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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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MP3 Monday: LynnMarie and the Boxhounds
Feb., 9, 2009
Today we’re featuring another Grammy-nominated track, this time from the polka side of the aisle. Although she’s been nominated five times for Best Polka Album — and was the first female nominee in that category — LynnMarie’s music stretches far beyond the boundaries of polka. Working with longtime collaborator, guitarist Charlie Kelley, Speechless is an instrumental record incorporating rock, country, Tex-Mex, and Cajun flavors. No matter what the style, though, LynnMarie’s bouncy button accordion is always at the center of the action.

Like so many other great artists in the polka category, she’s been continually thwarted in her Grammy quest by 17-time winner Jimmy Sturr. Will this be the year she breaks through?

LynnMarie and Charlie Kelley as the Boxhounds: Pinch the Tailsmp3

Buy Speechless by LynnMarie and Charlie Kelley as the Boxhounds

Franz Nicolay’s Accordions
Feb., 9, 2009
I’m always curious to hear what gear “professional” accordion players are carrying around — and it’s even better to hear the stories behind their choices. Franz Nicolay, keyboard/accordion player for The Hold Steady, recently posted on the band’s message board in response to a question asking what kind of accordion he plays. Turns out he currently has three: a red 72-bass Hohner Concerto II, a full-size 120-bass Galanti, and a ladies-size 120-bass Iorio Candido. I liked the bittersweet story behind the Galanti:

“The really good one is a full-size 120-bass Galanti, an Italian beast I bought off a Bulgarian fellow named Sergio in Forest Hills about five years ago. I found him on Yahoo Classifieds; it’s kind of a sad story: he’d emigrated with his brother fifty years earlier, and they’d always lived together, worked together, never married, and after work they’d play accordion duets in the basement. When his brother died, he couldn’t bring himself to play alone. So he gave me an incredible deal, because, he said, ‘I can tell you’re a musician and I want it to go to someone who’ll play it.’”

In addition to The Hold Steady, Franz plays with a number of other groups, including the World/Inferno Friendship Society, Anti-Social Music, and Guignol, and he just released his solo debut, Major General.

MP3 Monday: Cedric Watson
Feb., 9, 2009
We’re two weeks away from the Grammys and, while you probably won’t see Cedric Watson on TV, he could walk away with the Best Cajun/Zydeco Album award. A skilled multi-instrumentalist — he plays both accordion and fiddle — Watson is part of the recent Cajun/Zydeco youth movement that includes his old band the Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and many others. On his self-titled solo debut, Cedric creates music with strong Creole roots, playing a variety of old-school zydeco styles, original material and Creole traditionals.

Cedric Watson: Cedric Zydecomp3

Buy Cedric Watson by Cedric Watson

Ask Blair Kilpatrick Contest
Feb., 9, 2009
Do you have a question for Blair Kilpatrick, author of Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music? Would you like to win a free, signed copy of her book? Read on!

Blair has kindly offered to answer a handful of questions from our readers about her story, her music, or whatever else sparks your curiosity. Just submit your question here before next Monday (January 26th) and we’ll forward your questions to Blair for her to answer in a future post. Then we’ll choose one lucky, random question-asker and they’ll receive a free, signed copy of her excellent new book.

In the meantime, Bay Area accordion aficionados can catch Blair at one of these upcoming author events:

January 23: The Booksmith (San Francisco)February 8: Clayton Books (Clayton)February 10: Book signing/dance party at Ashkenaz (Berkeley)February 19: University Press Books (Berkeley)February 24: Stacey’s (San Francisco)

In addition to a reading, book signing, and Q&A, these events will also include live Cajun-Creole music.

Charles Camilleri (1931-2009)
Jan., 20, 2009
  - Charles Camilleri (1931-2009)
In the 1950s and 60s, Charles Camilleri was one of the world's best-known and most admired international accordionists, and he performed in many countries worldwide. Camilleri was a familiar figure in Britain during these years, and was the chief guest artiste at the 1958 and 1966 'Accordion Day' All-Britain Championships concerts.
Born in Malta in 1931, Charles was immersed in the accordion and the piano from a young age. He formed a band whose members were all aged under sixteen, playing at local functions, and was also performing as a solo accordionist in concerts. At the age of twelve, Charles became the first accordionist to appear in concert at the Opera House in Malta, playing selections from La Traviata, accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.
As a teenager, Charles played with every orchestra in Malta, on accordion and piano, and also played in small combos specialising in Continental style dance music. He was very versatile, equally at home in a range of genres, including classical music. After one such performance on the classical platform, Camilleri was encouraged to pursue a career in music by the tenor Tito Gobbi, of the New York Metropolitan Opera House.

In 1949, Camilleri's father took the family to Sydney, Australia, where he had secured a job as a tuner/repairer for Hohner. Charles formed a combo that played in nightclubs and jazz venues, and did many radio broadcasts. He also taught the accordion, founded his own Accordion Academy, and published his Studies for the Piano Accordion. In 1955, Camilleri attended the CIA Coupe Mondiale World Championships, held in Brighton, England, not as a competitor, but as the Australian representative.
In 1950s and 60s Camilleri lived variously in Toronto, New York and London. In Britain, Camilleri became a familiar and welcome figure at NAO and BCA accordion events – adjudicating, performing, teaching and holding master classes. He wrote The Camilleri Complete Accordion Method, published in 1958 by Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. In 1960 he recorded an LP titled Spectacular Accordions. When Malcolm Gee organised his very first Autumn Accordion Festival, held at Pontins Sands Bay Holiday Camp in Somerset in November 1982, Camilleri was present.
Charles Camilleri, long acknowledged as Malta's national composer, composed hundreds of works for accordion, piano, organ, clarinet, violin, oboe, groups, orchestras and choirs. His compositions included the Malta Suite, Maltese Dances, A Maltese Overture - Din l-Art Helwa, operas in Maltese, a ballet based on the Knights of Malta and the oratorio Pawlu ta' Malta. As far back as 1949, a concert consisting entirely of Camilleri's works took place in Malta. Camilleri's compositions for accordion include Magic Fingers, Accordiana, Evening in Paris, Accordion Samba, June, Australiana, Corinne and Concerto for Accordion and Strings.
Camilleri also worked in films. In 1957 he played the accordion in Seven Thunders, a war film starring Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice and Kathleen Harrison, and in 1987 he had an acting role as a musician in the film High Tide, starring Judy Davis. He also composed music for films.
In 1965, Camilleri organised the CIA Coupe Mondiale, held in the Maltese capital Valetta. 1972 Camilleri's contribution to the worldwide accordion movement was recognised with the CIA Merit Award.
Camilleri was widely recognized as one of the major composers and orchestral conductors of his generation. He moved on from the accordion world to establish himself in classical music, and is one of a very few accordionists to make an even greater name for himself in a wider musical context.
Charles Camilleri suffered a stroke a couple of years ago, and died on January 3rd 2009 at the age of 77. His funeral took place on January 5th at Naxxar, his town of residence for a long time. The number of people who attended the service, as well as the fact that flags across Malta were flown at half-mast on the date of his death, is evidence of the great impact he had on the people of Malta
 Rob Howard
Black Country Accordion Club - Monday 26th January 2009 - Steve Roxton
Jan., 20, 2009
A brand new accordion club, the Black Country Accordion and Music Club, based at the Rowley Regis Disability Centre, Rowley Village, Rowley Regis, Birmingham B65 9AT, opens on January 26th with a concert featuring Steve Roxton

The organiser is professional accordionist Barry Smith, and meetings will be held on the fourth Monday of the month. The guest artistes booked to date include:

January 26th – Steve Roxton
February 23rd – Alan Young
March 23rd – North Staffs Accordion Band
April 27th – Pearl Fawcett-Adriano

For further information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Dear UKAO, I have been told to write to you by Mr Rob Howard who as you know writes some very good books on the accordion. We are starting a new Black Country Accordion and Music Club and our meetings will normally be held at Rowley Regis Disability Centre, Rowley Village, Rowley Regis, B65 9AT. on the fourth Monday of the Month. Our opening night will be Monday 26th January 2009 when we shall have the Mayor of Sandwell opening our club, entertaining will be Mr Steve Roxton from Jersey and the well known Black country comedian Mr Tommy Mundon.Monday January 26th we have Steve Roxton from Jersey.Monday February 23rd we have Alan Young entertaining from the Isle of Wight.Monday March 23rd March we have the North Staffs Accordion BandMonday April 27th Pearl Fawcett - Adriano will be entertaining us. We are trying to get a cross section of players to please all musical tastes and to try to encourage youngsters to take up the accordion, any help that you can give us to publicise the club would be very much appreciated. Very Many Thanks for your help! Yours faithfully ,  Barry Smith - Chairman
Gary Blair - Internet Accordion Lessons
Jan., 20, 2009
Gary Blair - International performer, adjudicator & teacherGary Blair is now teaching student's in America and the UK via the internet using the latest webcam technology.For information about "internet accordion lessons"  - plse contact Gary on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Tel: 07813 - 712594
An Historic Free-Reeds Collection
Jan., 14, 2009
It’s been awhile since we’ve mentioned it, but if you’re into the history of free-reed instruments, concertina.com is a treasure trove of research, photos, sheet music, and much more. A perfect example is Stephen Chambers’ excellent “Annotated Catalogue of Historic European Free-Reed lnstruments from my Private Collection.” From olinas and mouth organs to the earliest accordions and concertinas, the collection includes fascinating photos and descriptions of these instruments that paved the way for the accordions we play today.
The Crawley Accordion Orchestra - Newletter
Jan., 14, 2009
The Crawley Accordion Orchestra is looking for new band members!
CRAWLEY ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
 
2008 has been one of the best years in recent times with performances being highly acclaimed. The year commenced with a concert at Cranleigh in the village hall a new venue for the Orchestra since the Arts Centre was no longer a viable place to perform.
 
Through the summer months CAO played at three different bandstands and also at the Guildford Accordion Club.
 
The autumn was the busy time that included three new venues. The highlight was performing at the Eastbourne music festival organised by John Romeo for three evenings. It was good to be with so many other accordionists and to receive such pleasant comments. The usual Cranleigh concert was well attended and it is good to have so many local people returning to hear us.
 
Elmbridge village organised an event for the local community to whom we played our two hour program. As a new venue it was very pleasant at the end of the show for the organiser to say how much everyone had enjoyed it and they would want us back next year. Another successful new venture was playing at the Horley Theatre near Gatwick organised by Ruth Matthews. This was a new experience for CAO and we look forward to playing there again in the near future.
 
The CRAWLEY ACCORDION ORCHESTRA now look to 2009 and the future.
 
The orchestra has been awarded a grant to buy new music over a three year period. This is under way with 16 pieces just purchased, many from Germany. This will greatly enhance our already extensive repertoire. We are searching through catalogues with the involvement of all the orchestra to locate suitable music around grade 4 level that can readily be achieved to be played to appreciative audiences this year.
 
However, we are now at a cross roads needing new members due to several players retiring or suffering with problems that are keeping them away. Bill and Ruth Booth who have given considerable time and effort over many years are leaving due to health problems. We are very grateful for the tremendous effort they have made especially Bill as Music Director enhancing our standard that is widely appreciated by so many and organising the successful Cranleigh Concerts.
 
This year will see us developing brand new programs with the first performance due to be played at the Horsham Bandstand on the 27th June. Several other commitments have been made with the highlight this year being a trip to France to play with the French orchestra, Accordeon Club des Flandres, at their 20 year celebration together with the German Orchestra, Villakkordeon Hobby Orchestra of Wuppertal, in October.
 
To meet our commitments we need new members now and would invite interested players to make contact. Practices are held every Thursday 7.45 pm at Ockham Village hall near Junction 10 on the M25. This is an orchestra with a good standard attracting players from as far away as Southampton and Orpington.
 
For more information please contact: - Terry Rayfield 01689 825894   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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New Bigger Venue for the Eastbourne Accordion Festival - Friday February 20th - Monday February 23rd
Jan., 14, 2009
The Queens Hotel Eastbourne
This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier, with sea views from many of its 125 centrally heated bedrooms all of which have bath and/or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV, radio, intercom and tea/coffee making facilities. Spacious public rooms include a cocktail bar, snooker room, impressive restaurant and several function rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar .Two lifts serve all floors. 
The Queens Hotel has its own spacious carpark!
 Eastbourne Winter Accordion Weekend 2009 at The Queens Hotel 20th - 23rd February 2009 Featuring:- Steve Roxton, Richard Adey, Stefan Andrusyschyn, Ian Watson, Julie North, Harry Hussey & Gennaro Fiondella(Cost £199.00 per person)
Stockport Accordion Club - Wednesday January 14th - The Bon Accords
Jan., 14, 2009
 .Stockport Accordion Club’s first concert of 2009 takes place on Wednesday January 14th, with The Bon Accords, from Dumfries, Scotland, as our guest artistes. The Bon Accords are husband and wife Robin and Deryn Waitt, who play Shand Morino button accordion and piano accordion respectively. They are very experienced accordion entertainers, and well known around the Box & Fiddle clubs.
The venue is Woodley Methodist Church, Chapel Street/A560 Hyde Road,
Woodley, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 1ND (J25/M60).
Admission is £5, and we begin at 8pm, and all are welcome – especially support players.
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"Peter Paul Assembly of Accordionists" - 24th - 30th April 2009 - St. Petersburg Russia
Jan., 14, 2009
24th - 30th April 2009
"Peter Paul Assembly of Accordionists"
St. Petersburg, Russia. 
This festival is a gigantic competition for all ages. 
 Foreign visitors can also compete in the Foreign section. 
Or simply listen to the extremely high standard of playing. 
During the week the foreign visitors will be taken sight seeing,
and also be taken out at night (eg. ballet).
Oleg Sharov
 
Please contact Oleg Sharov for details: 
Tel/Fax: 007 812 351 4304
Please Note:
 Oleg Sharov will be touring the UK in October 2009 and will be attending the 
Eastbourne Autumn Accordion Weekend (16th-19th October '09).
If any accordion clubs are interested in booking him, please send an email to :-
Oleg Sharov c/o This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
When Oleg Sharov was last visiting, he told us that there was to be a big Festival in St Petersburg in Spring 2009.

I have now received some details which I am circulating to my accordion contacts. 

It is to be called the Peter Paul Assembly of Accordionists (after Peter the Great's famous fortress in the River Neva opposite the Summer Palace).  It will be a gigantic competition for all ages, which will include a Foreign Section (for foreign visitors).  During the week the foreign visitors will be taken sight-seeing and will also be taken out at night (e.g. to the ballet).  

For further details, contact Oleg Sharov:
tel/fax: 007 812 351 4304

I am not going to be able to attend as I am already committed to being away elsewhere for those dates, but I would be happy to pass on any tips I can to anyone who is thinking of going.  Viv and I went to one of these festivals (possibly the first) in May 1994, and had a wonderful time.  No doubt St Petersburg has changed a lot since then, and foreigners are much less of a novelty, but I'm sure the great tradition of Russian hospitality won't have changed.  We were taken to the Hermitage, the Summer and Winter Palaces, the Peter Paul Fortress, and a much more special museum of historical beautifully decorated weapons;  we heard Shostakovich's grandson conduct Shostakovich and we went to an incredible ballet performance - revival of Fokine's productions of Firebird, etc (and I'm not even a ballet person).  We were lavishly entertained by an elderly gentleman who was a pupil of Russia's first bayanist (i.e. button- as opposed to piano- accordionist) and was living in extremely modest circumstances.  In short, we were treated like royalty!

The great majority of the competitions were for players from the former Soviet bloc - and I presume that's what the "non-foreign" part of the competitions will be this time.  I think I was the only player in the foreign section in 1994 - I must have played my Grade 5 pieces (which I'd just done), with my customary nerves, but was given an enthusiastic reception, certificate, medal etc!!  There were, however, two foreign adjudicators, one from Barcelona, with whom we're still in regular touch.  We also keep in touch with the interpreter who was assigned to us.  She was a piano student at the St Petersburg Conservatory, who went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and married a Scottish violinist.  The standard of the Russian players was, of course, fantastic, and Viv and I both enjoyed listening to some of the competitions.  We only heard a small fraction of what was on offer and indeed we would have had to miss some of the sight-seeing programme to hear it all.  The music was just part of an amazing experience.
 
All the best
SOAR VALLEY ACCORDION CLUB - Harry Hussey - Saturday 10th January 2009
Jan., 14, 2009
 
SOAR VALLEY ACCORDION CLUB
 
Saturday 10th January 2009
 
 
Harry Hussey

Guest Artiste is Harry Hussey
supported by Club Members

Doors open @ 7.15pm
(Click above address for driving directions!)
 
Entrance £6.00  Bar/Raffle/Trade Stand

Info. Contact: : 0116 286 -7548 (David Price)
 
 
All are welcome at this friendly Accordion Club!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tony Compton at Fairkytes Accordion Club - Wednesday November 5th 2008 - 7.30pm
Jan., 14, 2009
Jazz Accordionist - Tony Compton
Wednesday 5th November 2008 - 7.30pm Fairkytes Accordion Club night with special guest artist :-Tony ComptonAdmission is £4.00 members (£4.50 guests)

(Light refreshments are included in the ticket price.)

Ample car parking nearby - there will also be a club fundraising raffle.

Fairkytes Accordion Club meets on the first wednesday of every month at:-

The Fairkytes Arts Centre,
51-53 Billet Lane,
Hornchurch, Essex
RM11 1AX

Contact:- Johnny or Val on 01708-225313
Email:- This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it All are welcome at this friendly Accordion Club!Click "Read More" below for a map & directions to this venue:-
NAO Southern Area Accordion Festival - Saturday November 22nd 2008 from 9.30am
Jan., 14, 2009
 
NAO Southern Area Accordion Festival
Saturday November 22nd 2008 - from 9.30am
Ample Car Parking/Refreshments/Raffle
 
Accordionists of all ages (Solos - Duets - Groups - Bands)
will be competing for trophies and qualification
 for the National NAO Championship Finals in Blackpool 2009.
 
 
Organiser - Bob Downer
 
Information from organiserBob Downer Tel: 01202 - 885192

NAO Southern Area Festival
Allendale Centre
Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset
 
Saturday 22nd November

Adjudicators will be:- Douglas Ward & Colin Whitfield
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All are welcome to attend, for a great day of listening to many styles of Accordion Music!
Lars Hollmer Passes Away
Jan., 3, 2009
Some sad holiday news to share: Swedish accordionist and Accordion Tribe member Lars Hollmer passed away on Christmas Day. I know he had been sick for some time; earlier this year, Seattle accordionist Amy Denio took Hollmer’s place on Accordion Tribe’s European tour.Known for his improvisational and avant-garde work on accordion and keyboards, Hollmer was part of the pioneering Swedish prog rock group Samla Mammas Manna (and its subsequent offshoots) and collaborated with numerous artists over the course of his 40 years in music. Most of his recordings were made at his unique home and studio outside Uppsala, Sweden, called “The Chickenhouse.” One of my favorite Hollmer songs is “Boeves Psalm,” written around 1977 and dedicated to an uncle of Hollmer’s who had just passed away. There’s an all-accordion version on the first Accordion Tribe album, but I just can’t resist this beautiful orchestral arrangement.Lars Hollmer: Boeves Psalmmp3Buy Accordion Tribe by Accordion Tribe(Thanks to Lauralee for passing the news along.)
ZUM - January CD Madness!
Jan., 3, 2009
JANUARY CD MADNESS!
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To welcome in 2009 and all the credit crunch-ness that will come with it, we thought we'd give you an offer you couldn't refuse. It's our amazing January 3 for 2 offer. Simply buy any two ZUM CDs and we'll give you a third entirely for free.Go on to our web site and choose your CDs. When you get to the checkout page, simply type in "piazzolla" to the discounts and coupons box and your discount will be applied to your total.
This offer ends on January 5th, so get ordering!
Click here to buy on-line

Keep up to date with all our concerts at:
www.zum.org.uk

Watford Accordion School - Charity Success!
Jan., 3, 2009
Shona Holmes
Dear UKAO,
 
Just to let you know Watford Accordion School raised £459.59 at our performance on Friday 12th December2008 which brings the grand total raised for Aspire in December to £991.03.
Best Wishes for 2009 !! 
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Telephone - 01923 236880 - Daytime - 07966 281970 - Evening
Harry Hussey - 2008 Gig Listings
Jan., 3, 2009
www.harryhussey.com
Harry Hussey Gigs -2008
 
30th August/5th September - St Audries Bay Folk Week 
Tel: 01984-632515 (Mary)
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September 6th/7th - Roland UK Accordion Championships Weekend
Tel: 01323-733700 (John & Jackie)
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September 8th/13th - St Audries Bay Holiday Club - Accordion Tuition Week
Gary Blair,Harry Hussey, Rosemary Wright, Pearl Fawcett-Adriano
Tel: 01323-733700 (John & Jackie)
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September 14th - La Tosca - Paignton Cornwall
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September 18th/22nd - Italy
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1st/2nd/3rd October - Llandudno - Alan Venn Music Event featuring Harry Hussey
Tel: 01204-840279 (Alan Venn Dip L.C.M. Organist - Tutor - Consultant)
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October 10th/13th - Eastbourne Accordion Weekend
 Pearl Fawcett-Adriano  - Marco Valenti, The Crawley Accordion Orchestra
  Tel: 01323-733700 (John & Jackie)
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October 15th - Kings Lynn Organ Club - St Faith's Church Rooms
Gayton Road, Gaywood
 Tel: 01553-840649 (Arthur)
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October 18th/19th - Private Event - East Sussex 
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24th October - Cranleigh Village Hall - Harry Hussey, Crawley Accordion Orchestra & John Romero
Tel: 01483-274951 (Bill Booth)
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5th November - Cwmbran Accordion Club
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16th December - Stratford on Avon Accordion Club -Xmas Party
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