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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

F. Canaro - Tango

Gerhard Winkler - Toulouse

Albert Vossen - Merry-go-round

Gerhard Winkler - Serenade Napolitano

J. Rid - 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 (waltz for solo accordion)

Albert Vossen - Fliegende Blatter

Vittorio Monti - Czardas

Victor Vlasov - Mood (for solo accordion)

Victor Vlasov - Syncopes (for solo accordion)

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

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Rare Pasquale Ficosecco Accordion 1930
Dec., 15, 2007

 

Tony Gilbert with Freddie Gibbons Accordion
This Accordion was originally owned by a Freddie Gibbons. A professional entertainer, who for many years performed on stage at the famous Windmill Theatre, here he entertained using this accordion also at other Moss Empire circuit Theatres.For the above reasons, we refer to it as our “Bums and Boobs box”

Reconditioned by Tony with loving care!
Freddie was a wonderful character on stage, in later life he moved to Norfolk becoming the owner of two Public houses; very soon they became popular venues for all music lovers.

He also became a regular player on Radio Norfolk.

Rare Pasquale Ficosecco Accordion 1930
 Sadly now passed on, Freddie leaves his wife living local to us, who has given the above information, and of the colourful lifestyle concerning this accordion, also on Freddie’s career midst the scenes of the London Windmill.

We became the owners 5 years ago; it then needed certain attention, which we lovingly gave it ourselves. It has been a privilege to play it at various festivals, usually joining the Vintage Accordion Orchestra’s.

4/5 voiced it is Musette tuned, with a powerful volume in very good playing condition.

Tony & Phyl Gilbert. Upton, Norfolk

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Dougie Inkpen - Canterbury Accordionist
Dec., 15, 2007
Have you heard from Dougie Inkpen regarding his claim to fame?
I'll take the opportunity and forward his picture to you as his poster
appears in a bus shelter on Herne Bay seafront.
Bye for now.
Tony Gilbert
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Also do you know that accordion I'm currently playing, spent many years at the London Windmill and other Moss Empire Theatres. It was then owned by a professional entertainer by name of Freddie Gibbons, who in later life moved to Norfolk, becoming the owner of two local Pubs.Due to Freddie's ability in entertaining, this created very successful drinking places near Gt.Yarmouth. He also became a regular on Radio Norfolk.   (Accordion name is Pasqualy Ficosseco)  - Best Rgds, Tony Gilbert
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Cranleigh Surrey - Accordion Variety Show
Dec., 15, 2007

Friday28th March 2008-7.30pm

Cranleigh Village Hall

High Street
Cranleigh
Surrey
GU6 8AT

Car park in Village Way
Cranleigh Village Hall - Surrey
 
Accordion Variety Show:-
Crawley Accordion Orchestra - Conductor - Sean Hunter
Rosemary Wright & Harry Hussey
Plus an incredible mystery guest artiste???
Raffle/Refreshments
 
Box Office: 01483-274951 (Bill)
Tickets are £7.00 (available January 2008)
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"Sibelius & Beyond"
Dec., 15, 2007

Niko Kumpuvaara Accordion


Sampo Haapamäki: Power
Lauri Kilpiö: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
Jukka Tiensuu: Zolo
Jouni Kaipainen: Gena
Kalevi Aho: Sonata No. 2, ‘Black Birds’
Olli Virtaperko: Devil’s Lungs

Tickets: £5
St. George's Hanover Square, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 1061

Tuesday 27th November 2007 @ 7.30pm

Click here for Box Office


Niko Kumpuvaara is a rising star on the accordion, a rarely heard solo instrument, and brings an all-Finnish programme to the festival of Finnish music, "Sibelius & Beyond".

Kalevi Aho and Jouni Kaipainen are two well-known composers who have created works for the unusual sounds of the instrument, and Kumpuvaara mixes in newer pieces, including a world premiere performance, to his programme.
 
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NAO North West Area Championships
Dec., 15, 2007

'NAO NORTH WEST AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS'

The Marine Hall Fleetwood
Annual event 2007 25th November,
at the Marine Hall,
The Esplanade,
Fleetwood,
Lancashire.


64 sections.

Festival is combined with the "Blackpool and Wyre Accordion Festival", established 1988 .

From 9am to 9 pm competitions

All day, trade show and prize presentations!


All Enquiries via the organiser Gina Brannelli,

01253 778764
01253 822046

Location Web: http://www.marinehall.co.uk/map.php

Beltrami Accordion Festival - Report
Dec., 15, 2007
Beltrami Accordion Festival - Sunday 21st October 2007 - ReportNorman English, Manager of Pianos and Keyboards at Bruce Millers Music store Aberdeen, visited the Aberdeen Arts Centre earlier this year. Nothing strange about that you may think! However Norman’s attention was less focused on the stage and more on the great acoustics and ambience of this intimate theatre. Norman EnglishNorman said, “It struck me immediately that it would make a great venue for an accordion festival” and within two weeks of that visit he had booked the theatre, confirmed local artists and set about obtaining the services of two 1st class, international accordionists, Mauro Carra from Italy who has released 5 albums, recorded several sound tracks and performed all over the world and Emir Bosnjak a Bosnian artist who is in great demand for recitals and concerts through out the world. Mauro Carra & Romano ViazzaniHaving previously hosted a performance by Mauro within Bruce Millers that was very warmly received, Norman felt strongly that the public would again welcome an opportunity to experience accordion playing taken to a new dimension. On that occasion the audience was delighted by the quality sounds from the hand made Beltrami accordion that Mauro was demonstrating. Norman, himself compered the Arts Centre event and delighted the crowd with his own interpretation of “Dark Island” and “Nut Rocker”.Sadly Emir’s performance at the festival was called off at the last minute due to ill health. However Mauro’s talent and wonderful choice of music brought gasps from the audience and tumultuous applause. He again held the enthralled audience in the palm of his hand. Lauren HuntOn the bill alongside the international performers were local talent Gordon Middler, Tom Orr and Lauren Hart. Lauren is a talented singer and this year performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Her choice of Italian Arias and traditional Burns songs was very well received and she was ably accompanied by Anne Deans. Craig Patton - Under 16 Scottish ChampionRepresenting up and coming young musicians was Craig Patton. Craig is under 16 Scottish champion and Craig has performed all over the UK including the Scottish Parliament. Craig demonstrated his accordion skills admirably and his personality also shone through. The audience were also privileged to have Ian Middler, accompanied by His son Gordon, Tom Orr and Duncan Christie. Ian sang a selection of Scottish songs and contributed to the variety in the show. The packed evening demonstrated the versatility of accordions with a mixture of traditional Scottish, popular and classical pieces.The program of singing and playing had something to offer amateur and professional musicians alike and those who simply appreciate others talent and enjoy family entertainment in comfortable surroundings. The impromptu rendition of “O Sole Mio” By Lorenzo, one of the group of Italian visitors over for the festival, was a perfect finale.
Ksenija Sidorova does us proud and comes 4th in the Premio di Castelfidardo
Dec., 15, 2007
Ksenija SidorovaKsenija Sidorova does us proud in the Premio di Castelfidardo.I have just returned from adjudicating at the Premio di Castelfidardo accordion competition in Castelfidardo the hub of accordion manufacturing in Italy and possibly the world.  The competition is now being amplified into a festival with lots of post competition concerts throughout the town. . It was a very interesting experience seeing it from an adjudicator’s view point.  There were two high points for me.  The first being a wonderful evening concert that was part of a European tour given by Frank Marocco and Simone Zanchini, following the success of their latest album Be-Bop Buffet, a collaboration that was born from their first meeting at the London Accordion Festival back in 2001.  The concert was even better than the excellent CD.  The second high point which unfortunately I wasn’t a witness to as I was adjudicating a different category was the knowledge that Latvian-born Ksenija Sidorova who is now in her 3rd year of studies at the Royal Academy of Music London and therefore representing the UK came a very respectable 4th in the most prestigious of categories the “Premio” itself.  This is one of the highest placings achieved for a British-based player in a long time and all credit must go to her and her teacher Owen Murray for giving the UK much needed presence and representation on the International Competition circuit.  Ksenija who flew the flag for us last year too came 3rd in category C last year because she was only 18.  She is a great ambassador and role model for young accordionists in the UK being a brilliant young musician, charming, intelligent and beautiful.  I inevitably asked myself why we seem to be unable as a nation to field a more consistent flow of competitors internationally.  Our national competitions are very well attended and well-organised but the standard of competitor falls woefully short of the kind of international level across all categories I have witnessed both in Castelfidardo and Klingenthal in the past.  We certainly have produced in the last twenty or so years and still produce excellent accordionists that today work at the highest level comparable with many players abroad but why is there a now, save for the handful of student at the Royal Academy a gaping void of young accordionists?Perhaps it’s time we try to push our young students towards a further education in music especially now that we have the Trinity Guildhall Syllabus which ties into the National Curriculum.  The demand for accordionists (in the south-east at least) is on the increase but the type of work offered does require a very high standard of skills. At the moment, save for a handful of accordionists nationally the only other accordionists who can are trained to meet the requirements set by the market are students like Ksenija and her predecessors.  This is a reality we cannot ignore.  We must aim to educate young accordionists so that the demands are met otherwise we risk that the modern composers who keenly write for accordion lose interest completely whilst we all run off and complain that there is no work for accordionists.In the vast majority of the categories I adjudicated in the jury were very serious and diligent with their task.  After all these competitors study incredibly hard to reach the standard needed compete seriously and it’s only right that the judges acknowledge this by paying attention and marking fairly in order to maintain standards.  If it is felt that no competitor has achieved a high enough standard it is not unknown for the prizes not to awarded. I have always felt ambivalent towards competitions.  I competed in a few piano competitions in my teens having achieved 1st and 2nd placings.  It doesn’t make me a fantastic pianist.  As much as I love the piano I barely get time to play it these days.  Many of the world’s foremost exponents of the accordion have never won a competition, yet they thrive.  More importantly accordionists has been doing well in important national competitions open to all instrumentalists recently which exposes the accordion to a wider audience as well as pitting it against other instruments thereby raising the standard yet again in order to match and better these other musicians.  In other words an accordionist playing Bluebell Polka cannot compete with a pianist playing Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude.  It’s not just about how many notes and how quickly but about the depth of emotion and musicality involved. Of all the nationalities involved in the Festival, and there were many, the Serbs for me seem to be emerging as a force to reckon with both in numbers, technical standard and musical and emotional maturity.  The countries of former Soviet Union of course figure strongly too.  The French, not surprisingly do well but mostly in the Varietè categories. I would encourage many teachers in the UK to try attend these important international competitions (and any other event national or international especially in a context where the accordion is a newly emerging instrument such as Jazz festivals or Classical Music Festivals) if only to see the kind of standard that is required these days and to let promoters know that there is a demand for this instrument.  It’s not all work but fun too.  If we can transmit to our students that the accordion is worth learning properly, fun to play and can, by following the proper channels offer a number of career opportunities we may tear them away from their Gameboys, Megadrives,  Football practice and all the other trappings the Western World distracts them with, so we can nurture a new generation of British Accordionists fit for purpose.Report by Romano Viazzani
New Marathon Accordion World Record
Dec., 9, 2007
We’ve seen people attempt to break world records for the fastest accordion player and largest accordion band, so it’s only natural someone would go after the record for marathon accordion playing.Last week in Bochingen, Germany, Thomas Schmelzle set out to break the record of 28 straight hours of accordion playing set by Dutchman Hennie Hulk in 2002. Under the rules set forth by Guinness, Thomas could take a five minute break each hour, but could not repeat a tune within four hours. In the end, Thomas smashed the old record with a performance lasting 29 hours and 16 minutes. Of course, he won’t be able to feel his fingers for a few weeks, but it’s a small price to pay for enshrinement in the Guinness Book of World Records. At least, until the next marathoner comes along…
Flickr Find: Accordion vs. Boy
Dec., 9, 2007

Boy with Accordion
uploaded by Brann
Ever have one of those days? The kind where everything drags, just getting out of bed is a chore, and when you pick up your accordion, it feels like a ton of bricks. Well, imagine how this poor kid feels. First, Mom makes him wear a tie and a pair of knickers. Then he has to stand out in the sun and pose for a photo with an accordion that’s nearly as big as he is. The grimace on his face says it all: “Hurry up and take the picture… I can’t hold this much longer…”
How to Build a Hohner Corona
Dec., 9, 2007
Over on the Reyes Accordions forum, I found some excellent photos taken by Peter Unbehauen during a recent trip to the Hohner accordion factory in Trossingen, Germany. (Some readers may remember his photo tour of the Hohner factory from last year.) Among his latest photos are shots of the building and assembly of Hohner Corona accordions. It’s fascinating to see that the process is still done almost completely by hand — from molding the celluloid to assembling the reed blocks to the final tuning.Peter has also scanned the entire Hohner spare parts catalog. While you can only get instruments from a dealer, you can order nearly any spare/replacement part imaginable directly from the Hohner factory in Germany. So next time you need a pair of accordion bellow nail pliers, you know where to go.
Accordion Inspired Architecture
Dec., 9, 2007
As the tryptophan-induced Thanksgiving haze wears off, I thought I’d share a couple examples of accordion-inspired architecture that I’d run across recently. The first comes from Buenos Aires, where the city has just dedicated a new monument to tango music in the shape of a giant steel bandoneon. The tango has long been an integral part of Argentinian culture and this monument joins statues and plaques in Buenos Aires honoring tango legends like Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla.The second isn’t reality (yet), but is a design by London architect Ken Shuttleworth for a 10-story accordion-shaped building that will border Christopher Wren’s Monument to The Great Fire Of London. The building’s rooftop garden will double as a sundial, using the shadow from Wren’s Monument to indicate the time.My favorite piece of accordion architecture, though, is still the old San Francisco accordion school — Theodore School of Music on Union Street — with its entire second floor shaped like an accordion.
Review - Gordon Pattullo - his Accordion and his Friends
Nov., 24, 2007
Gordon Pattullo is one of the elite of Scotland’s accordionists, widely respected as a soloist, bandleader and composer.  This new DVD is a showcase for his musical talents, and will be compulsive viewing for anyone who loves Scottish accordion music.  You will be watching a master at his craft.
This is an excellent production in every way: great music - immaculately played, lots of camera close ups highlighting the treble and bass sides of the accordion, first class sound and picture quality, illuminating interviews, and beautiful scenery from the east and west coasts of Scotland. Most of the music was filmed at the Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus, and the Wellbank Hall, Dundee. The DVD lasts for a total of 78 minutes.
The music is interspersed with Gordon being interviewed by Bill Torrance, giving insights into his life and music.  If you just want to watch the music, however, just press the forward button and you can skip the interviews.  The ‘chat’ part of the DVD also has brief contributions from fiddler Ian Powrie, and accordionists Freeland Barbour, Tom Alexander and Billy Anderson, giving a ‘This Is Your Life’ feel to the narrative.  Of the music, my favourite tracks were ‘The Dark Island’, set brilliantly against island background scenes, the exciting ‘Orange Blossom Special’, and the last track, ‘The Furrows End’, one of Gordon’s compositions and a beautiful melody played against a background showing two huge Clydesdale horses ploughing a field (on Gordon’s farm in Angus). 
Backing musicians include John Crawford - piano, Angela MacEachern - fiddle, son Fraser Pattullo on Low Whistle, Brian Cruickshank – bass, and Billy Thom - drums.  Their contributions underpin Gordon’s accordion playing perfectly, adding to the musical texture yet remaining largely unobtrusive.
The DVD extras include notes on the careers of the musicians involved, and an interesting behind the scenes look at what goes on in a recording studio. 
The 16 tracks including ‘Bonnie Strathmore’, ‘Hornpipe Selection’, ‘The Cuckoo Waltz’, ‘Tribute to Will Starr’, ‘Lament for Jack Miller’, ‘The Flying Scotsman’, ‘The Dark Island’, ‘The Four String Polka’, ‘Waltzes’, ‘Fraser's Favourites’, ‘Tribute to Sir Jimmy Shand’, ‘The Orange Blossom Special’, ‘Kiwi Pipers Medley’, ‘The Sands of Kuwait’, ‘Scotch 'n' Irish’, and ‘The Furrows End’.
For availability telephone Concorde Music, Perth: 01738 621 818
Website: www.gordonpattullo.co.uk 
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Pearl Fawcett - Adriano @ Soar Valley Accordion Club
Nov., 24, 2007
November 24th at 8 pm

SOAR VALLEY ACCORDION CLUB
Rothley Centre Hall,
12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley,
LEICESTER
LE7 7PR
Pearl Fawcett - Adriano
Our guest Artiste is the one and only  Pearl Fawcett - Adriano
 
Information from: David Price- 0116 286 7548
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The Alexander Brothers @ Castle Douglas - Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm
Nov., 24, 2007
Celebrating 50 years in show business
The Alexander Brothers
Thursday  22nd  November @  7.30pm Admission - £11.00Lochside Theatre
Lochside Road
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway
DG7 1EU
The Alexander Brothers


It is now 50 years since they made their first appearance as professional entertainers at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath, Scotland. Ross Bowie became their Manager, an association that lasted 35 years. He introduced them to songwriter Tony Hatch who took them to London and recording fame. They had their own TV series for many years and appeared on the legendary 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'. They have appeared in all the top venues all over the world including the Carnegie Hall, New York and the famous Sydney Opera House. http://www.alexanderbrothers.com/In recent years Tom & Jack were awarded the MBE by her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace for their services to music, "This was a very proud moment for both of us" said Tom, "We're just a couple of boys fae Scotland" Said Jack...well deserved I think we would all say.

Tell your friends about this show!

Lochside Theatre
Lochside Road
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway
DG7 1EU

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Accordions International @ Caister UK - Report by Gary Blair
Nov., 24, 2007
Caister International Accordion Festival
Valentin Osipov - Heather Smith - Gary Blair
 The annual International Accordion Festival took place from 1st to 5th November 2007in the Haven Holiday Centre, Caister, England.The usual workshop leaders were in attendance for both their teaching skills and their performance skills.They were, Gary Blair, Bert Santilly, Harry Hussey,Brian Jenkins,Peter Whitely and Mike O'Regan. Adrienne Sharp was in charge of the Free & Easy sessions which proved very popular indeed. There was plenty to choose from throughout the day for the accordion player covering many styles of music.
John Leslie & Gary Blair
The evening concerts were warmly received by a large audience in "Neptunes Palace" .We had the pleasure of hearing a very popular act who first appeared at the festival, 11 years ago.Vladimir Ushakov and Sergei Likhachov were joined by Vladimir's wife, Svletana Stvitskaya and an amazing concertina/xylophone player, Valentin Osipov. There were also performances from Gary Blair,Romano Viazzani, Amaryllis, Bert Santilly, Giancarlo Caporilli, Romeo Aichino (with his friend Atillio).
Norvic Concordia performed more than once with Peter and Adrienne playing for dancing.
Overall it was a very good festival with plenty of variety. - Report by Gary Blair
LAST GIG OF THIS TOUR! Thursday 18th Oct - Oleg Sharov @ Uxbridge A/C
Nov., 24, 2007
Oleg Sharov @ The Uxbridge Accordion Club
Oleg Sharov
Uxbridge Accordion ClubATTENTION -  THIS IS THE LAST GIG ON OLEG'S UK TOUR!DON'T MISS THIS EVENT - HE IS FANTASTIC !!!!Thursday 18th October 2007
(This replaces the normal 2nd monday meeting for the month of October.)

Anglers Retreat
(rear function room)
West Drayton
Middlesex UB7 7HG

Doors open at 7.30pm
Admission is £4.00
Licensed Bar & Club RaffleInfo: David & Angie Lukins 01895-235601 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Please bring your accordions for the play-along sessions.

All are welcome at this friendly accordion club!!!Driving Directions Below!
Craig & Donna Bradley - Wedding Photo
Nov., 24, 2007
Craig & Donna Bradley with Gary BlairCraig & Donna pictured at their recent wedding on saturday 10th November in Manchester, also pictured is Gary Blair who provided the ceilidh at their reception party.
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