2024 Jazz Accordion Festival, Castelfidardo - Italy

Jazz Accordion FestivalThe 2024 Jazz Accordion Festival will be held in Castelfidardo and Osimo, Italy from March 15th to 17th, 2024. Free admission.

The opening event will take place on March 15th at 10pm at the On Stage Club in Castelfidardo with a concert based on improvisation starring Jovan Pavlovic.


27th International Accordion Week “Alcobaça 2024 – Portugal

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The 27th International Accordion Week “Alcobaça 2024 will be held in Alcobaça, Portugal from May 18th to 26th, 2024, organised by Aníbal Freire, President of the Portuguese Accordion Association.

The event will include six concerts, three masterclasses and the 27th National Trophy and the 8th International Accordion Competition, which will take place on May 25th and 26th, 2024.


ATG Presents: TeachTalk Online Lesson - USA

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The Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) will present TeachTalk "The Online Lesson: Burden or Blessing?" on March 17th, 2024. The aim of TeachTalk is to enrich our online accordion teaching skills by discussing with our accordion peers our successes and frustrations at teaching online accordion lessons.


Argentina Group “Tango Bardo” Tour – New Zealand

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“Tango Bardo” (Argentina) will perform their concert tour of New Zealand in April 2024, which will include an appearance at the Oceania Tango Congress & Championship in Auckland.

Band members are Santiago Polimeni (bandoneon), Lucas Furno (violin), Juan Miguens (double bass), Lorena Donvito (piano) and Roberto Minondi (vocals).


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2024 Pulsar Festival – Denmark

The 2024 Pulsar Festival will be held in Denmark from March 6th to 14th, 2024 organised by the Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (DKDM). The festival is the conservatory’s students' own festival and features the theme of new music composed by the students and performed by instrumental and vocal students.


2024 Che Bandoneon International Competition - USA

2024 Che Bandoneon International Competition
The 2024 Che Bandoneon International Competition is open to bandoneon players of all nationalities and at least 18 years of age by August 1st, 2024.

The preliminary round is held online. The Finals of the Competition will be held in Stowe, Vermont, USA from August 6th to 19th, 2024 as a part of the 2024 Stowe Tango Music Festival.


What Are You Doing For May 6th World Accordion Day? - International

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World Accordion Day logoWhat are you doing for World Accordion Day (WAD) to promote the accordion in your country? World Accordion Day (WAD) is on May 6th, which is the day the accordion was patented in 1829.

WAD was started in 2009 by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) and has been very successful, generating a lot of positive publicity for the accordion. A key part of this event is the WAD website.


World Accordion Day Event - UK

Big SqueezeSouth West AccordionOn May 6th, 2024, South West Accordion will hold their event “The Big Squeeze for World Accordion Day” at St Leonards and St Ives Village Hall in St Leonards, Ringwood, England, United Kingdom.


Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Special Price Complete Collection of Gary Dahl (1937 to 2017) eBooks (10 Books) - USA

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Gary DahlSpecial price for the complete Gary Dahl eBooks Collection of 10 eBook's (value US$335), for only US$200 or the € equivalent. This special price lasts for two weeks only until 8th March. Catalog: DH01-10eB

The home page of Gary Dahl (1937 to 2017) has been updated for the complete collection of Gary Dahl eBooks #1 to #10. The 10 eBooks worth USD $335 with 156 music titles of very popular arrangements by Gary Dahl is emailed to you.

DH01-eB Latin Spectacular! US$35.50
DH02-eB Favorite French Standards US$35.50
DH03-eB The American Songbook US$35.50
DH04-eB Favorite Waltzes & Polkas US$46.50
DH05-eB Easy Listening Variety US$35.50
DH06-eB Easy Listening Variety US$57.50
DH07-eB Traditional Polish Carols US$16.50
DH08-eB Italian Collection US$35.50
DH09-eB Traditional Christmas Carols US$18.50
DH10-eB Polka! US$18.50
Total USD$355

For those only looking for one work, there are 215 excellent individual Gary Dahl arrangements of different grades available online that can be emailed to you. All-Dahl-€ or All-Dahl-US$

Click DH01-10eB to purchase the 10 Gary Dahl eBooks for only US$200 (ends 8th March).


New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Charnwood Music Publishing Francis Wright Information and Music - UK

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Francis WrightThe Charnwood Publishing site has had the Francis Wright (1918 - 1997) information page and music lists updated.

Francis Wright held a number of important positions, both national and international.
- Chairman, Board of Administration of British College of Accordionists (BCA) 1969 - 1997
- Chairperson, National Accordion Organisation of the UK (NAO) 1966 - 1969
- Vice-President, Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) 1968 - 1970

In 1958 Francis Wright founded Charnwood Music and had over 104 arrangements and compositions published by Charnwood. The complete Charnwood catalog of his music (with music samples) is available at: Francis Wright


New Site: Paris Moscou Duo Album Now Available in mp3 format - France

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Paris Moscou Duo AlbumMusicForAccordion.com is now making the Paris Moscou Duo CD available as an eTracks mp3 album only. The mp3 album of 52 mins music is sent to the client as a download (so no postage cost) for only € 9. Catalog: jroman103eT

Tracks list is below. The album is great value with a lot of very fine music for only € 9.


Paris Moscou Duo album tracks

CNIMA Workshops in New Orleans - USA

CNIMA directors Natalie and JacquesThe CNIMA (France) will run two workshops for piano accordion and chromatic button accordion at the Salon de la Bonne Fete, Maison St. Charles, in New Orleans, USA this year.

May 20th to 25th, 2024
May 27th to June 1st, 2024


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