14th World Music Festival 2025, Innsbruck Registration Information - Austria

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The World Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria is an important date in the international concert calendars of the accordion and harmonica scene, organised by the Deutscher Harmonika-Verband (DHV). Cooperation partner in 2025 is Harmonikaverband Österreichs (HVÖ), who will hold their annual "Harmonika Day" together with the World Music Festival.


London Accordion Orchestra 25th Anniversary Gala Concert - England

London Accordion Orchestra 25th Anniversary
Tickets are now on sale for the London Accordion Orchestra 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, which will be held at St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico, London, England on September 14th, 2024 at 5pm.


3rd Accordion Summer School - Bosnia and Herzegovina

3rd Accordion Summer School
"The 3rd Accordion Summer School will be held at the Cultural Center “Semberija” in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from July 5th to July 10th, 2024.

Organized by Slavisa Peric, this event will have the highly esteemed Yuri Shishkin leading the masterclasses, offering participants a special opportunity to learn from this renowned accordion artist.


Iron Rig Expansion Trailer for Video Game “Dredge” Released – Internet

Video 1: Dredge: The Iron Rig - Official Release Date Trailer- Future Games Show 2024
Video 2: Dredge: The Iron Rig – Release Date Trailer – Nintendo Switch

“Dredge” is a 2023 fishing video game developed by independent New Zealand studio Black Salt Games and published by Team17. The game follows a fisherman who encounters increasingly “Lovecraftian” creatures as he ventures out further into an open world archipelago.


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Scythian 2025 String Break Cruise – North America

Scythian 2025 String Break Cruise
Popular group “Scythian” have organised a “String Break Cruise” to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The event will take place from February 2nd to 9th, 2025 on the “Sky Princess”.

Cruise stops include Princess Cays Bahamas, San Juan Puerto Rico, Amber Cover Dominican Republic, and Grand Turks and Caicos Islands.


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Helmi Harrington Honoured with "Citizen of the Year" Award – USA

HelmiJane and HelmiVideo: Presentation to Dr. Helmi Harrington, Superior, Wisconsin - Citizen of the Year.

Picture left: Helmi Harrington with instruments from the museum collection.
Picture right: Jane Christison, Secretary of the AWAM and Helmi Harrington, museum Founder, Curator, and President of the Board of AWAM.

On May 30th, 2024, Helmi Harrington, PhD, founder and curator of A World of Accordions Museum (AWAM) was named the Citizen of the Year by the City of Superior, Wisconsin, USA.

Helmi was given a key to the city by Mayor Jim Paine. This award has only been given out a few times, and all of us at A World of Accordions are so proud of her and all her hard work over the years building the incredible accordion family of instruments collections housed at A World of Accordions Museum.


2024 Coupe Mondiale Online Entry System Now Open - Finland / Italy

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Mirco Patarini, Kimmo Mattila, Federica CelestiCoupe Mondiale posterCIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila announces that the 2024 Coupe Mondiale online entry system is now open for entries to the 77th Coupe Mondiale from the 2024 General Competition Rules page: 2024CM-Rules

CIA President Mirco Patarini invites the nearly 50 CIA members to register delegates to the 152nd International Congress of Delegates which meets twice in Castelfidardo. President Patarini also invites competitors from all nations to please lodge their entries well before the closing date to assist the organisers for what will certainly be a great Coupe Mondiale.


2024 South Pacific and New Zealand Accordion Association Championships & Festival Daily Reports - New Zealand

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The New Zealand Accordion Association held their annual South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival on Saturday 1st June at the superb Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom, Auckland.

Daily Reports: Videos and pictures of competitors, concerts and the results are online at: 2024SouthPac


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