Norvic Concordia - Member Profiles

Both Peter and Margaret learnt the instrument at an early age and both reached the solo finals of the All-Britain Accordion Championship Contests of the National Accordion Organisation of Great Britain. They also give solo performances for functions in their own right and have written music for the instrument.

Kevin's previous experience with the instrument started when he became a dancing member of Mersey Morris Men in 1971. He became the accordionist in The West Kirby Folk Dance Band from 1978 to 1986 and the band has made a number of recordings. He has since returned to make guest appearances with the band.

Mary came to the accordion in later years after originally learning the piano. She and Jayne are both members of Norwich Accordion Club Band (www.norwichac.co.uk), a separate organisation.

Our new member Jayne has played with both Thurrock and Fairtykes Clubs in Essex.

Peter

Peter is musical director, plays the bass instrument and arranges all the music played by the Ensemble. He is a soloist in his own right and plays accordion in a number of groups.

Margaret

Margaret usually plays the lead accordion in the group. She was runner up in the North Staffs Accordion Club's National Composer's competition in 2000 with 'Dancing Madalynne'

Kevin

Kevin is the compere for the group. He is a retired Bank Manager and also a Lay Reader in the Church of England

Mary

Mary is a member of Norwich Accordion Club and leader of their elementary group 'The Troshers'.

We are delighted to welcome Jayne, who has moved to Norfolk from Essex, into the group

Sue

We are sorry that Sue has had to leave us. She had been commuting from Cleethorpes.

Warren

Warren is a retired accountant. He is an old car enthusiast and also enjoys sailing. Following a hip operation he has been absent from the group.

 

 

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