Sponsors
Books (Text)
eSheet (pdf file)
eTracks sound files
Sponsors
Free Services
Books (Text)
Statistics
Sponsors

Recordings (CD, DVD, Video)
Printed Music
Statistics
Free Services
Sponsors

Share

14-Feb-2020

2020 Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships – Northern Ireland

Clyde JohnstonThe 23rd annual Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships will be held on February 22nd at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland organised by Clyde Johnston (picture right). This year’s event, which will incorporate an NAO Area Festival has attracted over 200 entries from as far afield as England, Scotland, Irish Republic and Germany as well as a strong local entry.

The event will include competition classes for solo, duet, group, orchestral and marching band sections, in a variety of age groups and abilities as well as a number of Trade Exhibitors.

A free and easy concert will be held in the Glendun Suite on the Friday night featuring accordionists Nigel Black, Gary Arnold, Tom Cruickshank, Sean O'Neill & Anne-Marie Devine, Nigel Pasby & Helen Newton and Helen Rich.

A prize presentation will take place later that night at a Gala Dance in the Hotel with entertainment by The Keith Dickson Scottish Ceilidh Group. In addition guests will be treated to a 45 minute concert featuring accordion duettists Julie Best and Jean Corrighan together with a number of prize winners from previous years.

These exciting accordion championships promise to deliver an extravaganza of accordion music catering for all tastes and have been recognised by the National Accordion Organisation of the United Kingdom (NAO) as a qualifying heat for the British Championships.

Daytime admission is free. For details email: clyde.johnston@hotmail.co.uk

Picture below: 2019 orchestra performer
2019 players
© 2020 Accordions Worldwide • All rights reserved. To comment on these pages, e-mail the webmaster.