Welcome to the Kennet Accordion Orchestra


Based within the valley of the River Kennet , the orchestra is supported by an enthusiastic group of accordionists from the surrounding towns of Marlborough, Hungerford, Newbury and Swindon.


We share a common passion for playing the accordion and as a collective, perform concerts, support charitable organisations and participate in music festivals throughout the local region and beyond.


Under the baton of our Musical Director, Nigel Pasby, the orchestra rehearse an extensive musical repertoire that includes pieces from many musical genres. Nigel cites Mozart and Mercury (Freddie) as two of his major musical influences and this diversity is reflected in our performances.


Having formed in 1984, the orchestra is now in its 'thirties'. Many of you visiting will have listened to us before and we thank you for your support. For those who haven’t, we look forward to welcoming you at one of our future concerts and do hope you enjoy the experience.


In the meantime, please browse our website for further information on the orchestra and the world of accordions. If you are interested in booking the orchestra to support your event, please reach us via our Contact Us page.