Bradford Accordion Band will be hosting its annual joint club night with the Craven Accordion Orchestra on Thursday 25th October at the Dubrovnik Hotel, Bradford, commencing at 7.30 pm.
The two outfits will combine in a performance of Chariots of Fire, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Final Countdown.
The Bradford band will also perform its version of Abba Gold. The remainder of the evening will be taken up with individuals and groups playing their own varied choice of music.
Report of the evenings entertainment by Janet Etherington.
On Thursday 25th October Craven Accordion Orchestra were invited to the Dubrovnik Hotel in Bradford, by Bradford Accordion Band to join them in what has become an Annual joint club night
Craven Accordion Orchestra, under the direction of it’s M.D. Harry Hinchcliffe, opened the evening’s entertainment with Palladio, then House of the Rising Sun, finishing with Lord of the Dance.
Then the C.A.O Junior ensemble, together with its leader, Danny Hinchcliffe, delighted the audience with a blues number “Start Moving”.
The evening continued with Junior soloists from the Craven School of Music, :-
Harriet Paulat Brigg ,Cara Smilie ,Alana Curtis, Ella Varley, Caitlin Colley
and William Preston.
They were followed by two soloists, who also play in the orchestra-
Sinead White and Sophie Birks
All the soloists were playing pieces with which they will be competing in the forthcoming Area Festival
After the interval, Bradford Band took the stage and, under the direction of their M.D. Anita Basic, played Tango de Montmatre, Abba Gold, and finally The Muppets.
They were joined by C.A O. and the whole ensemble played Chariots of Fire, Pirates of theCaribbeanand finished with The Final Countdown.
We then had another soloist, this time from the Bradford Band, –
Alistair Hall played Stomach Steinway, & Hector the Hero.
Its was then the time for a duet :-
Sarah Goodwin on Viola and Pete Jebb on accordion played The Theme from Love Story, the waltz ”Sarah”, Romance, and finished with Contradance by Mozart.
The final performance of the evening was by Graham Waterhouse, from C.A.O. who captivated the audience with firstly, Ritual Fire Dance, Skylark, by Hogie Carmichael, and ended withMcArthurPark.
We all had a really good evening, enjoyed listening to many very talented accordionists, and hope that the event will be repeated again next year.