of the Accordion”. He wins the acclaim of critics and audiences at his performances and presents a wide repertory of music.
This is an extremely rare chance to hear this wonderful musician. Do not miss him.
There will also be some surprises to add to the usual evening’s entertainment.
Bring all your friends and remember it is the fourth Friday and not the third.

Edward Hession – Guest accordionist at Guildford Accordion Club – 19th June 2015

Edward Hession

19th June will be a very special club night at Guildford Accordion Club at Ripley Village Hall featuring guest accordionist Eddie Hession and Friends. Eddie is one of the UK’s finest musicians – a world tour with the Three Tenors – accompanist of choice to Pavarotti – member of ZUM – currently about to start a three week tour of Scotland with the Budapest Café Orchestra. This is a free evening for everyone as it is the Chairman’s Birthday – you may bring a plate (with something on it) to share. We will provide the wine/beer toast. Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra will also be playing for the celebrations
There are more wonderful guest artists booked later in the year. Do check the club website if you want to find out who they may be.
Next Club Night —Friday 19th June, 2015 Remember its free – bring accordions for Playalong too.