It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Keen
ABCA (TD), LBCA, Editor of the magazine "Accordion World"
which he started in 1998 and continued until today. David Keen is
a past NAO Chairman for the years 1985, 87, 88 and 89, accordionist,
and an adjudicator.
David passed away this morning 9th February 2008 at 07.30am, aged
52, at The Michael Sobell House, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood,
Middlesex after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly
David will be sadly missed, our thoughts are with his mother Elsie
at this very sad time. A truly memorable person and supporter of the
the 1st January 2008 the Borsini
Accordion Factory will be operating as Bottega D'Arte
(Art Workshop): each model, every type and price will be manufactured
with the greatest care to detail as an instrument for artists produced
Carlo Borsini, son of Giancarlo, has joined the Borsini s.r.l. Accordion
Factory which means a "new generation - working for quality".
Giancarlo Borsini says: "Words, slogans
and material values alone are not however sufficient to work as a
Bottega D'Arte (Art Workshop). What we need are above
all, is ethical, professional and artistic values."
has a mix of commercial and technical experience gained in the past
within the Borsini
Accordion Factory which means that he knows the production process
from A to Z. This is why he, together with Vincenzo, will be responsible
for tuning and the final control stage. Through Carlo, Borsini s.r.l.
intends to ensure the continuity of the process of consolidation and
improvement of its already very high quality standards.
Bottega D'Arte / Borsini e Carlo will be attending the
next Frankfurt Musik Messe (Music Fair) where they will be happy to
meet you in HALL 3.1 - STAND 13F to discuss new ideas and proposals
for the future.
由于收到Gary Larson的臭名昭著的卡通: "Welcome to heaven. Here's your harp.
Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion" 的启发, 苏格兰格拉斯哥举办的2008 Celtic
connections 音乐节连续几晚在皇家音乐厅举行了系列音乐会: ‘Harp Heaven’ 和 ‘Accordion Hell’.
卡通已经成为两场音乐会的精髓, 竖琴演奏家在开手风琴的玩笑, 手风琴们穿戴破烂，手持三齿鱼叉!
‘Accordion Hell’成了展示 Karen Tweed – 键盘手风琴, Phil Cunningham – 键盘手风琴,
Maria Kalaniemi - 5 排键钮手风琴, Sandy Brechin – 键盘手风琴, Angus Lyon –
键盘手风琴, Dermot Byrne – 2 排键钮手风琴, Andy Cutting – Club Model 全音阶手风琴,
Mick McAuley – 2排簧风琴的不同才艺的舞台.
"Welcome to Hell! We believe it's the best place to be. And it's the
full moon, so anything could happen...” 音乐会的主持是Karen Tweed. 所有8人表演,
伴奏的是吉他和宝思兰鼓乐手, 他们精心的表演 ‘The Bluebell Polka’, 随后他们演奏各种风格的音乐,
伴奏的吉他手Tim Edey 披着一件 vampire的丝绸披风.