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Weekly News from Around the World - 03-May-2013
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NOTA DEL EDITOR
WORLD ACCORDION DAY. 24 HORAS DE CONEXIÓN EN DIRECTO VÍA TV. INTERNACIONAL.
11º WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 – INSSBRUCK-AUSTRIA
50º COMPETICIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE ACORDEÓN DE KLINGENTHAL – ALEMANIA
NAO UK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 – REINO UNIDO
4º INTERNACIONAL AKORDEON ART FESTIVAL Y COMPETICÓN 2013 – BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA

Scandalli

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

Accordion Exhibition and Meeting, Sümeg – Hungary
Joey Miskulin at 20th Annual Cowboy Festival, California – USA
Marco Lo Russo Award and Concert, Latina - Italy
Iain Cathcart Scottish Dance Band New CD, Scotland – UK
Video: Conjunto Fuego@Holy Name Church Spring Festival 2013 - USA
First V-Accordion Kids Orchestra Concert (REVAPO) - Austria
Video: Beijing Children's Palace Baidi Accordion Orchestra - China
‘14 Years Ago’ – Frosini Society active in Scotland in 1999

Future events

1st Certame Internacional do Acordeão, Algarve – Portugal
Kilfenora Ceili Band Concert, Abbeyfeale – Republic of Ireland
Festival der Harmonika, Gemeindezentrum, Thannhausen – Austria
NHAA Meeting, New Hampshire – USA
7th Accordion Art Festival & Contests, Pineto - Italy
Summer Accordion Week, Somerset – UK
Gala D’Accordeon Dansant, Montjean – France

Paolo Soprani

CD Reviews

Duo Feast CD by Stas Venglevski and Misha Litvin

New and Updated Sites

John Raczka release 4 new music
Gary Dahl Site Update for eBook Collection, Favorite Polkas and Waltzs - USA
New and Updated Site - Susan Hall, Artist - Kenya

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Rob HowardQueridos lectores, se aproxima el día mundial del acordeón, celebrado como sabéis, el 6 de Mayo de cada año, conmemorando el invento de aquel sencillo juguete que constaba de cinco teclas que producían cinco acordes diferentes, por primera vez en la historia, y aún habiendo existido instrumentos organológicamente parecidos al acordeón con anterioridad, se empleaba la palabra accordion para referirse a ese juguete. Su inventor se llamó Cyrill Demian y realizó la patente en Viena.

Desde entonces hemos visto como el acordeón ha sido uno de los instrumentos más camaleónicos de toda la historia, adaptándose fácilmente a cualquier estilo musical, y desde luego entrando a formar parte de la plantilla orquestal sinfónica sin ningún tipo de complejo.

¡FELIZ DÍA DEL ACORDEÓN A TODOS!

WORLD ACCORDION DAY. 24 HORAS DE CONEXIÓN EN DIRECTO VÍA TV. INTERNACIONAL.

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El Día Mundial del Acordeón es una iniciativa de la Confederation Internacional des Accordeonistes (CIA). Será celebrado desde el domingo 5 de Mayo a las 8:00h hasta el lunes 6 de Mayo a las 8:00h (Hora francesa). Se retransmitirá desde el Deschamps Channel y las web del World Accordion Day.

Los presentadores del programa serán Frederic Deschamps y Grayson Masefield, asistidos técnicamente por Mike Rossi.

PROGRAMACIÓN:

DOMINGO 5 MAYO 2013
7-11h: Introducción: Nueva Zelanda, Australia y Asia.
14-18h: Europa del Este
18-20h: Europa del Norte
20-24h: Europa Oeste y Gran Bretaña

LUNES 6 MAYO 2013
00-01h: Europa Oeste y Gran Bretaña
01-07h: Norte y Sur América.

Nos encontramos ante el 6º CIA World Accordion Day y el presente año es el segundo en el que se realiza un seguimiento 24h de los eventos que se realizan en todo el mundo. El año pasado gozamos de gran éxito: cerca de 310.000 minutos visualizados en 87 países diferentes.

Como viene siendo costumbre se realizarán conciertos, entrevistas y decenas de interesantes actividades.

Marca la actividad en tu calendario y disfrútala. Desde aquí queremos agradecer especialmente el compromiso y entrega de la CIA, Frederic Deschamps, Grayson Masefield y Mike Rossi.

11º WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 – INSSBRUCK-AUSTRIA

El World Music Festival 2013 es la mayor competición de acordeón y orquestas de acordeón del mundo. Contaremos con reportajes diarios desde el 10 de mayo de 2013.

50º COMPETICIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE ACORDEÓN DE KLINGENTHAL – ALEMANIA

The 50th International Accordion Competition Klingenthal 2013
Os ofreceremos reportajes diarios desde el jueves 7 de mayo del presente año.

NAO UK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 – REINO UNIDO

NAO UK Championships 2014 poster
Egidio Apuzzo (Italy) and Raymond BodellQue semana tan agradable hemos pasado, fantástico ambiente, amigos entrañables y plena de música maravillosa por parte de los participantes en el 68º año de Competiciones Nacionales.

Entre las actuaciones excepcionales señalamos las de Egidio Apuzzo (Italia, imagen de la izda. con Raymond Bodell), ganador de la Categoría Solo Internacional, Aileen Sweeny (Senior Recital), los múltiples ganadores de Bodell (imagen siguiente) fueron Alexander (6 categorías), Roseanna (3), Raymond (2) y Annalize (3). En la categoría Roland V-Accordion National Competition, el ganador de la categoría senior fue Thom Hardaker y en la categoría junior Craig Hart.

Igualmente hemos disfrutado de espectaculares actuaciones orquestales: la Brian Laurie Paisley Academy Orchestra (MD Brian Laurey). Todos los resultados se encuentran en la web de NAO.

Durante el festival fue honrado con el NAO Merit Award la profesora y directora musical Jenny Neal, de Colchester, por su devoto servicio al desarrollo del acordeón a nivel internacional durante tantos años. El NAO Associate Award fue para Bob Downer, de Bourmouth.

La Competición NAO UK para el 2014 será celebrada una vez más en el Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, desde el 25 al 27 de Abril.
Bodell Children

Scandalli

4º INTERNACIONAL AKORDEON ART FESTIVAL Y COMPETICÓN 2013 – BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA

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Durante los días 23 y 27 de abril, el Akordeon Art Festival fue celebrado en Sarajevo, bosnia y Herzegovina. Fue organizado por el Dr Zoran Rakic. Este evento es actualmente uno de los más importantes concursos para acordeón solistas y contó con más de 240 participantes este año, divididos desde los menores de 10 años hasta los mayores de 20.

Hemos presenciado numerosos y maravillosos conciertos de acordeón, en todos los estilos imaginables. Después de una conferencia de prensa por la mañana, la primera ronda del Senior Classical Category, empezó, contando ésta con 40 participantes.

Después del tercer día de competición, se ofreció una clase con el Prof. Viacheslav Semionv acerca del origen y la filosofía de sus composiciones y como no, de las diferentes interpretaciones que de ellas se hace.

El viernes, el Prof. Ljubomir Lukic hizo una presentación acerca del origen del acordeón desde los órganos de boca cheng hasta los acordeones de hoy en día.

Finalmente y después de la resolución de las rondas finales, se celebró la ceremonia de clausura el sábado por la tarde, cuando los premios fueron otorgados a los laureados y vencedores.

Todos los resultados en: http://www.akordeonart.com/sr/

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


Accordion Exhibition and Meeting, Sümeg – Hungary

Peter MogerThis year’s Sümeg Accordion Exhibition and Meeting took place at the Hotel Captain, Sümeg, Hungary, April 19th to 21st, sponsored by Scandalli Accordions of Castelfidardo, Italy, and Peter Moger (pictured left), maker of Petromaestro Accordions, of Keszthely, Hungary.

There were exhibitions and demonstrations of Scandalli, Petromaestro, Moreschi, Paolo Soprani and E. Soprani accordions. During the festival visitors could test new accordions models like the Cromo VI Balkan, a model that designed and made especially for players from Balkan countries. Peter Moger organized a fine event.

For further information email: mogerp@freemail.hu

Joey Miskulin at 20th Annual Cowboy Festival, California – USA

20th Annual Cowboy Festival banner
Above is a video by Riders in the Sky, featuring accordionist Joey Miskulin, performing “Rawhide”, recorded in August 2012 at Durango, Colorado.

On April 20th and 21st, the Veluzat family’s Melody Ranch welcomed fans of western art, movies, poetry and culture to the 20th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. The event, held in the Santa Clarita High School Auditorium, is the one chance the general public has each year to visit Southern California’s finest western movie town. The festival includes western re-enactments, a cowboy poetry competition, and lots of music.

The focus of the festival is cowboy music, and the acts included I was privileged to hear perform that afternoon were Native American musician Tracy Lee Nelson, The Band of the California Battalion, a recreation of a Union Civil War brass band, Baxter Black, Don Edwards, Hot Club of Cowtown, Texas accordionist/singer/songwriter Ginny Mac, The Saddle Cats, The Sons of the San Joaquin, and Riders in the Sky, featuring accordionist Joey Miskulin.

Marco Lo Russo Award and Concert, Latina - Italy

Marco Lo RussoItalian accordionist Marco Lo Russo received the Nino Cepollaro Award for services to music on May 1st in his home town of Latina in a ceremony during a festival. “It is a great honor for me to receive an award that underlines my commitment to our land”, said the maestro Marco Lo Russo, “I love to perform in Italy and even more so in our beautiful province and in my city, then to receive appreciation of a tangible award so fills me with joy."

On Saturday May 4th, 6pm, at the piazza del Centro Commerciale, Morbella, Marco Lo Russo will perform during the presentation of a new book, ‘L’ottavo giorno’ (The Eighth Day), by the writer Lucia de Cristofaro.

Video above is by TV2000 Italy. Marco Lo Russo, accordionist and composer, was a guest in the studio Lucia Ascione.

For further information email: stampa@marcolorusso.com

Iain Cathcart Scottish Dance Band New CD, Scotland – UK

Iain Cathcart and his Scottish Dance Band
Iain Cathcart and his Scottish Dance Band have released a new CD, ‘Truly Scrumptious’. One of the tracks is a medley from Disney’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ The tracks include:

1) The Troops Of Mull - 4/4Marches: And a Campbell's March / The Troop's March / The Hills of Mull
2) Slainte: The Hogmanay Jig / The Jimmy Harris Jig / Broom from Troon / Jack's Pocket Ashtray
3) Waltzing With Calum" Grannie;s Heilan Hame / Darl Lochnagar / Loch Maree
4) Fantasmagorical: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Melody
5) 2/4 Pipe Marches: Captain Carswell's Castle / Glen Caladh Castle
6) Kilberry Twostep: The Ivy Cottage Twostep
7) Reels: Fr.Kelly's Reel / Marco's Reel / Mr.& Mrs. McShane of Houston / Pat The Budgie Breakdown
8) Burns Plus One: Afton Water / John Anderson, My Jo, /Green Grow the Rashes O / Ae Fond Kiss / Mary of Argyle
9) The Hampden Set: The Green Hills of Tyrol / Locanside / When the Battle's O'er
10) Jim Royle's Banjo Favourites: I Want A Girl / Ma! He's Makin' Eyes At Me / When You're Smiling / When You Wore A Tulip
11) Jigs - Lifting Anchor: The New Rigged Ship / THe Drunken Parson / Peter Rae's Jig / Miss Maria Stewart's Jig
12) Waltz From The West: The Wild Rose of the Mountain / Sound the Pibroch / Haste Ye Back
13) 6/8 Pipe Marches - Ladies Choice: Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray / Lily Long0Wade's Welcome to Inverness
14) Turned Full Circle: Circassian Circle / Swinging On A Gate / Hamish Renton / The Fencing Post
15) Saunter Through Ireland: The Isle of Innisfree / The Londonderry Air

For further information email: support@allcelticmusic.com

Video: Conjunto Fuego@Holy Name Church Spring Festival 2013 - USA

Published on Apr 22, 2013, Conjunto Fuego @ Holy Name Church Spring Festival 2013, Rudy Garcia - Bajo Sexto, Ryan Navarro - Accordion.

First V-Accordion Kids Orchestra Concert (REVAPO) - Austria

R.E.V.A.P.O. Concert posterOn May 4th, the worlds first: "V-Accordion Kids Orchestra" will have their first performance at the REVAPO Concert, in Wagna, Austria. This is a band of young people with Roland V-Accordions and keyboards.

This is part of the REVAPO aim to get more young people playng the accordion, to show what is possible with the Roland instruments and also to inspire younger players to use new techologies in concert.

The orchestra members are young students of the Franz Koringer Music School, Leibnitz, Austria.

For further information email: info@revapo.com

Video: Beijing Children's Palace Baidi Accordion Orchestra - China


The 11th World Music Festival 2013 being held in Austria next week reminded me about accordion orchestra videos. The Beijing Children's Palace Baidi Accordion Orchestra, superbly conducted by Chen Weiliang, is famous in Beijing, performing nearly always, to packed concert halls. One of the finest accordion orchestras in the world.

I am sure you will enjoy their superb music.
1. The Syncopated Clock
2. Colonel Bogey March

‘14 Years Ago’ – Frosini Society active in Scotland in 1999

Gary BlairThe Accordions Worldwide news for the week ending May 6th 1999 included an item about workshops organized by the Frosini Society, and led by Swedish accordionist Lars Ek and Italian accordionist Roberto Enzo. The Frosini Society champions the cause of the music of Pietro Frosini, Guido and Pietro Deiro, and their contemporaries. Does the Frosini Society plan to do anything similar in 2013 to this very successful course held all those years ago? We would like to know.

Frosini Society Workshop – Scotland
Contributed by Gary Blair

The Frosini Society held a ‘workshop’ weekend in Kelso, Scotland in April. Tutors included Lars Ek (Sweden) and Roberto Enzo (Scotland) who gave informative sessions on accordion techniques to a number of young and enthusiastic players.

On Saturday night a gala concert was held featuring The Bill Sharp Accordion Orchestra, from Scotland, Lars Ek and Roberto Enzo. The audience of over 280 people were entertained to a wonderful variety of music. The UK Frosini Society plans to arrange other similar events in the future.

Future events


1st Certame Internacional do Acordeão, Algarve – Portugal

João Filipo GuerreiroThe 1st Certame Internacional do Acordeão takes place on May 4th, 5pm, at the Parque de Deiras e Exposicões de Tavira, Algarve. This event includes accordionists Eugenia Lima, Tino Costa, The St Petersburg Trio (Russia), Douglas Marcolino and Celia Nueza (Brazil), Fabio Guerreiro, João Filipo Guerreiro(pictured left), Sergio Conceiçáo, Manuel Matias, Jessica Guerreiro, and João Saboia and Pedro Constâncio.

Kilfenora Ceili Band Concert, Abbeyfeale – Republic of Ireland

Kilfenora Ceili Band
The Kilfenora Ceili Band perform in concert on Sunday May 5th, 8pm, at the 19th ‘Fleadh by the Feale’, at Coláiste Ide agus Iosef Abbeyfeale, County Limerick. The Kilfenora, joined by guest musicians Sharon Howley (cello), Brian O'Grady (double bass), will be performing their Big Band show ‘Spraoi’. The concert also features Don Stiff (singer), the West Clare Set Dancers and World Champion dancer Michael Donnellan.

The Kilfenora Ceili Band, Ireland’s longest established ceili band founded in 1909, features four fiddles (Eimear Howley, Sinéad Heagney, Anne Rynne, and Annemarie McCormack), two flutes (Anthony Quigney and Garry Shannon), concertina (Tim Collins), accordion (Claire Griffin), banjo (John Lynch), drums (Sean Griffin), and piano (Fintan McMahon).

For further information email: johnlynch1955@gmail.com

Festival der Harmonika, Gemeindezentrum, Thannhausen – Austria

Festival der Harmonika posterOn May 8th, 7.30pm, the Festival der Harmonika takes place in Gemeindezentrum, Thannhausen, Austria.

The guests include accordionists Klemen Leben, Andrej Toplisek, Loui Herinx, and brass player Stefan Traint.

Video above is a TV appearance by Klemen Leben and his group that was published on the 7th March 2013.

NHAA Meeting, New Hampshire – USA

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The New Hampshire Accordion Association present the blues band Catfish Howl, featuring accordionist Glen Robertson, in concert on Saturday May 18th, 1pm. The venue is Accordion Connection, LLC, 136 Route 106, Gilmanton, NH 03237.

For further information email: regisdonna@yahoo.com

7th Accordion Art Festival & Contests, Pineto - Italy

7th Accordion Art Festival
Renzo RuggieriThe 7th Accordion Art Festival takes place in Pineto (TE), Italy, on June 15th and 16th. The Artistic Director is Renzo Ruggieri (picture right).

The accordion contest section includes the Italia Award and the Orphea Award, and there will also be a national selection of competitors for this year’s Tropheé Mondiale, which will be held in Samara, Russia, September 24th to 29th.

For further information email: info@accordionartfestival.com

Summer Accordion Week, Somerset – UK

Malcolm GeeThis year’s Summer Accordion Week takes place from July 20th to 27th at St Audries Bay, Somerset. Activities include Accordion Bands (Advanced/Intermediate/Beginners), Vintage Workshop, Scottish Workshop, French Accordion Circle, Composers Competition, Scottish Ceilidh Evening, Accordion Repairs, Accordion Tuition, Busking, and Trade Show. There’s also lots for non accordionists to do, including Guided Walks in the Quantock Hills, snooker, pool, bowls, putting, swimming, beach walks, darts, dancing, table tennis. In attendance, and doing much playing will be the inimitable Harry Husey.

Beautiful scenery and camaraderie. Chalet or caravan accomodation - half board or self catering available. This is the original ‘Friendly-Fun Summer Accordion Week’ started by the late Malcolm Gee (pictured left). Further details/booking forms from Mary Randle.

For further information email: enquiries@staudriesbay.co.uk

Gala D’Accordeon Dansant, Montjean – France

Gala D’Accordeon Dansant posterA Gala D’Accordeon Dansant takes place at La Péraudière, Montjean (16), France, on August 4th, 3pm until midnight. Dancing takes place continuously to the music of accordionists including Denis Salesse, Andre and Thierry Roques, Gilou, Franck Ledey, Pascal Terrible, Clody Musette, and others.

For further information email: gchanteloube@sfr.fr

CD Reviews


Duo Feast CD by Stas Venglevski and Misha Litvin

Duo Feast CD coverCD Reviews Index for the Review of Duo Feast CD by Stas Venglevski and Misha Litvin, in English language, reviewed by Joan C Sommers.

New and Updated Sites

John Raczka release 4 new music

John RaczkaJohn Raczka- accordionist, performer, arranger, releases 4 new music for accordion available for purchase online.

'12 German Dances No.1', catalog:raczka201,
'12 German Dances No.2', catalog:raczka202,
'12 German Dances No.3', catalog:raczka203.htm" target="_blank">raczka203 and
'12 German Dances No.4', catalog:raczka204

The music are in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.

Scandalli

Gary Dahl Site Update for eBook Collection, Favorite Polkas and Waltzs - USA

Gary Dahl eBook 4 CollectionThis new eBook Collection of Favorite Polkas and Waltzs has had some additional works added and the website updated.

Catalog: DH04-eB Favorite Waltz and Polkas

New and Updated Site - Susan Hall, Artist - Kenya

New and Updated Site - Susan Hall, Artist - Kenya
http://www.susanhall-kenya.com

Superb new oil paintings of Kenya Wildlife and landscapes in advance of the forthcoming Art Exhibition, Muthaiga Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya. 3rd to 6th October 2013

http://www.susanhall-kenya.com

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Sepia Records (sepiarecords.com) has just released a new Dick Contino cd (Sepia 1227) that contains "Roman Holiday" and "South American Holiday". They ship worldwide. There may be more accordion albums in the future.

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I am looking to find out more information about an accordion that was given to me by a sweet family friend. She used to travel and entertain with her mom and dad many many years ago. I do not know what year the accordion was made in. I am having trouble finding info on this specific model. It has 120 bass and almost 3 octaves of keys. It also has square shaped buttons on either side that I am not sure what to call....reed buttons maybe?? I am a musician, but I am ignorant when it comes to the accordion. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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