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Diatonic News - Apr-2022
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Highlights

Happy Easter to all our readers around the world - Worldwide
World Accordion Day - What are you Doing? - International
2022 Musikmesse Cancelled - Germany
29e fête de l'accordéon diatonique - France
Jetzt anmelden! 1. CYRILL-DEMIAN-PREIS AUSTRIA / Tag der Harmonika- Österreich
Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich
Rob Curto Performs “There’s a Place for Us” - USA
CNIMA April 2022 Alain Pennec Diatonic Course – France
5th Styrian Harmonica Award 2022 in St. Peter-Freienstein, Upper Styria - Austria
11 stage d'accordéon diatonique - Nanterre/France
10th Folkarria eco Festi-bal - Spain
Quetschn Academy - Die Steirische Harmonika Schule - Austria
Bandoneon Course with Daniele Di Bonaventura - Italy

The Ins and the Outs of the Accordion

Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses/Seminars/Stages, Reports etc.

Jetzt anmelden! Harmonika-WM 2022 in Terme Olimia/Slowenien! Svetovno prvenstvo 2022 ! - Austria
2nd "Heinrich Band" international Bandoneon competition - Italy
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - USA
Workshop Steirische Harmonika 17. Juni 2022 - Österreich
TAG DER HARMONIKA 2022 - International Advertisings online! - Austria
Archie’s Box Academy (Getting Better) - UK
Styrian Harmonica Orientation Day – Germany
Festival dell'Adriatico - Concorso di Organetto e di Fisarmonica Diatonica - Italia
Accordionists Entertain at Savannah Music Festival - USA
Texas Folklife Announces 16th Annual Bg Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest - USA
Bruno Le Tron "Venez découvrir l’accordéon diatonique" - France
Quentin Gallemard « Enrichir et s’approprier une mélodie « - France/Nanterre
Pascale Rubens « Jouer ce qui n'est pas écrit » - Nanterrre/FR
Lolita Delmonteil Ayral “Musique à danser de Gascogne » - FR/Nanterre
Alain Pennec « La Boîte à outils » - France
Thierry Pinson « Accompagnement à l’accordéon diatonique » - France/Nanterre
Michaël Bideault “Pop-up !” – Nanterre/FR
Rémi Geffroy « Répertoire Quercy & interprétation » Trad-Festival/FR
Cédric Pierini et "Sega" @ Trad-Festival - France
Gaëlle Dos Santos « Rencontre entre jeunes autour de l’accordéon diatonique » - FR
François Heim « Initiation à la musique des Balkans » - FR

Pigini Baffetti Russia

Future events / Concerts

"PASSIONI 2022"canti e musica rituali della Settimana Santa - Spello/Italia
Trio Hiltula Perform Tango Live Concert – Japan
Beltango Spring Tour - France/Germany/Austria
Harmonikatreffen in Hartl - Österreich
Volska (Heim / Le Tron / Planche) - France
DANU @ Glenagle - Ireland
Folkshilfe auf April-Tour in - Austria/Italien
DUO LOPEZ/HERREMANS @ Folkarria/ Loeches (Madrid) - Spain
Sharon Shannon Band "Unlocked" Tours – Germany and Ireland
John Kirkpatrick in Apr 22 - GB
Duo Nouat / Gallemard sur scene - FR
The Speks in April - Ireland

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CD/VIDEO/Book (New/Reviews/Presentations)

“The Fureys” Perform March Concerts in Ireland
Compositions pour accordéon diatonique - France

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Voci Armoniche

Happy Easter to all our readers around the world - Worldwide

by Diatonic News
Allthough Diatonic News is quite aware of this difficult time around the world having to face a 3rd Easter always with CORONA VIRUS and other difficult times in several countries nearby - we are wishing all our readers a peaceful and pleasant time as good as possible, with lots of music.

Make your live worthy and be careful!

Sounding Out the Accordion

World Accordion Day - What are you Doing? - International

by Diatonic News
World Accordion Day header
World Accordion Day logoWhat are you doing for World Accordion Day to promote the accordion in your country? World Accordion day is on May 6th, which is the day the accordion was patented in 1829.

World Accordion Day was started in 2009 by the CIA and has been very successful, generating a lot of positive publicity for the accordion. A key part of this event is the World Accordion Day website.

Every association, group, orchestra, performer and teacher, is asked to actively support this event by encouraging national and local accordion activities to happen in their country on this day or the weekend either side of Accordion Day if that should be more convenient.

Everyone can register their World Accordion Day activity on the WAD website and send a report of their event after, for that website.

No event is too big or too small. ALL accordion events celebrating World Accordion Day are welcome. This is a CIA promotion for the accordion in which every accordion enthusiast can participate and help bring our accordion world together as well as strongly promote the accordion.

MusicForAccordion

2022 Musikmesse Cancelled - Germany

by Diatonic News
The Messe Frankfurt Group, organisers of the 2022 Musikmesse have regrettably announced that the April 2022 event will not take place this year due to current Covid-19 pandemic regulations.

However, they are already planning to re-establish the audience format Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival for a later year.

Further details will be announced when available.
www.musikmesse.com

Voci Armoniche

29e fête de l'accordéon diatonique - France

by Diatonic News
29e fête de l'accordéon diatonique - France
les 2 & 3 avril 2022
à Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine, France)

Diato Trad 92, association loi 1901 fondée en 1996, a pour but la promotion des musiques et danses traditionnelles au travers de rencontres hebdomadaires, de stages occasionnels, de soirées publiques, d’animations de rue, et d’autres manifestations liées aux activités de l’association.

Samedi
ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
13h00 à 14h00 : accueil des stagiaires
14h00 à 18h00 : ateliers

Espace Chevreul
19h00 à 20h30 : auberge espagnole (réservée aux stagiaires & animateurs)
20h30 : le Grand Bal Trad

Dimanche
ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
10h00 à 12h30 : ateliers
12h30 : auberge espagnole
14h à 17h : ateliers
17h à 18h30 : regroupement musical de fin de stage

adresses
Stages

ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
4 boulevard Honoré-de-Balzac, Nanterre

Le grand Bal Trad
Espace Chevreul
97 avenue de la Liberté, Nanterre

Crise SANITAIRE
Diato Trad utilise pour ses activités des équipements mis à disposition par la Ville de Nanterre. Le respect des consignes sanitaires reste recommandé pendant toute la durée des activités : port du masque couvrant le nez et la bouche, lavage des mains avec savon ou gel hydroalcoolique, respect de la distanciation physique.

Un entretien particulier des locaux mis à disposition est réalisé, auquel chacun individuellement est associé : désinfection des poignées de portes, des interrupteurs, des dossiers des chaises.

https://www.diatotrad.fr/fete-de-laccordeon

Friedrich Lips Book

Jetzt anmelden! 1. CYRILL-DEMIAN-PREIS AUSTRIA / Tag der Harmonika- Österreich

by Werner Weibert
Alle Steirische-Harmonika-Spieler sind herzlich zu diesem internationalen Wettbewerb eingeladen!

Na to mednarodno tekmovanje vljudno vabljeni vsi štajerski harmonikarji!

Tutti i suonatori di armonica della Stiria sono cordialmente invitati a questo concorso internazionale!

All Styrian harmonica players are cordially invited to this international competition!

>>>www.harmonikaverband.at

The Ins and the Outs of the Accordion

Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich

by Werner Weibert
Online translation

Friedrich Lips Whole Collection

Rob Curto Performs “There’s a Place for Us” - USA

by Harley Jones
Video 1: "Somewhere (There's a Place for Us)"
Composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story. Performed on Pedal Steel, Accordion, and Guitar.

Accordionist Rob Curto shares, “More chill Sunday afternoon vibes with this beautiful composition by Leonard Bernstein, my friends Isaac Stanford on pedal steel and Brennen Ernst on guitar, me on accordion and Kiki on guest vocals. She consistently entered at the last A section on every take we did. Dogs get it.”

Rob Curto is an accordionist, composer, and pianist based in Philadelphia and New York City. Excerpts from his website: Curto has a prolific career touring and composing, gaining notoriety for his mastery of the piano accordion, exciting harmonic blends, and general musicianship across genres and musical boundaries.

He is a founding member of the "Brazilian Bluegrass" band Matuto,which gained a following across the US and Canada, was selected to showcase at WOMEX, and toured extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe, and other areas, chosen to represent the US State Department overseas. He has released several CDs and EPs as a band leader and is a prolific composer/arranger, including his latest musical project, the unabashedly accordion-centric American roots band, Fish Harmonics, featuring smokin' accordion along with bass fiddle, groove-oriented drumming, and old-timey strings. Fish Harmonics' debut EP, ONE, is available streaming in all the places.

Since relocating to Philadelphia, Curto has developed an interest in Irish button box, adding B/C button accordion to his repertoire. He studies with NEA National Heritage Fellow and multi-All Ireland Champion, Billy McComisky, and occasionally with John Whelan and PJ Hernon. Curto is profoundly interested in the (relatively) recent history of accordion in traditional Irish music, a passion that has brought him zig-zagging around West Kerry and Co. Sligo, joining sessions and absorbing tradition and tunes.

Curto has many compositional credits, including his own albums as well as TV (Bear in the Big Blue House), documentaries (The Same Heart), independent compositions, and other commissions for theater, film, and commercials.

Rob is available for virtual lessons on reading music, improvisation, composition, development of repertoire and more. Rob has over 20 years of experience as an educator. During his rich career as a world-class performer, Rob has also shared his musical knowledge through private lessons in Accordion and Piano, and workshops for students on both amateur and professional levels. Through teaching, Rob strives to give students not only first-hand information and insight, but the tools to then go and learn on their own. Skills such as how to organize one’s practicing, how to work on technique, how to play by ear and master new repertoire are emphasized.

CNIMA April 2022 Alain Pennec Diatonic Course – France

by Christine Johnstone
CNIMA
Alain PennecThe CNIMA directed by Nathalie Boucheix are offering a variety of accordion courses in April including a course for diatonic accordion.

• April 18th to 22nd, 2022: Diatonic Accordion Course with Alain Pennec (picture above right). A key figure in Celtic music, Alain Pennec offers you technical (fingering & ornamentation), harmonic and rhythmic work.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr

5th Styrian Harmonica Award 2022 in St. Peter-Freienstein, Upper Styria - Austria

by Diatonic News
The 5th Styrian Harmonica Award was presented in St. Peter-Freienstein on March 12th, 2022 in front of around 300 visitors as part of the 20th ORF program "Styrian Singers and Musicians Meeting".

Gottfried Hubmann from St. Peter-Freienstein and Johann Murg from Fürstenfeld created a harmonica award for Styrian harmonica players in 2012. This award is given to honored harmonica soloists, folk music groups and to people who have worked for the instrument "Styrian harmonica" many times in their musical career.

The award was divided into the categories "Youth Prize", "Folk Music Prize", "Innovative Folk Music" and "Lifetime Achievement". With this award, the two initiators want to motivate young people in particular to cultivate Styrian accordion music and to thank outstanding folk music groups for their many years of folk music on stage.

The award was designed and created by the Weiz sculptor Albert Schmuck. With his prestigious sculptures, he is one of the most important sculptors in Styria. This award is given every two years by the Austrian Accordion Association HVÖ in cooperation with Volkskultur Steiermark GmbH.

The jury that decides on the award recipients is made up of musicians and music teachers who have many years of experience with this instrument. Many of their players have been trained to become excellent soloists and have won many first prizes at national and international competitions. The expert committee consists of: Mag. Simon Koiner (Volkskultur Steiermark GmbH), Werner Weibert (President of the Accordion Association of Austria), HVÖ board member Prof. Gottfried Hubmann, Prof. Johann Murg, Prof. Dr. Helmut Koini and Prof. Siegfried Greimler.

This year's award winners were:

• Youth Prize: Elias Zeiler (Trieben)
• Folk Music Prize: Hartl Musi (Eisenerz)
• Innovative Folk Music: Christian Bakanic (Graz)
• Lifetime Achievement: Prof. Mag. Johann Murg

The ceremonial presentation was held by Gabriele and Gottfried Hubmann with musical performances by The Filzmooser Tanzlmusi, The Steirer Musi, The Voices from Carinthia, The Dillacher and the Leoben Hunting Choir. Karl Lenz from ORF-Steiermark led through the program in a very entertaining way.

Provided by Dr Herbert Scheibenreif Manager of Friedrich Lips Productions

Accordion Jazz Chord

11 stage d'accordéon diatonique - Nanterre/France

by Diatonic News
Samedi
ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
13h00 à 14h00 : accueil des stagiaires
14h00 à 18h00 : ateliers

Espace Chevreul
19h00 à 20h30 : auberge espagnole (réservée aux stagiaires & animateurs)
20h30 : le Grand Bal Trad

Dimanche
ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
10h00 à 12h30 : ateliers
12h30 : auberge espagnole
14h à 17h : ateliers
17h à 18h30 : regroupement musical de fin de stage

adresses
Stages

ÉCOLE HONORÉ-DE-BALZAC
4 boulevard Honoré-de-Balzac, Nanterre

Le grand Bal Trad
Espace Chevreul
97 avenue de la Liberté, Nanterre

Crise SANITAIRE
Diato Trad utilise pour ses activités des équipements mis à disposition par la Ville de Nanterre. Le respect des consignes sanitaires reste recommandé pendant toute la durée des activités : port du masque couvrant le nez et la bouche, lavage des mains avec savon ou gel hydroalcoolique, respect de la distanciation physique.

Un entretien particulier des locaux mis à disposition est réalisé, auquel chacun individuellement est associé : désinfection des poignées de portes, des interrupteurs, des dossiers des chaises.

https://www.diatotrad.fr/fete-de-laccordeon

Gary Dahl Arrangements

10th Folkarria eco Festi-bal - Spain

by Diatonic News
Folkarria eco Festi-bal
Folkarria eco Festi-bal is a folk music festival.
Folkarria eco Festi-bal wants to recover and extend the traditional dances as well as the European folk music, making them a tool for the integration of different cultures, combining them with actions of ecological and responsible awareness, in addition to a series of participative activities for adults and children.

The 10th edition of "Folkarria eco Festi-bal" will be hold throughout a weekend, presenting a musical offer of national and international bands. In addition there will be music and dance workshops of different parts of the world and shows of traditional Spanish folk for all public.

The festival also organizes an eco-social market, a craft market, a space for debates, exhibitions and other activities, as well as art and movement games for children and performances of traditional folk. One more year, the music and dance contest Folkarria for debutant bands is underway.

http://www.folkarria.es/2022/index_en.html

Quetschn Academy - Die Steirische Harmonika Schule - Austria

by Diatonic News
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Aufgepasst Quetschnfreunde:
“Brandneues KOSTENLOSES BUCH Zeigt 7 Fatale Denkfehler Über Das Quetschn-Spielen...”
“... Und Wie Die 9 Gesetze Des Quetschn-Erfolgs Dir Helfen Sie Zu Vermeiden!”

Die Lehrer:
links: Stefan Kern / rechts: Mag. Thomas Holzer

Intelligent Quetschn - Standardwerk für Steirische Harmonika

116 Seiten Harmonika-Erfahrung, damit du beim Üben nicht die gleichen Fehler machst, wie viele andere Harmonikaspieler vor dir..

17 Kapitel, in denen wirklich nur das Wichtigste steht - kurz & bündig! - und mit vielen Bildern ;-)

Alle Tipps & Tricks, mit denen auch Profi-Harmonikaspieler arbeiten, um konstante Erfolge zu erhalten. So kannst du deinen Quetschn-Erfolg gar nicht verhindern

Spannende Geschichten aus dem Harmonika-Alltag, in denen du dich & deine Fehler manchmal wiedererkennen wirst..

Eine 3-seitige Checkliste mit zusätzlichen Fortschrittstipps, die dir helfen Zeit zu sparen & mehr Erfolge auf der Steirischen Harmonika zu feiern (S.95)

https://quetschn.academy/iq

Charnwood Music Publishing

Bandoneon Course with Daniele Di Bonaventura - Italy

by Diatonic News
Daniele Di BonaventuraRegistrations are now open for the Bandoneon course (propedeutical and triennial) with tutor Daniele Di Bonaventura (picture left) at the State Conservatory of Music "Luisa D'Annunzio" in Pescara, Italy.

The course will cover a variety of musical styles “from jazz to tango from folk to pop from classical to experimentation”.

Registrations close on May 14th, 2022.

For details email: info@conservatoriopescara.it

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Jetzt anmelden! Harmonika-WM 2022 in Terme Olimia/Slowenien! Svetovno prvenstvo 2022 ! - Austria

by Werner Weibert
Liebe Fans der Steirischen Harmonika!

Die Harmonika-WM 2022 findet wie geplant in der “Terme Olimia” im slowenischen Podcetrtek statt!
Es freut uns sehr, diese Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit dem slowenischen Verband ZDHS an einem so schönen Ort ankündigen zu können. Die Ausschreibung ist wieder in 4 Sprachen ONLINE.
Anmeldung ab SOFORT möglich!!!
Wir freuen uns schon auf viele internationale Kandidaten!

Dragi ljubitelji štajerske harmonike!

Svetovni pokal harmonike 2022 bo po načrtih potekal v Termah Olimia v Podčetrtku v Sloveniji!
Z velikim veseljem napovemo ta dogodek v sodelovanju s slovenskim društvom ZDHS na tako lepi lokaciji. Obvestilo je spet ONLINE v 4 jezikih.
Prijave možne TAKOJ!!!
Veselimo se številnih mednarodnih kandidatov!

Dear fans of the Styrian accordion!

The Harmonica World Championships 2022 will take place as planned in the "Terme Olimia" in Podcetrtek, Slovenia!
We are very happy to announce this event in cooperation with the Slovenian association ZDHS in such a beautiful place. The call for entries is again ONLINE in 4 languages.
Registration possible NOW!!!
We are already looking forward to many international candidates!

Cari fan dell'armonica stiriana!

I Campionati Mondiali di Armonica 2022 si svolgeranno come previsto nelle "Terme Olimia" di Podcetrtek, in Slovenia!
Siamo molto felici di annunciare questo evento in collaborazione con l'associazione slovena ZDHS in un posto così bello. Il bando è di nuovo ONLINE in 4 lingue.
Registrazione possibile ORA!!!
Stiamo già aspettando con impazienza molti candidati internazionali!

www.harmonikaverband.at

Online translation

2nd "Heinrich Band" international Bandoneon competition - Italy

by Diatonic News
Nell’anniversario dalla nascita di Astor Piazzolla l'Accademia Italianan del Bandoneon è felice di presentare la 2ª edizione del concorso internazionale “Heinrich Band”, dedicato all’esecuzione sul bandoneon.

L’iniziativa è realizzata dall’associazione Anton Stadler Iglesias e dall’Accademia Italiana del Bandoneon grazie al contributo del MIC- Ministero della Cultura, della Regione Sardegna Ass. Pubblico Istruzione, Informazione, Beni Culturali, Spettacolo e Sport, del Comune di Iglesias, Assessorato Cultura, Sport e Spettacolo, della Fondazione di Sardegna, della Bandonion & Concertinafabrik Klingenthal GmbHe della fondazione Bandonion4friend, e con il sostegno dell’associazione AR’Tango-Bandoneon Project.

L'iscrizioni dovranno essere presentati entro il 24 giugno 2022 con eliminatoria online e finale in presenza il 24 agosto 2022 ad Iglesias.

I premi per il 1º classificato: un Bandoneon AA 142 offerto dalla Bandonion & Concertinafabrik Klingenthal
Per il 2º e 3º posto sono previsti premi in denaro.

Per ulteriori informazioni: https://www.accademiaitalianadelbandoneon.it/concorso

The Ins and the Outs of the Accordion

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - USA

by Diatonic News
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
JAZZ FEST 2021 WILL NOT OCCUR IN OCTOBER DUE TO COVID-19 CONDITIONS
2022 JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 29 – MAY 8

As a result of the current exponential growth of new COVID cases in New Orleans and the region and the ongoing public health emergency, we must sadly announce that the 2021 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, scheduled to take place October 8 –17, 2021, will not occur as planned. We now look forward to next spring, when we will present the Festival during its traditional timeframe. Next year’s dates are April 29 – May 8, 2022.

Ticketholders for both Festival weekends (including those that rolled over their tickets from 2020) will receive an email this week with details about the ticket refund and rollover process. All Wednesday, October 13 tickets will be automatically refunded.

In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials, so that we can all soon experience together the joy that is Jazz Fest.

https://www.nojazzfest.com/

Workshop Steirische Harmonika 17. Juni 2022 - Österreich

by Werner Weibert
www.harmonikaverband.at

MusicForAccordion.com

TAG DER HARMONIKA 2022 - International Advertisings online! - Austria

by Werner Weibert
Anmeldungen ab SOFORT möglich! Prijave od TAKOJ možne! Iscrizioni da IMMEDIATAMENTE possibili! Registrations from IMMEDIATELY possible!

www.harmonikaverband.at

online translation

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Archie’s Box Academy (Getting Better) - UK

by Diatonic News
Archie’s Box Academy (Getting Better) - UK
Monday 25 Apr 2pm–4:30pm, 2022

Archie’s ‘Getting Better’ workshops aim to support and develop the skills of Improver and Intermediate level melodeon players in enjoyable workshop sessions. Each 2.5 hour session will present a new challenge, with time for individual help to support less confident / less advanced players and to stretch more ambitious / more accomplished musicians. You’ll be learning new tunes and techniques each month, while also developing a working knowledge of music theory, and your own creativity as the course progresses.

New students are welcome to join the course, and you may book for individual classes or for the full term (in advance).

Who’s it For?
Archie’s ‘Getting Better’ workshop is aimed at levels 2, 3 & 4

The Tutor
Archie Churchill-Moss: teaching style comes from a wealth of experience in his position as senior lecturer in ‘Folk Music’ at Leeds College of Music and teaching on the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/archies-box-academy-getting-better-8/

Styrian Harmonica Orientation Day – Germany

by Harley Jones
Alexander Maurer.Video: Danke composed by David Frank, performed by Alexander Maurer.

The Styrian Harmonica Orientation Day for
Course number: 22_23_ZL_1
will be held at the Hohner Conservatory in Trossingen on May 14th, 2022 from 10am to 5pm.

The course, with Alexander Maurer (picture left) prepares you for your work in artistic and/or pedagogical fields, to acquire skills to teach different musical styles in different formats, to develop new ways of musical mediation and to present yourself as a stylistically versatile musician soloist or in ensembles.
• Solo Repertoire
• Improvisation
• The Instrument
• Basics on the Instrument
• The Pedagogy
• FAQ – The Craftsmanship

Course registrations close on May 1st, 2022.

For details email: info@hohner-konservatorium.de

Festival dell'Adriatico - Concorso di Organetto e di Fisarmonica Diatonica - Italia

by Diatonic News

Accordionists Entertain at Savannah Music Festival - USA

by Harley Jones
Video: Diana Burco performing her own composition “Contigo”.

The Savannah Music Festival will be held from March 24th to April 9th, 2022 in Georgia, USA.

Performances will be given by accordionist and singer/songwriter Diana Burco (Colombia - picture above left) and accordionist Sam Reider (USA - picture above right) with cuatro guitarist Jorge Glem (Venezuela), who will entertain at the Metal Building at Trustees' Garden in Savannah, Georgia on March 27th at 3pm.

The Reider/Glem duo will perform a mix of Venezuelan and American traditional music, along with original compositions.

For details email: tickets@savannahboxoffice.com

Accordion Jazz Chords

Texas Folklife Announces 16th Annual Bg Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest - USA

by Diatonic News
Texas Folklife Announces 16th Annual Bg Squeeze Statewide Youth Accordion Contest
Texas Folklife announces the 16th annual Big Squeeze youth accordion contest. This year’s event will include a mix of virtual and in-person events in traditional Texas accordion music genres including conjunto, polka, Cajun, zydeco and more. Cajun, zydeco and polka categories are open to ages 25 and under and Conjunto is open to 21 and under.

Big Squeeze season opens March 1, 2022 when Texas Folklife begins accepting contest entries, which will be sent in by video. Sign-up, event details and contest rules are now available at texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2022. All entries are due by March 31st by 11:59 p.m.

A pair of in-person events will follow the virtual entries. The Conjunto Semi-Finals return live to the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Then on Saturday, May 14, the ever-popular Big Squeeze Finals return live to the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

Grand prize winners each will receive a cash prize, future performance opportunities with Texas Folklife, publicity, professional development and other professional opportunities.

In addition to the contest, this year’s Big Squeeze also will feature a series of virtual discussions with members of Texas’ accordion community about the future of the Big Squeeze. “We are looking to make changes and to improve the program,” said Texas Folklife Executive Director Charlie Lockwood, “and community input will be an important part of this process.”

Interested players are encouraged to submit an application no later than March 31st at midnight. The complete contest rules and entry forms are available online at texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2022 or by calling 512-441-9255.

The Big Squeeze is presented by Texas Folklife as part of its mission to preserve and present Texas’ diverse cultural heritage. Since 2007, Texas Folklife has promoted Texas accordion music genres through the Big Squeeze program. More than 300 young, talented players from dozens of Texas communities have participated in the program, which supports these vital community-based accordion music traditions.

The 2022 Big Squeeze Program Director is longtime Texas Folklife producer and partner Sarah Rucker. This is Rucker's 12th Big Squeeze in its 16-year history.

Sponsorship:
The Big Squeeze offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to become sponsors of this distinguished program. For more information on becoming a Big Squeeze Sponsor, visit texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2022 or call 512-441-9255.

The 2022 Big Squeeze is supported in part by the generosity of H-E-B, a Squeezebox Legend Sponsor, who has contributed to worthy causes through Texas and Mexico for 115 years. We also are grateful to the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board for their long-time support. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor, as well as contributions from Hohner Accordions, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and other regional partners.

About Texas Folklife:
Texas Folklife (TXF) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. TXF is designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as the official folk and traditional arts organization for the state. Since 1984, TXF has honored traditions passed down within communities, explored the importance of traditional arts in contemporary society, and celebrated the state’s vibrant heritage by providing arts experiences enjoyable for all generations.

For further information:
Rebecca Johnson:
rebecca@artsarticulated.com

Sarah Rucker, Program Director:
bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org

Bruno Le Tron "Venez découvrir l’accordéon diatonique" - France

by Diatonic News
Bruno Le TronDeux formules : samedi après-midi seulement ou tout le week-end.

Un instrument peut être prêté pendant la durée du stage (une caution est demandée), à indiquer dans le formulaire d’inscription.
Découvrir un instrument, une musique qui va avec, oser tirer-pousser, le tout dans la bonne humeur !
Prérequis : Aucun, juste une envie de jouer et de découvrir l'accordéon diatonique. Possibilité de filmer et/ou enregistrer.
DÉBUTANTS, ouvert tous instruments

https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille
https://brunoletron.fr

Quentin Gallemard « Enrichir et s’approprier une mélodie « - France/Nanterre

by Diatonic News
Quentin GallemardVideo: Clip réalisé pour le groupe Newtrinos avec Thierry Nouat à la vielle et Quentin Galemard à l'accordéon.

Nous partirons d’une mélodie assez simple que nous apprendrons ensemble au stage afin de mettre tous les stagiaires sur le même pied d’égalité, puis nous travaillerons ensemble pour la rendre plus agréable à jouer et à écouter.

Prérequis : Avoir une pratique instrumentale régulière. Travailler un maximum d’oreille. Accordéon en Sol/Do de préférence. Pas de tablatures ni de partitions fournies.

https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

Pascale Rubens « Jouer ce qui n'est pas écrit » - Nanterrre/FR

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Pascale RubensVous ne rentrerez pas avec une tonne de mélodies, mais nous allons explorer ce qu'on peut rajouter à une mélodie pour qu'elle ait plus de swing, pour qu'elle sonne à chaque fois un peu différente, etc.
Vous recevrez une partition et une vidéo 3 semaines à l'avance.
Prérequis : Savoir jouer une dizaine de mélodies avec les deux mains.
MOYENS, ouvert tous instruments


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Lolita Delmonteil Ayral “Musique à danser de Gascogne » - FR/Nanterre

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Lolita Delmonteil AyralVideo: Laüsa - Qu'ei a - Rondeau - La Folk Aventure 2018

Sur la base du répertoire de la musique traditionnelle gasconne à danser (rondeaux, congos, danses de couples, etc.), nous nous attarderons sur l'approfondissement des mélodies : apprentissage d'oreille, travail du phrasé, ornementations, recherche d'unisson. Nous travaillerons également le rapport à la danse : rythme, énergie, cadence. Nous verrons aussi comment "habiller" des morceaux simples, en cherchant ensemble des petits arrangements : apports harmoniques, lignes de basses, deuxièmes voix, effets sonores afin de pouvoir... donner à danser/écouter en live !

Nous apprendrons également quelques chants traditionnels, afin de pouvoir les accompagner et les harmoniser.
Prérequis : 1 an de pratique minimum, ou grande facilité pour apprendre à l'oreille.

https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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Alain Pennec « La Boîte à outils » - France

by Diatonic News
Alain PennecLe but de ce stage sera de réfléchir sur la manière d'acquérir ou d'améliorer des outils simples vous permettant d’aborder au mieux les musiques pour accordéon diatonique que vous souhaitez jouer. Le travail

https://www.alain-pennec.bzh
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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Thierry Pinson « Accompagnement à l’accordéon diatonique » - France/Nanterre

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Thierry PinsonTravail sur l'accompagnement d'un morceau. Grille d'accords, rythmique.
Prérequis : Connaissance de sa main gauche et apprentissage d'oreille sont préférables.
CONFIRMÉS, ouvert tous instruments

https://www.youtube.com/user/thypinson
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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Michaël Bideault “Pop-up !” – Nanterre/FR

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Thierry PinsonFaites sortir votre accordéon de sa zone de confort... En se frottant au répertoire des musiques actuelles, de la pop au rock, nous explorerons des sonorités, rythmiques et harmonies variées. Une bonne occasion de tester la polyvalence de son instrument, de faire travailler ses oreilles et son inventivité musicale : avec un peu d'humour, et beaucoup de groove !
Prérequis :
• Connaître suffisamment son clavier pour relever des courts motifs mélodiques à l'oreille, et pouvoir construire des accords à la main droite.
• Curiosité et lâcher-prise sont fortement recommandés :)
CONFIRMÉS, ouvert tous instruments

www.ronaldrietman.nl
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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Rémi Geffroy « Répertoire Quercy & interprétation » Trad-Festival/FR

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Rémi GeffroyLors de ce stage, nous travaillerons sur quelques morceaux du répertoire traditionnel quercynois, apprendrons les danses et développerons quelques techniques et arrangements afin d'enrichir l'ensemble. Le travail se faisant essentiellement d'oreille, nous pourrons tout de même parler un peu théorie afin de comprendre au mieux notre mise en pratique.
Prérequis : Être suffisamment autonome avec son instrument.
MAÎTRISE, ouvert tous instruments

https://www.remigeffroy.com
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaill

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Cédric Pierini et "Sega" @ Trad-Festival - France

by Diatonic News
Cédric PieriniVideo: Côco Soufflette - Feira

Le Sega est une musique de danse des Mascareignes dans l'Océan Indien (Île de la Réunion, Île Maurice, Rodrigues, ...). Très percussif et parent du Maloya, il intègre divers instruments harmoniques et mélodiques (comme l'accordéon diatonique) bien souvent au service de chansons en langue créole. Ce stage propose une découverte de ce genre musical avec l'accordéon et quelques percussions...
Prérequis : Connaître en pratique les accords "simples" (majeurs, mineurs et 7ème de dominante).
JEUNES (7 – 15 ans), TOUS NIVEAUX

https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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Gaëlle Dos Santos « Rencontre entre jeunes autour de l’accordéon diatonique » - FR

by Diatonic News
Gaëlle Dos SantosVideo: JEUNE PUBLIC - Gaëlle Dos Santos - Rencontre

Le plaisir de partager la musique avec des camarades de son âge.
Stage & pédagogie adaptés à un jeune public.
Prérequis : aimer l’accordéon et les bonbons 😉
MUSIQUE DES BALKANS, TOUS NIVEAUX

https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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François Heim « Initiation à la musique des Balkans » - FR

by Diatonic News
Travail autour des musiques traditionnelles ou d’inspiration traditionnelle des pays d’Europe Centrale et plus particulièrement des régions balkaniques. L’apprentissage se fera à partir de thèmes transmis soit par partitions soit oralement. Nous aborderons les rythmiques asymétriques et les ornements propres à ces musiques. Nous travaillerons l’accompagnement, des 2èmes voix et variations afin de créer un ensemble musical où chacun puisse trouver sa place quel que soit son niveau.
Prérequis : Tous niveaux sauf grands débutants.

https://compagniebalagan.com
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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"PASSIONI 2022"canti e musica rituali della Settimana Santa - Spello/Italia

by Diatonic News
SABATO 9 APRILE 2022 DALLE ORE 10:00 ALLE 18:00

PASSIONI 2022 è l’appuntamento promosso dal Comune di Spello e PRO-LOCO Spello, a cura delle associazioni Sonidumbra e Micrologus.

Un percorso che si snoda nel centro storico di Spello nei week end precedenti la Santa Pasqua con approfondimenti, rassegna dei gruppi di Cantapassione umbri, stage, con lo scopo di vivere da protagonisti le tradizioni orali regionali.
La presenza di diversi gruppi di ripresa che ancora oggi nel periodo quaresimale cantano Passioni, è segno di una nuova ritrovata vitalità intorno alle pratiche tradizionali che trova riscontro in diverse fasce di età della popolazione umbra.
A Spello e in molti paesi, si ricordano cantori che hanno caratterizzato il canto della Passione attraverso la propria personale interpretazione e attraverso i diversi repertori eseguiti con l’accompagnamento della fisarmonica, organetto e triangolo.


Dopo gli approfondimenti intorno alla 60° edizione della Festa dell’Olivo e Sagra della Bruschetta, Spello si propone nuovamente come il luogo per approfondire le tematiche della cultura orale tradizionale regionale, chiamando a raccolta cantori, musicisti, studiosi e chiunque voglia vivere la tradizione da protagonista ascoltando le performance o magari partecipando agli stage pratici di canto e strumento, dove verranno insegnati i repertori cantati durante la Quaresima e la settimana Santa nel territorio di Spello e nell’Umbria intera.

http://www.spelloturismo.it/

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Trio Hiltula Perform Tango Live Concert – Japan

by Diatonic News
Trio Hiltula will perform a Tango Live concert at the Classic Saon Amadeus in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan on April 16th, 2022 at 2pm.

The trio, which includes Ville Hiltula (bandoneon), Ranna Sakimoto (cello) and Naoko Aoki (piano) will perform a program from classic tango to modern tango, including pieces by Piazzolla.

For details email: villehiltula@gmail.com

Beltango Spring Tour - France/Germany/Austria

by Diatonic News
Beltango Spring Tour
Finally artits are gaining "freedom" again and will be able to perform "live" on stages.
Beltango Quintet will tour in spring in France, Germany and Austria - don't miss, if you are close by their concert dates and places.

for info and booking also: info@beltango.com

Harmonikatreffen in Hartl - Österreich

by Diatonic News
Am 18. April ist es endlich wieder so weit. Das 29. internationale Harmonika-Treffen im Hartl Saal in Neuhaus geht über die Bühne.

Du willst dein Können auf der STEIRISCHEN HARMONIKA 🎹 vor Publikum, auf einer Bühne, unter Beweis stellen? 👉 dann komm zum 29. int. HARMONIKATREFFEN ❗
🎵 Wann: OSTERMONTAG (18.04.2022) ab 11h
🎵 Wo: HARTL WIRT in Neuhaus
🎵 ANMELDUNG Musikanten/Musikgruppen: ☎ 04356 2041

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich dazu eingeladen, am Ostermontag beim Hartl vorbeizuschauen.

im Hartl Saal 18.04.2022 11:00 Uhr
https://hartl-wirt.at/

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Volska (Heim / Le Tron / Planche) - France

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Volska (Heim / Le Tron / Planche) - France
Un nouveau projet musical en création, avec François Heim et Bruno le Tron aux accordéons diatoniques et Anthony Planche à la basse. Ce projet se dessine autour des compositions de Bruno et François et de thèmes trad revisités et arrangés avec modernité.

Un nouveau départ en trio qui fait suite au duo François Heim / Bruno Le Tron, après un splendide album sorti en 2013, Intersections et un beau parcours de 3 années de concerts qui les avaient conduits entre autres aux Nuits de Nacres, au Printemps des Bretelles ou encore au Carrefour Mondial de L'Accordéon au Quebec.


De la qualité de leur travail découle une musique construite pour l'écoute mais toujours agréable... à danser !

https://www.compagniebalagan.com/volska
https://www.diatotrad.fr/programme-detaille

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DANU @ Glenagle - Ireland

by Diatonic News
DANU
perorming on the 9th of april 2022 - at 21.00h
Venue Gleneagle INEC Arena

https://www.inec.ie/gigs/danu/

Folkshilfe auf April-Tour in - Austria/Italien

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Folkshilfe
01.04.22 Brixen, Winter Woodstock https://www.winterwoodstock.at/programm/kuenstler/folkshilfe
14.04.22 Innsbruck, Music Hall (Sing Tour) https://www.oeticket.com/event/folkshilfe-auf-tour-music-hall-12464855/
15.04.22 Salzburg, Szene (Sing Tour) https://www.oeticket.com/event/folkshilfe-auf-tour-szene-12562318/
16.04.22 Lech am Arlberg, Tanzcafé Arlberg https://www.tanzcafe-arlberg.at/de
17.04.22 Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm (Sing Tour) https://www.conradsohm.com/folkshilfe

Mehr von der bekannten Gruppe auf:
https://www.folkshilfe.at/

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DUO LOPEZ/HERREMANS @ Folkarria/ Loeches (Madrid) - Spain

by Diatonic News
DUO LOPEZ/HERREMANSFriday 29th April 2022 - 22.oo h

Guillaume Lopez and Guus Herremans, a Toulouse native and a Flemish, will meet in Belgium, at the BoomBal Festival, about ten years ago and their desire to play together was forged throughout the many festivals they crossed paths with.

Two sensitive and different approaches, Guillaume is inspired by traditional Occitan music and Mediterranean, Guus has been evolving from a very young age with the most renowned musicians European folk. Their common passions are creation, the desire to dance and the mixture of cultures.

In this new duo, the two acolytes happily share their knowledge as salon musicians, combining their talents as composers and performers for the happiness of the dancers.

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Sharon Shannon Band "Unlocked" Tours – Germany and Ireland

by Harley Jones
Video: The Sharon Shannon Band Live “Rusheen Bay” at WOMAD in New Zealand in 2019

The Sharon Shannon Band is currently touring Ireland until April 30th.

This will be followed by a tour of Germany from May 11th to 22nd, 2022. See poster above for German tour dates and venues.

In February, Sharon released her new EP “Unlocked Series 1 – Inspiration” which was recorded during lockdown 2021. The series acknowledges that the world is about to come out of lockdown from COVID-19.

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John Kirkpatrick in Apr 22 - GB

by Diatonic News
Sat 2 Apr 2022 to Sun 3 Apr 2022 Melodeons in Wensleydale
JK one of the tutors on this annual melodeon workshop weekend.
Fri 8 Apr 2022 to Sun 10 Apr 2022 The Church Barn, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
Chords and Keys on the Anglo Concertina.
JK leads a workshop weekend taking a first look at playing in the harmonic style - tune on the right hand, accompaniment on the left, in at least the two basic keys.
Details in "Squeezer Weekends" on the left hand side of this page.

JK is also offering online lessons on Anglo concertina, single row and two row melodeons, button accordion, accordion left hand, or song accompaniments, via Zoom or Skype

for more: https://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/

Duo Nouat / Gallemard sur scene - FR

by Diatonic News
Duo Nouat / Gallemard
Costume noir, chemise blanche, lunettes noires, le ton est donné.

Deux hommes, deux instruments, deux univers, une envie commune : le partage.

De là est née leur musique riche, puissante, et indubitablement dansante.

https://www.thierrynouat.com/les-boozs-brothers

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The Speks in April - Ireland

by Diatonic News
The Speks
Venue Gleneagle INEC Arena
on the 24th Apr 2022 at 14:00h

“The Speks...they're really great!” Derek Mooney, RTE Radio 1 The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92! “If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs...then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk Band members are Ed on guitar and vocals, Rafferty on banjo and vocals, Pete on accordion and vocals, Naymon on fiddle and vocals, and Quince on flute and vocals.

To find out more please see https://www.thespeks.com/

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“The Fureys” Perform March Concerts in Ireland

by Christine Johnstone
Video: “The Fureys” performing "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" from their double CD "30 Years On".

Popular five piece band “The Fureys” will perform concerts in Ireland this month as follows:

• March 18th: Concert at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh. Phone: 028 3752 1821
• March 19th: Concert at Vicar Street in Dublin. Phone: 87 257 9019

“The Fureys” have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 40 years and have released numerous CD's.

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Compositions pour accordéon diatonique - France

by Diatonic News
Compositions Bruno le Tron
https://www.brunoletron.fr/

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