Video: More accordion players needed to join Norwich group The Troshers

Troshers Accordion Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Troshers Accordion Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A merry band of accordion players are looking for new members to take part in their music-making.

Troshers Accordian Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Troshers Accordian Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Troshers entertain people at clubs, groups, nursing and residential homes in the Norwich area with their programme of sing-a-long songs including everything from Moon River to It's A Long Way To Tipperary.

Now The Troshers are appealing for more people to pick up an accordion and join them.

Pamela Garrett, booking officer for The Troshers, said: 'We are a happy band, very cheerful, we just like entertaining people and spreading the music around. We play sing-a-long songs and have books for the audience to join in, and at Christmas we do carols and Christmas songs.'

The Troshers are the less formal side of Norwich Accordion Club, and people with and without accordion experience are invited get involved. The group's name comes from the Norfolk word for 'try,' as is 'Keep yew a'troshin' bor.'

Troshers Accordion Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Troshers Accordion Group looking for new members.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

At the moment the group has about 12 members.

Pamela said: 'We make a good sound but we do need more players - the more the merrier. The accordion is something anybody can learn to play, all you need is some knowledge of the keys on a piano.'

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She said the club had instruments that could be loaned to beginners and also teachers who could give lessons. Many of the group's members are retired but the group is open to all ages. The Troshers meet Thursdays 7pm-9pm at The Methodist Church, in Heartsease Lane, Norwich. To find out about joining email Pamela at pg707@btinternet.com or musical director Mary Dent at norwich.nac@ntlworld.com. Visit www.norwichac.co.uk and click on the Troshers heading.

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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