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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

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Julian Plaza - Nocturna

Hector Stamponi - Un Momento

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Harlow Accordion Club Concert - Thursday Feb 17th 2011
Feb., 14, 2011

HARLOW ACCORDION CLUB CONCERT

             THE LINKS SOCIAL CLUB

PARSLOE  ROAD, 

HARLOW, 

CM19  4RT.


   THURSDAY  17th FEBRUARY  2011 - 7.30pm

 

Featuring:-


THE HARLOW ACCORDION BAND

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STEFAN ANDRUSYSCHYN &  DENISE LEIGH

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 CHRIS LOVELL - THE ACCORDION SHOP

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TICKETS  £7.00 (In Advance)

 or £7. 50  at the door. 


     Information:- Jean Hanger Tel: 01279  432830
Stockport Accordion Club - Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2010
Feb., 14, 2011
Rob Howard

Stockport AC meets on Wednesday evenings at Woodley Methodist Church, Chapel St, Woodley, Stockport SK6 1ND; MDs Derek Stubbs (SAC Band, 7 pm/8.30 pm) and Brian Jenkins (SAC Orchestra, 9pm/10.30 pm). 

New members always welcome.

Annual Charity Concert in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice, Friday December 10th,7.45pm 

Stockport Accordion Club Band & Orchestra

Special guest Walter Perrie

Broken Cross Institute, Macclesfield

 As if you needed reminding, Christmas is coming (no, I can’t believe it, either!), and our annual concert in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice at the Broken Cross Institute, Macclesfield, takes place on Friday December 10th, 7.45pm. The SAC Band (MD Derek Stubbs) & SAC Orchestra (MD Brian Jenkins) will entertain in our usual grand style. SAC Vice President Walter Perrie will perform a special guest spot. This is always a great night out, very well supported, and for a worthy cause. Contact John Jones on 01625 618 691 for info/tickets.

 Jovan Rnjak and Deirdre Adamson were our Club Night guests in September and October, and these proved to be excellent yet contrasting concerts. Jovan’s varied programme, on his Scandalli Super V1, included everything from Frosini to Stevie Wonder, and Take Five to Jealousy, whilst Deirdre’s largely Scottish music on her Classique was always bright and entertaining. The SAC Band (MD Derek Stubbs) played supporting spot at both concerts.

 On October 20th Stockport AC broke new ground by hosting a master class in which visiting virtuoso Vladimir Fonin, ‘Honoured People’s Artist of Russia’, put Justin Ryan through his paces. This was arranged at short notice via an old friend/colleague of mine, balalaika teacher Brian Hulme (not to be confused with the late accordionist, Brian Hulme). The evening began with a club members’ play around. After a tea break, Vladimir Fonin conducted his master class, with Justin playing Asturias (Isaac Albeniz), a Spanish composition for guitar, arranged for accordion. Justin – and the audience – assimilated Vladimir Fonin’s comments and suggestions aimed at developing musicality and expression, and the master class was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The evening concluded with Fonin performing some Russian folk dance pieces, ending with the famous Frosini arrangement of the Carnival of Venice. Vladimir commented that he was delighted to visit an accordion club, where players meet socially and to play together, as he said there is nothing comparable in Russia. He was presented with a copy of An A to Z of the Accordion, signed by all present.

 The following evening some of us from SAC attended a wonderful concert of Russian traditional folk music at the Royal Northern College of Music. Performing were Vladimir Fonin, Mikhail Senchurov - balalaika, Natalya Gorbenko – piano, and singers Anna Voronina and Sergei Kochetov, all from the St Petersburg Conservatory, and the Manchester Schools Music Service’s excellent Kalinka Balalaika Orchestra (MD Brian Hulme).

 Marj & I became grandparents on September 7th when our Jane gave birth to Daniel in Belfast. We recently had a magic few days over there with Jane & Phil, seeing the little fella for the first time, and doing our first baby sitting. I suspect Marj had ideas about kidnapping him! 

  On September 27th John Jones & I played at the funeral of Frank Swindell in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Also present were Harry & Pat Hussey. Frank’s passing meant the end of an era for me as our families went back generations, and I shall miss seeing him at the festivals, filming and photographing everything. Later the same day, at short notice, I gave a talk/demo on the accordion at the Salvation Army HQ in Cheadle Heath, Stockport. This went down very well indeed, and I enjoyed myself very much. I’d do it again if anybody asks.

 Many of us are going to ‘Accordions International 2010’, Seacroft, Norfolk, November 12th/15th, for our annual ‘fix’ of squeezing. The guests include Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Gennaro Ruffolo, David Vernon/Dick Lee, Gianni Mirizzi, Wayne Robertson, Harry Hussey, Peter Ayers, Bert Santilly, and Norvic Concordia. There’s workshops, a trade show, and Wayne Robertson plays for Scottish dancing. It’s wall to wall accordionising! This festival always sets me up for the winter, and is very much what the late, lamented original organiser Malcolm Gee once called “A total indulgence in accordions”. To book, tel 01780 782 093 during office hours (Sceptre Productions). The organiser is Heather Smith (01482 805 387).

 Pearl Fawcett-Adriano (01226 382 976) tells me that at Seacroft she will have for sale a DVD of the Saturday evening variety concert at the 2009 All Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Championships. Pearl was the chief guest artiste, and the DVD includes her performance plus spots by accordionists Gary Sutherland, Jimmy Cassidy, John Carmichael, the Bill Wilkie Accordion Orchestra, dancers, singers, musicians and comedians. Pearl also hopes to have two of her cassettes, Les Melodies Continentale and The Two Great Pietros available on CD.

 Like it or not, soon will come the usual question about choosing Christmas presents. Here’s some ideas. If you want to buy an accordion, the local dealers are The Accordion Shop, 54 Drake St, Rochdale OL16 1NZ; (01706 658 283), and Hobgoblin Music, based at Johnny Roadhouse, 123 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7DU (0161 273 1111). For accordion CDs, there’s Tommy Scruton’s (TSAR) catalogue of 60 classic albums, featuring Toralf Tollefsen, Charles Magnante, Martin Lukins, Henry Krein, Kramer & Wolmer, Herbie Marks, Art Van Damme, John Molinari, etc; tel 0161 789 3799. For magazines, there’s the monthly Accordion Profile - £22 per annum (cheque payable to Accordion Profile), from Heather Smith, 80 Inglemire Ave, Hull HU6 7TG. Accordion World is a bi-monthly, £15 for 6 issues (cheque p/y to Accordion World Magazine), from Karina Fodden, 64 Church St, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9NP. There is also the monthly Box & Fiddle, dedicated to the Scottish scene. This costs £31.05p per year (cheque p/y to Box & Fiddle), from Karin Ingram, Filters House, Dodburn, By Hawick, Roxburghshire TD9 0PG, Scotland. Last, but by no means least, there’s An A to Z of the Accordion, a 4-volume series of hardback books, presenting a combined total of nearly 1,000 articles and biographies plus 700+ pictures. Each volume costs £15, but call me on 0161 480 8858 to see what special Christmas deals are on offer.

 For sale: 40 bass, Hohner Starlet piano accordion, red. Little used, perfect working order. Pictures available. £300. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; tel 07773 126 650.

 If you fancy an evening of music and laughter, Bernard Wrigley is at Sale Folk Club, United Services Club M33 6HQ, on November 13th, tel: 0161 432 4317, and on December 3rd at Poynton Folk Club, British Legion, tel: Dave: 01625 273163 (www.bernardwrigley.com).

 The Goblins in the Ginnel folk club at The Globe, Glossop SK3 8HJ, run by Sara Kirkham (www.goblinsintheginnel.co.uk), has the band Blackbeard’s Tea Party performing on Saturday November 20th, 8.15pm. All profits go to the Willow Wood Hospice.

 John Jones & I will be playing in the Stockport Air Raid Shelters on December 9th (t.b.c.), 13th and 16th; booking info (0161) 474 1940. On Sunday December 5th, 12/4pm, I will be playing Christmas music at the Stockport Hat Works as part of a themed afternoon.

 The SAC Christmas Party takes place on Wednesday December 22nd (invitation only).

 I hope you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas, and good health for the New Year. In case you’re wondering, the next Club Night concert takes place on January 26th, and is a President’s Night, which means there’s no guest, but the SAC bands, members and visitors will play. So, get practising, and bring your box on Jan 26th…

 Rob Howard (0161) 480 8858; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Extras – yes, there’s more…

Mike Craig (1935-2010)

I was very sorry to learn of the death of Mike Craig last week, at the age of 75. Mike was a charismatic radio presenter and producer, stand up comedian, after dinner speaker, author, an authority on the variety theatre/music hall era, and also a first class TV script writer. He wrote for Ken Dodd, Harry Worth, Roy Castle, Mike Yarwood, Bill Maynard, Jimmy Tarbuck, Des O'Connor, and Morecambe and Wise. All in all, a very talented man who will be sadly missed.

About 20 years ago, when we were still known as the Clifford Wood Accordion Orchestra, BBC Radio Manchester invited us on to the Mike Craig Show, 7pm on a Monday evening. We piled into the studio, which was not very large, were greeted cheerily by Mike, and did our best to set up in band formation, and waited for the ‘on air’ red light to come on. Following an interview in which Mike quizzed Cliff about the band and the sort of music we played, we performed an Austrian/Bavarian waltz called ‘Bauernschmaus’ live on air. Cliff could never pronounce the title, and announced is as “Brown Mouse”! There were about 20 accordionists plus music stands, and Ken Rogers with his drum kit, all shoe horned into a room meant for no more than ten people. Any passing ‘health and safety’ official would have had a fit! We were so cramped there was literally not an inch to spare, shoulder-to-shoulder, elbow-to-elbow, and it was really difficult to move one’s bellows. God knows what it sounded like!

Local accordion teachers:

Tony Marchell (also guitar) - tel 0161 434 1933; Tommy Scruton - tel 0161 789 3799; Craig Bradley – 5-row button, piano accordion or piano, tel 0161 972 0248.

Accordion/squeeze box repairs:

For any kind of piano or button accordion/melodeon/concertina repairs (acoustic or electronic), restorations, tunings, MIDI conversions, etc, contact Roy Whiteley on 01565 723 080; website: www.accordionmagic.com. Roy is based at Allostock, near Knutsford, Cheshire.

Accordion for sale

For sale: Allodi piano accordion - 72 bass, 5 treble couplers and 2 bass couplers; in excellent condition, completely overhauled 3 years ago; comes with a hard case plus a gig bag. Pictures available. Sell for £1,200 (negotiable). Tel Eva Kahan (0161) 720 6425; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Len Johnson and The Colour Bar

For the boxing fans out there, I have just had a reprint done of Len Johnson and The Colour Bar, my biography of Len Johnson, Britain’s leading middleweight in the 1920s/30s, whose career was blighted by an official boxing ‘colour bar’, hardback, £10 + £2p/p.

Accordion websites:

There is nowadays a huge amount of stuff about accordions on the Internet. There’s enough YouTube performances by players from around the world on ‘the Net’ to keep you occupied for hours on end. For constantly updated national and international news about players, concerts, festivals, CDs , DVDs, instruments, useful information, accordion related articles, etc, have a look at the websites Accordions Worldwide (www.accordions.com) and UKAccordions (www.ukaccordions.co.uk). I write the weekly news for Accordions Worldwide, and if you want an announcement made, just get in touch with me, and it’ll go out in 7 languages!

An A to Z of the Accordion

Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4

by Rob Howard

 

 These unique books offer almost 1,000 accordion related articles & biographies,

  and 700+ pictures!!

 

 


 

 

An A to Z of the Accordion – Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4

 The perfect present for any accordion enthusiast!!

Volume 1: Be a Better Player; Competing at Accordion Festivals, Composing & Arranging; Improve Your Playing; Playing For Others; Scotland’s Accordion Heritage Biographies – Larry Adler, Chiz Bishop, Jimmy Blair, Gary Blair, Louis Cabrelli, Gerald Crossman, Adrian Dante, Guido & Pietro Deiro, Jack Emblow, Pearl Fawcett, Pietro Frosini, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Lukins, Calum MacLean, Bobby MacLeod, Dermot O’Brien, Jimmy Shand, Seamus Shannon, Sharon Shannon, Toralf Tollefsen, Francis Wright, Rosemary Wright, etc…

Volume 2: Accordion Lore (Graham Romani), Story of the Accordion Bands; Which Accordion – Button or Piano?; Art of Accompaniment; Bellows Control; British Chromatic Accordion; French Musette Stars; Inside Your Accordion; Ireland’s Accordion Heritage; Looking After Your Accordion; Playing for Scottish Country Dance Classes; Hints On Sight Reading, etc. Biographies: Allodi family, Tom Alexander, Ken Astin, George Barton, Harriet Bartlett, Joe Burke, Paul Chamberlain, Dean Crouch, Bobby Crowe, Matt Cunningham, Shirley Evans, Mick Foster, Conway Graves, Alan Helm, Max Houliston, Jim Johnstone, Lisa-Lee Leslie, Larry Macari, Iain MacLachlan, Roman Mondryk, Andrew Rankine, Paolo Soprani, James Stewart, etc

Volume 3: Accordion Festivals Revisited; Art of Busking; Art of Conducting; Bal Musette; Cajun & Zydeco; Irish Ceili Bands; Memorising & Aural Training; Practising (3 articles, by P.Fawcett, T. Tollefsen, K. Hacking); Roland V Accordion; Scottish Dance Bands; Use Those Couplers!; Vocal Accompaniment (by J.Emblow); etc Biographies: Joss Baselli (Jo Basile), Julie Best, Ronald Binge, Bill Black, Mark Boussie, Craig Bradley, Charles Camilleri, John Carmichael, Johnny Coleclugh, Gerry Conlon & Seamus O’Sullivan, Norman English, Graham Geddes, Roya MacLean, Nicol McLaren, Jenny Neal, Fred Hanna, Will Hannah, Kramer & Wolmer, Lindsay Ross, Donald Shaw, etc…

Volume 4: Accordion in Retrospect; Accordion Manufacturing Process; The accordion with other instruments; Diatonic Musings; Double Acts; International Stars (by Gary Blair); The Anglo-Italian Connection; The Jazz Accordionists; Memories of Don Destefano (Tony Compton); Playing From Piano Music; Getting to grips with the Roland V Accordion; Shand Morino; Tips for Practising and Playing Solos, etc Biographies: Marcel Azzola, Elaine Beecham, Raymond Chuchuk, James Coutts, Blair Douglas, Don Destefano, Emilio, Richard Galliano, Maireread Green, Derek Hamilton, Ron Hodgson, Maurice Larcange, Bob Liddle, Roy Magna, Norman McKay, Brandon McPhee, Daniel McPhee, Owen Murray, Kenny Nairn, Dermot O’Brien, Máirtín O’Connor, Brendan Power, Bill Powrie, Billy Reid, Donal Ring, Pete Shutler (The Yetties), Will Starr, Emile Vacher, Mika Väyrynen, Romano Viazzani, Douglas Ward, etc…

 £15 per volume, post free in the UK Can accept Paypal

 Special offer until Christmas – all 4 volumes ordered together for only £45 (post free, UK)

Rob Howard, 42 Avondale Road, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 9NY

Tel: (0161) 480 8858  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hannah Elizabeth Tilt - Article in recent German Newspaper
Jan., 27, 2011
 
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Hannah Elizabeth Tilt pictured here with her famous father - John Tilt

BOOK NOW 4 Bellows and Waves Accordion Week, Devon - Sunday 29th May - Wed 1st June 2011
Jan., 27, 2011
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Ian Watson & Julie North
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Bellows and Waves Accordion Week, Devon

Sunday 29th May – Wednesday 1st June 2011


Founder: Graham Romani, Hon. FBCA (1917-1993) 

President: Pearl Watson ABCA (TD) 

Director of Studies: Ian Watson BMus (Perf.), ARAM, DipRAM, LRAM


Please call/email Julie North for a booking form! 

Phone 020 8547 0515   -   EmailThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it





Dear Accordion Friends,


Following the success of the course this year, we would like to invite you to make your application for the Bellows and Waves Accordion Week 2011. This will take place from Sunday 29th May to Wednesday 1st June 2011. It will be a very special event for us as it is the 25th course since the founding of the event by Graham Romani and Pearl Watson in Harwich in 1987. It is an accordion orchestral course, involving 4 days of intensive rehearsals, leading to a public performance in a long established concert series in Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombeon Wednesday 1st June at 8pm. The programme of music will include original works for accordion orchestra as well as arrangements of popular classics, film music and other well known favourites.


Our rehearsals will take place in The Ariel Centre, Mullacott. This venue, approximately 1.5 miles from Ilfracombe, offers panoramic views over the Devon countryside across to the Bristol Channel. There is ample parking at the centre.


The cost of the course will be £130 per person. 

This includes tuition, hire of music and tea/coffee/ biscuits /soft drinks at break. 

The fee also includes a Welcome Meal and party. Once again we are expecting many new faces on the course and this will be the ideal opportunity to socialise, dance and get to know people. We are waiting for confirmation of the venue for the Welcome Meal, as due to circumstances beyond our control we have been unable to acquire the Pavilion again. 


Please note that all other meals are not included.


All members of the course will have to find their own accommodation. Ilfracombe is a picturesque coastal town and there are many B&Bs, hotels, holiday parks and camp sites within a short drive of the rehearsal venue. 


The Tourist Information Centre telephone number is 01271 863001 and the website www.visitilfracombe.co.uk is also very useful. 


The accommodation at Mullacott Park, Mullacott Cross is the closest to the rehearsal venue. If you are interested in booking your accommodation at Mullacott Park please let us know as we have been able to secure some chalets at a discounted rate.


 If you are attending the course on your own and would like to be put in touch with others in a similar position in order to share accommodation and transport, please let us know at the time of booking.


Please note – there will be an optional, informal playalong session to finish the week on the morning of Thursday 2nd June.


I enclose a Booking Form (below) and look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited to 40. 


Please ensure the Booking Form is returned by 13th December 2010. 


Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Best wishes,


Ian Watson


Booking Form is below:-




David Vernon & Dennis Alexander - New Zealand Tour - February 2011
Jan., 27, 2011

Hi Accordion Friends,
 
Here are our NZ dates and venues for February coming.
 
Best wishes
David Vernon


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SCOTIA'S HARDY SONS
“Ambassadors of Scottish Music”


Dennis Alexander [Guitar/Vocals]
David Vernon [Accordion/Bagpipes]

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5th NEW ZEALAND TOUR
[South Island]
February 2011

4th Timaru – RSA Club

         5th     Nelson - Suburban Club

                   6th     Christchurch - Richmond Club

8th     Fairlie - venue tbc

     9th      Ranfurly - venue tbc

  10th    Mosgiel – RSA Club

      11th    Milton - Country Club

12th    Gore – RSA Club

        13th    Ashburton – RSA Club






David Vernon Concert - Report - MIDDLESBROUGH
Jan., 27, 2011
Fantastic World famed Accordionist at Stainton Village Memorial Hall.
Making his fourth visit to The Accordion Workshop Gtoup in Stainton Memorial Hall 
(Middlesbrough) David Vernon , world famed accordionist who plays at concertsandFestivals allovertheworld,held his audience in the palm of his hand as he gave a master class in accordion dexterity. 

A real home spun Scottish Acccordiomst, David, who plays without a note of music, wizzed throughan ever changing repertoire of reels,jigs, ballads, waltzes and Latin American numbers without a moments hesitation, making his specially made 96 Bass accordion almost talk.

Before David took the stage, some talented amateur artiste had been assembled by compere Tom Baines.
Firsily young Cornet player Robin Ballantyne, aged twelve, who first played at Stainton last year. 
A confident and talented young musician from Oldham, who plays Cornet m the school band, and with Dobcross Youth Band, Robin .accompanied on the piano by her father Tony, opened with 
" Prince of Denmark March" then into "Georgia on my mind", a real crowd pleaser. 
Lovely mellow tones, confident upper reaches,with a perfect finishing upper octave note, Robin deserved every moment of her applause. 

Rob and Margaret Trigg, representing the Accordion Workshop joined for three duets,"Petite Fleur" a workshop favourite,"AutumnLeaves", and"Ballerina"which all require dexterity of fingering which Rob and Margaret blended together, alternating between "first" and "second" accordion as they interpreted the music.
DavidVernon reminded us that his roots were in Edinburgh, with a strong Scottish flavour to his music. Reels and Jigs showed fast and furious fingering, feet were tapping, hands were clapping.

His expertise was amazing, Ms control over the instrument, contrasts, single reed to multi voices, and all with the effortless style which we'd come to expect. Tangos reminded him of his film career, brief though it might have been!!

His specially arranged " nobility set" retained the names of Scottish nobility in every tune, but perhaps surpassing mis was "Butterfly" with a smooth ,fast flowing right hand movement Tunes with a strong Jewish flavour, bringing out lots of left hand button control, ted him into '* The Shetland 2 Step" another workshop piece, finishing the first half with the French waltz "Excelsior".

James Ballantyne aged 14, ( Robin's cousin) took the stage with his Alto Sax. A member of the CUtheroe Royal Grammer School SwingBand, James had his own multi instrument backing tape, giving us " do nothing till you hear from me 'V'Oye- como-va", and "sway" which the audience certainly did, his concentration was intense, his timing to perfection, his contrasts in pitch and tone appeared effortless, his entries were absolutely on the beat. The audience loved him.

Tom Baines took the stage as the Workshop's solo accordionist. First a French Number " a man, a woman" played on "musette". Then "Waltz from the Jazz Suite", again a popular workshop numberwith most members following the notes with fingers on their knees.!! And then back to David Vernon, "Gold and Silver Waltzes" known everyoneinthehall,then in to more Scottish reels and jigs, with a numbe rof David's own arrangements of popular tunes all in the key of F .
 
Lots of lightening finger works, lots of  intense left hand button runs, all looking effortless, but the accordionists in the audience knowing just how hard they were to execute so cleanly. Tunes from "The Godfather" had a haunting start, then filled u p , changed tempos before coming back to a haunting ending on a single reed, and, judging by the humming along in the hall, pleasing everyone.A "Roulette Wheel" was another of David's favourites, the exacting right hand finger work having to minor the wheels erratic rotations, slowing, speeding rising, falling .until settling, was it a winner? Certainly it was with David's skill.

We heard "Braid View" based on David's own views over Edinburgh, "Sunny Spain" changing the mood, then into some '"popular waltzes" initially with audience participation, but with so many variations that humming was easiest 

Changing completely, David introduced a Scaadanavian set, incorporating two waltzesmerging intotwopolkas,alltestinghisdexteritytothelimits.Hepassed!!
Finale time brought an "American Medley", mostly well known to the audience, then finally one of 

David's own compositions and most certainly one of our favourites. "Flying Scotsman" written to encompass the highs and lows, speeds and crawls, as the Flying Scotsman completes its journey rrom London to Edinburgh. ^

A wonderful accordionist, with one amazing instrument No attachments, no enhancements, no music, just an evening of pure accordion genius, reflected in the prolonged applause as he finally left the stage, 
The Accordionist - New Theatre Production
Jan., 27, 2011



Hi UKAO,
 
Happy New Year. This is the info about the show tour I'm involved with this year.
I'm in it both acting and playing and I have written 99% of the music for it too apart 
from the Classic Piaf songs so there should be plenty in it to interest accordionists. 
Karen Street has written one of the songs too.
 
All the best,
 


Gary Blair & Pearl Power return to Eastbourne February 18th/21st 2011
Jan., 27, 2011

Gary Blair & Pearl Power return to the Eastbourne Accordion Festival in February 2011.




Jean Dauvin, Roman Sue Bennett, Angie Lukins.


Saturday Night  Gary Blair Ceilidh.

Stan Mayhew, UKAO, Trevani Music & Gifts








 


                             Clockwork Polka - Pearl Fawcett-Adriano







 

 
                                        Gary Blair - Flick Flack

BOOK NOW 4 The Frank Marocco Accordion Event - European Edition
Jan., 27, 2011


The 2011 Frank Marocco Accordion Event – Europe Edition, 
for the 5th consecutive year.

A maximum of 50 accordionists can participate in the orchestra
Registration deadline: 15 December 2010
BOOK NOW 4 An Accordion Variety Evening - with American Supper- Iver Wed 15th Dec 8.00pm
Jan., 27, 2011

American Supper during the interval.


Andrew Lukins (14) - Xylophone - click here to see video of Andrew when he was just 10 yrs old.

Rajinder S. Suthar -(UK Virtuoso Accordion Champion 1977/78)

Uxbridge Accordion Band - (MD Angie Lukins)

Ghost Busters - Accordion Trio 
Trio featuring Rajinder S. Suthar, David & Angie Lukins.

Concert Information from 01895-235601 (Angie or David)
Black Country Accordion Club - Newsletter
Dec., 4, 2010
We have Quality Artists for the rest of the year!
Stockport A/C Newsletter May/June 2010
Dec., 4, 2010
Rob Howard
Club Night Concert, May 19th 
Rosemary Wright 
Virtuoso accordionist 
 
On Wednesday May 19th, 8pm, we have Rosemary Wright making a welcome return as our guest. Rosemary, who last played for us in 2005, is one of Britain’s finest and most accomplished accordionists. She was Principal of the British College of Accordionists, Leader of the BCA Orchestra, an All Britain Junior Champion (the first competitor to win using a free bass accordion), composes and arranges music, and teaches the accordion and several other instruments. These days Rosemary performs using two instruments, a Hohner Gola and a Brandoni musette accordion, considerably broadening her repertoire and style. Her most recent CD, Accordion Safari, amply demonstrates the point: A Swingin’ Safari; Accordeon Samba; Accordion Theme; Dancing Fingers; Elizabethan Serenade; Preludio; Jacqueline Waltz; Bourrasque; Chanson D’Amour; Tarantella Napoletana; Marcha Espanola; Tango-Etude No. 3; Maigret; Comet Valse; Ritual Fire Dance; The 6.20 Two-Step; Au Sommet Du Cervin; Sequidilla; Take Five; March, Strathspey & Reel; The Flying Scotsman. Admission is £5, and we are at Woodley Methodist Church, Chapel Street/A560 Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 1ND (J25/M60). The SAC Band will do a short supporting spot.. 
David Vernon, from Edinburgh, made his SAC debut last month, and what a night it was – music and laughter in equal measures, and a real tonic! David’s pieces were interspersed with funny quips and jokes, and humour was also cleverly interwoven into his music, resulting in a most entertaining evening. David’s varied programme included Romagna Bella, Scottish/Irish Jigs/Reels, Firefly Waltz, El Capitain, Roulette Wheel, The Godfather Selection, Terminal 3, Jacqueline Waltz, Cuckoo Waltz, Jewish Set, Excelsior, The Dark Island, Americana, The Flying Scotsman, and as an encore, The Mason’s Apron/Boys of Bluehill/Harvest Home. His encore set was especially remarkable for the way in which he frequently switched the melody from treble to bass sides, back and forth, and with bewildering speed. Also contributing to the concert were the Stockport AC Band (MD Derek Stubbs), Betty Molloy/Chris Green, John Higham, Ray Peacock, and Brennan Wilson. 
This year’s NAO UK Championships took place, April 23rd/25th, at The Metropole Hotel, Blackpool. Local entrants included the Tameside Junior Orchestra, now led by SAC members Rachel White & Sarah Hodge, who came 3rd in the Preparatory Orchestra section, and the Rainbow Northwest Group, who came 1st in the Preparatory Group section. Recent SAC recruit Tricia Marlborough entered the Elementary Solo, and though not placed, did very well considering it was her first attempt, and received encouraging remarks from the judges. 
The festival ‘Accordions International 2010’ (“A total indulgence in accordions” - Malcolm Gee) takes place at Seacroft Holiday Village, Hemsby, Norfolk, November 12th/15th. The guest artistes include Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Gianni Mirizzi (Italy), Gennaro Ruffolo (Italy), David Vernon & Dick Lee (Scotland), All Scotland Champion Wayne Robertson, Giancarlo Caporilli (Italy), Harry Hussey, Peter Ayers, Bert Santilly, and the accordion quintet Norvic Concordia. There’s concerts, workshops, dancing, a trade show, and much else. The organiser is Heather Smith (tel: 01482 805 387); email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  To book, telephone 01780 782 093 (Sceptre Productions, office hours). There’s always quite a few of us from SAC there, so if you’ve never been to a festival, you’ll be among friends! 
An A to Z of the Accordion, Volume 4, presenting yet another galaxy of articles and biographies, was published one year ago, on May 6th, completing the series. Volume 4 costs £15 (UK, post free), from me at 42 Avondale Road, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 9NY. Special offer: the complete set, vols 1, 2, 3 & 4, for only £39. The 4 volumes have a combined total of 900+ articles/biographies and 700+ pictures – and that’s a lot of reading!!!! 
Toralf Tollefsen - A 78s Compilation is the title of two modestly priced new CDs of recordings made in the 1930s, 40s and 50s by the legendary Toralf Tollefsen. Tommy Scruton has digitally re-mastered some old 78s, restoring them to their original sound quality. Tollefsen (1914-94), born in Norway, was one of the most revered accordionists of his era, especially in Britain, where he lived for many years. He performed regularly in variety theatres and on BBC radio in the 1930s, and as a pioneer of the free bass accordion later also performed as a classical soloist. His arrangements were regarded as the benchmark of progress for a generation of aspiring accordionists. In 1986 Tollefsen returned to England as chief guest artiste at the first Caister Accordion Festival, organised by Malcolm Gee. His final UK appearance was in 1988, in Huddersfield, and many of us from Stockport AC went to that memorable concert. 
The CD tracks are: Volume One: Concert Waltz, Dizzy Accordion, Elvira, The Moose March, Hot Fingers, Playful Polka, Cuckoo Waltz, Black Mask Waltz, El Relicario, Invitation to the Waltz, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; Volume Two: Jealousy, Accordion Impromptu, Fiddle Faddle, Shooting Star, Dance of the Comedians, Dance of the Hours, Hejra Kati, Promenade Rhythm, Carnival of Venice, Poet & Peasant Overture, Pizzicato Waltz, Tommerhugger Dance. A third Tollefsen 78s CD is in preparation. These CDs are available for a modest £8 + £1p/p each; from 21 Leamington Rd, Winton, Eccles, Manchester M30 8NE; tel (0161) 789 3799; email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
For sale: Galanti Super Dominator, musette tuned, cassotto, 15 treble, 6 bass couplers, good condition, £1395, tel John Curvis (0161) 442 6754, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   
For sale: Allodi piano accordion - 72 bass, 5 treble couplers and 2 bass couplers (Rob: “I can email you a picture of this fine looking instrument”: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ); in excellent condition, completely overhauled 3 years ago; comes with a hard case plus a gig bag. Sell for £1,200 (negotiable). Tel Eva Kahan (0161) 720 6425; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it                           
For sale: 2 accordions. 96 bass Baile Cavalier, colour - black, 7 treble, 2 bass couplers, with hard case; Gallotta, Ideal, colour – red, 72 bass, 5 treble, 3 bass couplers, with hard case; £250 for each; contact Kevin Munster (0161) 789 6152; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Looking for a first class professional photographer? I can recommend ‘Pixies in the Cellar’; tel Peter on (O161) 338 8150; website: www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk 
Accordion teachers: Tony Marchell (also guitar) - tel 0161 434 1933; Tommy Scruton - tel 0161 789 3799; Craig Bradley – 5-row button, piano accordion or piano, tel 0161 972 0248. 
For all piano or button accordion/melodeon/concertina repairs (acoustic or electronic), restorations, tunings, MIDI conversions, etc, contact (Allostock, near Knutsford, Cheshire-based) Roy Whiteley on 01565 723 080; website: www.accordionmagic.com 
I am playing the accordion for another version of Allo Allo, this time at the Hyde Festival Theatre, Corporation Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1AB, May 13th/14th/15th, 7.30pm. If you want tickets, let me know ASAP. 
Future 2010 SAC Club Night concerts for your calendars/diaries include The Kyiv Duo (July 14th), Jovan Rjnak (September 8th), and Deirdre Adamson (October 6th). 
Okay, that’s about it for the moment. Have a good time till next time… 
 
                                          Rob Howard (0161) 480 8858; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

Morley Accordion Club - News
Dec., 4, 2010
Please click here!!!

This is just to let you know that the meeting scheduled for today (Friday 3rd) has been cancelled - but we expect to see you all at our lunchtime concert on Tuesday 14th! 
 
All the best 
 
Neil Sanders
Cambridge Accordion Club looking for NEW members!
Dec., 4, 2010


We would like to increase the number of Accordion enthusiasts at our monthly meetings.

All age groups and standards of players are welcome to join us
 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

For further information please check our website:


or contact Christine on:-

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Tel: 01223 - 881084


Local Mum’s Band To Play For Dreams Come True As Charity Helps Her Own Daughter Watford 4th Dec 10am
Dec., 4, 2010
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Report: Accordions International UK 2010
Dec., 4, 2010
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‘Accordions International 2010’, held at Seacroft Holiday Village, Hemsby, Norfolk, November 12th/15th, was a great success, from start to finish. The organiser was Heather Smith. 

There were superb concert performances from guest artists Pearl Fawcett-Adriano (picture above), Gennaro Ruffolo (Italy), David Vernon & Dick Lee (Scotland), Gianni Mirizzi (Italy), Rosemary Wright, Wayne Robertson, Simone Mannarino (Italy), Bert Santilly, and accordion quintet Norvic Concordia. The amazing Harry Hussey, as usual, was on hand to play informally during the day and evening, including meal times. Wayne Robertson played for Scottish dancing.

The workshops included ‘Beginners’ – Jean Hanger, ‘Elementary Orchestra’ – Rosemary Wright, ‘Intermediate Orchestra’ – Brian Jenkins, ‘Scottish Orchestra’ – Wayne Robertson, ‘Jazz Group’ – Bert Santilly, ‘Vintage Orchestra’ – Jean Hanger, ‘Buskers Band’ – Bert Santilly. 

All the workshops were well subscribed, and excellent performances were given by each in the final concert.

The last night began with ‘Songs of Praise’, then a concert featuring many of the guest artists, followed by a ceilidh led by Wayne Robertson, that went on into the wee small hours.

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