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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Mirco Patarini and Kimmo Mattila Attend International Music Council - Morocco

Kimmo Mattila, Mirco Patarini
Sheila Woodward, Mirco PatariniConfédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) President Mirco Patarini and Secretary General Kimmo Mattila are pictured above, attending the International Music Council (IMC) 40th General Assembly being held in the framework of 'Visa For Music' in Rabat, Morocco, 22-25 November.

Picture right: Newly elected IMC President Sheila Woodward (USA/South Africa) and Mirco Patarini.

The CIA is the accordion member of the International Music Council (IMC), an Official NGO partner of UNESCO. In 1975, the CIA was the first instrument specific organization to be accepted into the IMC. The IMC was founded in 1949 at the request of UNESCO as an advisory body on musical matters.


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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


Free Postage Worldwide, Super Value Christmas Gifts Books - France

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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

Free Postage Special:
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).


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

Conservatorio di Musica Statale “P. I. Tchaikovsky” Masterclass - Italy

Conservatorio di Musica Statale “P. I. Tchaikovsky”
The Conservatorio di Musica Statale “P. I. Tchaikovsky” will begin the new academic year 2023/2024 with an Accordion Masterclass featuring Crystal Wang (China) in Catanzaro, Italy from December 2nd to 8th, 2023.


Sergey Osokin & Eduard Akhanov “World Hits” Concert – Russia

Sergey Osokin & Eduard Akhanov “World Hits” Concert
Sergey Osokin & Eduard Akhanov will perform a concert entitled “World Hits” at the Theater A. P. Chekhova in Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, Russia, on November 27th, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

Their program will include Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango", Vittorio Monti's "Csárdás" (Czardas), "Under Paris Skies" by Jubert Giro, "Englishman in New York" by Sting and many others.


Fernando Ávila Wins Culture Highlights Award 2023 - Brazil

Fernando ÁvilaVideo: Tema para Giovanna (Theme for Giovanna) performed on August 22nd, 2023, with the Santa Maria Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Tita Sator.

Fernando Ávila has won the 2023 Culture Highlights Award (Destaque da Cultura 2023) at Diário de Santa Maria in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil this month as recognition for his work as an instrumentalist and composer in his music video “Tema para Giovanna” (A Theme for Giovanna).


CNIMA: Final 2023 Workshop Dates - France

Jacques Mornet and Nathalie BoucheixThe CNIMA final workshops by Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix for 2023 are as follows:

• November 27th to December 1st – Adults accordion workshop which is adapted to the specific problems that adults can have when learning an instrument.
• December 26th to 30th – accordion workshop for all ages, levels and styles. The workshop will cover holding the instrument, bellows, touch, musicality etc.

Details of the 2024 workshops are available by emailing: contact@cnima.com


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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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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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Aotango Quintet - Live at the Museum - New Zealand

Live at the Museum: Aotango Concert & Milonga will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Te Ao Marama South Atrium on December 11th, 2023 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Come and be part of a dynamic performance in honour of the International Day of Tango! Aotearoa's celebrated quintet Aotango will take you on a musical journey celebrating tango music and dance featuring some of Auckland’s top tango dancing talent.


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