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  22 July 2005 This weeks news | Past News  | Send news
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  Official Opening of the Glock Music and Art School, Muehlacker - Germany
Jon Hammond Focus of an AFM Magazine Article, New York - USA
Gallowglass Ceili Band on DVD, London - UK
New Accordion Studio Opens, Massachusetts - USA

  Lips Accordion Workshop, Imst - Austria
Dr William Schimmel's Proudest Moment, New York - USA 
  Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance, New York - USA
Arte di Musica Concert, Wiesbaden - Germany
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland - UK
Lark Camp, California - USA
Joe Burke's Summer Schedule, Galway - Ireland
Dr William Schimmel's Proudest Moment, New York - USA
Alain Musichini Orchestra Dance Dates - France
 


Official Opening of the Glock Music and Art School, Muehlacker - Germany
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

On July 9th in Muehlacker, the Glock Music and Art School was officially opened with a concert. This school is directed by Mrs Margarete Glock (Diploma of Musical Pedagogy, Diploma in Conducting). The main subject of this school of music is the accordion, taught by Mrs Glock. The opening concert featured the Sternchen Accordion Orchestra, under the direction of Mrs Glock.

The Sternchen AO includes only her students, and has had international successes, such as appearing at the Prager Harmonikatagen 2005. The address of the new music school is: Musik- und Kunstschule Glock, Bahnhofstr. 119, 75417 Mühlacker, Deutschland.
 
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Jon Hammond Focus of an AFM Magazine Article, New York - USA
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
 
Accordionist Jon Hammond is the subject of the column FOCUS, written by the respected journalist, lecturer and musician, Bob Popyk for the American Federation of Musicians. The FOCUS articles are published in a national magazine called International Musician.

The article has led to Jon being contacted by numerous musicians from all over the United States. Accordionist Jon Hammond, as busy as ever, has just returned from California, where he played five concerts in one week. He is now preparing for his 4th year at Music China Shanghai.
 

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Gallowglass Ceili Band on DVD, London - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

In 1993, a video titled 'Together For One Last Reunion' was issued to celebrate the long and very successful career of the Gallowglass Ceili Band. Led by Pat McGarr on piano accordion, and also featuring Brendan Breen on Continental button accordion, the video shows the band performing for about 150 costumed Irish dancers. The video has now been made available on DVD.

Formed in the early 1950s, the Gallowglass Ceili Band were All-Ireland Champions in 1953, 1954 and 1955. They went on to become Ireland's most commercially successful ceili band, due to the wide international distribution of their many recordings over several decades.

For further information email orders@templegames.co.uk
 

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New Accordion Studio Opens, Massachusetts - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Gary Morin has opened a teaching studio at his home in Shirley, Massachusetts. Gary will be teaching all levels and all styles e.g. polka, Latin, jazz, etc. Weekly/bi-weekly lessons will be available.

As a professional with 29 years experience of performing in Italian, French, German, Polish, Irish and other styles, he will also be teaching 'gig preparation' and digital mixing for those with midi accordions.

For further information email GaryMAccordion@aol.com

 



Lips Accordion Workshop, Imst - Austria
Contributed by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrich Lips Productions

For the fifth time the city of Imst (located in Tyrol, near Innsbruck) organized a workshop for musicians and artistes of different styles from July 11th to 15th. Participants had the opportunity to combine some relaxing days with artistic activity. Bayanist/accordionist Friedrich Lips, from the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, gave solo lessons to participants from Mexico, the Netherlands and Austria.

Friedrich Lips had a well-acclaimed solo recital on Sunday, July 10th to a full hall at the City Museum of Imst. The success of 'Kulturlaub' 2005 means the event will be held again next year!
 
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Dr William Schimmel's Proudest Moment, New York - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Dr. William Schimmel and Micki Goodman-Schimmel's proudest moment will take place on July 28th, when their son, Michael, will celebrate his 25th birthday with a solo art show. And, of course, Dr. Schimmel will supply the music for the opening ceremony.

Michael Schimmel was born on August 9th 1980. From infancy to age 5 he attended the Kennedy Child Study Center, then went to PS 7, 146, 40, IS 131, Manhattan School for Career Development, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in the Special Education Program. He currently works with artist, Jeff Macaluso, in the Young Adult Institute Home Habilitation program. Mr. Macaluso has facilitated the framing and presentation of the works in this exhibit.

Michael studied accordion with his father, Dr. William Schimmel, and movement with his mother, Micki Goodman, a choreographer and video artist. Michael has participated in numerous art programs such as the 92nd Street Y, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Discovery program, and is currently working the the Hudson Center for the Arts and Habitation sponsored by the Federation for Educational Guidance.

Michael's musical tastes are incredibly varied and eclectic. This has greatly influenced his painting: sculpture, woodcuts, mixed media and ceramics. His work in this exhibit was produced in programs that encourage and stimulate artistic expression. From the earliest to the present works, Michael's exhibit demonstrates his unique experience, through an intense use of emotional sensitiv ity to color, a particular passionate delight for rhythm and form. Clearly his work is greatly inspired by his broad musical tastes.

He lives in Manhattan with his parents, William and Micki Schimmel. He has Downs Syndrome. This is his first solo show. The show will take place at La Galleria - 345 E 85th St between 1st and 2nd Ave, New York - July 28th to August 2Oth. The opening reception is on July 28th, 7-10 pm.
  
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Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance, New York - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance takes place in Trumansburg, New York State, from July 21st to 24th. This festival features ethnic music and dance, including Cajun, Zydeco, folk, bluegrass, reggae and African, and no less than sixty bands are booked.

The Cajun and Zydeco performers include Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, Preston Frank and his Zydeco Family Band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Cleoma's Ghost, and Buffalo Zydeco.

For further information email grassroots@shakorihills.org
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Arte di Musica Concert, Wiesbaden - Germany
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

The accordion duo Annegret Cratz and Thomas Rohoska, known as Arte di Musica, perform at the Nassauer Hof Hotel. The concert is on July 22nd, and begins at 7.30pm.

For further information email anne@artedimusica.com
 
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland - UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

The annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place during late July and August, involving a wide range of musical and theatrical shows and events. A number of these include accordions, details given below:-

July 29th - The Hub, 10pm - Moishe's Bagel, featuring Pete Garnet on accordion, play Klezmer and Balkan dance music.
August 4th - Queen's Hall, 8pm - Salsa Celtica Café Orchestra, featuring diatonic button accordionist Luke Daniels.
August 7th - Henry's Jazz Cellar, 6pm - Degrees Of Freedom: 8, a newly formed jazz octet that includes Simon Thoumire on English concertina.
August 9th - Acoustic Music Centre, St Bride's, 10.30pm - Ceilidh with the Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, led by accordionist Sandy Brechin.
David Vernon (piano accordion) and Dick Lee (clarinet) appear at Valvona & Crolla on the following dates;-
August 8th, 3pm August 9th, 3pm, August 12, 3pm, August 15th, 1pm, August 17th, 5.45pm, August 22nd, 8pm, August 23rd, 3pm, August 24th, 3pm, August 27th, 11am.
August 16th - The Spiegel Garden, 8pm - all female band, The Poozies, featuring Karen Tweed on accordion.
August 18th - The Reid Hall, 9pm - Welsh folk band Mabon, comprising accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass & drums.
August 23rd - Acoustic Music Centre, St Bride's, 8.30pm - The Sandy Brechin Band
August 24th - Acoustic Music Centre, St Bride's, 8.30pm - Waltzes & Outlaws: O'Leary, Tweed & Deivert. This show, featuring accordionist Karen Tweed, presents music from Scotland, Ireland and Sweden.
August 24th - The Spiegel Garden, 5pm - singer and accordionist Amy Kohn's show titled 'Whimsaccordion'.
August 26th - Acoustic Music Centre, St Bride's, 10.30pm - Croft No 5, a Scottish dance band with many overseas influences.
The Essential Chic Murray - a musical tribute to the late Scottish comedian Chic Murray, involves accordionist Una Bryson. All shows take place in the Viewpoint Hall. Dates below:-
August 26th - 7.30pm
27th - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
28th - 2.30pm and 7.30pm

For further information email admin@edfringe.com
 

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Lark Camp, California - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

The 25th annual Lark Camp takes place from July 29th to August 6th, at the Mendocino Woodlands State Park in northern California, close to the coastal town of Mendocino. This event features a huge range of music, song and dance activities, many of which involve accordions, melodeons and concertinas.

The tutors include Jon Berger - melodeon, Evo Bluestein - Cajun and Zydeco button accordion, Ryan Francesco - piano accordion, Jack Gilder - Anglo concertina, Miguel Gorea - Tex Mex button accordion, Alan Keith - button accordion, Dan Newton - piano accordion, Simo Tesla - piano accordion, and Vickie Yancy - button accordion.

For further information email registration@larkcamp.com
 

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Joe Burke's Summer Schedule, Galway - Ireland
Contributed by Rob Howard

Galway-based accordionist Joe Burke will be appearing at various places in Ireland throughout the summer, as detailed below:-

July 23rd - Ramor theatre, Virginia, County Cavan.
July 25th to 30th - Frances McPeeke Summer School, Belfast.
July 29th - Ballyshannon Folk Festival.

August 24th to 25th - Concert performance, Glencolmcille and Killcar, West Donegal.
August 26th to 28th - Fleadh Ceol Na heireann, Letterkenny, Donegal.
 

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Alain Musichini Orchestra Dance Dates - France
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Alain Muichini, the 1981 Coupe Mondiale World Champion, and his orchestra, are appearing at the following places:-

July 23rd - Bois de Larogue
24th - Le Retro Barquerille
25th - Le Vernet
27th - Cabannes
30th - Bedarrides

For further information email fmusic@wanadoo.fr
 

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Accordion Concert, Gipuzkoa - Spain
Contributed by Rob Howard

On September 24th, in the Casa de Cultura in Lasarte-Oria, there will be a concert featuring the Zero Sette Akordeoi Orkestra, the Jerny Dolanc Accordion Orchestra (France) and the Iñaki Diéguez Quartet. The concert begins at 7.30pm.
 
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A new CD Review of Francesco Palazzo. Review by Paolo Picchio

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United States National Accordion News July edition is now online, featuring the latest news and information about accordion activities across the USA.
 
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Updated contact details from the Italian accordion and bandoneon concert artiste Eugenia Marini are on his website.
 
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A new site selling a book titled Book 1 Romantic Solos. Original Compositions for Accordion by Stas Venglevski.
 
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A new site selling a book titled Book 2 Illusions Duets. Original Compositions for Accordion by Stas Venglevski. Purchase online with credit card.
 
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James O' Briencomposer, arranger and performer, releases another 6 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Oh No, John. No!' (traditional), 'Petite Russie' (traditional), 'Rocka My Soul' (traditional), 'Soldier's Joy' (traditional), 'St. Patrick's Day' (traditional), 'Streets of Laredo' (traditional). Samples of this music are available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
 

A new site selling a CD titled Francesco Palazzo Fisarmonica Classica with sound samples. Music performed by Francesco Palazzo. Purchase online.
 

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