Editor’s Note

Rob HowardChristmasChristmas draws ever closer, and if you are on the lookout for presents for accordion enthusiasts, Accordions Worldwide can be just the place to look at this stage. On this website there are lots of CDs, DVDs, books, music books, sheet music, instruments, accessories, etc, for sale. The reviews section may prove useful.

Please support our many loyal advertisers, whose quality products should meet the needs of most accordion enthusiasts.

In the news there are accordion events happening in many places, and also many we at Accordions Worldwide don’t know about. Please support whatever is happening near you – keep accordion music live!

Rob Howard


2019 XXI Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, Kokkola - Finland

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Raimo VertainenThe XXI 2019 Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival runs from 14th to 17th February featuring an array of accordion performers. Artiistic Director since the inception of the festival is the highly regarded Raimo Vertainen.

Festival Director Raimo Vertainen reported that over 5,000 people from children to elders attended the 2018 Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival and the 2019 festival is expected to have even larger audiences.

The XX Winter Accordion Festival plans to feature the extraordinary versatility of the accordion as a musical instrument in a classical, modern, light music, plus dance, community singing and outdoor events.


Friedrich Lips Performs 2nd December in Smolensk - Russia

Concert poster SmolenskFor the very first time, together with Friedrich Lips (bayan) and his son Svyatoslav Lips (piano), the Chamber Orchestra of the Smolensk Philharmonic under the direction of Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Arkadev performed works by Efrem Podgaits - Concerto # 2 Viva Voce for bayan and chamber orchestra.

Picture above: Friedrich Lips, Mikhail Arkadev and Svyatoslav Lips.


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Museum of Making Music, Special Accordion Exhibition - USA

The Museum of Making Music, Namm Building, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, San Diego, CA, presents an accordion exhibition ‘Accordions - Expanding Voices in the USA’, which will run from December 13th to August 31st 2019. The museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 5pm.


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Maugein 100th Anniversary TV Film, Tulle – France

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100 years candlesThe Maugein accordion company, based in Tulle, was founded in 1919, and is soon to celebrate its centenary of manufacturing accordions. Maugein is now the oldest manufacturer of accordions in France, and is run by brothers Jean, Antoine and Robert Maugein.



Robaccord Publications by Rob Howard - UK

Rob Howard booksRob HowardUK accordionist and author Rob Howard has written several books, most of which are about the accordion, and would make ideal presents for accordion enthusiasts. The 4 volumes of ‘An A to Z of the Accordion’ contain a combined total of about one thousand varied articles and biographies. These are now offered at a reduced price.



Free Postage, Super Value Christmas Gifts Books by Benetoux

BellsBenetoux coverAccordion repair author Thierry Benetoux is offering a Free Postage Christmas Special for all his books until 20 December. Take advantage of this special offer for:

Catalog benetouxen00 The Ins and Outs of the Accordion (Book text) € 44,97
- How To Understand and Repair Your Accordion
- How to Tune Your Accordion

Catalog bthierryen Sounding Out The Accordion (Book text) € 42,00

Catalog benetouxfr00 Comprendre et Reparer Votre Accordeon (Book text) € 45,00

Catalog: bthierryfr L’Accordeon & SA Diversite Sonore (Book text) € 49,00


Updated Site: SqueezinArt Holiday Special - USA

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SqueezinArt, Unique Gifts for Accordionists and Accordion Lovers, is offering 25% off all items sitewide. This special sale is available from December 1 to December 12 only! No holiday orders will be accepted after December 12.

Please contact SqueezinArt to be sure that all items you order are available.


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Christmas Sheet Music Available Online

Christmas musicWant to learn some Christmas music for the Christmas season? There is a lot of different titles below and FREE with every order is a copy of the Gary Dahl arrangement of 'Angels We Have Heard on High'.

eSheet Music Christmas Books and Collections (sent by email)

Gary Dahl - Traditional Christmas Carols eBook, Collection #9 of 21 Christmas arrangements (Solo). View samples Catalog: DH09-eB

Gary Dahl - Xmas Special Package (4 pieces) (Solo) Catalog: DHxmaspac
James O'Brien Christmas choice of 12 pieces 50% discount (Solo) Catalog: obriensxmas12p
James O'Brien Christmas grade 4-5 pieces 40% discount (Solo) Catalog: obriensxmas5gr
James O'Brien Christmas grade 6 pieces 40% discount (Solo) Catalog: obriensxmas6gr
James O'Brien Christmas grade 7 pieces 40% discount (Solo) Catalog: obriensxmas7gr
James O'Brien Christmas pieces 50% discount (Duet) Catalog: obriensxmas-duo
James O'Brien All Christmas solos 50% discount (Solo) Catalog: obriensxmas-solos

Charnwood Publishing Printed Sheet Music (sent by post)

10 Christmas Carols (Solo) Catalog: M015A
Titles are: Good King Wenceslas, Holy Night, Silent Night, While Shepherds Watched, I saw Three Ships, O Come, all ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, The First Nowell, Once in Royal David’s City, The Holly and the Ivy.

Busking as an Art Vol 5 Xmas Carol (Solo) Catalog: M305
Titles are: Good King Wenceslas, The First Nowell, I saw Three Ships, Once in Royal David’s City, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, Holy Night, The Holly and the Ivy, We Three Kings, While Shepherds Watched, Away in a Manger, Good Christian Men Rejoice, O Come, all ye Faithful.

Christmas Bells (Solo) Catalog: M662
Jingle Bells (Variations) (Solo) Catalog: M332
Ten Christmas Carols (Solo) Catalog: M015

eSheet Music Individual Christmas titles (Solo or Duet) - sent by email

Angels From the Realms of Glory (Orchestra) jay4401
Angels We Have Heard On High (Duet) obriensxmas196
As Lately We Watched (Duet) obriensxmas197
Away in a Manger (Duet) obriensxmas198
Carol of the Bells (Duet) obriensxmas199
Christmas (Solo) hs241
Christmas Medley (Joulusikerma) from Finland (Duet) faies5005
Christmas Song (Solo) DH0123a
Christmas Tree (Solo) hs176
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus obriensxmas200
Deck The Halls (Duet) obriensxmas189
Ding Dong! Merrily On High (Duet) obriensxmas190
Frosty The Snowman (Solo) DH0213
Go, Tell It On the Mountain (Solo and Duet) obriensxmas191
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Duet) obriensxmas192
Good Christian Men, Rejoice (Duet) obriensxmas193
Good King Wenceslas (Duet) obriensxmas194
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Solo) mfa7080
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Duet) obriensxmas201
Here We Come A-Caroling (Duet) obriensxmas202
Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Duet) obriensxmas203
I Saw Three Ships (Duet) obriensxmas204
I Wonder As I Wander (Duet) obriensxmas205
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Duet) obriensxmas206
Jingle Bells (Solo) hs169
Jingle Bells (Duet) obriensxmas207
Little Christmas Tree (Solo) hs125
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming (Duet) obriensxmas208
O Christmas Tree (Duet) obriensxmas209
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Duet) obriensxmas210
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Solo) mfa7057
O Come, O Come Immanuel (Duet) obriensxmas212
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Duet) obriensxmas212
Olde Tyme Christmas (Solo) gm10
Once in Royal David's City (Duet) obriensxmas213
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Solo) DH0223
Silent Night (Solo) mfa7079
Silent Night (Duet) obriensxmas214
Silent Night (Solo) DH0183
Silent Night (Solo) OY604
Silver Bells (Solo) DH0044
Silver Bells (Solo) naa160
The Boar's Head (Duet) obriensxmas215
The Christmas Song (Solo) DH0123
The First Noel (Duet) obriensxmas216
The First Noel (Easy Version) (Solo) naa175
The Friendly Beasts (Duet) obriensxmas217
The Holly and the Ivy (Duet) obriensxmas218
Vilia (Solo) mfa7002
White Christmas Song (Solo) DH0121



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