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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 - Gigs Guide
Oct., 29, 2009

PEARL FAWCETT-ADRIANO


 
Wed. l6th Sept.
Stockport accordion club
Woodley Methodist Church
Chapel Street
Woodley
STOCKPORT SK6 1BL
Time: 8pm
Contact: Rob Howard
Tel: 0161 480 8858
 
 
Sat. 24th Oct
Soar Valley Accordion Club
Rothley
LEICESTER
Time:  8pm
Contact:  David Price
Tel:  0116 286 7548
 
 
Sat. 31st Oct.
60th All Scotland Accordion Festival
Perth,  Scotland
Contact:  Wilkie's Music House
Tel:  01738 623041
 
 
Sat.  28th Nov
Crawley Accordion Orchestra
Cranleigh Village Hall,  Surrey
Time:  7.30pm
Contact tel:  01689 825894

CLACTON SUMMER ACCORDION WEEK - Report by Rene Mairis
Oct., 29, 2009

Ian Watson & Julie North

CLACTON SUMMER ACCORDION WEEK      10-14 August 2009

My first experience of this annual orchestral course was all I had hoped for, and much more.  Being a naturally shy, quiet person, I was a little apprehensive as I set off into the unknown!  Only two of us were new to the course but the ‘old’ lags made us very welcome and so we soon settled into the daily routine of practise, practise and yet more practise.  Not complaining at all – the packed programme had warned that there was serious work to be done with ten rehearsals and a concert.

The venue at Clacton is a good one with plenty of room to accommodate a large group, kitchen facilities, accordions could be stored safely and the concert was next door in the church.  

The ‘Harwich Week’ is led by two outstanding musicians and accordionists - Ian Watson and Julie North, who have been responsible for the course since 1995.  It is their dedication and hard work that ensures players return year after year.

I

an directed, guided, cajoled (and rarely chastised) the orchestra.  He was gentle and patient, always encouraging and subtly passing on many insights into the music as well as helpful points concerning technique.  To keep this up for over twenty five hours of rehearsal is beyond belief. 

Julie is the orchestral leader and manages to play first accordion plus the solos, and at the same time she reads the full score so she can assist with tricky passages in the other sections.  I swear she has an extra hand hidden somewhere!  As well as this she took sectional rehearsals and organised everything else with calm efficiency –areal ‘Pooh-Bah’ (The Mikado).

The programme was well chosen and contained a good variety of pieces such as Romani’s ‘Dovercourt Lights’ and ‘Passacaglia a Cinque’, and arrangements including Borodin’s ‘Polovetsian Dances’ and  Weill’s ‘Threepenny Opera Suite’.   My favourite was ‘Tanti Anni Prima’ by Piazzolla.  This has a solo violin part and the guest soloist, Sarah Crisp, played beautifully.  Sarah also played the solo part in ‘Schindler’s List’ and joined Ian and Julie for ‘Fiddle Faddle’ by Leroy Anderson.  Ian and Julie wowed everyone with a duet performance of a ‘Slavonic Dance’ by Dvořák and the finale was a sparking display of virtuosity from Julie as soloist in ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by Gershwin. 

By this time we were well exhausted but found some energy to party afterwards with food, drink and dancing.  June’s punch was a knock-out!

On Friday morning the orchestra had a relaxed play along followed by a short informal concert.  All too soon it was time to bid goodbye to new friends and look forward to meeting again next year.  In 2010 the course is moving to Ilfracombe in North Devon and will be held from Sunday 30 May to Wednesday 2 June at the Ariel Centre, with a concert in the Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe on the Wednesday evening.  The area is fabulous so it is worth considering a few extra days to explore and enjoy the coast, Exmoor, the cream teas etc..  Details from Julie on 0208547 0515 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  See you there.

Rene Mairis

 


Tasty Food & Accordionists @ Eastbourne Autumn Accordion Festival-Day Tickets still available @ £25
Oct., 29, 2009

Artists

Oleg Sharov     David Lukins     Angie Lukins     Romeo Aichino     Giuseppe Corsale    

 Harry Hussey     Sue Bennett    Roman Voloshchuk     John Romero

Great value at just £215.00 per person
 Friday 16th/Monday 19th October'09 - Half Board

Teachers:

Sue Bennett -  Angie Lukins - Jean Hanger - Trevani - Harry Hussey


Trade:

Carillon Studios - Trevani - Music & Gifts

The Accordion Shop - UKAO


 

Book now for a fantastic weekend of music at our new bigger venue the Eastbourne Centre.

(01323) 733700 -  John & Jackie Romero

 
My name is Zoltan Migovics - I would like to perform at your Accordion Club or Festival
Oct., 29, 2009

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My name is Zoltan Migovics. I was born in 1975 08 03 Munkács, Western Ukraine .

I’ve been playing button accordion since I was 10. After finishing the local music school and the Musical College , I continued my studies at the Ukrainian National Music Academy , where I graduated in 1999.

 Since September 1999 I worked as a teacher in Music School in Turkeve in Hungary .

I have participated in several competitions, among them Jazz 2000 international festival and competition in Budapest where I won 3rd place, also in 2004 the annual accordion competition in Castelfidardo, Italy where I won II place.

 Lately, I’m actively performing in the Netherlands , Germany , Hungary , Poland , Ukraine and Italy .

Is it possible to have a concert at your Accordion Club or Festival?

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Here is some video demos of my performances:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrfDCfnVPX4 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yizT7xIDco8 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iodVpvqi96E 

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I look forward to hearing from you - Best wishes from Zoltan.

Email: 

Tel: +31 681 33 05 52

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MP3 Monday: Arizona Accordion Club
Oct., 29, 2009
One of the reasons we created our directory was to showcase the numerous accordion clubs across the country working tirelessly to promote our favorite instrument. A great example is the Arizona Accordion Club who, in addition to their monthly meetings, hold an annual festival and even sponsor scholarships for young accordionists.

This year, the club has gone even further with the release of Hot Original Polkas, an album of — you guessed it — original polkas written and performed by members of the club. Each polka has its own flavor and the players range in age from 19 to 80+. The album kicks off with this track written by club member John Smoltz. (Not the baseball player, though he used to play the accordion, too!)

Arizona Accordion Club: Diamond Kings Polkamp3

Buy Hot Original Polkas by the Arizona Accordion Club

Nottingham Accordion Club - Venue Change!
Aug., 10, 2009
With immediate effect the venue for 
The Nottingham Accordion Club 
is changed to:

The Dunkirk Social Club, 
Monpelier Street,
 Dunkirk, 
Nottingham 
NG7 2JY

The venue is now more central than previously. 
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday each month, 7pm to late.
 New members welcome, especially beginners.
 Further enquiries to Mike on 07912 493612



Mike O'Regan
Accordionists Wanted for the Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival 2009 Accordion classes, Sunday 14 June
Aug., 10, 2009
Dear UKAO,
It has been suggested that I contact you regarding
the Accordion Section of our Festival.
 
We have a really top notch adjudicator this year,
 Professor Owen Murray,
but very few entries - any chance you could push
our Festival on your website? 
Below is a printout of the Accordion Section
from the Syllabus and also an entry form,
your readers can visit our website
 
VERY LITTLE TIME - last entry date was last Tuesday
( 21st April ) and I must have entries within 2 weeks from now.
( 11th May )
 
If you can help I would be most grateful.
 
Many thanks - Margaret Holgate   Festival Secretary 
27th April 2009
 Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival 2009Accordion classes, Sunday 14 June Adjudicator: OWEN MURRAY Hon RAMOWEN MURRAY was born in Scotland and studied with Mogens Ellegaard at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He graduated in 1982 and returned to Great Britain where he campaigned, through his playing and teaching, for the accept-ance of the accordion at conservatoire level. In 1986 he was invited by the Royal Academy of Music to establish an accordion department and appointed professor, the first appointment of its kind in the UK. The conferment of an HonRAM in 1993 – the Academy’s highest honour – is testimony to Owen’s success on the concert platform and pays tribute to the success with which he has fully integrated the accordion into the life and work of one of the world’s leading music conservatoires. ALL ENQUIRIES to Festival Secretary (01732 454448)ClassBeginnersLimitFeeNote7017027037047057067077088 years and under9-11 years12-14 years15-17 yearsOpenGrade ClassesIntroductoryPreliminaryGrades 1 and 22 min2 min3 min3 min3 min3 min3 min3 min£4.30£4.30£4.30£4.30£4.75£4.30*£4.30*£4.30*Beginners – competitors must not have had more than one and a half years’ tuitionGrade pieces – see above; Introductory or Preliminary Grade examination pieces in “The Accordionist Book I” (Academy Press,15 Cricklewood Lane,London NW2 1HN)709Grades 3 and 44 min£4.30*710Grades 5 and 65 min£4.30*711Grades 7 and 85 min£4.30*Own Choice7128 years and under3 min£4.307139-11 years3 min£4.3071412-14 years3 min£4.3071515-17 years3 min£4.30*Fee to be £4.75 for71618 years and over3 min£4.75competitors aged over 1871740 years and overOther Solo3 min£4.75718Scottish/Irish Traditional4 min£4.30*2 or 3 pieces to be played (Jazz Class – no copy required for the Adjudicator)719Jazz4 min£4.30*720Musette4 min£4.30*721Polka/Tango4 min£4.30* Recital   72211 years and under5 min£6.40Two or three contrasting pieces to be played72312-14 years6 min£6.4072415-17 years8 min£6.40725Open10 min£7.40Duet7269 years and under3 min£6.40Two accordions or one accordion and any other instrument72713 years and under4 min£6.4072872973073117 years and under18 years and over40 years and overOpen (no age restrictions)4 min5 min5 min5 min£6.40£6.90£6.90£6.90  Group of 3-6 players 732Accordion ensemble8 min£7.40Two or more pieces733Ensemble - at least 2 accordions  with other instruments 8 min£7.40with contrasting styles and tempiOrchestra – 2 contrasting pieces 734Elementary (Grade 3 and under)7 min£10.307 players or more735736Intermediate (Grade 5 and under)Open9 min12 min£10.30£10.30with at least fiveplaying AccordionsOwn Composition737Solo4 min£4.65 The adjudication738Duet5 min£6.40will be on the739Group of 3-6 players8 min£7.40composition only,740Orchestra10 min£10.30not the playing.Entertainment741Solo player5 min£4.30*Players to entertain the audience and the Adjudicator, marks to be given for content and presentation742Duet6 min£6.407433-5 players8 min£8.75
S.E.Cornwall Accordion Club with special guest Harry Hussey
Aug., 10, 2009
 S.E.Cornwall Accordion Club - July Meeting
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Special Guest is Harry Hussey
Christmas Newsletter from Emily Smith - Scots Singer of the Year!
Aug., 10, 2009
Seasons Greetings from Emily Smith!
BBC Hogmanay Show.
I’m very excited to let you know that I will be performing on BBC Scotland’s Programme ‘Hogmanay Live’ this year.  I’ll be playing accordion in the house band under the musical direction of Phil Cunningham, also playing in the band is my regular band mate Duncan Lyall on double bass, Alyn Cosker who played drums on my new album and fellow pals John McCusker, Jenn Butterworth and Jarleth Henderson.
I’ll also be singing Auld Lang Syne with 2007’s UK X Factor winner Leon Jackson.The show starts at 23:50 on BBC 1 Scotland.  (Sky Channel 971 at 23.50hrs)http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/hogmanay/ If you’re out and about to see in the bells or, if you’re like me and live in a remote area where the weather often goes a bit daft and cuts the electricity off on Hogmanay, then you can watch again on BBC iplayer: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayerhttp://www.emilysmith.org/
Seasons Greetings Everyone!

Thought I’d fit in one last newsletter before the year is out….

Scots Singer of the Year
A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for me in this year's Scots Trad Music Awards - I was chuffed to bits to be awarded as Scots Singer of the Year at the awards held in Glasgow on 6th December.
With every year that passes these awards are helping to raise awareness of Scottish music at home and abroad and I was really impressed by how well the evening was put together. Well done to Simon Thoumire and all at 'Hands up for Trad' and their supporters for having the drive and enthusiasm to make this event happen.
There is so much good music coming out of Scotland that each of the nominees would have been a worthy winner, but I can't deny it was a real treat to have won!

BBC Hogmanay Show
I’m very excited to let you know that I will be performing on BBC Scotland’s Programme ‘Hogmanay Live’ this year.  I’ll be playing accordion in the house band under the musical direction of Phil Cunningham, also playing in the band is my regular band mate Duncan Lyall on double bass, Alyn Cosker who played drums on my new album and fellow pals John McCusker, Jenn Butterworth and Jarleth Henderson.
I’ll also be singing Auld Lang Syne with 2007’s UK X Factor winner Leon Jackson.
The show starts at 23:50 on BBC 1 Scotland.  If you’re out and about to see in the bells or, if you’re like me and live in a remote area where the weather often goes a bit daft and cuts the electricity off on Hogmanay, then you can watch again on BBC iplayer: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Winners Concert on BBC ALBA
By the magic of television I’ll be featured in a Scots Trad Music Award Winners concert over on digital channel BBC ALBA at 7pm, also 31st December.  The show features many of the award winners performing at a concert recently held in Glasgow and is presented by Julie Fowlis.

Happy Christmas
So, that’s all for 2008 folks.  This has been a fantastic year for me and I’m looking forward to plans we have in place for 2009, there’s lots of shows to be played and recordings to be made!  Celtic Connections kicks off on the 17th January for me and I have three shows at the festival this year.  Full details to the side and on my site.
 
Thanks as always for reading and for your continued support and encouragement throughout the year, it really is much appreciated.  None of us knows what 2009 holds, for those of us working in entertainment industry we hope that no matter how hard times get economically people will always want to listen to music.
If you’re facing a tough time ahead then I hope you can still manage to find a blessing to count, I wish you all a happy, peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year.

Lots of love
Emily x
 
 
UPCOMING GIGS

January 2009

Saturday 17th Jan
‘Seaquins’
Celtic Connections Festival
The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Emily performs as part of international female folk collaboration 'Seaquins'.
For more info click here:
Celtic Connections - Seaquins



Thursday 22nd January
Emily Smith with Bella Hardy
Celtic Connections Festival
St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow
.Emily Smith with Jamie McClennan, Ross Milligan & Duncan Lyall.
Also on the bill is English fiddler and singer Bella Hardy.
For more info click here:
Celtic Connections - Emily Smith



Saturday 24th January
Auld Lang Syne
Celtic Connections Festival
Main Auditorium - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan as part of 'Auld Lang Syne' alongside Eddi Reader, Dick Gaughan,
 Karen Matheson, Michael Marra, Dougie MacLean, Mairi Campbell, David Francis, John McCusker and Phil Cunningham.
For more info click here:
Celtic Connections - Auld Lang Syne
                                      
David Price - Accordionist Leicester UK.
Aug., 10, 2009
Here is a video of professional accordionist, David Price from Leicester UK, playing his treasured 1955 USA "double cassotto" Excelsior.This video was taken at  a concert he did in early 2008 with Tom Alexander (The Alexander Brothers Fame).
Click here to buy this excellent CD by David Price!
MP3 Monday: Pezzettino
Aug., 10, 2009
Classically trained on piano, Margaret Stutt of Pezzettino picked up her father’s accordion in 2008 and has been writing songs nonstop ever since. Alternating between accordion and piano, her music is moody and restless while her lyrics are intensely personal. She’s also a textbook example of the do-it-yourself independent musician in the digital age, using tools like Twitter to connect with her audience and even filming custom videos on YouTube for fans who support her music. After recording her debut album solo on a laptop, she’s been slowly adding to her band and released her second album, Lion, in April.Pezzettino: Parasitemp3Buy Lion by Pezzettino
MP3 Monday: Bowerbirds
Aug., 10, 2009
You would expect a band living and writing music off the grid in an Airstream trailer in the woods outside of Raleigh, NC, to play some lo-fi acoustic folk. But that’s just a tiny part of what Bowerbirds are all about. The duo of Phil Moore (guitar) and Beth Tacular (accordion) won over critics with their beautiful 2007 debut, Hymns for a Dark Horse and have just released their follow-up, Upper Air. Sparse, subtle arrangements incorporating violin, percussion, and more set the stage for beguiling harmonies and unabashedly pastoral lyrics. Currently touring the US, you can find most of their upcoming shows on our accordion events calendar.Bowerbirds: Teethmp3Buy Upper Air by Bowerbirds
MP3 Monday: Bellowhead
Aug., 10, 2009
In 2004, English folk duo Spiers and Boden set out to gather a collection of musicians well-versed in many styles — big band, soul, jazz, classical — but who would still play traditional English dance tunes and songs. The result was Bellowhead, an 11-piece English-folk-meets-brass-band ensemble that has racked up an impressive collection of awards and rave reviews in its first five years. Their live performances in particular — which are designed to get the entire crowd up and dancing — have earned them a reputation as one of Britain’s best live acts, regardless of genre. Trombone, saxophone and trumpet slug it out with melodeon (button accordion), fiddle, and bouzouki in a bold, high-energy mix that often sounds more like New Orleans than London. The track below comes from their first album, Burlesque, and features the accordion playing of band founder John Spiers.Bellowhead: Sloe Ginmp3Buy Burlesque by Bellowhead
Maestros del Joropo Oriental
Aug., 10, 2009
Over the years, Smithsonian Folkways — the Smithsonian Institution’s non-profit record label — has done an amazing job documenting and sharing the musical heritage of cultures around the world. The latest example is Y Que Viva Venezuela! featuring an all-star group of Venezuelan musicians performing joropo oriental.Joropo is a popular folk style found across Venezuela and Colombia; it’s a fast, string-driven music resembling the waltz, with both African and European influences. Joropo oriental is a flavor of joropo rooted in Venezuela’s eastern coast around the city of Cuman. The bandola and bandoln are key instruments, often joined by cuatro, maracas, and caja. The button accordion isn’t always found in joropo oriental, but accordionist Mnico Mrquez makes the most of its appearances in this collection.
Name That Accordion: Sonova?
Aug., 10, 2009
Time to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and settle in for another edition of “Name That Accordion.” Today’s accordion comes from reader Alper K., who believes this accordion is originally from Romania, but has been unable to identify the brand. The nameplate isn’t clear to me — is that “Sonova”? “Sonora”? “Fonova”? Click here for more photos and leave a comment if you have any ideas.
Accordion Jazz classes at Knuston Hall with Bert Santilly 29th/31st May 2009
Apr., 19, 2009
Bert Santilly

 Accordion Jazz - begins on the 29 May 2009 at 5:30PM
and ends on the 31 May 2009 at 3:30PMYou are welcome to arrive from 17:30 to settle into your bedroom. The bar is open from 18:15 with dinner at 19:00. The course starts after dinner at approximately 20:15  Tutor is  Bert Santilly 
Accordions International 2009 - May 9th to 13th
Apr., 19, 2009
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"Accordions International 2009", organised by Heather Smith, takes place from
at the Dunes Conference Complex, Pontins Holiday Centre, Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY8 2SX


The guest artistes booked to date include: Alexander Dmitriev and Vitaly Dmitriev (Russia), Pino di Modugno (Italy),
Giancarlo Caporilli (Italy), and the UK's Romano Viazzani, Stefan Andrusyschyn and Denise Leigh (soprano),
Bert Santilly and Harry Hussey.


This accordion festival shares the Pontins site with an organ/keyboard festival,
which has a large and very interesting trade show open to all.
 Workshops take place during the day and there are concerts each evening,
plus after hours jam sessions in the Queen Vic pub.


The ballroom and Queen Vic are open to both accordion and organ/keyboard festival participants.
The trade show to date includes Geoff Holter Accordions, The Accordion Shop and John Douglas Music.


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