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Accordion of 21-st century

Richard Galliano - French touch

Walshe Essential Guide to Accordion and Harmonica Events

«Harmonica forever!»

Modest Mussorgsky «Pictures at an Exhibition»

«Skomorokhi»: Music of the 20'th Century

Richard Galliano - 15 Titres Originaux

Pietro Frosini - Mariposita (Bolero)

Eugeny Derbenko - Cabman

Melodies Which Are Always With You

Concert musette for accordion

Richard Galliano quartet «New Musette»

Astor Piazzolla - Soundtracks

Boris Kovac and Ladaaba Orchestra «Ballads at the End of Time», «La Danza Apocalypsa Balcanica»

Yury Kazakov «The portrait of the great Bayanist»

A Gotan Project DJ set Espiracion

Accordion in Jazz

Astor Piazzolla - Concerto para Quinteto

Accordion in concert - Part I

Accordion Reader Trilogy

L. Desyatnikov - Tracing Astor

Russian music of the 19 - 20-th centuries

Igor Tsvetkov - Two Pieces for Russian Folk Orchestra

Popular Latin American tunes for chromatic or piano accordion

Terem-Quartet meets friends

Richard Galliano - Viaggio

Richard Galliano & Michel Portal – Concerts

Valery Kovtun - «Tango»

Richard Galliano – New York Tango

Friedrich Lips - Pictures at an Exhibition

Astor Piazzolla - Fugata

Dmitry Manchuk & Miroslav Leliukh - Musical Fantasy

Art Van Damme - Deep Purple

Richard Galliano - Fou Rire

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (for piano and accordion orchestra)

Andrew Petrov - Marathon in the Fall

Luciano Fancelli - Acquarelli Cubani

Happy Skvett - Kulturprisen

M. Kazhlaev - Scerzo

Michael van Delft - Angel Rocks a Stone Away

Jacques Reuaux, Claude Francois - My Way - Great Frank Sinatra song arranged for accordion orchestra - Parts

Richard Galliano - Tango pour Claude

''Resurrecion'' tango-quartet - Obsessed by the Sun

Richard Galliano - La Valse a Margaux

Bogdan Precz - Fusion

Jazz Accordion Book - Vol. I

Jazz Theory And Improvisation Studies for Accordion

Che, bandoneon - 10 essential tango arrangements - Vol. 1

Astor Piazzolla - Tangus Dei

Richard Galliano - Opale Concerto - Score

Accordion orchestra of 3-d municipal music school (Kishinev, Moldova)

Lithuanian Accordion Quintet "Concertino" (video live concert)

Pablo Ziegler - Bajo Cero

Pavel Smirov Orchestra - Accordion virtuosos from St. Petersburg

Albin Repnikov - Concerto ¹3 for accordion, chamber orchestra and percussions - Score

Pavel Smirov Orchestra - My Saint Petersburg

M. Blanter - In The Gardens

Astor Piazzolla - Yo Soy Maria

Lithuanian Accordion Quintet «Concertino» - Compositions from the repertoire of the ensemble - Vol. 2

B. Martjanov - Moldova Fantasy

«Milonga» Instrumental Trio – Compositions from the repertoire of the ensemble - Vol. 2

«Milonga» Instrumental Trio – Compositions from the repertoire of the ensemble - Vol. 1

«Milonga» Instrumental Trio – Compositions from the repertoire of the ensemble - Vol. 3

Jacques Reuaux, Claude Francois - My Way - Great Frank Sinatra song arranged for accordion orchestra - Score

Anatoly Lyadov - Musical Snuffbox

Yu. Peshkov - Black Eyes - Russian romance arranged as a concert piece

Charlie Shavers - Breeze in a Waste

Christine Boll – Partita Piccola

Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein - Going Out of My Head - Great Frank Sinatra song arranged for accordion orchestra - Score and Parts

Victor Vlasov - Bossa Nova

Pietro Frosini - Carnival of Venice

Victor Vlasov - I Like this Rhythm

Thomas Fundora & Morris Albert - Feelings

Mikis Theodorakis - Quarter of Angels

George Hammel - Pantoufle de Vair (concert polka for accordion)

Volodymyr Zubytsky - Omaggio ad Astor Piazzolla

In the Footlights

The Beatles Potpourri

Jacob Gade - Tango Jalousie

Lasse Pihlajamaa - Harmonikkasävellyksiä

Eddy Flecijn – Capriccio

Pascual Marquina - Spanish Gipsy Dance

Popular Waltzes

Libertango tango hits

Moon Serenade

History of Musicals

Astor Piazzolla – 10 tangos

From Bach till Offenbach

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart - Blue Moon

Beny Rehmann - Schiffsfeger-Polka

Francisco Canaro - Tango

Gerhard Winkler - Toulouse

Albert Vossen - Merry-go-round

Gerhard Winkler - Serenade Napolitano

Les Rid - The Last Waltz

Yann Tiersen - Le Moulin

Yann Tiersen - Naomi

Bert Kaempfert - Strangers in The Night

Luiz Bonfa - Manha de Carnival

Cajun of Luisiana State (for banjo and accordions)

George Boulanger - Da Capo

Eugene Derbenko - Rythm of Time

I. Panitski - Snowball Tree

A. Murena and J. Colombo - Indifference

Hubert Giraud - Sous le Ciel de Paris

Toto Cutugno - Soli

Fermo Marchetti - Fascination

Victor Vlasov - Boogie-Woogie

J McHugh - Black Birds (Black spiritual arranged for accordion)

S. Scott - Jungle

Tikhon Khrennikov - Moscow Windows (jazz song arranged for accordion duo)

Paul Norrback - Happy Moments

Charlie Chaplin - Limelight (waltz arranged for accordion)

Victor Vlasov - Silent Films

Victor Vlasov - Good Afternoon

Victor Vlasov - Cartoon

20 Tiny Fingers - English folk song

A. Joys - Autumn Dream

Jazz-Legato - Lerov Andersson (for accordion duo)

Vladimir Popolzin - In The Saloon

S. Scott - Ballade

Victor Vlasov – Jazz Miniatures

Victor Vlasov - Disco (from Jazz Miniatures Book)

Victor Vlasov - Let us Swing (from Jazz Miniatures Book)

Victor Vlasov - Siamese (from Jazz Miniatures Book)

Victor Vlasov - This Rythm (from Jazz Miniatures Book)

Victor Vlasov - Step (from Jazz Miniatures Book)

Unto Jutila - French Visit

Renzo Ruggieri - Carnevale

Jimmy Giordanengo - La Huette

Albert Vossen - Fliegende Blatter

Vittorio Monti - Czardas

Victor Vlasov - Mood (for solo accordion)

Victor Vlasov - Syncopes

Unto Jutila - Samba

Pietro Frosini - Jolly Caballero

Karl Noack - Parade of Dwarves (for ensemble or orchestra)

Valery Kovtun - Brilliant Waltz (for solo accordion)

Pintin Castellanos - La Punalada

Finish Polka

Anne Dudley - Jeeves and Wooster

Astor Piazzolla - Four Seasons in Buenos Aires - Score

Astor Piazzolla - Four Seasons in Buenos Aires - Parts

Luciano Fancelli - 10 km. al Finestrino

Luciano Fancelli - Pupazzetti

Georgy Mushel - Toccata

Albin Repnikov - Capriccio

Paolo Pizzigoni - Light and Shadow

Grigoras Dinicu - Hora Stacatto

Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio!

Ernesto Lecuona - Malaguena from «Andalucia» Suite

Andre Astier - Grande Valse De Concert

Andre Astier - Divertissement

Andre Astier - Fantaisie En Mi Mineur

Andre Astier, Marcel Azzola - Systeme «A»

Andre Astier, Maurice Larcange - Accordeon Steeple

Andre Astier, Yvette Horner - Polka Satellite

Volodymyr Zubytsky - Ti Amo, Pesaro

Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto f-moll from The Four Seasons

Arnstein Johansen - Cornelli (polka)

Medard Ferrero - Averse

Polka Favorites

Latin Favorites

Joey Miskulin - Accordion Styles and Techniques (DVD)

Paris Musette - Freddy Balta and his Accordion

Teach Yourself To Play Accordion

Waltz Favorites

Metodo Per Fisarmonica (Accordion)

Latin American Dances

Richard Galliano - Opale Concerto - Parts

Vladimir Chernikov - Lonely Harmonica - Yablochko

Niccolo Paganini - Caprice No. 24 in A minor

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Memory

John A. Dallas - Helen Waltz

Maurice Larcange & Michel Mercier - Javaccordeon

Franck Angelis - Valse du Cloun

Franck Angelis - Impasse

Ole Schmidt - Toccata no. 1

Astor Piazzolla - Contrabajissimo - Score

Yann Tiersen - La Noyee

Jack Fina - Bumblebee Boogie

Vl. Zolotarev - Conteplating The Dionisian Frescoes of St. Ferapontov Monastery

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Dance of The White Indian

Filippo Marino - Cristina

Tony Murena & Louis Peguri - Joyeux Vagabond

Pietro Frosini - Spic and Span

Hans Brehme - Divertimento in F

Pietro Frosini - Accordion Jitters

Astor Piazzolla - Concerto Aconcagua for bandoneon, chamber orchestra and percussions - Score

Oscar Peterson - Laurentide Waltz (from The “Canadiana” suite)

Con Conrad & Herb Magidson - Midnight in Paris (bolero)

Samuel Barber - Adagio from String Quartet No. 1

Pietro Frosini - Love Smiles

Albin Repnikov - Concertino

Victor Vlasov - The Fest In Moldavanka

Art Van Damme - Boogie-Woogie

Albert Vossen - Brusseles Laces

Yann Tiersen - Les Quatre Pieces

Frank Marocco - Appassionato

Che, bandoneon - 10 essential tango arrangements - Vol. 2

Astor Piazzolla - Cite Tango

Astor Piazzolla - Meditango

Astor Piazzolla - Un dia de paz

Astor Piazzolla - Libertango

Astor Piazzolla - Tres Tangos

Astor Piazzolla - Ave Maria

Astor Piazzolla - Concierto de Nacar - Score

Astor Piazzolla - Tangata del Alba

Accordion in Concert - Part II

Astor Piazzolla - Double Concerto - Score

Argentinian Tango and Folk Tunes for Accordion: 36 Traditional Pieces

Jean Francaix - Concerto for accordion and orchestra

Isang Yun - Concertino for accordion and string quartet

Darius Milhaud - Suite Anglaise

Astor Piazzolla - Adios Nonino for accordion orchestra and piano

Klezmer and Sephardic Tunes

Astor Piazzolla - Concerto Aconcagua for bandoneon, chamber orchestra and percussions - Parts

Astor Piazzolla - Cuatro Estaciones Portenas - Score

Astor Piazzolla - Cuatro Estaciones Portenas - Parts

Carlos Gardel - Soledad y Volver - Score

Carlos Gardel - Soledad y Volver - Parts

Angel Villoldo - El Choclo

Mariano Mores - Tanguera

Julian Plaza - Nocturna

Hector Stamponi - Un Momento

Julio Pane - Un vals para Martita

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Squeezin’ Cool Jazz: Cory Pesaturo
Nov., 3, 2007
Do you dig jazz accordion? Yesterday’s Boston Globe has a glowing review of a recent performance by Cory Pesaturo, a 21-year-old jazz accordionist from Boston. Pesaturo is the only accordion player at the New England Conservatory of Music and, according to the Globe, “makes the instrument sound as natural and native to jazz as the saxophone or trumpet.”

Pesaturo switches between acoustic and digital accordions, using the latter to play solos as different “instruments” simultaneously. In an interview with the Providence Journal, he mentions how people are often surprised by the accordion’s versatility:

“It catches people’s eyes, and you can do anything with it. Most people think it’s only the polka box, but you can do totally everything.”

He’s just released a new album, Change in the Weather, with saxophonist George Garzone, who’s a teacher at the Conservatory where Pesaturo is a student. Here’s their rendition of a Cole Porter classic from that album:

Cory Pesaturo: What Is This Thing Called Love? (MP3 download)

Gary Blair - Buy One - Get One Free !!
Nov., 3, 2007

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Eastbourne Accordion Festival - Feb 2008 - Booking Form - Please click here !

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Gary Blair's 9th Tour Down South - FEBRUARY 2008

Wed 6th - Fairkytes A/C - Essex 
Info: Val or Johnny 01708 - 225 313

Frid 8th - Private Ceilidh -  Essex

Sat 9th - Private Ceilidh - Ovingdean, Brighton

Sun 10th - Manor Field - School Ceilidh - Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Info: Ron & Sue  01444 - 239 656

Mon 11th Uxbridge A/C - Middx
Info: David & Angie  01895 -235 601

Tues 12th - Verwood Memorial Hall - Dorset - Tues 12th
with Hans & Helga & George Bennett
Info: Bob Downer - 01202 - 885 192 

Thurs 14th - Harlow A/C - Essex 
with Harlow Accordion Band
Info: Jean Hanger  01279 - 432 830

Frid 15th - Mon 18th - Eastbourne Accordion Festival
Many more top artists to be announced - with Harry Hussey & Gary Blair Jnr.
Info: John & Jackie Romero  01323 - 733 700

Mon 18th - Club Accord - Birmingham with Gary Blair Jnr.
Info: Poppy Middleton 0121 - 743 6637
 
Tour Information/bookings for 7th or 13th!!
Accordion Nostalgia
Nov., 3, 2007

David Lukins - Angie Lukins - Peter Boorman - Sue & Ron Bennett

The Family Von Skrappe were winners of the UK NAO Entertainment Championships

 held in Scarborough back in May 1993.

Ivano Battiston - Italy
Nov., 3, 2007

Ivano Battiston - Italy

CONTACT

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Viale 4 novembre 52/4
I-50032 Borgo San Lorenzo (FI)  Italy

Telephone/Fax: +39.055.8459213
Mobile phone: +39.339.5477139
www.ivanobattiston.com

The Alexander Brothers @ Castle Douglas
Nov., 3, 2007
The Alexander BrothersThe Alexander BrothersThursday 22nd November 7.30pm  £11.00

Celebrating 50 years in show business !
It is now 50 years since they made their first appearance as professional entertainers at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath, Scotland. Ross Bowie became their Manager, an association that lasted 35 years. He introduced them to songwriter Tony Hatch who took them to London and recording fame. They had their own TV series for many years and appeared on the legendary 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'. They have appeared in all the top venues all over the world including the Carnegie Hall, New York and the famous Sydney Opera House. In recent years Tom & Jack were awarded the MBE by her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace for their services to music, "This was a very proud moment for both of us" said Tom, "We're just a couple of boys fae Scotland" Said Jack...well deserved I think we would all say.

Tell your friends about this show!

Book Online - Please click here!

Lochside Theatre
Lochside Road
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway
DG7 1EU

T: 01556 504506
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Viva Seguin Conjunto Festival- Oct 6
Oct., 21, 2007
Viva Seguin Festival, Seguin, TX, Oct 6.

Joaquin Chavez y Conjunto Boys, Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria, TexManiacs, Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox.

Proceeds benefit Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin. Seguin Guadalupe County Coliseum. Noon-midnight Saturday, Oct. 6

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Chicano Festival- Houston Oct 4-6
Oct., 21, 2007

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Los Garcia Bros VS Los Texmaniacs
Oct., 21, 2007
Get ready for this bloody shootout...lol
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Salem, Beaverton , Oregon - Fri + Sat
Oct., 21, 2007
Hello everyone, just to let you know that my group will be in Beaverton Oregon at the Blue Iguana Friday night and in Salem Oregon at Flamingos Nightclub!  Anyone from Oregon is welcome to come out and watch us/participate/get to know us!  Thanks!!!!!!!!!!.
 
 
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Oct., 21, 2007
Aniceto Molina, Vallenato Cumbia master, Saturday. Lonestar Saloon, Hwy 83 N., Uvalde, TX. (830) 591-9191. http://www.lonestarsaloon-uvalde.com



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Cachorros De Juan Villarreal - Forum Universal de las Culturas, Monterrey 2007
Oct., 21, 2007
http://www.elmananarey.com.mx/reynosa/html/49260_0_1_0_C.html

EN OCTUBRE: Cumplirán 37 años de carrera con 57 discos y 16 películas
Un orgullo reynosense
Juan Villarreal y sus Cachorros actuarán en el Forum Universal de las CulturasReynosa, Tam. (El Mañana).- El cantante Juan Villarreal y sus Cachorros formarán parte el próximo viernes de los espectáculos programados para el Forum Universal de las Culturas, Monterrey 2007, al que fue invitado por ser un digno e importante representante de la música norteña y del folklore de nuestro país.
EL MAÑANA charló con este intérprete de la música regional norteña y nos contó cómo le llegó la noticia de su participación en dicho evento: “Estando en Chicago donde dimos el grito junto a nuestros compatriotas, nos llegó la gran sorpresa de que habíamos sido elegidos por un consejo musical integrado por maestros de música para representar a México con música norteña y esto es un gran orgullo para todos nosotros”.
Y agregó: “Con nuestra presentación vamos a representar a muchos Estados de la República donde se escucha la música norteña y será este próximo viernes 21 de septiembre a las 8 de la noche en la explanada de la Macroplaza”.
Respecto a cómo se realizó su elección para ser partícipe de este magno evento don Juan Villarreal nos comentó, que fueron elegidos por profesores de música mexicanos quienes tomaron en cuenta varios aspectos como las grabaciones realizadas, la manera de ejecutar cada uno de los instrumentos, así mismo indicó que fue un análisis minucioso antes de que fueran elegidos como representantes de la música norteña.
Entre los temas que interpretará en esta importante presentación estarán los más representativos del norte de nuestro país por mencionar algunos como “El coyote” y “El mango” entre otras asegurando que serán todas las melodías muy tamaulipecas.
Con gran emoción este talentoso músico dijo: “Yo siempre le pedí a mi Dios algo como esto y ahora con nuestra participación en el Forum es para nosotros uno de los logros más importantes en nuestra carrera musical de 37 años”.
EL DISCO
En estos momentos Juan Villarreal y sus Cachorros se encuentran promocionando su más reciente material discográfico titulado “Corridos: De la Gloria al Infierno” del que ya se ha desprendido el primer sencillo titulado “El mango” el cual se encuentra a sólo unas semanas de su lanzamiento en el número 35 de la lista de Billboard y del cual en breve realizarán el video en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco y también harán película debido al éxito del tema.
Y en cuanto a su elección por Billboard indicó: “Estamos contentísimos porque al estar en el número 35 de Billboard te tocan en 72 radiodifusoras y te programan cinco veces al día, pero con el favor de Dios esperamos llegar al número 16 que es el más importante de todos”.
ESTUDIO DE GRABACIÓN
Entre otros muchos proyectos Juan Villarreal nos contó que está por estrenar su estudio de grabación, para el cual ya sólo falta ultimar algunos detalles, siendo “Reskate” la primera
agrupación que grabará su disco ahí, todos sus integrantes son y se les está apoyando por ser músicos con talento.
Además, don Juan explicó: “Yo soy de la idea de como decía mi papá: “Antes de que te vayas a la tumba, enseña lo que tú sabes”, así que a la gente que tiene ganas, se les debe dar la oportunidad, pues para mi lo más importante es que la música norteña no desaparezca”.
Para don Juan Villarreal es una gran satisfacción y orgullo ser parte de este gran evento donde se expondrá la música de muchos países, por lo que es para él, el mejor reconocimiento de su carrera musical.
Por último este cantante y músico quiso agradecer al público de esta frontera todo el apoyo que siempre le han manifestado a lo largo de sus 37 años de carrera musical, así mismo las muestras de cariño y admiración del público reynosense. 19/09/2007
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Posts: 106 09/20/07 at 09:24 AM #2 Muchas Felicidades a los Cachorros en Hora Buena se lo merecen, tengo el gusto de concerlos exelentes personas y no se diga exelentes musicos, en hora buena que venga mas exito.

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Hand sculpted metal cast accordionist
Oct., 21, 2007
 Metal cast male figure with accordionThis incredibly detailed figure was produced in Castelfidardo Italy and is set on a wooden base.Stands Approximately 5 Inches Tall.Price: £37.50Click here to find out more !
New Cds for UKAO
Oct., 21, 2007
 We are pleased to announce that Harry Hussey (4) - Romano Viazzani (3)  Rosemary Wright (2) & Julie Best Cds will soon be added to our online shop.Also new accordion sheet music by composer Rene Mairis will be added to our online shop.
NIKO KUMPUVAARA - SIBELIUS & BEYOND
Oct., 21, 2007
Niko Kumpuvaara - Accordion
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Tuesday 27th November @ 7.30pm


Programme
Sampo Haapamäki: Power
Lauri Kilpiö: New work WORLD PREMIERE
Jukka Tiensuu: Zolo
Jouni Kaipainen: Gena
Kalevi Aho: Sonata No. 2, ‘Black Birds’
Olli Virtaperko: Devil’s Lungs

Tickets: £5
St. George's
The Parish Church of Saint George, Hanover Square, London W1Parish Office: The Vestry, 2A Mill Street, London W1S 1FX
 
ST GEORGE'S HANOVER SQUARE
NIKO KUMPUVAARA - SIBELIUS & BEYOND
Tuesday 27 Nov 2007 at 07:30pm


Niko Kumpuvaara is a rising star on the accordion, a rarely heard solo instrument, and brings an all-Finnish programme to the festival of Finnish music, "Sibelius & Beyond".

Kalevi Aho and Jouni Kaipainen are two well-known composers who have created works for the unusual sounds of the instrument, and Kumpuvaara mixes in newer pieces, including a world premiere performance, to his programme. 
Box office:020 7222 1061 
 
 
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2 Reviews of the recent Eastbourne Accordion Festival
Oct., 21, 2007
 EASTBOURNE ACCORDION FESTIVALOCTOBER 2007 
Beautiful Eastbourne - Classic Festival!
 
Oleg Sharov - A relaxed accordionist Genius!
If you were not at the Eastbourne Festival from 12-15 October you missed a fabulous experience. John and Jackie Romero really excelled themselves this year and treated us all to a truly remarkable programme.  What a line-up of artists and teachers!  We were dazzled by a feast of talent and kept busy from the time breakfast finished until long after midnight - well into the small hours.   From the moment we arrived we knew this weekend was going to be a blast.  We had been into the town and bought a free-standing towel rail, complete with towel, and walked into the Cumberland Hotel to be greeted by ‘You'll be wanting a rub down with a wet lettuce then?’  Sometimes you meet a person who makes a big impression on you and thus it was we met George Syrett.  Of course we did not know who it was at the time but his cheeky smile and infectious good humour worked its irresistible charm and we were in love!  But then we spotted Harry Hussey and we are in love with him too – what is a girl to do?The concert programme was thrilling with superb performances every evening.  Harry Hussey got things started on Friday afternoon and put us all in a great mood before dinner.  The evening concert was a treat – George Syrett, Mauro Carra, Julie Best and Jean Corrighan and Murray Grainger all played superbly.  Murray introduced the Roland accordion range and gave a fascinating demonstration of their capabilities.  Unfortunately he had to leave early on Sunday and so this was the only chance we had to hear him.  The others played every evening.  The young Italian, Mauro Carra, played many virtuoso pieces which were very exciting and his fingers became a blur as they raced up and down the keyboard at breathtaking speed with amazing accuracy.  World class playing indeed.  Whatever his fee, it was many thousands of notes to the pound, no doubt.  Julie Best treated us to some beautiful playing and luckily she had persuaded Jean Corrighan to return as her duet partner, giving us all a first-class demonstration of skilful duetting. They had travelled 399.7 miles on Friday and were still fresh and lovely to listen to.   Of course, the ever popular and well-loved Harry Hussey was there, performing in his own unique way until the audience ran out of titles.  George Syrett was, well, George Syrett: full of fun and dazzling the audience with his high kicks – we liked the playing and singing too! On Saturday the great Oleg Sharov joined us.  He talked about musical education in Russia in his seminar and answered questions about various techniques which he demonstrated and, of course, made it all look so easy.  Everyone was eager to hear his recitals in the evenings and he did not disappoint.  What can we say about Oleg except that it was a privilege to see and hear him perform?  Such musical playing, the incredible timbres and colours of his beautiful Russian accordion, his total mastery of the instrument and the huge variety of styles from Bach to the A Train, plus Russian folk melodies, Piazzolla  (‘Oblivion’ – fabulous), the funny ‘Telephone Talking’ and popular pieces like ‘Carnival of Venice’ as well as his own arrangement of ‘The Blue Danube’. On Saturday morning, work started for everyone: first the orchestra with Jean Hanger who quickly sorted us all out with parts and whipped us into shape: with only two practices before the performance on Sunday afternoon there was no time to lose.  Then straight into a session with Alastair Cameron for a busy hour of lively Scottish music, followed immediately by an hour with Angie Lukins who gave us a great session of music and produced some quackers to add sound effects to the tune ‘Ugly Duckling’.  A three hour non-stop session – what happened to the coffee break, John?  We had to work even harder for the same sessions on Sunday morning too – still no coffee and no time for a pit stop either!!  Each afternoon there was ample opportunity for guests to perform as well as listen. The session hosted by George Syrett was great fun and some of his introductions added to the entertainment, whilst Harry could not resist joining in during his session on Sunday.  Many brave souls had a go and all were encouraged and appreciated, from very young beginners to talented professionals including Rosemary Wright.  We actually had time for a tea break in the afternoons – how civilised - during which the young and talented George Bennett stole our hearts with his blend of music and humour.  And he is so gorgeous!  (We call him Gorgeous Georgeous). In addition there were various seminars taken by Harry Hussey (jazz), Alastair Cameron (Scottish), Trevani (Klezmer) and Mauro Carra, assisted by Gennaro Fiondella who translated, as well as tuition for absolute beginners by Sue Bennett, lunchtime concerts in the bar and many opportunities to get help and advice from all the artists as well as from the various trade stand personnel who were happy for us to try their beautiful instruments, even if we were not serious buyers, and there was plenty of music to buy from Trevani’s well stocked shop too.  We also had the chance to get advice on repairs, tuning and general maintenance from experts such as Stan Mayhew and Alan Young. The last evening came all too soon with another wonderful concert and the raffle on behalf of John and Jackie’s pet charity, Winston’s Wish which was followed by an amazing pro jam session featuring all the artists strutting their stuff and clearly having fun. All that remained was to have breakfast on the Monday morning, enjoy the final farewell concert and say goodbye to new and old friends. Roll on February 15-18th 2008, the next Eastbourne Festival.  We have booked already (and for the October 10-13th 2008) because these events are too good to miss.   Get your place reserved early as they are sure to be a sell out.  Don’t forget to bring something for the raffle, Winston’s Wish is a really deserving charity.  The fantastic news is that there will be an extra EMF Accordion Festival in September 2008 at St Audries.   For all details contact John Romero: www.eastbourne-music-festivals.co.uk     e mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Finally  many, many thanks to John and Jackie Romero for organising these festivals so well and to the Cumberland Hotel for looking after us.  Great artists, great venue, great food and the opportunity to meet old and new accordion friends – what more can anyone want. Rene Mairis and Lilian Scaddan,   Isle of Wight
Eastbourne Accordion Festival 12th - 15th October 2007 - Report by Mary Knight

For me October Eastbourne Music Festival  2007 had the WOW!! factor, it started a week before with a letter from John & Jackie welcoming me to the festival,explaining about parking, and if necessary a porter would assist me with my luggage,a blessing with an accordion and all those clothes . 
 From the moment I came through the door of the hotel reception,I got that special first class services feeling with an introduction pack handed to me which contained all the music I would need for the weekend orchestra's plus a bar of chocolate, an "Accordion Today" magazine and lots of other goodies.
Jackie & John were there to meet and greet everyone with a welcoming cup of tea or cofee and a selection of delicious cakes all served by a posh waiter. 
The programme commenced with our own Harry Hussey who delighted us, with unrelenting "audience chosen tunes" which were picked from the air by request .

The wonderful George Syrett who was of course Brilliant and always showed a tremendous love of the accordion and to all who played the instrument at whatever level,he continued to entertain us throughout the entire weekend often acting as a compere.

Friday evening concert was blessed with the wonderful and magical playing of Mauro Carra, Julie Best & Jean Corrighan (who were superb) and  Murray Grainger who demonstrated a selection of Roland Digital Accordions and  the guests and Harry Hussey busked into the small wee hours of saturday morning (3am to be precise).
 
 On Saturday morning after a splendid buffet breakfast we were all seated in the ballroom, eager to go for it with the Orchestra's sessions, firstly Jean Hanger with her lovely enthusiasm launched the large group of accordionists immediately into two pieces of music which we managed to tackle amidst laughter and general friendly bantering.

Alastair Cameron also took no time in setting the pace for the Scottish music and was very pleased with the way that we (30 plus students) quickly got the style he wanted thanks to his friendly encouragement and professionalism .

Then to finish the busy morning session Angie Lukins delighted all of the students with her jigs & reels and sing-a-long music,what fun we all had as Angie constantly had us in stitches with her quacking kazoos and plenty of audience participation.

Sue Bennett with her friendly and unique method of tuition and encouragement took the beginners group, and Trevani "Jump and Rest" with his students also used the first floor lobby teaching area.

George  Syrett hosted the Guest Concert in the afternoon followed by young 11yr old George Bennett  who entertained during the tea break on his hi-tech keyboard which everyone loved , we all reminisced with new and old tunes performed by George's in his own very talented  way .

That wonderful guest artist Oleg Sharov filled us with astonishment and amazement with his incredible technique and skills, many other wonderful musical  things happened during this exciting weekend which sadly ended too quickly.

 I would like to just finish up by saying a big thank you to all the lovely people that I have met and the new  friends that I have made during this wonderful weekend  .

 My special thanks go to John & Jackie Romero who are so concerned that everyone enjoyed the weekend and are honest trustworthy family people who have a love of music and in particular the accordion.
 
 I can't wait for the next accordion festival at Eastbourne in February then October and a new one at St Audries as well .
 
Mary Knight - Worthing West Sussex
 
Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival Dates
Oct., 21, 2007
Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle FestivalDates for your Diary!22nd/23rd/24th May 2008 Click here for theMusic Festival Page
Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Club 
6 Storr Terrace 
PORTREE
Isle of Skye  IV51 9LTTel: 01478-613451
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Mark Bousie plays for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Oct., 21, 2007
Mark Bousie
 A new production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at the Savoy Theatre, London, involves former UK Accordion Champion Mark Bousie.  The accordion part for this production is greatly enhanced, primarily due to a reduction in the size of the orchestra to 10 musicians.   The show now features a cast album CD, available at the theatre or via the show website.  For further information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court
London
WC2R 0ET    Box Office: 0870 164 8787   http://tinyurl.com/yvvy6b
Born in Perth, Scotland, Mark Bousie has directed and performed music for numerous National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions working along the way with composers such as Jonathan Dove, Steve Edis, Olly Fox, Michael Nyman, Joby Talbot and Gary Yershon. Mark's West End credits include Evita, Jumpers and, currently, Fiddler On The Roof. He has performed live with such diverse artists as Lisa Stansfield, The Nash Ensemble (BBC Proms 2006) and The Joby Talbot Band. Film recordings include Penelope, Sixty Six and as a soloist, Around The World In Eighty Days. TV includes Manchester Passion (BBC3). Studio credits include the Evita 2006 London Cast Recording and Aluminium - an album of avant-garde orchestral arrangements of songs by Jack White. Mark is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.  Book tickets to the show - Please Click Here!
 
Book here for Caister
Oct., 21, 2007
 Accordions International Caister
Thursday 1st - Monday 5th November 2007  
Caister Holiday Park
Ormesby Road
Caister-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth
NR30 5NQ
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Artistes include:-
Giancarlo Caporilli (Italy)
Bernadette Conlon (Australia)
Accodemia (Vladimir Ushakov,Svetlana Stavitskaya, Sergei Likhachov - Russia)
Harry Hussey - Gary Blair - Bert Santilly - Amaryllis - Romano Viazzani - Norvic Concordia
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This is an annual event for accordion lovers of all ages not to be missed!
Organised by Heather Smith - The Accordion Profile Magazine
Tel: 0044 (0) 1482 - 805387
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Caister - The friendly festival !
 
Stockport A/C Newsletter - Sep/Oct
Oct., 21, 2007
Stockport Accordion Club Newsletter - September/October2007Hello Everybody,
 As September dawns a number of concert dates and events for the club are on the horizon, and these are outlined in this newsletter.  First of these is our next Club Night concert on Wednesday September 12th, featuring the long overdue return of the irrepressible Harry Hussey.  Harry is the only accordionist I know who is brave and talented enough to do entire concerts playing only audience requests, and his facility for instant improvisation has to be seen to be believed!  We need players to do short spots, so please bring your instruments…  Admission is £4, we begin at 8pm, and the venue is Woodley Methodist Church, Chapel Street/A560 Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 1BL.  By motorway, take J25 on the M60, follow the Bredbury signs, and then go left at the traffic lights just after MacDonalds.   All are welcome.
 The September Club Night also sees the first public appearance of An A to Z of the Accordion, Volume 3.  The new book is largely in the style of the previous volumes, though this time some of the pictures are in colour.  It includes several lengthy, in-depth articles and biographies, including Accordion Clubs, Accordions – Then & Now, Accordion Festivals Revisited, Accordion Tunings, Accordions in the Theatre, The Art of Busking, The Art of Conducting (Brian Jenkins), Bal Musette, Fiddler on the Roof (Rosemary Wright), From Russia With Love, Irish Ceili Bands, Johnny Handle’s Accordion Tales, Memorising & Aural Training (Gerald Crossman), The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy, Practising (three archive articles, by Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Toralf Tollefsen and Ken Hacking), Record Reviews, Roland Virtual Accordion(Mike O’Regan), Scottish Dance Bands, Stockport Accordion Club, Tales & Trivia, Vocal Accompaniment (Jack Emblow), Why Not Use Those Couplers?, The White Heather Club, Writing & Arranging (G. Crossman), plus various others.  Biographies include: Ronald Binge, Wolmer Beltrami, Craig Bradley, Charles Camilleri, Lindsay Garvin, Gorni Kramer, John Leslie, Jean-Louis Noton, the Petulengros (Langtons), and many, many more.  Peter Ayers, Julie Best, Johnny Coleclough, Norman English, Jean Hanger, Raymond Jones and Heather Smith have all written/contributed their own stories.  I have been working on this book night and day (literally!) for over a year, and hope for your continued support.  The price is £15 + £4 p/p, from me at 42 Avondale Road, Edgeley, Stockport SK3 9NY.
 Walter Perrie is the guest at Leyland Accordion Club, The Priory Club, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, on Wednesday, September 19th, 8pm.  
The Weaver Valley Accordion Band celebrate their 25th Anniversary Year with a Gala Concert on Friday September 28th, 7.30pm, featuring Pearl Fawcett-Adriano.  The concert takes place at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN.  Also on the bill, the WVAB will be performing pieces from their new CD, which was recorded earlier this year.  The Mayor of Frodsham will be opening the evening and during the interval Ken Farran, the Musical Director, will be cutting a celebratory cake, which has been donated by the family of Anne Kearney who died earlier this year of cancer.  Anne was, of course, a member of both the WVAB and Stockport AC.  The tickets cost £6 (price includes refreshments), and can be obtained from Chris Green on 01925 757660, mobile 07759211362, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Organ & accordion festival: Annan Hotel, Llandudno - October 1st/5th - Harry Hussey and organists Andrew Seddon & Ian Wolstenholme.  Contact: Alan Venn - 01204 840 279.
On Tuesday October 30th the Stockport AC Orchestra are the guests at Chester Accordion Club, which meets at The Castrol Club, Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, 7.30 pm. Telephone Lyn McCallum: 0151 339 9850; email - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fancy a weekend guaranteed to lift your spirits and get you away from the stresses of everyday life?  ‘Accordions International 2007’ takes place from November 1st/5th at Haven Holiday Park, Caister, Norfolk.  Concerts, workshops, dancing, playing, trade show, meeting/making friends. The guest list to date reads: Vladimir Ushakov, Svetlana Stavitskia and Sergei Likhachov (Russia), Bernadette Conlon (Australia), Giancarlo Caporilli (Italy), Gary Blair, Harry Hussey, Amaryllis, Romano Viazzani, Bert Santilly and Norvic Concordia.  Contact organiser Heather Smith: 01482 805 387; email - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    No wonder the late Malcolm Gee described Caister as “A total indulgence in accordions”!  Marj & I have now booked, and the club has some forms.
On December 7th the SAC Band & Orchestra are at the Broken Cross Institute, Macclesfield, for our annual Christmas charity bash.  Tel: John Jones on 01625 618 691. 
The July Club Night starred Craig Bradley, whose programme included: Valse Triste, Carnival of Venice (Frosini), Valse a Deddy (E. Carrara), Monastery at Ferapont  (V. Solotaryov), Russian Cowboy (V. Chernikov), La Campanella (Paganini/arr Wurthner), Slow Waltz (Lundquist), Bus Ride (Decoursey), Day's End (Fleming), Caravan (Ellington / Tizol – arr V. Novikov), and Polka and Cock Fight from Small Suite (Derbenko).  Craig also played two duets with our resident concertina ace John Nixon: Song For Joss (Alain Musichini/ arr R. Galliano) and Magic Fingers (C. Camilleri).  Once Craig relaxed into his performance, he gave an authoritative and engaging display that brought out the best in his selections.  He also made many interesting comments about his programme and his B system button accordion, and its many sophisticated coupler combinations.  The concert also featured supporting contributions from Rob, Chris/Betty, Ray, Helen (Miles), Scott Bradley, Dugald, Anne, Peter, Chris/Derek (Pritchard), and Walter Perrie.
Craig Bradley teaches button and piano accordion, and piano, and can be contacted on 0161 972 0248, mobile 07962 887 588 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
In early July I received an invitation, which came as a great surprise, to Danielle Pauly’s wedding reception in Paris on July 7th when she married Jean-Philippe Laruelle.  John and Monique Sworack, who had Danielle stay with them when she was our guest in 1997, also received an invitation.  Sadly, none of us could be there, though we all wish the couple every happiness, and hope that Danielle will play for us again one day.  I’d love to know who else reading this received an invitation!  
It is quite a few years since Harry Hussey played for us, though some of us saw him a couple of years ago as the guest at Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club.  Harry is undoubtedly one of the most popular accordionists in the country, and highly respected by his fellow musicians.  Often referred to as a jazz accordionist, Harry actually plays expertly across a variety of styles, and is quite an entertainer.  Come and see for yourself – Harry will just amaze you!   In the meantime, keep squeezing…
Rob Howard (0161) 480 8858; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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