32nd Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships|
32nd Annual Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships (KIOTAC)
will take place from Monday, July 10 through Saturday, July 15, 2006
received it's 5th listing in the Top 100 Events in North America from the American
Bus Association, KIOTAC will once again present a varied and exceptionally talented
array of Accordionists and Dance Bands. These of course are just the fill-in that
surrounds the international Old Time Dance Music competitions. With 22 categories
and over $13,000.00 cash Prizes plus trophies and $ 10,000.00 in bursaries it
remains among the top competitions in North America.
July 10th Bobby Raye Concert and The Softones Dance Band Family Dance
July 11th Kerry Christensen Concert and The Brabec Brothers Family Dance
July 12th Ulster Accordion Band Concert and Bernadette Conlon
July 13th Jam Sessions and Family Dance Family Dance
July 14th Murl Sanders Concert and Viking Persuasion Family Dance
July 15th Finals, KIOTAC Massed Band Concert and The Emeralds Family Dance
the featured artists this year are the The Brabec Brothers. John and Robert, have
both been playing accordion since the age of five. Together since that time the
brothers share a unique bond of music that has created a telepathic talent in
their musical performing. One of them starts with the first three notes and the
other jumps in with confident ease. Together they have performed at hundreds of
venues throughout Western Canada and the United States. The two brothers have
also produced 5 albums in their over 25 years of music, appeared on Television
and Radio and played at various important community and wedding events. The two
brothers have gained a reputation for very lively and entertaining music, that
draws crowds of people and creates an evening that is always memorable. The two
brothers are "addicted" to KIOTAC since they first heard of the festival
and have been attending every year since 1980.
Christensen, one of the world's best Alpine yodelers, was raised on a potato farm
in Grace, Idaho and had to wander quite a distance to discover his passion - yodeling!
A performer from the tender age of three, he has sung everything from western
ballads to barbershop music. It was during his travels to Austria in 1976 however,
that he discovered the folk music that would be his life. Armed with recordings
of the great yodelers, Kerry returned from Europe, determined to master this ancient
art and he did. While driving the family tractor around and around the potato
fields, he practiced 14-15 hours a day. He drove his father crazy and was banished
to practicing in the garage to no avail, as yodeling carries very well. (Remember,
it was used to communicate between hillside farms.)
Kerry's first yodeling
performance was in 1977, at a Brigham Young University orientation assembly. His
yodeling brought 15,000 or so students to their feet for a standing ovation. Then
his career really soared when Disney World in Orlando, Florida hired him to work
at the German Pavilion of the Epcot Center in 1984 . He was the Disney World Yodeler
from 1984 to 1990 and the leader of the night band for the last four of those
years. After his experience at Disney, Kerry headed out on his own and has had
great success as one of only two or three professional, full-time yodelers in
the United States.
For more information, please contact Bill Baerg at 250-432-0036,
e-mail: email@example.com or visit: http://www.kiotac.ca
Festival in Minneapolis |
annual Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International (ATG) festival took place
in Minneapolis, MN where accordionists gathered for 4 days of competitions, concerts
Pictured from left to right are Stanely Darrow (ATG Historian),
Karen Fremar (ATG Treasurer), Stas Venglevski (ATG Second Vice President), Joanna
Darrow (ATG Executive Secretary), Dee Langley (ATG First Vice President), Joan
C. Sommers (ATG President), Faithe Deffner (ATG Board of Director and 2007 Coupe
Mondiale Coordinator), Amy Jo Sawyer (ATG Board of Director) and guest Viatcheslav
years featured artist Russian virtuoso and composer Viatcheslav Semionov, the
teacher of many of the recent CIA Coupe Mondiale Champions was featured in concert
and also conducted two masterclasses and gave an very informative lecture on accordion
activities in his native Russia.
Other guest artists at the ATG Festival
will include: Murl Sanders,
Amy Jo Sawyer, Minnesota Accordion Quintet, Mike Alongi and Larry Malmberg, John
Scaffeo can, Dan Newton and the Café Accordion Orchestra, Dee
Langley and Orkestar Bez Ime and The ATG Festival Orchestra under the direction
of Joan C. Sommers.
Copiskey (with family) center, receiving The ATG 'Hall of Fame Award' made posthumously
to her father the late John Copiskey from ATG Presidednt Joan Sommers.
Darrow (Historian), Dee Langley (Second Vice President) and Joanna Darrow (Executive
Secretary) enjoying a social moment at the festival.
Semionov working with student Samantha Jarquio during his master clalss session.
Semionov (Russia) with Board
member Amy Jo Sawyer and 2nd Vice President Stas Venglevski.
the festival, well attended workshops were conducted by Joan Sommers, Murl Sanders
and Dee Langley and the popular hands-on annual Festival Orchestra was conducted
by ATG President Joan C. Sommers.|
The Saturday night banquet featured the
presentation of The Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International 'Hall of Fame
Award' made posthumously to long time ATG supporter the late John Copiskey and
was accepted by his daughter Dana Copiskey.
festival featured several competitions, with the ATG Junior National Championship
being won by Samantha Jarquio from Missouri, who has now qualified to compete
at the CIA World Accordion Championships to be held in Asker, Norway from October
18-22, 2006. Samantha is a student of Joan Sommers.
Next year, the ATG
will hold its annual festival in conjunction with the AAA festival as co-hosts
of the CIA Coupe Mondiale in Washington DC, from October 18-22, 2006. For further
information on the ATG, please visit www.accordions.com/atg
Annual Main Squeeze Outdoor Accordion Festival in NYC|
July 8th will see the debut of the 1st Annual MAIN SQUEEZE OUTDOOR ACCORDION FESTIVAL
in New York City - July 8th! FREE!
The Main Squeeze Orchestra kickoffs
the Summer on the Hudson's 1st Annual tribute to the versatile accordion. Be sure
to bring your dancing shoes and your accordion for this all day festival of traditional
and eclectic music from around the globe.
- 2:00 PM Main Squeeze Orchestra
PM Guy Klucevsek (eclectic)
- 3:30 PM Proyeccion Norteña
- 4:15 PM The John
Nolan trio (Irish)
- 5:00 PM The Phoebe
Legere (right) experience (contemporary)
PM The Balkan Brothers
- 6:30 PM Ernestilio
y Conjunto (Merengue)
- 7:30 PM Jesse
Lege Bayou Brew (Cajun)
- 8:30 PM -
accordion free for-all! Join us with your accordion!
to this new festival from 2:00 - 9:00 PM is free, with all festivities being held
at Riverside Park, Riverside Park South, Pier I and the Hudson River in New York
For more information, please
contact: Marianne DeMarco firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 917-519-6730. http://www.mainsqueezeaccordionfestival.com
Kaminska's Summer Concerts|
Lidia Kaminska performed
at the Kimmel Center Summer Solstice Celebration with the Curtis Institute pianist
Hugh Sung and two dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet Emily Waters and Elysia
Lichtine. The Kimmel Center's all day, all night musical extravaganza took place
on June 24 and began with family concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Next, Lidia will perform at the highly acclaimed Ocean Grove Summer Stars Classical
Series, presented at the 6500 seat Great Auditorium in New Jersey on July 27th,
where she will be joined by Curtis Institute pianist Hugh Sung. The concert will
feature the music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Gubaidulina and Piazzolla,
concert debut will take a place at the Ethical Society Building on August 24th.
The concert will also feature pianist Hugh Sung, Astral Artistic Services flautist
Jasmine Choi, dancers Emily Waters and Elysia Lichtine of the Pennsylvania Ballet,
with choreography by Jorge Laico.
Tour for Bernadette Conlon|
based, visually impaired accordion virtuoso, Bernadette
Conlon has had the unprecedented honor of being invited back to three large
accordion festivals in the United States, following the outstanding success of
her 2005 tour.
Bernadette will be guest artist and adjudicator for the
Leavenworth International Accordion Convention, where, last year's mobbing crowd
pre-empted the organizers to invite her this year. The Las
Vegas International Accordion Convention, which features some of the world's
most renowned and influential accordionists, such as Art Van Damme, Peter
Soave, Dick Contino and The
K Trio, secured Bernadette for the second year, as did the Kimberley International
Old Time Accordion Championships in Canada, which, last year, wrote its way into
the history books, by having 644 accordionists playing at the same time together,
for half an hour, in a valiant Guinness Book of Records attempt.
says she has been overwhelmed by the support of the audiences, who have rallied
to secure her as a part of these festivals.
Born with retro-lentil-fibro-plasia,
Bernadettes playing takes on a radiance only found in those who have lost
one of the senses.
From childhood, her future seemed written in the stars,
when she was directed into a path of music. Beginning accordion lessons at the
age of nine, she became a fixture of the local charity concert circuit. A belief
in the promotion of the accordion to a proper status among musical instruments,
led her to be a regular performer for Melbournes classical music elite.
the time she was 18, Bernadette had commissioned Australias first accordion
concerto, from composer Michael Easton, which she recorded for the Naxos label.
Her recording credits include film and television scores, as well as accompaniment
for Australias leading singers.
Competitively, Bernadette has been
four times South Pacific Champion and seven times Australian National Champion,
as well as over 100 first prizes.
A character of great tenacity, Bernadette
completed two of the highest degrees awarded by the main examining body in Australia,
the Australian Music Examination Board, two licentiate diplomas, on Standard bass
and Freebass. Unable to study at university herself, she became the first accordion
tutor appointed to the Victorian College of the Arts, and is recognized as one
of Australias leading accordion tutors.
However, more than anything,
Bernadette has always believed in bringing music to the people. She gives regular
concerts in many genre of music, as well as playing on Melbournes streets,
where she is commonly referred to as a Melbourne Cultural Icon or treasure.
Broadening her repertoire to suit the many and varied audiences, Bernadette plays
everything from pop and rock n roll, to jazz, many different forms
of folk and ethnic music. Her nine CDs reflect the diversity of her music, from
tangos to ABBA, light classical to the two volumes of music by Pietro Frosini.
Her interpretations of French waltzes rival the technical ability of the button
accordion and her latest album entitled Abandon, is truly haunting.
astounding of all, however, is her unique ability to play requests at will. As
an entertainer, her concerts usually feature up to two hours of audience requests,
which Bernadette delivers, with the energy, which is awe inspiring. Renowned for
her quick-witted repartee, Australias most opalescent musical jewel, will
shine, thrill and delight you.
For further information e-mail: email@example.com
HA! WA WA! The Accordion Can Kill You!|
years American Accordionists
Association Master Class and Concert Series moderated by Dr. William Schimmel
is entitled HA HA! WA WA!, THE ACCORDION CAN KILL YOU! and will be held from JULY
WE KILLED THEM IN KALAMAZOO! HE TRIPPED OVER HIS ACCORDION
AND LANDED ON A POISONOUS LIZARD - HA HA! LIFE WAS GOOD - NOW IT'S CRAP - WA WA!
OUR 12th SMASH YEAR! A BIT OF WARNING! BETTER NOT ATTEND! YOUR HEART WILL BE BROKEN!
YOUR SPIRIT CRUSHED! YOUR MIND
! IN ANY CASE, WELCOME TO THE SEMINARS!
(circa 1953) , before Rock and Roll and Do Op architecture: a tribute to Danny
DeCon - the icon of Jersey Shore point accordion-show bands. His motto: LET ME
A fresh new look at the BELLOWS SHAKE as the ultimate
An unauthorized reenactment of THE ACCORDION TEACHER, a
performance that outraged everyone in the accordion community as the ULTIMATE
SETBACK and was actually banned by this sponsoring organization back when it was
introduced in the early 60's.
A seminar on the HA HA, the landscape architecture
framing he 18th century English garden, inspiring the classical Sonata Allegro
Learn to turn a happy event into a living nightmare! - NO DEMON BARBERS
NECESSARY! Just play that one sad, depressing song at the right moment - evoke
a bad memory - perfectly timed - bring down the house
..the party's over!
A new series of works composed specifically
for the unaccompanied bass accordion: JOHN BROWN (the hanged man), WALTZING MATILDA
(a tribute to the beheaded) and HAVA NAGILA - A LAMENT!
Dr. Robert Young McMahan
will emerge as BOB MAND AND HIS 12 TONE RUBBER BLUES BAND. He will lecture on
Leonard Feather's statement: "Rules are not made to be broken , but rubber
bands to be extended to the point of infinity ". This is Bob's 12th year!
He hasn't snapped yet.
Kamala Sankaram, accordionist/singer/composer/filmaker/sitar
player - and clinical psycholgist will probe into the transitional psyche starting
from HA HA! and ending with WA WA! - analyzing FREAK SHOWS - back to HA HA!, performing
a variety of genres and her ontological video work INDO/NOIR.
director/filmaker and fitness expert, Micki Goodman will teach us how to HOWL
OUR WAY BACK TO HEALTH - as well as a new work that's
OF THE SCALE! She will also present her new interactive video work, THE FOUR SEASONS.
is Dr. Schimmel's dramatic director ---- and for the seminars in general. It's
12 years for Micki!
Godfrey Nelson / Lorraine Nelson-Wolf in the ontological
"7", will close Friday night for the "12th" year. I/WANNA/BE/A/BABY/ALL/MY/LIFE
(spoken quickly) - examines the accordion and it's intrinsic ability to facilitate
age regression. Composer Stephen Dankner coined the initial phrase. BRING YOUR
HUGGIES AND ENFAMIL - AND A REALLY GOOD NIPPLE!
young jazz great, Will Holshouser (right), will offer some SOOTHING JAZZ FOR BABIES
- in the spirit of the late, great Raymond Scott and also take part in a discussion
on "WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND THE MUSETTE"- exploring the devastating historical
backdrops that made it happen. It's 11 years for Will!
R.D.RANTER AND CO.,
a duo comprised of writer/singer/accordionist Rembert Block and a young lady from
the South Bronx, who she mentors. Blues, screams and rants will prevail. WAAAA!
MAGAZINEwill be unveiled as well as a seminar on THE ACCORDION AS MEDIATOR.
Stein will present his new song cycle: LOSS! This fascinating presentation deals
with Personal loss, New Orleans, Getting Mugged and Surviving all of it. It's
HA HA! and WA WA! - and he's still here to tell us about it - for the 12th year!
-- also, don't miss his seminar on PLUG IN seminar (Amplification).
Ickies, no stranger to ambition -hence the title of his Ambitious Orchestra, will
give us the punk equivalent to HA HA! WA WA! in a short set: HAWA! Also, new works
by David Stoler (STARTUNER), Liam Robinson (CHINA SHOP) and ONE LAST LOOK AT ACCORDION
JOKES! Digital flutist, Lee McClure, will transform The Mother Goose suite into
the FRACTURED tale that it was meant to be. AND.. NOTEKILLERS' David First will
do what he does best
..kill all preconceptions
of Ragtime, Mark Birnbaum will give us the WA WA (WILD GOOSE) WAG. Always confrontational,
Dr. Birnbaum will explore the highly structured HA HA, giving way to the Dionysion
WA WA - ending with a no-headed WA WA in the spirit of Santeria.
Design CEO, Cristina Spelligene; ethnomusicologist, Maria Sonevytsky and stand
up comic Lenny Feldman will give us THE THREE D'S: DESIGN, DIASPORA AND DERRIDA.
Eric Salzman's Classic ACCORD will show the world that BIG BOYS DO CRY! Allyssa
Lamb's instrumental vocals, melodica, glockenspiel and kazoo will CHARM, SEDUCE
and STING at the same time. Composer, Richard Peaslee will have us consider the
axiom: THE ACCORDION IS MOBY- DICK!
As a shark is a killing machine, The
K Trio is a winning machine. Watch, listen and enjoy as they kill you with their
MOJO and win you over at the same time.
Actress Kathleen Tipton, who has
performed, hosted, stared and lectured for over a decade, cyber artist Rachid
Eladlouni and performance artist Ray Rue (Elvis/Groucho) will show NO MERCY. Marni
Rice will give us WAUX! -in French -NO REGRETS! Rita Davidson will give us MORE
ETTORE! There will be AAA commissioned works by Schimmel, John Franchesina and
Alexander Tcherepnin performed by Dr. McMahan and Dragica Banic-Curcic of Croatia.
Walter Kuhr of MAIN SQUEEZE will give us BAVARIAN BLUES. Brian Dewan will have
us drowning in the aisle over his TED KENNEDY RAG.
Dr. Schimmel, lecturer-
in- residence of the AAA will resurrect a vintage concerto by ANDY ARCARI - one
of America's great pioneers, as well as a new work, A BRIEF HISTORY OF PLAID-
combining the HA! WA! qualities of Auld Lang Syne, Palliachi, Indian Madras and
Fado (Portuegese)/ Fado (Gallic)-with an interactive video by Micki Goodman. Schimmel
also composed the bloody bass accordion works. This is Dr. Schimmel's 12TH year
as originator/moderator and curator of the Seminars. This Year he will also present
THE ELECTRIC CHAIR to those who would like to perform in the afternoon workshops
and receive his "CURRENT" comments -along with his executing executives.
Limited to a few players only, those interested should contact Dr. Schimmel directly.
HA!AND WA! encouraged -actually Mandatory!
HEART? The late alcoholic meditation master Chogyam Trungpa says: "It's the
only way to become a decent human being." We say: NO CURES, NO SOCIO/ SPIRITUAL
TRANSFORMATION, NO BOOZE - Just bring your frazzled, pained psyches and make it
look like you're having a good time.
SEE YOU AT THE SEMINARS!
event will be held at:
THE TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
43 A West
13 St. (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Master Classes at 3.00 PM Concerts at
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Cotati Accordion Festival in CA|
The 16th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival held
in La Plaza Park, Cotati, California, Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27,
2006. Northbound on HWY 101 Take the west Sierra Exit to the right (eastbound)
past the first stop sign by City Hall, continue until you see the Polka Tent.
Southbound from Santa Rosa, take HWY 116 exit to Cotati, cross under the freeway
and go right at the first stop sign park and listen for the music.
year music will begin at 9:45 AM and continue after 8:8:00 PM both days.
both days will be Dick Contino, with Rosie Ledet Saturday and Joel Guzman on Sunday:
line up is: SATURDAY AUGUST 26th, 2006
Golden State Accordion Club
- 10:55-11:30 Salute Matelot
The Loose Acoustic Trio
- 12:50-1:05 The Great
- 1:10-1:45 The Mad Maggies
Lady of Spain
- 2:20-3:00 Ginny Mac
- 3:45-4:35 Dick Contino
The Great Morgani
- 4:45-5:45 Those
- 5:50-6:25 Culann's
- 6:30-7:30 Rosie Ledet and the
- 7:35-8:00 encore
the Polka Tent
- 1:00-5:00 The Steve
Balich Polka Party
- 5:05-6:25 The Wild
Catahoulas & Zydeco dance party in memory of Jim Boggio
AUGUST 27, 2006
- 9:45-10:15 Golden
State Accordion Club
- 10:20-10:50 Sammy
- 10:55-11:25 Cora Allegro
- 12:05-12:40 The Jubilee
- 12:45-1:00 The Great
- 1:05-1:40 Tango No. 9
Lady of Spain
- 2:15-2:50 Bella Ciao
Don Nurisso, Peter Di Bono and Steve Hanson
- 4:30-4:40 The Great Morgani
La Familia Pena-Govea and Los Compas
- 5:45-6:45 The Aztex with
- 6:50-7:10 encore
In the Polka Tent
The Steve Balich Polka Party
Mark St. Mary
Motor Dude Zydeco
We will again
be selling presale tickets prior to August 26. For presale one day $15.00 and
two day sales of $25.00 Your group will receive $2.00 per ticket for pre-sale
sales of tickets. We ask that these sales be reconciled prior to August 26 or
be reconciled by a producer upon entry. Please speak with a Producer not a ticket
vendor to reconcile pre-sale ticket sales- thank you. We expect this to be our
best show ever and ask that you remind all patrons no pets, alcohol, or coolers,
are allowed and low backed lawn chairs are best. Enjoy the best show on earth!
order tickets please write to Scott Goree at email@example.com
or send your request along with your check to PO Box 809, Cotati, CA 94931. Of
course you may contact me, Linda Conner at the following numbers. Linda L. Conner
707-585-2910 (voice), 707-585-2920 (fax), 707-318-3694 (cell), or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schimmel to Perform Vintage Accordion Concerto|
July 18th, Dr. William Schimmel will perform Andy Arcari's Accordion Concerto
(Concerto in D minor) outdoors at New York's famous Washington Square Music Festival.
The Concerto, which dates back to 1942 is considered one of the first American
Accordion Concertos written, along with the Galla-Rini and Pietro Deiro works
of the same period. Dr. Schimmel has updated the work a bit and has added some
new material based on the original Arcari and re-orchestrating it for The Festival
Strings, with Allyssa Lamb on background vocals, melodica, glockenspiel, kazoo
and whistling - giving it a vaudevillian dimension.
Andy Arcari was one
of the accordions' great pioneers. He rose to great fame as a member of Gary Cooper's
USO troop during World War II. He established the Arcari College of Music in Philadelphia,
The Arcari Foundation (one of the first composer commissioning organizations)
and Arcari Publishing. In addition to the Concerto, he wrote a Classical Sonata
and a number of light works. The performance will take place at 7.30 pm at Washington
Square Park in New York's Greenwich Village and the admission is free. The Washington
Square Music Festival, which began in 1953, is one of New York's longest established
For further information e-mail: email@example.com
Klucevsek Concerts in New York|
Guy Klucevsek has two
upcoming solo appearances in the New York City area: on July 7th he will present
a full solo concert in the cabaret series at Bard Summerscape, in Annandale-on-Hudson,
New York, at 8.30 PM, in the world famous Spiegeltent.
On July 8th he will
play a solo set on the First Annual Main Squeeze Accordion Festival in Riverside
Park South in New York City. Both concerts will feature his own compositions from
his Winter & Winter recordings, The Heart of the Andes and The
For further information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coupe Mondiale in Washington DC in 2007 |
Coupe Mondiale Coordinator Faithe Deffner reports that plans for the gala 60th
Anniversary CIA Coupe Mondiale are well underway.
Co-hosted by the USA
CIA Members the American Accordionists'
Association (AAA) and the Accordionists
and Teachers Guild, International (ATG), the event will take place at the
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Alexandria, Virginia, which is located about
five miles from Washington DC, with nearby city train for sightseeing. The hotel
provides free shuttle service from Reagan National Airport in DC, so when booking
flights, it may be wise to arrange to fly into Reagan National Airport which is
located just a few minutes away, for some substantial savings, as the Hotel offers
a free shuttle vs. an approximately $50.00 shuttle/taxi fare from Dulles International
The dates for the Coupe
Mondiale are Monday, August 13th (acclimatization day) to Sunday, August 19th,
2007 (departure day). There is a special room rate of $99.00 plus tax, which remains
the same from single to quad (up to four in the room). The same rate will apply
three days before and three days following the event, for those who wish to extend
Those who eat at the hotel restaurant 'Traditions', may select
from two money saving options: Holiday's signature plan where Kids Eat Free
when accompanied by full-paying adults or the AAA/ATG participants special program
of 10% off all menu prices.
This festival will be a chance of a lifetime
for the US accordionist and American public to be surrounded by the worlds finest
accordionists and accordion dignitaries as they gather for this milesonte event.
Festival in Buffalo, NY|
American Accordionists' Association
welcomes you to their 2006 Competition and Festival to be held in Buffalo, NY
from July 12-16, 2006.
The competition will be held at the Adam's Mark
Hotel; 120 Church Street, Buffalo (Niagara Falls), NY 14202 with the room rate
being $89.00 (plus tax) per night (single, double, triple, quad). Attendees are
reminded to please mention AAA Festival to obtain discounted rate
or (800) 444-ADAM (toll free).
festival will feature Competitions, Workshops, Displays, Concerts and much more
including several International Competitions such as
2006 Vivian Vivio Stolaruk International Entertainment Competition for Accordionists
First Prize: $10,000.00
Polka Band Competition
First Prize: $1,500.00
and Play - for the Accordionist who also Sings!
Daverne (New Zealand) Festival Orchestra Conductor
include The Busso Trio
to Niagara Falls including performance of the AAA Massed Band
festival information, all registration and entry forms, please visit: www.ameraccord.com
Promoting Your Accordion Services Free at AWW|
Internet is changing the way your customers are searching for services. The days
of lugging out a 12 lb. telephone book to find very limited and outdated business
information are coming to an end. People are still letting their fingers do the
walking, but they're doing it over a computer keyboard. Below are some revealing
facts from the Kelsey Group.
of US households use the Internet as an information source when shopping.
45% of searches had a buying intent.
percentage of respondents who used yellow page directories decreased from 75%
(If you have a printed
yellow page ad, it is time to consider buying a smaller ad and shifting your marketing
dollars to the Internet.) The off-line Yellow Pages see the writing on the wall
and are scrambling to transfer their business model to the Internet.
can no longer ignore these facts. If you want to be successful, you must have
a presence where your customers are searching. Being found on the Internet is
vital to the future of your business.
Accordion Yellow Pages offers free of charge listing for all accordion businesses,
teachers and for every type of service for accordionists. On the Accordion Yellow
Pages site, you do not need to have a website for accordionists find you and contact
search-accordion.com site is also free of charge, being a listing service for
every type of accordion service but you must have a website. Viewers of search-accordion.com
can click to your website.
popular is the AccordionLinks.com site where those accordion service providers
with a website, can attract accordionists free of charge to their website.
All it takes is a little effort, to make sure your information on these three
popular and very effective accordion sites is up to date. Your future success
may well be determined by your ability to effectively adapt to the Internet. Should
it be your New Year's resolution for 2006?
's Largest Irish Festival - Rain or Shine!|
July 14 - 16, 2006 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Long Island, New York, come
RAIN or SHINE, the IRISH HAVE A GOOD TIME! You are invited to celebration of Irish
heritage on BEAUTIFUL Long Island featuring multiple stages, Over 20 bands/acts,
Irish Stepdancing, Artist's Cove with Painters,Sculptors, photographers and more!
Scores of Hand-Selected Professional Vendors of All Things Irish. The festival
will take place from : 4:30 PM - 11 PM on Friday, 11:30 am - 11 PM on Saturday
FRIDAY, JULY 14 SCHEDULE
- 5:00PM: FATHOM
- 8:00PM: EILEEN IVERS
SATURDAY, JULY 15 SCHEDULE
- 12:00PM: BANGERS & MASH
- 4:00PM: THE MAKEM BROTHERS
with.......MICKEY & LIAM SPAIN
CHERISH THE LADIES
- 8:00PM: FATHOM
- 9:30PM: BLACK 47
JULY 16 SCHEDULE
- 11:00AM: SCYTHIAN
- 12:15PM: CEILI RAIN
- 3:45PM: YOUNG DUBLINERS
- 5:30PM: PRODIGALS
enthusiasts will enjoy many bands with accordion, including Morning Star and Cherish
Star features Irish-born singer, guitarist, and bodhran player Mary Courtney;
Margie Mulvihill on tin whistle; John Reynolds on fiddle and John Nolan on button
accordion. Formed in 1982, the group's lively, eclectic mixture of traditional
and original Irish music has met with rave reviews and several stage and film
credits, including Frank McCourt's The Irish and How They Got That Way. The group
was also recently chosen to sing and provide music at the memorial mass for John
F. Kennedy Jr. at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
The Ladies features accordionist MIRELLA MURRAY. She grew up in Claddaghduff,
near Clifden, on the north west coast of Connemara. Her father John Joe, a notable
sean nós dancer, comes from Inishark Island and has a deep understanding
of, and love for, traditional music. Mirella learnt the piano accordion from Mary
Finn, herself a great player from the musical Finn family of Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
She met up with fiddler Liz Kane from Letterfrack, and they played and learned
a lot of their music together going through the Fleadh Cheoil competitions. They
won the All-Ireland duet in 1995, while Mirella gained the title on the piano
accordion that same year. The pair performed together for years and toured in
France and in North America with Comhaltas. They formed the Hydledoodles, a short-lived
band which featured at the Fiddle and Accordion festival in Shetland and returned
to the Folk Festival there the following year.
describing Cherish the Ladies the critics say it best
simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldnt enjoy what they do,
the Boston Globe, An astonishing array of virtuosity, the Washington
Post, Expands the annals of Irish music in America
the music is passionate,
tender and rambunctious, The New York Times - and for nearly 20 years, Cherish
the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in
doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish
They have grown from a one-time concert concept to an Irish traditional
music sensation, literally the most successful and sought-after Irish-American
group in Celtic music. Organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney and sponsored
by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, they began
as a concert series featuring the brightest lights in Irish traditional music.
their name from the name of a traditional Irish jig, the group initially won recognition
as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short
time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer
and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music. With their unique
spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating
arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the
facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous
and entertaining package.
The past years have seen the group traveling
all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and
New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals.
They are equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center,
a folk festival or even at the White House.
They have been chosen Best
Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish
Voice Newspaper, recipients of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International
Group of the Year Award at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted
the Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radios Thistle and Shamrock.
have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez,
Emmy Lou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of
symphony orchestras. The "Celtic Album", their collaboration with the
Boston Pops Symphony led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.
The Ladies have recorded
eleven highly acclaimed albums. Their last two albums on Rounder records were
released to rave reviews. On Christmas Night was chosen as one of
the top Christmas Albums of the Year by The New York Times, Washington Post, The
Village Voice and many other nationally syndicated Newspapers and their latest
release, "Woman of the House" is heralded as their best album to date
and hit Billboard Magazines' top 10 world music Charts.
Cherish the Ladies
have appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, C-Span,
Imus in the Morning, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States and on
BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta,
they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural
The girls continue to blaze forward and continue to enchant audiences
Accordion, History and Music in Montreal|
Association La Famiglia Marchigiana have organized a lecture titled
Accordion, History and Music, given by Beniamino Bugiolachi, director
of the International Accordion Museum, Castelfidardo, Italy. Beniamino Bugiolachi
is an acknowledged authority in this field, and will be offering to the public
his great experience and his great knowledge concerning the accordion community.
event takes place at the Leonardo da Vinci Center, 8370 Lacordaire, St. Leonard
QC, H1R 3Y6, Montreal, on July 3rd, at 7:30 PM. The well-known jazz accordionist
Renzo Ruggieri, from Italy, will be present at the lecture, performing incidental
and atmospheric music. The event will also be a display of the marchigiana musical
culture, especially the most representative symbol of their region - the accordion.
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Darn Accordions Summer Tour|
Darn Accordions, from San Francisco, California, describe themselves as America's
favorite rock 'n' roll accordion band. Their style, concerts and recordings
have made them one of the most original accordion bands in the world. Their concerts
in July include:
- July 5th - Abbey
Pub, Chicago - with The Polkaholics
6th - Waterfest, Oshkosh, Wisconsin - with David Lee Roth and Starship featuring
- July July 7th - Turner
Hall, Monroe, Wisconsin
- July 8th -
Summer Breeze Concert Series: Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, Illinois
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Mondial de lAccordion, Quebec Canada|
annual Carrefour Mondial de lAccordion takes place from August 31st to September
4th in the beautiful town of Montmagny situated on the St. Lawrence River, near
Quebec City. Apart from the festival, there is the accordion museum, plus kayaking,
biking, fishing and bird watching. Camping is available within walking distance
to the festival.
The artists this year include: Stephan Portelli (Marilou
Emerial), Vincenzo Abbracciante (Italy), Martin Reilly, Marcel Loeffler, Ludovic
Beir, Mulato, David Corovillano, Alexandra Paris (France), Myriam Added, Emmanuelle
Pariselle (concertina), Roberto Brasaov, and Mahers Bathers.
Mondial de lAccordéon, founded in 1989, offers a unique opportunity
to enjoy folk, classic, rock, jazz and popular repertoires. The event also highlights
the cultural heritage of Quebec, while at the same time opening the door to the
discovery of world music!
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Deffner Publications Enlarges Music Catalog|
you are looking for Viatcheslav Semionovs newest composition Divertimento,
Bill Palmer's obscure Ombo, a melody identified with the legendary
Charles Magnante, some favorite Val-Taro musettes, The Beatless Greatest
Hits or Matt Mathews crisp jazz improvisations, you'll find it among the
more than 10,000 titles offered by Ernest
Deffner Publications of New York.
This 72-year-old firm has revitalized
the old catalogs of Pietro Deiro, O. Pagani & Bros, Aretta, Highland and Mosti
Publications. Their site includes collections from Alfred, Mel Bay, Santorella,
Hal Leonard and other publishers of accordion material. Instruction books relating
to all areas of accordion study, plus music for solo, duet, ensemble and orchestra
are all offered through prompt, efficient web site or mail orders. The current
catalogue is available, or visit Ernest Deffner Publications.
Hammonds New CD, New York USA|
and broadcaster Jon Hammonds new CD NDR SESSIONS Projekt features
the soulful sound of his custom-made Excelsior model AC/R tone chamber accordion
and Hammond organ. The repertoire is jazz standards plus some original pieces
written by Jon, and the recording was made during a recent trip to Germany. The
tracks include: My One and Only Love, Satin Doll, Theme
from Black Orpheus, Blues in the Night, Skylark,
Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Besame Mucho, Easy Living,
No X-Cess Baggage Blues, Our Day Will Come, The
More I See You and Payphone Johnny.
Jon Hammond will
be performing with his trio at a fund raising event on July 15th for CHRS (California
Historical Radio Society), between 10am and 2pm, in the parking lot of the original
studios of KRE Radio on the wetlands of Berkeley California. The well-known radio
broadcaster Wolfman Jack was filmed there in the 1973 movie American Graffiti,
starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, and it has been a working transmitter
since the 1930s. In between the live musical performances there will be an auction
of collectable antique radios.
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Orchestra and Dancers on Tour|
Reading Liederkranz is proud to present the Showstoppers
Accordion Orchestra and Dancers under the direction of Rosita Lee Latulippe.
This group of 25 orchestra members and 16 dancers ranging from 11 years to 21
years of age has performed in Italy, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United
States including seven times in Walt Disney World, Florida. |
Accordion Orchestra and Dancers will perform in Hershey Park, PA on Monday July
31, 2006. The program includes Song and Dance routines from the Big Band Era to
Broadway, Polkas, Waltzes, Audience Participation and Patriotic Music. This show
is family entertainment suitable for all ages.
They will also perform
at the Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane, Reading PA on Wednesday, August 2,
2006 at 7:00 PM. This is an outside event open to the public and is free of charge.
The grove opens at 5 PM rain or shine. The club facilities will be open and refreshments
will be available and the menu including Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, French Fries, Bratwurst,
Sauerkraut, Potato Salad and Goulach over Noodles. No outside refreshments may
be brought on to the premises.
more information, please visit www.accordions.com/rositalee
or you may call the Rosita Lee Music Center - 603/882-8940.
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