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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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Pearl Fawcett - Adriano
Oct., 21, 2007
PEARL FAWCETT-ADRIANOForthcoming U.K. Accordion Club Concerts  2007

September 28th  at 7.30pm

WEAVER VALLEY ACCORDION CLUB

(25th Anniversary Gala Concert)

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane,

FRODSHAM, Cheshire

Email Pearl -  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   

October 3rd  at 7.30pm

BARNSLEY ACCORDION CLUB

Concert Room, Barnsley trades Club,  33 Racecommon Road,

BARNSLEY,

South Yorkshire

S70 6AA

  October 16th at 7.30pm

SHEFFIELD ACCORDION CLUB

Polish Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 1-3 Dover Road (off Eccleshall Road),

SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire

 S11 8RH 

November 24th at 8 pm

SOAR VALLEY ACCORDION CLUB

Rothlry Centre Hall, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley,

LEICESTER

 LE7 7PR 

December 5th at 8 pm

BARNSLEY ACCORDION CLUB

 Christmas Party BARNSLEY,South Yorkshire

UKAO - Videos of the Month - October
Oct., 21, 2007

Get your own youTube badgeJohnny-Lee Leslie is the UKAO October featured accordionist.
Have you a question for "The Accordion Guru"?
Oct., 21, 2007

 The Accordion Guru pictured in Recoaro Terme

 UKAO are pleased to announce the introduction of "The Accordion Guru" to our growing team.The Guru will answer any accordion related questions in his own unique way!

Please send your questions via email to :- This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Do you have a question for the "Accordion Guru"?

A recent question from Willi in Herts.(via the UKAO forum) "Want to play 9ths on the accordion basses? one way is to play a 6th,these are quite accessible, A9 play Em6 [one button up].For those not sure play the Em button the 6th is the Csharp above the A button.there is an alternative,more complex play A major button with the Em button, this is a rule of thumb because you will get a different inversion.Learn both and choose the one that suits the music,choose a suitable register though, not too strong or it will sound somewhat muddy."    ---  What advice has the Accordion Guru?

 "Want to play 9ths on the accordion basses?"
 The correct answer is - It is possible to play chords of the 9th or greater, only on a free bass accordion, it cannot possibly be done on a Stradella instrument. 
 The Stradella bass system cannot even produce an interval of an 8th, therefore it is not possible to play any chord requiring an interval greater than a 7th on any Stradella bass system, in fact it's not even possible to produce more than two genuine 7th chords on any Stradella system bass. It will depend on the pitch range of the Stradella bass. For example, if the pitch range is C to B, it will be possible to produce a 7th chord on the buttons C and C sharp ONLY, all the other 7th chord buttons will not be able to produce an interval of a min 7th  above C or C sharp, so a 7th chord is not what the accordion will produce on any button other than C or C sharp. If there are readers out there want to know precisely what is being sounded, I can tell them, but that’s another article, for another day. 
 "One way is to play a  6th"  
All 9th chords are extensions of the 7th chord, so in the case of C 9th the pitches required are :- 1st  -  Maj 3rd  -  Per 5th  -  Min 7th  -  Maj  9th .   The writer is telling everybody that one way to do this is to play a 6th, if he plays a 7th chord button and adds a 6th,  such a cacophony of sound will ensue, that it will make my dog howl the house down!  
 Ex. The pitches required for the chord of C9th, are  C-E-G-Bb-D   The writer is suggesting that you play the C7th and add a 6th, which means that you do not play the D, which IS the 9th  and play a 6th, which is an A.  - The Accordion Guru 
World Accordion Review - magazine for sale by online auction
Oct., 5, 2007
For sale by auction!
World Accordion Review Magazine April 1955 -in not bad condition (has some slight water damage but all pages readable and unstuck) World Accordion Review April 1955 features the legendary Art Van Damme Quintet on the cover and has photos of a very young Pearl Fawcett, Wilson Wood, Sinclair Gair and has a photo of Jazz great, George Shearing playing a Uniform keyboard.. There is some sheet music and also an article by Galla Rini on " polish up your buttons".Info:- This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Click here for happy bidding!
Luigi Frisina - new Cd released!
Oct., 5, 2007
 
Luigi Frisina
  Dear UKAO, I come from PerthWestern Australia and wish to introduce myself via the UKAO and the internet to my new web page www.luigifrisinamusic.com and the release of my second CD “Dizzie Fingers”.   I hope you find time to explore and enjoy some of the samples of my music. Any persons who are interested in purchasing my new CD can do so on-line. In Perth we used to have an Accordion Club for a short period of time but could not hold it together, so it was disbanded.  In Perth we have a small handful of really good players in the age bracket 50-70 years but no new interest or young ones learning the instrument which is a real pity.  Hope to hear from you one day,
Kind regards, Luigi Frisina - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

New Cd - Dizzy Fingers

Dizzy Fingers
  1. Garage Disco
  2. Dizzy Fingers
  3. Malaguena
  4. Boite A Frisson
  5. A La Mode
  6. Flight of the Bumblebee
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. Caribe
  9. Bella Chittara
10. Oblivion
11. Canaquinho
12. This Masquerade
13. Full Circle
14. Toccata
15. Waltz For Angelo
16. Love Smiles
17. Tico Tico
18. Tarantella Per Te (Mamma)

Rosemary Wright @ Guildford Friday 21st September
Oct., 5, 2007
 
Ripley Village Hall
Nr Guildford
 
Frid 21st September 2007
Doors open at 7.00pm
 
Admission is just £3.00
Includes free tea/coffee and biscuits
There will be a club raffle
Information: John Cumiskey 020 8546 1767
Directions/Map:-  http://tinyurl.com/2wrvpy
 
All are welcome at this friendly accordion club!
 
Please bring along your accordions for our play-along sessions!
Report - Gordon Glenn @ Middlesbrough Concert Success!
Oct., 5, 2007
Gordon Glenn at The Accordion Workshop 8th Sep '07
 - GORDON GLENN  at the Accordion Workshop Stainton Memorial Hall
Middlesbrough on 8th Sept '07.
Tom Baines, who organised and compered the concert, introduced Gordon
on his third visit to the club. Supporting Gordon from the group were
Les Kerridge solo, Lee Taylor solo, David Rodway and Olive Rose  and
Rob and Margaret Trigg duets and Tom Baines Barry Welburn Campbell
Davidson and David Armstrong played a quartet.
Gordon took the stage with a classical tango,a Harry Hussey jazzed up
version of "don't blame me" leading on to his arrangement of Rodrigo's
" Concierto de Aranjuez" normally written for guitar/orchestra
Gordon moved smoothly on to negro spirituals, and a group favorite
"under Paris skies,".
Umbrella man in Paris arranged by his late friend Glyn Evans provided
a great French atmosphere. He played several Charles Magnante's
arrangements "what a difference a day makes"  and "yours" with a great
swing sound.
His final number "Dance of the Comedians"brought the house down on a
truly profesional performance.
He will be welcomed back in the near future. Report by Tom Baines - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The photo above shows:- L-R    Back row  Barry Welburn,Campbell Davidson,Rob Trigg,David Armstrong,David Rodway,Olive Rose and Lee Taylor.
Front row  Tom Baines,Les Kerridge,Gordon Glenn and Margaret Trigg.      

Oleg @ Uxbridge
Oct., 5, 2007
We are pleased to announce that the fantastic Russian virtuoso accordionistOleg Sharov will be appearing at the Uxbridge Accordion Club  for a very special club night on:- Thursday 18th October 2007UB7 7HGThe venue is the Anglers Retreat (Rear Function Room)Cricketfield Road - Swan Road - West Drayton - Middx - Close to J4/M4For "door to door" directions to the Anglers Retreat from your postcode please click this link   UB7 7HG or set your Sat-Nav ! Doors Open @ 7.30pm - Admission is just £4.00Licensed Bar & Club RaffleInfo: David & Angie Lukins on 01895 - 235601Information via email:-    This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  Web: www.ukaccordions.comUxbridge Accordion Club usually meets on the 2nd monday of every month , this month (October) the meeting will be held on thursday 18th October - All are welcome !
Alan Young - Accordion Repairs & Tuning
Oct., 5, 2007
Alan YoungALAN YOUNG (son of the late Arthur Young) (Accordionist - Repairer & Tuner) All types of accordions repaired & tuned!(piano accordions - button accordions - melodeons)

CONTINENTAL TUNING -STRAIGHT (DOUBLE OCTAVE) TUNING
BELLOWS REPAIRED - AMPLIFICATION - MUSETTE CONVERSIONS

Rough estimates can be provided over the phone, but an accurate quotation  can only be given after I have examined the instrument. Please call me on this number!  Tel: 01983 - 616240 Alan Young16 CROSS STREET
OAKFIELD
RYDE
ISLE OF WIGHT
PO33 1EH
UNITED KINGDOM Email:    This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  Click here to view Alan Young's Web Page! "Long Established Business - Quality Workmanship" Next Day - UK - Collection & Delivery Service available!
Gino Pietro Fiondella
Oct., 5, 2007
They start them young in West Sussex!  Gino Pietro Fiondella  was born on the 29th March 2006.His father Gennaro Fiondella is a professional accordionist , teacher,composer & arranger with an accordion school in Worthing, West Sussex.www.accordionschool.co.uk   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .Tel: 01903 - 202590
Gary Blair 9th Tour Down South Feb 2008
Sep., 29, 2007
 
Gary Blair will be making his 9th "Tour Down South" from the 6th - 18th February 2008.
Gary Blair is very popular with the folks "down south" and his audiences increase in numbers each year with additional venues being added ,reflecting the demand to see and hear this talented Renfrew Musician. Next year the tour has been extended to almost 2 weeks compared to its original 2 days back in February 2000.

Tour Itinerary:
 
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 
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
Artists to be announced - with Gary Blair Jnr.
Info: John & Jackie 01323 - 733 700

Mon 18th - Club Accord - Birmingham with Gary Blair Jnr.
Info: Poppy Middleton 0121 - 743 6637
 
Tour information/bookings please contact Ron on 07999 - 886726
An A to Z of the Accordion and related instruments - Volume 3 (Reviews)
Sep., 29, 2007
  Book Review - An A to Z of the Accordion and related instruments - Volume 3 by Rob HowardIn December 2003, when I reviewed volume 1 of Rob Howard's A-Z of the Accordion, I said, "What is remarkable is the style of writing, which always remains easy to read and yet interesting. Although the articles have been written by various writers they maintain a high standard of clarity and accuracy throughout, which is a tribute to Rob's editing and the proof reading of his wife Marj and daughter Jane." I then finished my review with, "The book can be used as a reference book, simply dipped into by reading certain articles or read in its entirety. All entries are very readable and of interest to the accordionist. This is a book that has filled a void in the accordion scene in Britain where, although there have been a number of magazines published over the years, there has been no one reference publication that one can learn about the instrument and its place in British society. Fortunately this has been filled by an excellent book, which I cannot praise too highly." To my amazement Rob then came up with a second volume in November 2005. I was pleased to be able to say of this, "I have now received my copy of Volume 2 and am happy to learn that it is as good in every way as Volume 1 and, of course, a completely new book with entirely new material.Those who have a copy of Volume 1 and/or Volume 2 need only be assured that volume 3 admirably lives up to the high standard of previous volumes and they will surely be eager to get a copy of Rob's latest work. I am amazed that after learning so much about the accordion movement in "the British Isles" in volume 1 and then even more about the movement in "Great Britain and Ireland.. and a look beyond these shores" in Volume 2 that there was enough material to write a third volume. Happily, I was wrong, because Rob is one of those devotees who, with a "degree of zeal that verges on the fanatical" (I quote from page 239 of Volume 3), has a detective-like ability and perseverance to uncover material of great interest. He asked me whether I had any suggestions for inclusion in the new volume and as a result was delighted to find interesting articles on Arthur Bell and Eric Winstone, complete with photographs. There are also many other such nostalgic articles that remind me of personalities from the accordion world in which I grew up and some of which I had never known, but nonetheless find fascinating to read.
As with previous volumes, it is not only a reference book containing many biographies, but it also contains useful articles for those wishing to improve their knowledge and playing abilities. Some of those aimed at performance include Memorising and Aural Training (Gerald Crossman), Practising - three separate articles, (Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Toralf Tollefsen and Kenneth Hacking), Technique (Charles Camilleri), Vocal Accompaniment (Jack Emblow), Writing and Arranging (Gerald Crossman), How To Adjust Your Accordion Straps Correctly (Roger Nightingale) and Medley Mania (John Kirkpatrick). Those providing information about the instrument include Accordions Tunings (Graham Romani), Couplers (Rob Howard) and Roland Virtual Accordion (Mike O'Regan). There are also many interesting articles about accordion activities, such as Accordion Clubs, Accordion Festivals, The Auvergne, Bal Musette, Busking, Cajun & Zydeco, The 'Fiddler on the Roof' Experience, Going Out Gigging, Morris Dancing, Recordings, Record Reviews, Russian Accordionists in the UK, Accordions in the Theatre, Irish Accordion Association, Ireland's Ceili Bands, Northern Ireland's Accordion Heritage, Orkney & Shetland and Scottish Dance Bands. I especially enjoyed reading the historic visits by English accordionists to other countries, such as Adrian Dante's American Journey in 1949, Gerald Crossman's diary account of his 11-day Trip to Paris in 1950 (when his return rail fare cost £12 and he returned with £20 unspent, out of a total £50 currency allowance), his subsequent Visit to America in 1950 when he met many luminaries of the American accordion scene (but to his great disappointment missed visiting the broadcast studio at 7.30am to see Pietro Frosini perform because "owing to too many late nights, I just couldn't get out of bed in time!") and Pearl Fawcett-Adriano's Historic Tour  of  1976 to the USSR.
  In format and size this volume is identical to volume 2 with 240 pages printed on high quality glossy paper. (Volume 1 has 256 pages.) Whereas volumes 1 and 2 were printed in black and white, with just the covers printed in colour, in volume 3 there are seven pages containing coloured 32 photographs. Volume 1 contains about 100 photographs and nearly 300 articles, Volume 2 has 250 photographs 200+ articles and Volume 3 has 250 photographs and pictures and 200 articles.
  These statistics give no indication of the readability of the latest publication, which is of the highest order. Although the book can be used as a reference book or simply dipped into by reading certain articles it can easily be read in its entirety. This is what I did and it sustained my interest throughout, no doubt due to its excellent editing and the varied articles submitted by numerous contributors.
  As the final article states, "Despite its low public profile, the accordion doggedly retains an intensely loyal following amongst it devotees that usually surprises those new to the instrument." It is comforting to discover in the wealth of articles in this book that there are, and have been, so many other devotees to the instrument apart from those that one already knows.
  Once again I can enthusiastically recommend this latest volume as essential reading for all those who play or enjoy the sound of the accordion. .............       Peter Ayers, MD Norvic Concordia -  August 2007
 Book Review - An A to Z of the Accordion and related instruments - Volume 3  by Rob Howard
 
Just when you thought it was safe to resume your social life Rob's done it again. A third 240-page masterpiece packed with facts and (over 200) photographs which, together with Volumes 1 and 2 creates a lasting record of everything that's been happening in our accordion world for the last 70 years. Although it may be just over a year since Volume 2 appeared, again it's Rob's tireless enthusiasm and dedication over a lifetime that is encapsulated in these books. Basically we have a very readable reference book with probably everything you would ever want to know about "accordion-lore" in the UK (and in many cases beyond).
Once again Scotland is well represented with articles on Billy Anderson, Bill Black, Sandy Brechin, John Carmichael, John Crawford, Ian Cruickshanks, Colin Dewar, Graham Geddes, Gregor Lowrie, Ian Lowthian, Roya MacLean, Iain MacPhail, Fergie, McDonald, Ian Muir's (both of them), Tom Orr, Morag Robertson, Donald Shaw, Emily Smith, and many others. From a Scottish perspective it's good to have so many current names appearing since there tends to be an assumption beyond our borders that accordion music started and finished with Sir Jimmy.      
  This together with the English and International accordion stars, plus the historical articles by accordion greats such as Adrian Dante's American Journey, Gerald Crossman's Visit to America, and a wealth of other accordion (and occasionally harmonica) related odds and ends make this book a superb read. But if you have Volumes 1 and 2 you'll know already that Rob has a winning formula.
  Copies of the reprinted Volumes 1 and 2 are still available. No-one who has Volumes 1 and 2 will hesitate to add this to their collection and for those of you who haven't started yet, now's the time.
  Full marks to Rob for the endless hours he must have ploughed into this project - going where no man dared to go before - and giving us all a fascinating record of how the accordion has developed to the point we find ourselves at today.  ............ Charlie Todd, Box & Fiddle, Scotland
 
Sauf - Riverains
Sep., 29, 2007
sur le site www.wat.tv/Sauf-Riverains  En concert Le 3 Novembre 2007Vous voyagerez tout au long du spectacle d’ambiance swing, vers des instants de musique classique.Merci
Milos Milivojevic
Sep., 29, 2007
Milos Milivojevic
OCTOBER

October 3rd 08:00 PM - Hexham Abbey Festival, Yorkshire
Hexham Abbey, Beaumont St, NE46 3NB, Hexham, Northeast NE46 3NB - £12/£8
Milos Milivojevic, Kosmos ensemble with bassist Jonny Gee Repertoire from Klezmer and music from Greece, Turkey in addition to classics like Brahms Hungarian Dances and Monti’s Czardas. Their programme presents these haunting melodies with a passion and flair that has earned them a full diary of bookings and accolades from all over Europe.www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/festivalBox Office: 01434 652 477

October 5th at St Andrews, GrintonSwaledale Festival
Kosmos Trio, Milos Milivojevic and Jonny Gee on bass. Tickets £10; £5 (for students and children under 18) Tickets available from the Festival office from early September
http://www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/kosmos.html
NOVEMBER

November 1st 07:30 PM – Kosmos, Milos Milivojevic and bassist Jonny Gee.
Clayhiddon Village Hall, Devon, Clayhidden, Southwest - free
Concert in the Southwest courtesy of ‘Super Act’.

November 11th 01:00 PM
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES
Milos Milivojevic, Kosmos Trio, and Bassist Jonny Gee
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Radio Fremantle needs your help!
Sep., 29, 2007
 
Robert Gesmundo
 Hi UKAO, My name is Robert Gesmundo and I produce and present a 2 hour weekly programme on a local community radio station in Fremantle Western Australia.
It goes to air every Tuesday evening from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Perth time) in English and Italian.
At approx 8.00 pm I present a 30 minutes segment called "The World of the Accordion" and this is dedicated exclusively to the accordion worlwide.The segment has been on air for over 6 years and is well received worldwide via the internet www.radiofremantle.com  then go to Archives and follow the prompts to selecting Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.00 pm or 8.00 pm to 9.00pm.
The programme remains available for seven days until it is over-written by the new programme on the Tuesday. The reason for my email is to advise you so that accordion enthusiasts can enjoy it and also should there be any accordion players that wants to send me their CDs it will be my pleasure to feature them on the programme.
My postal address is;
Robert Gesmundo
"World of the Accordion"
The Results Group,
Suite 15/7 The Esplanade,
Mt Pleasant  WA 6153

Looking forward to your comments,
Best Regards
Robert Gesmundo
Oleg Sharov @ Banstead Surrey - England
Sep., 29, 2007
Oleg Sharov - Russian Virtuoso
  Oleg Sharov
 
The Banstead Accordion Club - Wednesday October 17th - 7.30pm
 
Also featuring :- The Banstead Accordion Club Band - MD Judy Brown
 
At The United Reformed Church Hall,
Fiddicroft Avenue, Banstead, Surrey
 
Admission by donation (suggested £4.00/person) - raffle - refreshments - car parking.
 
Information from Judy Brown - Tel: 0208 - 657 - 6169
 
NB: The Banstead Accordion Club meet on the 4th Friday of every month!
Rosemary Wright @ Guildford
Sep., 29, 2007
 
Rosemary Wright
 
Ripley Village Hall
Nr Guildford
 
Frid 21st September 2007
Doors open at 7.00pm
 
Admission is just £3.00
Includes free tea/coffee and biscuits
There will be a club raffle
 
Information: John Cumiskey 020 8546 1767
Directions/Map:-  http://tinyurl.com/2wrvpy
 
All are welcome at this friendly accordion club!
 
Please bring along your accordions for our play-along sessions!
Murray Grainger @ Eastbourne October Festival!
Sep., 29, 2007
Accordionist Murray Grainger will be appearing at the "Eastbourne Accordion Festival" on Friday 12th October at 11pm and Sunday 14th October at 7.45 pm, he will be demonstrating the Roland V Accordion. on Friday evening.Check out the entire packed Eastbourne Weekend Programme - Please click here!Some day tickets are still available - please call John & Jackie Romero asap on 01323 - 733 700
Amaryllis Gig Guide
Sep., 29, 2007
Tracey & David - Amaryllis
Club Accord - September 10th
Cranleigh Arts Centre - Harry Hussey/Gennaro Fiondella & Crawley Orchestra - 5th October
Guildford Accordion Club - 16th November
Caister Accordion Festival November 1-5th
 
Public Dances
Weoley Hill folk dance club with Bill and Barbara Kinsman 1st December
Northampton Folk dance club New Years Eve party 31st December
Avoncroft (Bromsgrove) 1/2 day of dance 5th January
Leicester Folk Dance Club 12th January
Matlock Folk Dance Club 16th February
Richard Galliano - Marsden Jazz Festival
Sep., 29, 2007
  - Saturday 13th October
Marsden Jazz Festival - Huddersfield
Richard Galliano with the Tangaria Quartet 
There are no facilities to book tickets on-line, nor do we have credit/debit card facilities. However if you would like to book tickets for the 2007 Festival you can print off the following form and return it along with your cheque (made payable to Marsden Jazz Festival) to : Marsden Jazz Festival Office, 10 Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW.  Click here for a booking form!!Email: -  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it      Tel: 01484 - 846969
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