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2024 ATG Festival Honoring Joan Sommers and International Competition, Kansas City MI - USA

ATG LogoThe 2024 ATG Festival is honoring Joan C. Sommers and celebrating her 90th birthday in Kansas City MI, July 23 - 27, 2024.

There are a number of special events including the ATG Festival Orchestra directed by Joan C. Sommers playing new music by Gorka Hermosa and Ian Watson, the UMKC Community Accordion Orchestra directed by Joan C. Sommers.

A superb array of international level performers including:
(alphabetical order) Bridge and Wolak (Canada), Das Duo Kollektiv (Austria), Gorka Hermosa (Spain) Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), Mirco Patarini (CIA President - Italy), Stas Venglevski (USA) and others.

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22nd Val Cenis-Termignon National Accordion Festival - France

22nd Val Cenis-Termignon National Accordion Festival
The 22nd edition of the Val Cenis-Termignon National Accordion Festival will take place from January 20th to 26th, 2024 at the Val Cenis Ski Resort, Termignon La Vanoise, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France.

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Ville Hiltula: Bandoneon & Saxophone Concerts - Japan

Ville Hiltula concerts
Ville Hiltula (bandoneon) and Chika Inoue (saxophone) will tour Japan giving concerts in December 2023 and January 2024 in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of Establishment of Japan-Asia Diplomacy, sponsored by the Argentine Embassy in Japan.

Concert dates:

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Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Kaja Concert - Estonia

Kaja Concert
Students from the Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre - EMTA) will perform a concert at the Kultuurikeskus Kaja in Tallinn, Estonia on December 13th, 2023 at 7pm.

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2024 World Concertina Day

WCD logoThe second annual World Concertina Day, sponsored by the International Concertina Association (ICA), will be held on February 6th, 2024, the anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Wheatstone.

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Accordion Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

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Christmas GiftsChristmas Gift ideas for friends and family at: 2021 Xmas Gift Ideas.

These ideas have been compiled to hopefully attract your Xmas gift money to be spent with accordion artists, composers, arrangers and publishers.

Please support accordion artistry and choose from over 2,400 eSheet pieces, 310 CD/DVD’s, 2,000 eTracks, 1,000 plus printed works and numerous books (text) to choose from. 2021 Xmas Gift Ideas

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Free Postage Worldwide, Super Value Christmas Gifts Books - France

Benetoux books
Merry Christmas logoFree Postage Special:
The Ins and Outs of the Accordion by Thierry Benetoux (catalog benetouxen00). A quality book about accordion repairs, tuning etc. that is very popular indeed. In English

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In French. Comprendre et Reparer Votre Accordeon (catalog benetouxfr00).

Free Postage Special:
Sounding Out The Accordion by Thierry Benetoux (catalog bthierryen). A very quality book that cares of the sounding and tuning up your accordion. In English.

Free Postage Special:
In French. L’Accordeon & SA Diversite Sonore (catalog bthierryfr).

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Comprendre et Reparer Votre Accordeon, L’Accordeon & SA Diversite Sonore

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

Renzo Ruggieri Releases Updated Arrangements - Italy

Renzo RuggieriIl Postino arranged by Renzo RuggieriRenzo Ruggieri (picture left) has now released an updated solo arrangement of the famous song Birdland composed by Joe Zawinul. Renzo writes: This is a fantastic composition from famous jazz-rock band Weather Report. Very rhythmic music and modern for the young generation. It works very good with electronics accordion too. Catalog: rrenzo526 Only €10

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Christmas Sheet Music by MusicForAccordion.com

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Merry ChristmasSanta playing accordionView the list of Christmas sheet music and books available in eSheet format (pdf file sent to you by email) or printed (sent to you by post).

With each order you will receive free of charge, a copy of the Gary Dahl arrangement of 'Angels We Have Heard on High'.

View the Christmas list of music at: 2023Christmas

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Two New Friedrich Lips Books Released - Austria

Friedrich LipsHerbert Scheibenreif'It Seems Like Yesterday' Cat: 9951-1-3 €35 or USD plus postage
380 pages · 83 photos · Format 17 × 24 cm
German edition: 'Als wäre es gestern gewesen' Cat: 9951-0-6 €35 or USD plus postage

Dr Herbert Scheibenreif, long time Manager of Friedrich Lips Productions has been the publisher and translator of the two new Friedrich Lips books 'It Seems Like Yesterday' English edition and 'Als wäre es gestern gewesen' German edition. These two books are the latest Friedrich Lips publications that include an incredible 31 CDs, 6 previous books in 3 languages and numerous educational papers.

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2024 National Accordion Association (NAA) Convention - USA

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Rick CusterThe National Accordion Association (NAA) annual convention will be held from March 20th to 24th, 2024 at the Hilton Gardens in Lewisville, Texas, USA. For those arriving early, Wednesday evening will be a relaxed time of “meet and greet” and perhaps jam a bit with old friends.

Download: 2024NAA-Schedule.pdf

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