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  • Club Night Playlist 16 November 2021, Bradwell WMC (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021
    Club Night Playlist, 16 November 2021

    THEME: Place Name
    John Jones Tulips from Amsterdam; Gilly GillenOssenfeffer Katzenellenbogen-By-The-Sea
    Greta Moseley & Ann Millward, duet I Love Paris in the Springtime, Manhattan, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
    Miriam Umpleby Medley – The Tour of Britain with vocals
    Tony Britton Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez
    Derek Wilton (Harmonica) Medley including Something the Matter with Glasgow, Goodbye Sally, Siegfried Line, Pack up Your Troubles, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Tipperary
    Viv (acc) & Pete Cowie Dirty Old Town (Salford), California Here I Come with vocals
    Mike Richards Ashokan Farewell, Barren Rocks of Aden, The Atholl Gathering and Lamb Skinnett
    Richard Millward The Streets of Laredo, Carolina Moon
    Norman Brown The Lights of Old Aberdeen, Londonderry Air, We’ll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside
    Geoff Capewell Isle of Capri, White Cliffs of Dover, Brasilia
    John Corden Come Back to Sorrento, Streets of London
    Betty Nixon & Ken Hall Irish Lullaby, Swiss Miss, Vaya Con Dios
    Steve Hughes Old Bazaar in Cairo, Istanbul not Constantinople with vocals

     
  • Xmas Party 21st December includes The Fettlers
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2021
    Xmas Party 21st December includes The Fettlers

     
  • Newsletter July/August 2021
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 3 Aug 2021
    Newsletter July/August 2021
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    Newsletter July/August 2021
  • 20th July Virtual Clubnight Playlist (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 20 Jul 2021
    Miriam Umpleby Minute in G (Beethoven), You’ll Never Walk Alone
    John Jones Latin American Medley, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
    Betty Nixon & Ken Hall  Yodeller’s Farewell, Vaya Con Dios
    Paul Hobbs Sous le Ciel de Paris, Eternal Flame
    Geoff Capewell Sands of Islay, Longing for You
    David Attard Adios Muchachos Mix, Un Attimo A Parigi (A Moment in Paris)
    Barry Graham Espagna, Austrian Medley
    Tony Britton Sealed With a Kiss, Romance (from the film Gadfly)
    John Cordon La Mer, C’est Magnifique
    Joseph Grima La Mer, Perfidia
    Tracey Middleton I Dreamed a Dream, Radetzky March
    Mike Richards Fly Me to the Moon, Corinne
  • May/Jun 2021
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021
    Newsletter May/June 2021

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    May/June 2021
  • June Virtual Club Night Playlist 15.06.21 (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021
    June Virtual Club Night Playlist           15.06.21

    THEME – '80’s Music
    Mike Richards
    John Corden
    Barry Graham
    Tracey Middleton
    David Attard (Malta)
    Tony Britton
    Joseph Grima (Malta)
    Miriam Umpleby
    John Jones
    Greta Moseley
    Ann Millward
    Viv and Pete Cowie
    Paul Hobbs
    Steve Hughes
    Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (1986), Ride On (1980)
    Drink With Me (1980), Do You Hear the People Sing? (1980)
    Memory (1981), Love Changes Everything (1987)
    I Know Him So Well (1984), Anthem (from Chess, 1984)
    La Mamba
    Eye Level (Van der Valk 1970’s theme), Walk of Life (1985)
    A Woman in Love (1980), I Can’t Stop Loving You
    Funiculi Funicula (1880!), Hallelujah (glockenspiel) (1984)
    Begin the Begine, Hey, (1980) I Just Called to Say I Love You (1984)
    Island of Dreams, Love Letters in the Sand, In the Mood
    Wheels, Valse Continentale
    Perhaps Love (1981), The Big Ship Sails Down the Alley (1880’s!)
    A Winter’s Tale (1982), Uptown Girl (1983)
    Chariots of Fire (1981 theme), The Onedin Line (1971-1980 theme)

     
  • May Club Night Playlist 18.05.21 (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 20 May 2021
    May Virtual Club Night Playlist   18.05.21
    Miriam Umpleby

    Paul Hobbs
    Celtic Fettlers


    Mike Richards
    David Attard (Malta)
    Joseph Grima (Malta)
    Tracey Middleton
    John Jones
    Barry Graham
    English Country Garden (Glockenspiel), Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer (accordion and vocals)
    Battagliero , Pennies from Heaven
    For the Jig of It, All of Me, Corriedinio (inst), Lambada (inst), Champs Elysée (inst), Quendale Bay (inst), Tico Tico (inst),  You Got a Friend in Me. '(inst)' = instrumental. the others included vocal.
    Whip Jamboree (accordion and vocals), Duke of Perth medley.
    Historia De Un Amor, A Tempo Di Musette
    French Shanty, La Foule 
    Carte Postale, Sway
    Edith Piaf - medley
    Dancing Fingers, Beer Barrel Polka
  • Live Rehearsals Start (North Staffs Accordion Band)
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021
    Live band rehearsals started at the Bradwell Workingmen's Club on Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8 pm.  We expect to revert to Tuesdays after  the 21st June if govt guidance ends social distancing.
  • Programme: CHARITY CONCERT INTERNATIONALE 06.04.21
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 25 Apr 2021
    Charity Concert Internationale, 06.04.21. 
    Programme:
    Anne-Marie Devine
      1. Carnival of Venice (Neopolitan folk tune)
      2. Iain MacPhail Reels
      3. Leavenworth Polka
      4. Derry & Belfast Hornpipes
      5. Rose of Tralee, When Irish Eyes are Smiling & Irish Lullaby
      6. Music for a Found Harmonium
      7. Alpine Express (duet with her teacher, Sean O'Neill)
    Bruno and David Continenza
      1. Waltz No 2 by Dmitri Schostakovich
      2. Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
      3. Tu Che M'hai Preso' il Cuore - You Who Stole My Heart by Franz Lehar
      4. Gran Valzer by Giuseppe Verdi 
      5. Smile by Charlie Chaplin
      6. La vita è bella - Life is Beautiful by Nicola Piovani
      7. New York, New York by Fred Ebb and John Kander
      8. Arriverderci Roma by Renato Rascel
    Barry Graham
      1. Un Bel Di Vedromo - One Fine Day We'll See from Madama Butterfly by Puccini    
      2. Ikhav Kozak Za Dunaj - The Cossack Rode Beyond the Danube (Ukranian folk song)
    Stefan Andrusyschyn
      1. Bach: Organ Prelude and Fugue in D minor
      2. Strauss/Sharov: Blue Danube.
    Mario Conway
           Roland V8
      1: Indifference by Tony Murena (arrangement) French swing musette
      2: Gabriella Sensuale (original) a tango in the style of Astor Piazzolla
      3: Lisabetta (original) Italian waltz.
      4: Oblivion by Piazzolla (arrangement)-
           Hohner Gola
      5: Libertango by Piazzola (arrangement)
      6: Fantasia on Funiculi, Funicula (original)

     
  • Charity Concert Internationale - Videos
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 25 Apr 2021

    Our YouTube channel has been updated following the Charity Concert on the 6th of April. It includes a summary video of the concert and will include the player videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEh8EKB3aSGSeTh9NG0C8vQ/videos
    The first player video is The Carnival Of Venice played by Anne-Marie Devine.

  • Playlist for Club Night 16 March 2021 (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021
    Club Night Playlist, 16th March 2021
    Greta Moseley
    Miriam Umpleby
    Barry Graham
    Betty Nixon
    Ken Hall
    John Jones
    Tracey Middleton
    Rosie Galley
    Norman Brown
    Tony Britton
    Viv & Pete Cowie
    Mike Richards
    Paul Hobbs
    Moira Hague
    John Corden
    Tracey Middleton

    Summertime, Take me Home Country Roads
    Serenade (Haydn), Tulips from Amsterdam (with vocals)
    Scheherazade (3rd Movement)
    I Can’t Stop Loving You
    Mockingbird Hill
    Sweet Caroline, You’re Too Good to be True
    Rumbata, Accordeon in Switzerland, Tango medley, Only Love
    Star of County Down, McDuff Maggie
    Crystal Chandelier, Please Release Me
    Somewhere My Love, Love is a Many Splendored Thing
    Athenry, End of the World (both with vocals)
    Under Paris Skies, The Ferryman (with vocals)
    When I Fall in Love, Durham Town
    Moira recounted a joke
    Athenry, La Mer
    Musette for a Magpie, Passedoble medley, La Bamba, 
    Cubanola (Frosini)
  • Play List for Club Night 16 Feb 2021 (Club Night Players)
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021
    Club Night Playlist 16 February 2021 

    THEME – Love Songs

    Mike Richards - Fly Me to the Moon, Sloop John B
    John Plumb – I Wish You Love, Hello Young Lovers 
    Richard Millward – Falling in Love Again, Run Rabbit Run
    Geoff Capewell – What Now My Love, Answer Me
    Ann Millward – Love Walked In, Embraceable You
    John Cordon – Have I Told You Lately, Some Enchanted Evening
    Viv & Pete Cowie – I Just Called to say I Love You, Mona Lisa
    Paul Hobbs – Yours, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    Moira Hague – Eriskay Love Lilt, Ae Fond Kiss
    Norman Brown – Answer Me, I Love You Because
    Miriam Umpleby – Scarlet Ribbons, Love Changes Everything
    Steve Hughes – When the Girl in Your Arms, Venus in Blue Jeans
    Betty Nixon – Love Me With All of Your Heart} 
    Ken Hall – She wears My Ring                            } Duet – Francis Wright Waltz, 
    Greta Moseley – A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, After You’ve Gone, Love Letters in the Sand, Island of Dreams
    Barry Graham – Mon Dieu, L’Accordionist
    Rosie Galley – Give Me Your Heart, Wooden Heart
    The Houghtons – ‘Those Canaan Days’ from Joseph

     
  • January Club Night with guest player Barry Smith
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

    Barry Smith playing the 'Heimarc Waltz'
    Our guest player at our January 'Zoom' club night was our good friend Barry Smith from the Black Country Club, organiser of the Midlands Accordion Festival and editor of the Accordion Post magazine. Along with some 20 club member performances, Barry kept us entertained with a varied programme including a couple of his own compositions, as is this video piece. Many thanks Barry.
    Barry's composition, 'Heimarc' is named after his children, Heidi and Marcus, and can be found on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEh8EKB3aSGSeTh9NG0C8vQ/videos
    or
    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/northstaffsaccordionclub

    Barry is being interviewed at 9.15 am on Sunday 24th January 2021 on Wolverhampton Radio (FM 101.8 MHz).

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  • Accordion Profile discontinued,
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2021
    Heather Smith, editor of the  'Accordion Porofile'  had decided to discontinue publishing the magazine with immediate effect.  Our chairman has sent the following message to her:
    Dear Heather,
    I'm sorry to hear that you are going to discontinue publishing the Accordion Profile, Heather.  It has been a huge part of the accordion scene of the country.  With the lack of live music activity through the pandemic it must have been desperately hard for you over the past months and it is probably wise for you to retire and gain more time in your life for other things.
    Our very best wishes from the North Staffs Accordion Club where we hope to see you again as a guest in the not too distant future.
    Best Wishes,
    1steve Hughes
  • Christmas Video - O Holy Night
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2020


    'O Holy Night' recorded by members of the North Staffs Accordion Band.

    ‘O Holy Night’ is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847. The North Staffs Accordion Band members created this festive video during the 2020 lockdown, and wish you a very merry Christmas. This is a stereo recording so, best listened to on headphones.

    Members of the band recorded their parts at home on numerous applications/devices including smart phones, apple devices, windows devices, and formats including .mpa, .mp3, .mov, .aup The sound files were then aligned on Audacity, and mixed down with minimal amendments.


     
  • Club's YouTube Channel
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020
    Club's YouTube Channel


    Our new YouTube channel has been running for 2 months and already has had 1,595 hits and 50 hrs of viewing. We'd love more viewings and subsribers. Please make our day by viewing and subscribing.

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