Janet – Solo Female Accordionist

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Janet is an accomplished Accordionist for hire in London.

Apart from the accordion, she also plays the piano, excellent for adding a bit of class to afternoon tea occasions, or even adding variety with some sax and flute to backing tracks for music at corporate events and luncheons.

Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Janet graduated with the Licentiate Degree from The Royal Academy of Music (L.R.A.M.) and the Professional Musical Performance Certificate with Honours, also from The Royal Academy of Music{Prof Cert (Hons) R.A.M.}.

She has played at Royal Garden Parties and has been introduced to and played for Her Majesty the Queen and other Royal Family members on many occasions.

Janet’s repertoire is very extensive. Special requests can always be incorporated into her programme.

As a fine classically trained accordionist, she frequently accompanies other instrumentalists and singers (including Benjamin Luxon, Aled Jones, the late Ian Wallace OBE, Marilyn Hill-Smith and Jenny Samuel).

Blue Aanube

dance of the comedians

Sous Le Ciel De Paris

Repertoire List

Accordion

Many are useful for Italian Themed Events:
Brindisi Chorus ­ from La Traviata ­ Verdi, Barcarolle ­ from Tales of Hoffmann ­ Offenbach
La Donna e Mobile ­ from Rigoletto ­ by Verdi,
Softly Awakes My Heart ­ from Samson and Delilah ­ Saint­Saens
Dance of The Comedians ­ from The Bartered Bride ­ Smetana, Habanera ­ from Carmen ­ Bizet
Ombre Mai Fu ­ from Xerxes ­ by Handel, Grand March ­ from Aida ­ Verdi.

Italian and Neapolitan:
O Sole Mio, Come Back to Sorrento, Three Coins in a Fountain, Zingarella
Waltz, Tarantella, Volare, That’s Amore
Viennese Waltzes by Strauss:The Blue Danube,Tales from the Vienna Woods, Waltz from Die
Fledermaus, Roses from the South etc.

Piano: Classical and Light Classical
Debussy ­ Arabesque, Clair de Lune, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum,
Bach ­ Preludes 1 and 2, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Chopin ­ Minute Waltz, Pachebel ­ Canon,
Mozart ­ Minuet, Elgar – Nimrod, Salut D’Amour,
Mascagni ­ Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’,
Schubert ­ Ave Maria, Meditation – Massenet from ‘Thais’,
On Wings of Song ­ Mendelssohn, Beethoven ­ Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata,
Rachmaninov ­ Rhapsodie on a Theme of Paganini.

Piano and Organ Hymn Book choices for services
The recent Remembrance and Armistice Day Choices:
I Vow to Thee My Country ­ Holst from The Planets Suite,
Eternal Father Strong to Save ­ The Naval Hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.

Popular Wedding Service choices:
The Lord’s My Shepherd ­Crimond.
(I play whatever is requested or needed for such occasions.)

Piano ­ Film Themes.
Chi Mai ­ Ennio Morricone ­ from The Life and Times of David Lloyd George
Cavatina ­ John Williams ­ from The Deer Hunter, All Creatures Great and Small ­ Pearson
Wind Beneath My Wings ­ Bette Midler ­ from Beaches
The Entertainer ­ by Scott Joplin ­ from The Sting, Eyelevel ­ from Van Der Valk
Lara’s Theme ­ by Maurice Jarre ­ from Dr Zhivago, As Time Goes By – from Casablanca, etc.

French (Accordion) Events
I can provide an entire programme on this specific Theme, either solo, or in a duo or trio.

Edith Piaf numbers ­ La Vie en Rose, Milord, Padam, Sous le Ciel de Paris, J’attendrai.
Trenet ­ La Mer, Boum, I Wish You Love, Asnavour – She.
Musette Waltzes – Indifference, Valse Lyrique, Petite Suzanne. ‘Allo ‘allo theme tune,
Que Sera sera, Brel, Amsterdam, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Chanson des Vieux Amants
Monti ­ Czardas, Accordeon Tzigane ­ J.Privat, Ballade Pour Adeline ­ R.Clayderman

Flute ­ With Backing Tracks:
Classical:
Mozart ­ Theme from Symphony No. 40 in G Minor,
J.S.Bach ­ Sheep May Safely Graze, Strauss ­ The Radetsky March,
Borodin ­ Polovtsian Dance from Prince Igor
The Beatles: Penny Lane, When I’m Sixty Four, Michelle, Hey Jude, Here, There and Everywhere
Abba: Super Trouper, Thank You For The Music, Winner Takes it All etc.

Show Tunes:
Any Dream Will Do ­ by Lloyd Webber – from Joseph,
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – by Jerome Kern – from Roberta etc.

Film Themes:
Speak Softly Love ­ by Rota ­ from The Godfather, Where do I Begin ­ by Lai ­ from Love Story,
Moon River ­ By Mancini ­ from Breakfast at Tiffanys
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best friend ­ by Styne & Robin ­ from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, etc.

Rock and Roll:
Blueberry Hill, Green Door,
Blue Suede Shoes,
Jailhouse Rock,
Be Bop a Lula,
Sweet Caroline,
Twist Again

Songs with Guitar or Ukulele:

Folk Songs:
All Around My Hat,
Scarborough Fair,
Cockles and Mussels,
Waltzing Matilda,
Clementine,
Home on Range,
Let Him Go,
Let Him Tarry.

Clarinet with Backing Tracks:
Acker Bilk’s ­ Stranger on The Shore, Folk Songs etc

English Music:
Medieval Banquets either Solo or Duo e.g.
Greensleeves ­ Henry V111, Shakespeare Songs e.g. When Daisies Pied, Music for a While,
Summer is a Coming In, Pastyme With Good Company,
Thomas Morley ­ Now is The Month of Maying, Early one Morning etc.

Music Hall and WW1 Themes:
Daisy, I’ll be Your Sweetheart, Oh, oh Antonio, The Boy I love is Up in the Gallery.
Keep the Home Fire’s Burning (I.Novello), The Quartermaster Stores, Pack Up Your Troubles,
Mademoiselle from Armetieres, Tipperary.

The Roaring Twenties:
The Charleston,
Thoroughly Modern Millie,
Tea for Two,
Hits from ‘The Boyfriend’,
Billy Mayerl ­Marigold

1930’s
We’ll Gather Lilacs ­ Ivor Novello,
Tiptoe Through the Tulips,
My Blue Heaven,
Underneath the Arches,
These Foolish Things,
The Isle of Capri

1940’s
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, You’ll Never Know, Lili Marlene etc.
Regimental Songs and Marches e.g.
Bless em All, British Grenadiers, Run Rabbit Run, The White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again

Naval Sea Shanties – Formal Trafalgar Events.
Hearts of Oak, Portsmouth,
The Sailor’s Hornipipe,
Trumpet Hornpipe,
Ship Ahoy,
Sailing,
Rule

Britannia
RAF:­ Dambusters, Wing and a Prayer,
Patriotic ­ There’ll Always Be an England, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, etc.

American Wartime.
Moonlight Serenade, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Hoedowns and Barn Dances: either solo or as a band
Turkey in the Straw, Arkansas Traveller, Yankee Doodle, Camptown Races.
Red River Valley, Virginia Reel, Cumberland Square .

Light Trad Jazz: ­ (either solo, duo or trio).
Ain’t Misbehavin, Sunny Side of The Street, Sweet Georgia Brown.
Jewish and Yiddish Themed events: for Purim or Bahmitvahs:
Havah Nagilah, Hatikvah, Tzena tzena, Rock Gently Sail Boat, Shalom Chaverim, Zum gali gali,
Music from Fiddler on the Roof
Tango Accordion Music ­ La Cumparsita, Jealousy.

Scottish Theme:
Loch Lomond, Ye Banks and Braes, Skye Boat Song, Bonnie Dundee, Highland Laddie,
The Road to the Isles, Mairi’s Wedding, etc.
Dances for Ceilidhs: The Dashing White Sergeant, Jimmy Shand’s Bluebell Polka, Mrs Mcleod
Eightsome Reel sets, The Drunken Piper, Reels of the 51

Irish Theme:
Danny Boy – Londonderry Air, Cockles and Mussels, If You’re Irish, Come into the Parlour,
When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Leaving of Liverpool, Irish Rover.
Jigs and Reels, ­ Fairy Dance Jig, Irish Washerwoman Jig, Devil Amongst the Tailors,
Drowsy Maggie, The Kesh, Dingle Regatta.
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