London Accordion Orchestra – 18th May 2019 – LAO Gala Concert, Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, London

LAO -20th Anniversary

London Accordion Orchestra presents ‘Out Of This World’ a Gala Concert to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Date And Time

Sat, 18 May 2019  15:00 PM – 17:30 PM BST  Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, London, SW19 4LU

London Accordion Orchestra celebrate their 20th anniversary year with a very special Gala Concert at the incredible Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon. The program will include Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with concert pianist Giles Kennedy, the ever popular Toccata by Widor with organist Robert Rathbone and the World Premiere of Black Mountain by LAO Conductor Ian Watson. We will be joined by a choir in a dramatic reworking of Jupiter from the Planets and Violin and Cello for the LAO favourite ‘Danzon No. 2’ by Marquez. This and much more to be confirmed. Catering will be by the award winning Gingham Hearts in a special Marquee in the Church grounds. Tickets for this concert are expected to sell out so do book early.

PUSH THE BUTTONS concert with LAO and Dillie Keane at Union Chapel 1st December 2018

LAO-Dillie Keane

The London Accordion Orchestra, some of London’s top accordionists and Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane make this event nothing short of a mini festival!

Saturday 1st December  2018 Midday till 2.00pm Union Chapel, Upper Street, Islington, London Pay what you can on the door

What a great way to kick off Advent with a musical pre-Christmas treat! Union Chapel, one of the best venues in London, have asked Ian Watson to curate a wonderful concert showcasing the accordion. The London Accordion Orchestra (LAO) will be playing playing a world premiere by Christian Forshaw. In the second part of the concert Bartek Glowacki, Illona Suomalainen, Inigo Mikeleiz Berrade and Aine Mcloughlin will play solos showing the vast range of repertoire accordionists are now playing. Then in the 3rd part of the show the wonderful Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) will be singing for a cabaret set. It will be a fun concert but with some seriously good playing. In the two intervals members of the orchestra will be ‘busking’ in different parts of the chapel playing street music from all over the world.  Last time the LAO played at the Union Chapel about 700 attended the event. Hoping to match or even better that this time.  In addition they also nominated for best Union Chapel concert of 2017 along with Ed Sheeran and Emily Sande!


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Aine McloughlinInigo Mikeleiz-BerradeIlona Suomalainen

London Accordion Orchestra present Super Accordion Orchestra Day 2018 – Sunday 14th October 2018

Super Accordion Orchestra

 Annual LAO Super Accordion Orchestra Day- The Village Hall, Ripley, Surrey

It’s Super Accordion Orchestra Day at Ripley on Sunday 14th October.   Another action-packed day with an exciting programme of music so please do secure your place and return your booking form as soon as possible.  You can get the forms by emailing  Cost for the day is only £15. Payment can be made by post or alternatively you can pay online at


Following on from the success of last year,  a ‘mini orchestra’ aimed at under 16s will be offered.  This will be a free workshop with instruments available to borrow and is suitable for children who have recently started to play the accordion and those who are complete beginners.  The ‘mini orchestra’ will work towards playing a short piece in the concert. Please do spread the word amongst your family and friends.  It would be great to be able to introduce as many children as possible.


The day will end with a concert featuring the Super Orchestra,  Tillingbourne Orchestra, Watford Accordion Band and the London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra. Tickets for your family to attend the concert are only £5 and will be available on the door.



LAO (London Accordion Orchestra) at the Royal National Theatre – 11th December 2015


ZZ Music are happy and excited to announce that LAO (London Accordion Orchestra) are to play a special concert at the Royal National Theatre on the Southbank in London.  It’s a busy month for the LAO hot on the heals of their December 5th Concert, the 11th December, at 8pm, sees the LAO play their highest profile concert to date at the world famous theatre on the Thames. The orchestra is are thrilled to be playing at such an iconic venue and are grateful to the National Theatre for including the orchestra in its series of concerts. It is a testament to the hard work of each member and the leadership of Ian Watson that have secured them a place at this high-profile London venue. It’s going to be a special night and ZZ Music encourage those who are new to accordion orchestras as well as many existing LAO fans to go along and support them at this venue. A concert not to be missed! Tickets are on sale via the National Theatre website – click here:

LAO (London Accordion Orchestra) – 5th December 2015 – Winter Concert

London Accordion Orchestra

Winter Concert 2015

Join the LAO for their annual Winter concert on the 5th December, 6pm, at their wonderful home, St. Gabriel’s in Pimlico.

They have a thrilling programme lined up including the UK Premiere of ‘Sinfonietta Dramatika’ by Stevan Divjacovic. This stunning piece is a tour de force of skill and stamina for the orchestra and audiences all over the world have been astounded at the sound it produces. They will also perform ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ with a guest soloist from the National Youth Orchestra, a brilliant new arrangement of ‘Riverdance’ by Bill Whelan and the wonderful ‘Fantasia Iberica’ by Gerhard Mohr – and more!

accordion5 (Julie North, Maria Serdyuk, Shona Holmes, Sarah Crisp and Ian Watson) are their guests for this concert. Their repertoire will include some fiery Tango and virtuosic Vivaldi. The London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra will open the concert with the famous ‘Adiemus’ by Karl Jenkins.

Click on the link to the left to get your tickets 

London Accordion Orchestra Live in Cambridge

London Accordion Orchestra

London Accordion Orchestra in concert at Impington Village College, Cambridge. This dynamic orchestra, made up of 35 accordionists and 3 West End percussionists, bring their unique sound to Cambridge. In a rare concert outside of central London they will play well known classical works such as the Jazz Waltz by Shostakovich, Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and the popular ‘Flight’ by conductor Ian Watson. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the top ensembles in the country.

Impington Village College, Cambridge on Sunday 15 March 2015
Doors Open at 5:00PM
From 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Ticket Price: £8.00 – £10.00