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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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Yorkshire Accordion & Music Festival - 7th February 2009
Jan., 20, 2009

This year the annual Yorkshire Accordion and Music festival is being held on Saturday 7th February at the usual venue of Victoria Hall in Saltaire and features the NAO North Central Accordion Championships, Festival Championships, Trade stands and a family fun Ceilidh with the Rob Thorn Band.

Competition adjudicators include Djordje Gajic, Ken Farren, Ray Bodell, Karolyn Broadhead, Graham Waterhouse and Andrew Fearnley and we are already looking at beating last years record number of 335 entries.

Entry to come watch during the day is free and details/maps/acommodation details can be found on the Yorkshire Accordion and Music Festival website at www.yamf.co.uk.

This year the Ceilidh is with the Rob Thorn Band - it's always really good fun, a great laugh and we get a great mixture of all ages coming to all our Ceilidhs. There will also be a guest spot from Thom Hardaker who is a local lad who is currently studying over in Russia.

Tickets for the Ceilidh in advance are £5 for Adults, £3 for Concessions or £15 for a family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children). On the door Adults £6, Concessions £4.

The ticket price includes a late bar, some food, ceilidh dancing (with someone telling you how to do it!) and if you book early enough and live on route a free coach. Bargain!

The coach will probably be going from Skipton - Cross Hills - Steeton - Keighley - Saltaire from about 7.15pm and coming back 12.15-12.30am. Coach booking is on a first come first served basis. Contact Danny Hinchcliffe to confirm coach booking ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

If you'd like tickets please contact Richard Smith ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it / 07910 280943) or Danny Hinchcliffe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it / 07927 413681) or tickets can be purchased from Cross Hills Post Office or the Craven School of Music.

It's going to be a great night and would be great to see you all, please invite all your friends/family - let them know if you think they'd be interested and let us know soon if you want tickets.

 

Gary Blair - New CD - "A Chip off the Old Block" - Available from UKAO on 8th February 2009
Jan., 20, 2009

Track 1 " Anna Polka "

Track 2 " The Rose "

Track 3 " Vacances Tyroliennes "

 Track 4 " Czardas "

Track 5 " Tutto Pepe "

Track 6 " The Hen's March to the midden and The Chicken reel"

Track 7 " Marietta "

Track 8 " Heidi's Waltz" and "The Levear Waltz"

Track 9 " Dizzy Accordion "

Track 10 " Retour des Hirondelles "

Track 11 " Preludio" Track

12 " Minka"

Track 13 " Carrickfergus"

Track 14 " Clarinet Polka "

Track 15 " Das Kufsteiner Lied "

Gary Blair Jnr plays 1st accordion and solo on Tracks 1,,4,5,7,9,10

Gary Blair Snr plays 1st Accordion and solo on Tracks 2, 3,6,8,12,13,14,15

This new exciting CD @ £12.99 (Incl. UK Postage),features father and son for the very first time on disc, is available from the UKAO CD Shop - Click Here from Sunday 8th February 2009 and also will be for sale on:-

 Gary Blair's 10th "Tour Down South" - 8th - 15th February 2009.

Information from: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can learn more about Gary Blair at his web site 

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Composer Charles Camilleri passes away in Malta on 3 January 2009 aged 77.
Jan., 20, 2009

Professor Charles Camilleri

Composer Charles Camilleri passes away. 

Long acknowledged Maltese composer Charles Camilleri died on Saturday morning, aged 77.

Mro Camilleri, started his career in his teenage years composing a number of works based on Maltese folk tales and legends. Camilleri is today recognized as one of the major composers of his generation. He has moved from his early influences by Maltese folk music to a musical form in which nothing is fixed and his compositions evolve from themselves with a sense of fluency and inevitability.

He has composed over 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice and solo instruments. Camilleri's work has been performed throughout the world and his research of folk music and improvisation, the influences of the sounds of Africa and Asia, together with the academic study of European music, have helped him create a universal style.  He has over 300 compositions, half of which are recorded on some 36 CDs, sold all over the world. 
  

 From Valerie Fenech 

 

 

In 1949 at the age of 18 from Malta, Charles together with his parents Carl & Josephine and little sister Yvonne migrated to Australia.

 They settled in Sydney in the early 1950’s. Charles made a name for himself with the piano accordion. He made appearances on the Showboat, Tivoli, & Theatre weekly shows at Eden Park. His many concerts, radio shows etc. He taught music at Nicholson’s in the city and Gallaghers at Parramatta. He went to entertain the troops in Korea. At this time he was so very well known, together with Enzo Toppano, Gus Menzie, Tommy Tyco & Jeff Harvey etc.

 

After achieving everything he possibly could in Australia, he ventured out in 1954 to try his luck overseas.

There he became very well known not only in his birthplace Malta and all over Europe, but London, Canada & America.

He leaves his wife Doris, son Charles, daughter Anya, 5 grandchildren in Malta and his only sister Yvonne Attard in Sydney Australia.

From Yvonne Attard – sister of Professor Charles Camilleri who passed away in Malta on 3 January 2009 aged 77.

MP3 Monday: The Gourds
Jan., 20, 2009
It’s hard to believe we haven’t mentioned The Gourds before, but the release of their excellent new album, Haymaker!, is the perfect occasion to make amends. Hailing from the musical melting pot of Austin, the Gourds’ music runs the gamut from straight country to swamp rock to Cajun, with a few stops along the way. As the Gourds enter their second decade, they continue to extend their fanbase with a reputation built on clever, heavily-referential lyrics and high-energy live performances.

Today’s download is “Country Love,” the opening track from Haymaker! In addition to Claude Bernard’s accordion, it features some of my favorite star-gazing lyrics since Wilco’s “California Stars.”

The Gourds: Country Lovemp3

Buy Haymaker! by The Gourds

Blair Kilpatrick’s Accordion Dreams
Jan., 20, 2009
I love hearing stories of how people fell in love with the accordion, so I’m really looking forward to Blair Kilpatrick’s new book, Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music. Kilpatrick was a happily settled psychologist, wife, and mother when a trip to New Orleans sparked a passion for Cajun music and the accordion. Today, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area — the largest Cajun/zydeco scene outside of Louisiana — and plays accordion in her own Cajun-Creole band, Sauce Piquante.

The book details Kilpatrick’s pursuit of her unlikely obsession with Cajun culture and the accordion, from the Chicago’s Cajun dance scene to a folk music camp in West Virginia and trips to Louisiana and even France. But it’s really about embracing new experiences and how you can chase your dreams at any age.

“… I moved the bellows just a little, my finger depressing a single white button, one of the low notes on the treble side. I bent my ear close. There—I heard it! A throaty whisper that promised to turn into the real thing once I really let go. I could already picture it, and I could practically feel it: bellows pumping, air rushing, all four reeds vibrating in the thrilling growl and wail of a Cajun accordion in full voice. The accordion of my dreams.”

If you live in the Bay Area, there’ll be a release/dance party for the book on February 10th at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. The event will include a reading, book signing, and a performance by Sauce Piquante.

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)
*******
 
September 6th/7th - Roland UK Accordion Championships Weekend
Tel: 01323-733700 (John & Jackie)
 *******
 
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
Phil & Aly Scottish Tour!
Jan., 3, 2009
Phil Cunningham
http://www.philcunningham.com/gigs/  
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham Scottish Tour Dates
Box office details are as below and some tickets are also available
for selected venues at www.thebooth.co.uk
Tickets are not available from Firefly Productions direct.

JULY 2008
DATE
AREA
VENUE
BOX OFFICE Wednesday 30
Orkney
Orkney Arts Theatre
01856 850 773
Thursday 31
Orkney
Stromness Town Hall
01856 850 773 AUGUST 2008Friday 1
Banchory
Banchory Lodge Hotel
web link
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Cramond Kirk
Cramond Kirk
0131 336 2036
Friday 8
Stirling
Albert Halls
01786 274 000
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Dumfries
DG ONE
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Wednesday 13
Dundonald
Dundonald Hall
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Arran
Lamlash High School 01770 600 219 Friday 15
Berwick
The Maltings
01289 330 999
Saturday 16
Innerleithen
Memorial Hall
01721 725 777
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Langholm
Buccleugh Centre
01387 381 196
Monday 18
Crawford John
Public Hall
01864 504 265
Friday 22
Dunoon
Queens Hall
01369 702 800
Saturday 23
Greenock
Arts Guild Theatre
01475 805 220
Wednesday 27
Portree
Aros Centre
01478 613 750
Thursday 28
Sleat, Skye
Sabhal Mor Ostaig01471 844 207
Friday 29
Ullapool
MacPhail Centre
01854 613 336
Saturday 30
Inverness
Eden Court Theatre
01463 234 234
Sunday 31
Pitlochry
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
01796 484 626
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Mull
An Tobar
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Iona
Village Hall
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Fochabers
Public Institute
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Saturday 6
Turriff
Turriff Academy
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Sunday 7
Old Meldrum
Meldrum Academy
01651 872 571
Monday 8
Portmahomack
The Carnegie Hall
Blas Festival 2008
01862 871 434
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Strathy
Strathy Village Hall
Blas Festival 2008
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Oban
Corran Halls01631 567 333
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Glasgow
ABC
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please arrive early if you need seating)
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Bathgate
Regal Theatre
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Tickets available from 15 July
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Strontian
The Sunart Centre
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Craigmonie Centre
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Stornoway
An Lanntair
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The Carnegie Hall
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Arts Festival
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Cumbernauld Theatre
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Edinburgh
Queens Hall
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Saturday 27
Strichen
Ritchie Hall
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Sunday 28
Aberdeen
Music Hall
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Accordions at Morley - Free Lunchtime Concert - at 1 pm on Tuesday 16th December (finishing by 2pm)
Dec., 15, 2008
Just to remind you that "Accordions at Morley" are providing a FREE 
lunchtime concert in the Holst Room at Morley College (61 Westminster 
Bridge Road - near Waterloo - opposite side of the road from Lambeth 
North Tube Station) at 1 pm on Tuesday 16th December (finishing by 2pm).

Our orchestra - now about 20 accordions - will be playing a mixture 
of popular and classical music, and our leaders Ian and Julie, the 
fabulous "Duo Esprit" will be playing duets.

Do come if you can.  If you can't, Happy Christmas and come and join 
us some time in 2009!

Cheers
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Bruce Millers European Accordion Festival 2008 - Report & Photos
Dec., 15, 2008
Ksenija Sidorova
Bruce Millers European Accordion Festival 2008 All of those who were lucky enough to be part of the audience for the Bruce Millers European Accordion Festival at Aberdeen Arts Centre will, I am sure, join me in congratulating the talented performers who gave us their all on Sunday 19th October.
Romano Viazzani
 Norman English’s opening performance was well received and he ably demonstrated his musical talents on both a Roland FR7 accordion and an acoustic accordion. Norman delighted us with his own interpretation of “El` Compancheros” and a beautiful rendition of Phil Cunningham’s “A Bright Star in Cepheus”. These were quickly followed by “Norwegian Wood” and “Summer Time”, as well as bringing smiles of amazement with the unique sounds of “scat voices” used to set off “Sweet Georgia Brown” Norman magically brought forth wind instruments from the digital Roland, for good measure, Norman gave us a moving rendition of “Highland Cathedral” starting off on his Guerrrini accordion and finishing on a Tyros keyboard, using a Bolero accompaniment. As well as solo performing, Norman English provided the audience with a warm and friendly introduction to each subsequent performer. He brought laughter from the audience when he announced he and three of the star performers had suffered a three car pile-up on the way to the theatre. Norman explained that Romano’s “bellows shake” was not all down to skill! In fact it was no joke, all four performers had been in a traffic collision but were determined, with true performers’ spirit that, “the show must go on”. The show went on indeed and Craig Paton, with Anne Nicol on her fiddle and their friends had our feet tapping to fast moving sets of Jigs and Reels. The enthusiasm for their performance was equally matched by the enjoyment of their audience. Tom Orr, Gordon and Ian Middler and Duncan Christie, gave the audience a taste of traditional songs and exhilarating marches which further lifted the spirits of the audience. The intimate atmosphere of the Aberdeen Arts Centre meant the audience enjoyed the easygoing style of these musicians – we felt almost part of the performance, taking pleasure from the obvious enjoyment of the musicians. Lauren Hart, sensitively accompanied by Ben Sinkie on piano, gave a powerful and professional rendition of a selection of blues and jazz numbers. Lauren’s slight frame conceals a big, beautiful voice; she captivated the audience with a selection of numbers including You Go to My Head”, “Girl From Ipanema”, and “River” by Joni Mitchell. Lauren also ensured we “heard music” when she treated us to the well loved “I Hear Music”. During the interval Stuart Hannabus continued the high standard of the on stage performers, with some lovely piano pieces.  The second half saw an audience, full of anticipation, back in their seats and wondering how the festival could better the wonderful variety of part one! However there was no need to make comparisons. The international talent that had flown in from London especially to take part, impressed from the first note.Romano Viazzani filled the whole auditorium with his beautiful music. He introduced many of us to a style and quality of playing that was both unfamiliar and fascinating. Romano’s repertoire included: Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741)            Winter – Movement I from Concerto No.4 in F minor (op8, no.4 RV297) The Four Seasons  J.S.Bach (1685-1750)            Prelude and Fugue in C minor  (Book I from the Well-Tempered Clavier, 48 Preludes and Fugues Paul Weller (1958-)                         Party Chambers Richard Galliano (1950-)                        Tango Pour Claude  Jacob Gade (1869-1963)                        Jealousy                      Joseph Colombo (1900-1973)/  Tony Murena (1916-1970)              Indifference Il Silenzio Fuori Ordinaza                                G.Stok (1920-2003)/                         Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)            Variazioni su Il Carnevale Di Venezia Romano’s years of experience, both as a soloist and an orchestral player, meant Romano moved from Vivaldi to Tangos with such ease and the informal style of his performance drew the audience towards the music. Romano admirably demonstrated the versatility of the accordion as an instrument and when he handed the stage over to Ksenija Sidorova, it was obvious that we again were about to be taken to another dimension. Ksenija, from Latvia, proved to be not only young and beautiful but all ready a mature, impressive and talented accordionist. Ksenija had explained to me that she came to the accordion through her grandmother’s enthusiasm for the instrument. Unlike many accordionists, Ksenija’s first instrument is the accordion having started playing about eight years of age. Ksenija Sidorova enthralled the audience with a programme including: J. S. Bach, French Suite N5 in G major (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte, Bourree, Loure, Gigue)  W. A. Mozart- 12 Variations on a theme "Ah, vous dirai- je, Maman"  P. I. Tchaikovsky - October from "The Seasons"  Visually, Ksenija’s performance was like a graceful dance, with she and the accordion becoming one instrument.Her rendition of Artem Vassiliev’s, "Who’s the Puppet?" was written in 2007 and dedicated to Ksenija, first performed in February this year, it made a fascinating showcase for Ksenija’s talent.   The finale with Romano joining Ksenija in an amusing musical conversation, performing “Klarinet Polka” (arranged by Lars Holm), gave the audience a lovely, light hearted end to what had been a truly exhilarating evening. Thanks were given to the sponsors, Bruce Millers, Rolland UK and The Redgarth Hotel and the lucky winner of an acoustic accordion donated by sponsor, Steve Clinkscale Music, went away clutching a voucher for their prize.  Immediately following the Bruce Miller European Accordion Festival, requests were coming in for information on next years show. Can Norman English better this year's offering? We will let you know.  Sylvia Wilson  - October 2008
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