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Diatonic News - Feb-2020
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Highlights

World Accordion Day - What are you Doing? - International
Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich
Da Campochiaro alla corte del maestro Zavadsky - Ukraina/Italia
21. Internationales Akkordeonfestival Wien - Austria
International Accordion Art Festival “ITALIA” AWARD" - Italia
The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase - USA
Predio Correntino Itati "Pre carnaval" - Argentina
Winterfestival Kokkola - Finland
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - Ireland
13. Leit`n-Toni-Volksmusik-Seminar - DE
1° "Trofeo Calabrese" della Fisarmonica Diatonica - Italia

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

Celtic Connections Festival - Glasgow/Scotland
Stage di organetto con Claudio Prima @Scuola MEDinTERRA - Italia
Diatonic Accordion/Courses en FEBRERO 2020 - Argentina
Stage Musique Celtique avec Alain Pennec - France
Chromatische Mundharmonika oder Melody Star für Einsteiger - Trossingen/DE
March 2020 Accordion Course in Brittany - France
Mundharmonika-Reparatur-Workshop - Deutschland
Ierse traditionele muziek/Raquel Gigot - Holland
Concertina Cruinniú - Ireland
14. Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb für den grossen Avsenikpreis - Slovenien
2020 CHE BANDONEON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - USA
Die Harmonika zur Hand – und auf zum Tanz! - Österreich
Gathering Traditional Festival - Ireland
Steirische Harmonika am Hohner-Konservatorium mit Alexander Maurer - DE
Stage musiques traditionnelles Accordéon diatonique - France

Future events / Concerts

ZYDECO ANNIE + SWAMP CATS Auftritte im Februare 2020 - Deutschland
ZEITGENÖSSISCHE VOLKSMUSIK von STURM & KLANG - Wien/AT
Paolo Russo Trio "Overland" - Denmark/Italy
Die NIACHTN im Feb. 2020 - AUSTRIA
Life-Auftritte mit dem Kofler in der - SCHWEIZ
Los Lobos on Tour in February 2020 - USA
Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings Concerts – USA
Blowzabella concert/Stage - Holland/Belgium
MO' MOJO Zydeco in Feb 2020 - USA
Duo Pablo Murgier-Simone Tolomeo - France
Tim Edey in Concert in Pembrokeshire - GB
Italo-Connection mit 2020 Tour im Februar - Austria/Deutschland
Zydeco Live with Rusty Metoyer - USA
“Tango di Buenos Aires" a Lecce con Simone Marini - Italia
Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings Concerts
BELTANGO Quinteto on Tour - Serbia
CUARTETO CAMESELLE feat. SATOSHI KITAMURA - JP/AT

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

CD "Ich will nur Liebe" von Forian Fesl - Österreich
CD "CEOLMHAR" by HOLLY GERAGHTY & JONATHAN ROCHE - Ireland
CD Blus'n auf!+ Griffschrift für Steirische Harmonika von Herbert Pixner - Italien
CD "Nordic Route" by Markku Lepistö & Petri Hakala - Finland
CD "TRIO Huber Steindl Kühberger" - Austria
CD "Beyond The Bellows and The Bow" - UK

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Highlights


World Accordion Day - What are you Doing? - International

by Harley Jones
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 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.

Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich

by Werner Weibert
Online translation

Da Campochiaro alla corte del maestro Zavadsky - Ukraina/Italia

by Diatonic News
Maestro Igor Zavadsky and Francesco Scarselli
Grandissimo successo nella prima uscita internazionale di Francesco Scarselli pluripremiato organettista di Campochiaro che è stato ospite del Maestro Igor Zavadsky nelle due serate di concerti che si sono tenuti il 20 e 21 gennaio a Kiev Ucraina. I due artisti si sono conosciuti in occasione del concorso internazionale Accordeon Art Festival Italia Award che si è svolto a giugno 2019 a Roseto degli Abruzzi, il Maestro Zavadsky era uno dei sei giudici della giuria, Francesco concorrente della sezione Diatonic Accordion di cui risultò vincitore. Il Maestro rimasto colpito dall’esibizione di Francesco gli chiese il numero di telefono e indirizzo email anticipandogli che sarebbe stato suo ospite in occasione dei due concerti di gennaio 2020.

Info: https://quotidianomolise.com/da-campochiaro-alla-corte-del-maestro-zavadsky-successo-per-scarselli/

21. Internationales Akkordeonfestival Wien - Austria

by Diatonic News
Das Internationale Akkordeonfestival Wien bietet alljährlich unterder Leitung von Friedl Preisl einen Monat lang in zahlreichen renommierten Wiener Spielstätten in vielseitigen Veranstaltungen sich mit dem Instrument Akkordeon und dessen zahlreichen künstlerischen Facetten auseinanderzusetzen. Dem Publikum werden in dieser Zeit zahlreiche Akkordeon-Konzerte inklusive vielen Doppelkonzerten, Stummfilme mit musikalischer Begleitung (Akkordeon und ein weiteres Instrument), Workshops sowie weiteres Rahmenangebot rund um das Akkordeon dargeboten. Durchschnittlich treten in den 50 musikalischen Events ca. 200 Künstlerinnen und Künstler auf.
Das 21. Internationale Akkordeonfestival wird vom 22. Februar bis 22. März 2020 in Wien stattfinden.

http://akkordeonfestival.at/

International Accordion Art Festival “ITALIA” AWARD" - Italia

by Diatonic News
L'Associazione Promozione Arte in collaborazione con il Comune di Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE, Italy), il
Club Voglia d'Arte e sponsor privati - all'interno del 14° Accordion Art Festival – organizza:
“ITALIA” AWARD
(Concorso Internazionale)
19, 20, 21 giugno 2020 (Roseto degli Abruzzi, TE)
REGOLAMENTO
La manifestazione si svolgerà a Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE, Italy) e vi potranno prendere parte
candidati provenienti da tutto il mondo, con strumenti di qualsiasi marca.

per fissrmonica diatonica ci sono le seguenti categorie:

Categorie CONCERTISTI / GRUPPI / SPECIAL Concertisti
✔ ORGANETTO DIATONICO Junior (fino 18 anni)
✔ ORGANETTO DIATONICO Senior (oltre 18 anni)

Categorie STUDENTI
✔ FISARMONICA DIATONICA (tutti i sistemi)

Le schede d'iscrizione, fotocopia di documento con foto e ricevuta del versamento dovranno
pervenire (ENTRO IL 15 GIUGNO 2020) al seguente indirizzo email:
info@accordionartfestival.com
oppure:
ASSOCIAZIONE PROMOZIONE ARTE
viale EUROPA, 15 – 64026 Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE, Italy)
tel. +39 333 4926093
oppure sul sito
www.accordionartfestival.com


https://www.accordionartfestival.com/

The Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Showcase - USA

by Diatonic News
The Big Squeeze 2020
The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in any genre of music: polka, zydeco, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, and more!

Statewide Youth Accordion Contest
Schedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form

Do YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2020?
Just follow these steps!

***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR if they live more than 20 miles from an audition location, they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both.

If a contestant makes it to finals, they must travel to Austin to compete at the Finals at the Bullock Texas History Museum.***

1) Mailing a USB Drive with video and photo to The Big Squeeze at: The Big Squeeze c/o Texas Folklife 1708 Houston Street Austin, TX 78756

2) Mailing a DVD with my video and photo to The Big Squeeze at: The Big Squeeze c/o Texas Folklife 1708 Houston Street Austin, TX 78756

. E-mailing a YouTube Link with my video and a photo to bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org

. E-mailing a video from my phone and a photo to bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org

2020 Schedule of Showcases Coming Soon - stay tuned
https://texasfolklife.org/BigSqueeze2020

Predio Correntino Itati "Pre carnaval" - Argentina

by Diatonic News
Predio Correntino Itati
2 Febbrerol 2020 - Gonzàles Catàn (Buenos Aires)

La cartelera completa para el domingo 2 de febrero en el Predio Correntino Itati, Pre carnaval y contrapuntos, no se lo pierdan, quedan todos cordialmente invitados.

Con Hugo Ponce, Orlando Diaz, Marcelito ElAudaz, Alejandro Anriquez, Daniel Barrientos Tangobrujo Acordeones, Hernan Rodriguez, Dany Gerez, Ruben Santillan e Tadeo Islas

https://www.facebook.com/hugoanriquez.elsupai?__tn__=%2Cd*F*F-R&eid=ARCr6wMcFHPGm9MmsQUpBEIRYXo8Ve0bmta4VuYY4gEl-6fr5XAcQGXxazjvD-ebjt5FBonLoI42Zj_G&tn-str=*F

Winterfestival Kokkola - Finland

by Diatonic News
XXII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival 9-16.2.2020

During the above Festival the newly renovated City Hall opens its doors to the sounds of Guardia Nueva with Free admission:
Thurs. 13.2.2020 Kokkola City Hall Grand Opening
Kokkola City Hall 4 p.m./Kauppatori 5

Guardia Nueva - a fine and stylish tango orchestra from Kokkola in Finland - has 14 musicians on stage conducted by Raimo Vertainen. As their name suggests, they started as an orchestra playing Astor Piazzolla and other Argentinean composers but these days they have developed into a concert orchestra with a wide repertoire of classic Finnish tangos (Unto Mononen, Toivo Kaerki etc.) with a Latin twist to it, standards of classic popular tunes from Benny Andersson to Augustin Lara throw in for good measure and naturally a huge Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel etc. repertoire with a touch of the Finnish tango passion.

https://www.talviharmonikka.com/
Guardia Nueva

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - Ireland

by Diatonic News
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - Ireland
The next Scoil Cheoil will run from Wednesday the 19th to Sunday the 23rd of February, 2020.

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a 5 day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Held are about 20 classes in a wide range of instruments as well as sean-nós singing workshops and a sean-nós dance workshop. Over the 5 days there are concerts, sessions, singers’ nights, recitals, a pupils’ concert, guided walk, and all sorts of other events based on various aspects of our tradition.

Concerts and classes will feature many musicians including Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Allan MacDonald, Cárthach MacCraith, Kevin Burke, Mick O’Brien, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Fidelma O’Brien, Eithne Ní Chatháin, Christine Primrose, Desi Wilkinson, Jeremy Spencer, Muarice McKenna, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gearóid Ó Duinnín and plenty more.

Coming to Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh not only gives people the opportunity to get a taste of the local music and song, but it gives people a chance to experience the richness of the Irish language here in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht. People have the opportunity to attend a ‘ciorcal comhrá’ (conversation circle) where they can practice their cúpla focal, and for those whose ambitions lie further afield, we have classes in Gáidhlig (Scotts Gaelic).

Musicians from all over Ireland are invitged to come to Scoil Cheoil to take part in teaching classes and performing at concerts and recitals. Baile an Fheirtéaraigh is a small village with a great energy and a huge enthusiasm for music and is a great place to spend a few days enjoying the music and the company.

Ag súil le sibh a fheiscint! Niamh agus Breanndán

https://www.scoilcheoil.com/

13. Leit`n-Toni-Volksmusik-Seminar - DE

by Diatonic News
13. Leit`n-Toni-Volksmusik-Seminar - DE
vom 03. bis 05. April 2020
Veranstaltungsort: 92249 Vilseck-Schlicht

mit folgenden Referenten:
Anton Mooslechner jun. Ziach, Kontrabass Tannkoppn-Musi

Anton Mooslechner jun. jun. Ziach, Klarinette, Bassklarinette,
Wengerboch-Musi Hellbrunner Geigenmusi Postwirt Musi Gerzkopf Geigenmusi Tannkoppn-Musi

Philipp Lakinger Ziach, Tuba, Windstreich Musikanten, Rossbrond Musikanten

Christian Sparber Ziach Tannkoppn-Musi

Monika Schwaiger Ziach Musiklehrerin Master-Studium an der Musikhochschule München

Michael Weissensteiner Ziach, Posaune, Flügelhorn Studium an der Musikhochschule München 4 Buam Freigarten Blas

Jeder Teilnehmer erhält 4 individuelle Einheiten je 30 min.
Abends gemütliches gemeinsames Musizieren

https://www.winter-music.de/de/shop_content.php?coID=200

1° "Trofeo Calabrese" della Fisarmonica Diatonica - Italia

by Diatonic News
International Diatonic Alliance - IDA‎

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


Celtic Connections Festival - Glasgow/Scotland

by Diatonic News
Celtic Connections Festival - Glasgow/Scotland
Attn: Last 2 days to go and enjoy the music at the Celtic Connections Festival!!!!

The Guardian writes: “If there’s one thing that makes wintertime in Glasgow great then it’s Celtic Connections.”

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 16 January – 2 February 2020​, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

Celtic Connections is programmed by Artistic Director (and founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie) Donald Shaw, and features more than 300 events across multiple genres of music.

https://www.celticconnections.com/

Stage di organetto con Claudio Prima @Scuola MEDinTERRA - Italia

by Diatonic News
Claudio Prima @Scuola MEDinTERRA
15 Febbraio ore 16-20
16 Febbraio ore 10-14
Scuola MEDInTERRA
via Pozzino 6, Lequile (LE)

L’organetto è uno strumento che evoca e porta con sé un patrimonio tradizionale straordinario. Negli ultimi anni tale patrimonio è stato riscoperto nei dettagli e riportato alla luce. La diffusione dell’organetto in questa fase di riscoperta ha fatto sì che il repertorio tradizionale incontrasse nuovi ambiti, si ampliasse fino a toccare nuovi orizzonti espressivi. Ed è così che per raggiungere tali orizzonti, le tecniche tradizionali sono state perfezionate e arricchite, rendendo l’organetto uno strumento versatile e completo.
Sotto queste ipotesi, questo stage introduce le tecniche di base dello strumento e la loro applicazione a diversi generi, partendo dai limiti strutturali e cercando di superarli, anzi, di farne un’opportunità esecutiva ed espressiva. Si studieranno alcuni brani composti in forma di studio, che facilitano l’apprendimento delle tecniche di base e che ampliano le conoscenze di coloro che già hanno familiarità con lo strumento. E’ consigliato un modello in tonalità sol/do con un minimo di 8 bassi.

La Scuola MEDInTERRA si occupa di ricerca, studio e divulgazione delle musiche di Tradizione Orale, siano esse di matrice colta (fanno riferimento ad un sistema musicale, es. musica classica indiana) o popolare (più immediate, rituali o di festa ma con un linguaggio specifico a seconda della provenienza).
L’obiettivo è quello di codificare e rendere fruibile in maniera più immediata e con un percorso accademico, le musiche popolari, in continua evoluzione, integrando il sistema musicale eurocolto (basato prevalentemente sulla scrittura) e quello indiano (prevalentemente) basato sulla trasmissione orale del sapere.

Claudio Prima è un organettista esperto di musiche ‘di confine’ e ha ideato e condotto in questi anni una serie di progetti incentrati sul dialogo fra musiche di provenienza diversa (Adria, BandAdriatica, Progetto Se.Me., Giovane Orchestra del Salento, La Répétition) con cui si esibisce in Europa, Africa, SudAmerica, USA. E’ assistente di Goran Bregovic e Giovanni Sollima per le edizioni 2012-2014 della Notte della Taranta. E’ autore di colonne sonore e partecipa a diversi progetti musicali e teatrali in Italia e all’estero.

Il costo dello stage è di 60 Euro.

Iscrizioni:
info@manigold.it
claudioprima@tin.it

Diatonic Accordion/Courses en FEBRERO 2020 - Argentina

by Diatonic News
José Benavidez
www.josebenavidez.com.ar

Stage Musique Celtique avec Alain Pennec - France

by Diatonic News
CNIMAAlain PennecDu 17 au 21 février 2020
Accordéon Diatonique et chromatique

Spécialiste de la musique celtique, Alain vous fera découvrir un répertoire de musiques bretonnes, irlandaises, galloises, asturiennes et autres...

Ce répertoire induira un travail technique sur les ornementations, le phrasé, le soufflet.

Y seront également abordés les différents styles liés à ces musiques.

Stage ouvert aux joueurs d'accordéons diatoniques et chromatiques

https://www.cnima.com/stages-musique/prochains-stages/

Chromatische Mundharmonika oder Melody Star für Einsteiger - Trossingen/DE

by Diatonic News
Samstag, 28. März 2020
09:00 – 12:00 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss: 14. März 2020

Hier erlernen Sie die ersten Grundkenntnisse auf der chromatischen Mundharmonika/Melody Star. Ziel des Workshops: Erlernen der richtigen Haltung und Atemtechnik, Einzeltonspiel, leichte Musiktheorie mit Notenschrift und Notenwerten.

Voraussetzungen:
Theoretische und praktische Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich. Literatur: Gass, K.: Schule für chromatische Mundharmonika, Teil 1 (€16,90), die nicht im Seminarpreis beinhaltet ist, kann am Seminartag erworben werden.

Mitzubringen:
Bringen Sie eine eigene chromatische Mundharmonika in C-Dur oder eine Melody Star mit.

Dozententeam:
Mundharmonikaquartett „Harmonicamento“: Brigitte Burgbacher/Kathrin Gass/Birgit Käfer/Gerhard Müller (Anzahl der Dozenten richtet sich nach der Teilnehmerzahl).

https://www.hohner-konservatorium.de/produkt/chromatische-mundharmonika-oder-melody-star-fuer-einsteiger-28-maerz-2020/

March 2020 Accordion Course in Brittany - France

by Diatonic News
An accordion course for diatonic and chromatic accordionists will be held in Kernilis, Brittany, France on March 14th and 15th, organised by tutors Diou Flo - Florence Pinvidic and Florence Glorion.

The course will begin with evaluations of levels of attendees, followed by training camps.

For details email: florence.glorion@gmail.com
March 2020 Accordion Course in Brittany - France

Mundharmonika-Reparatur-Workshop - Deutschland

by Diatonic News
Mundharmonika-Reparatur-Workshop
Sonntag, 29. März 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss: 15. März 2020

Dieser Workshop zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Ihre Mundharmonikas selbst reinigen und reparieren können. In 3 Stunden lernen Sie, wie man Ventile austauscht, Löseabstände einstellt und Ihre Mundharmonikas pflegt. Des Weiteren wird es eine kleine Einführung zum Stimmen der Mundharmonika geben.

https://www.hohner-konservatorium.de/produkt/mundharmonika-reparatur-workshop-29-03-2020/

Ierse traditionele muziek/Raquel Gigot - Holland

by Diatonic News
Raquel Gigot14 t/m 16 februari 2020

Als je besmet bent met het “Ierse muziek virus”, ben je in De Glind tijdens het Ierse weekend op de juiste plaats !

Als je iets nieuws wilt ontdekken…ook !

De lessen gaan over :

– een Ierse melodie leren,

– maar vooral wat de stijl maakt : frasering, accenten, swing, ornamentatie (rolls, cuts…), variaties, ritmiek, begeleiding met bassen en met rechter hand, arrangementen maken…

– plezier hebben met samenspelen!

Alle soorten accordeons zijn welkom : van de trekharmonica (BC,CisD, AD,…tot knopaccordeon, pianoklavier, concertina…).

Je moet wel een minimum basis hebben (een melodie op gehoor of met partituur kunnen vinden op je klavier).

https://stichtingvolksmuzieknederland.nl/volksmuziek/cursussen/ierse-traditionele-muziek/trekharmonica/

Concertina Cruinniú - Ireland

by Diatonic News
The Cruinniú is a festival weekend consisting of Concertina classes, lectures, recitals, and sessions, like a mini Willie Clancy boutique festival. Welcomed age all groups and abilities. Concertina classes are on Saturday and Sunday mornings and host informal music sessions in the afternoons so that students can practise what they have learned in a friendly and open environment. Also hosted are supervised Junior session on the Saturday afternoon and an adult session to encourage and support students.

The Concertina Cruinniú is an annual, community, non-commercial event organised by Oidhreacht an Chláir, held in Miltown Malbay every year since 2013.

Contact eolas@oac.ie
or 065-7085785.
https://concertinacruinniu.ie/

14. Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb für den grossen Avsenikpreis - Slovenien

by Diatonic News
Avsenikpreis - SlovenienBegunje na Gorenjskem, 1. und 2. Februar 2020
WETTBEWERBSBEDINGUNGEN:
Disziplinen:
• Tasten- und Knopfakkordeon – Solisten
• Steirische Harmonika – Solisten
Kategorien:
• A bis zum vollendeten 12. Lebensjahr
• B vom 12. bis zum vollendeten 16. Lebensjahr
• C vom 16. bis zum vollendeten 22. Lebensjahr
• D vom 22. vollendeten Lebensjahr und älter
• Das Pflichtlied wird in Triobesetztung gespielt (die Begleitung an der Gitarre,
Kontrabass bzw. Bariton, wird vom Organisator bereitgestellt),
• das tatsächliche Alter der Wettbewerbsteilnehmer wird am Tag des Wettbewerbs berücksichtigt,
dem Anmeldeformular bitte Kopie der Geburtsurkunde beilegen
Die Wettbewerbsteilnehmer spielen zwei Musikstücke vor:
a) ein Pflichtlied von S.&V. Avsenik und
b) ein Musikstück nach eigener Wahl (jedoch von S.&V. Avsenik) so, wie es die Ausschreibung vorschreibt.

Bitte rechtzeitig anmelden und genau Info unter:
http://www.avsenik.com/Portals/5/AUSSCHREIBUNG%202020%20AKKORDEON-1_1.pdf

2020 CHE BANDONEON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - USA

by Diatonic News
2020 CHE BANDONEON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - USA
The 2020 Che Bandoneon International Competition will be held in Stowe, Vermont USA from August 17 – 23 as a part of the 2020 Stowe Tango Music Festival. The Competition is open to bandoneon players of all nationalities and at least 18 years of age by August 1, 2020. All application materials must be submitted using the online application form.

TIMELINE
March 20 : Application Deadline
April 20 : Video Submission Deadline
May 1 : Announcement of the Finalists
August 17 : Finalists join 2020 Stowe Tango Music Festival
August 23 : Finals and Award Ceremony

http://stowetangomusicfestival.com/CheBandoneon.php

Die Harmonika zur Hand – und auf zum Tanz! - Österreich

by Diatonic News
Tanzworkshop mit Livemusik
14.3.2020
15:00-18:00
Unter fachkundiger und kurzweiliger Anleitung der Tanzpädagogin Else Schmidt kann jede und jeder traditionelle (Volks)Tänze erlernen – von einfachen Formen für alle, wie der Kuckuckspolka oder dem Siebenschritt im Kreis, über lustvolle paarweise Verwicklungen beim Spinnradl bis hin zu Drehungen im Walzerschritt! Else Schmidt begleitet die Anleitungen musikalisch auf der Steirischen Harmonika, der kostengünstigsten Form eines ganzen Tanzorchesters – der Bass gibt das Fundament, der Nachschlag geht in die Beine und die Melodie führt in den Himmel …

Österreichisches Volksliedwerk, Operngasse 6, 1010 Wien
Teilnahmegebühr: EUR 40,00 / Kinder EUR 20,00
Anmeldung so schnell als möglich erforderlich!

https://volksliedwerk.at/2020/01/21/akkordeon-und-harmonikaworkshops/

Gathering Traditional Festival - Ireland

by Diatonic News
Gathering Traditional Festival  - Ireland
This year’s Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the most richly diverse programmes in years and features everything from Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine & Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill, Kevin Burke, Backwest, The Bonneymen, Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul De Grae

Now in its 21st year, The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the most loved festivals amongst traditional enthusiasts and is ideal for everyone from the hard core fans to the culturally curious. From fireside seisiúns to heart-pounding céilís, The Gathering Traditional Festival returns to Killarney February 26 – March 1.

The Gathering features concerts, céilís, sessions and storytelling as well as set dancing, singing and instrument masterclasses. Headquartered at The Gleneagle Hotel, this five-day festival attracts trad fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland.

https://www.inec.ie/festivals/the-gathering/

Steirische Harmonika am Hohner-Konservatorium mit Alexander Maurer - DE

by Diatonic News
Alexander MaurerSonntag, 08.03.2020, 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Kursnummer: 2020W01
Anmeldeschluss: 01.02.2020 (spätere Anmeldungen werden nach Möglichkeit berücksichtigt - also schnell schnell!)

Die Steirische Harmonika gehört als Wahlinstrument zum Fächerkanon der Ausbildung am Hohner-Konservatorium.
In diesem Tagesworkshop wollen wir die Möglichkeiten dieser Instrumentalausbildung vorstellen. Darüber hinaus wollen wir den Neueinsteigern auf der Steirischen einen Einblick in die Instrumentalpraxis geben und erste Spielanleitungen und Einsatzfelder vorstellen, denn sie ist zur Zeit eines der beliebtesten Harmonika-Instrumente. Der rasche Anfangserfolg motiviert und bereitet Lust auf mehr. Geht man allerdings etwas tiefer in die Materie, verlässt den sicheren Hafen der für die Harmonika eingerichteten „Stücke“, braucht man systematische Basics am Instrument.
Gerade das freie „Dazuspielen“ und das Musizieren im Harmonikaduo ist eines der erfüllendsten Kapitel auf diesem Instrument. In einem ersten Schritt werden wir in diesem Workshop grundsätzliche harmonische und melodische Begleitmuster besprechen und ausprobieren. Bei Lust und Laune gehen wir in einem zweiten Schritt noch etwas weiter und verwenden unsere instinktiv bestens abgespeicherte Dur-Tonleiter-Skala, um auf der Basis von Latin-Rhythmen dem musikalischen Gefühl der improvisatorischen Freiheit etwas näher zu kommen.

Inhalte:
• Studieninformation
• Spielpraxis, Basics
• Intuition und Orientierung am Instrument
• Begleiten in der Volksmusik
• Improvisation – Einführung

Dozent: Alexander Maurer, Berndorf (A)

www.alexandermaurer.com
https://www.hohner-konservatorium.de/produkt/steirische-harmonika-2/

Stage musiques traditionnelles Accordéon diatonique - France

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Jérémie Mignotte – Stéphane Milleret
Norbert Pignol – Patrick Reboud
Christophe Sacchettini – Jean-Pierre Sarzier

Ce stage est ouvert à tous les instrumentistes (voix comprise), autonomes sur leur instrument et venant de tous les horizons musicaux. Il est encadré par six musiciens professionnels à partir d’un programme réparti en quatre groupes de niveaux, modulés et adaptés à tous

Groupe 1 : débutants (initiation, découverte)
Groupe 2 : moyens (apprentissage)
Groupe 3 : confirmés (approfondissement)
Groupe 4 : confirmés ayant déjà suivi le stage en groupe 3 (master-class)(mazurkas...).
• Étude approfondie du jeu main gauche (basses composées...).

• Accompagnement de chansons.

• Mesures asymétriques.
• Sensibilisation à l'improvisation.
• Chaque étude sera illustrée par du répertoire.


Perfectionnement (niveau master classe)

Diato 3 rangées OBLIGATOIRE.
• Étude de tout ce qui fait "le petit plus".
• Pour cet atelier, il est demandé :
- un bon niveau technique.
- une bonne connaissance de son clavier.
- un bon niveau de déchiffrage des partitions.

https://www.stagemydriase.fr/stage-d-improvisation-musicale/

Future events / Concerts


ZYDECO ANNIE + SWAMP CATS Auftritte im Februare 2020 - Deutschland

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ZYDECO ANNIE + SWAMP CATS Auftritte im Februare 2020 - Deutschland
So vielfältig wie in New Orleans die Geschichten, so vielseitig die Band ZYDECO ANNIE + SWAMP CATS. Sie verstehen es in ihrer Einzigartigkeit die eigenen Wurzeln mit dem Big Easy zu verknüpfen, die eigene Vergangenheit in der Musik der Kreolen widerspiegeln zu lassen. Die eigenen Songs erzählen von der Traurigkeit des Abschiednehmens, von purer Lebensfreude im Mardi Gras, von den Sehnsüchten der einsamen Bayous bis hin zum geselligen Beisammensein beim Fais Deaux Deaux.

07.02.2020 Osterholzer Akkordeontage 27711 Osterholz, Rathausstr. 1/19:00 Uhr Rathaus OHZ http://www.rathausunplugged.de/

14.02.2020 KuZ Eichberg 65346 Eltville, Kloster-Eberbach-Str. 4 A/20:00 Uhr http://www.kuz-eichberg.de/

15.02.2020 Zulu's Ball 65824 Schwalbach/Taunus, Marktplatz 1-2/19:00 Uhr Jazzclub Schwalbach https://www.jazzclub-schwalbach.de/

22.02.2020 Zum Fröhlichen Nix 89143 Blaubeuren, Hirschgasse 1/20:00 Uhr http://www.zumnix.de/

Mehr auf: http://www.zydecoannie.de/

ZEITGENÖSSISCHE VOLKSMUSIK von STURM & KLANG - Wien/AT

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25 FEB | 2020
Wo: Vindobona, Wallensteinplatz 6,1200 Wien
Telefon: +43 1 512 47 42 www.vindo.at

Andreas Jamnik: Akkordeon
Bassklarinette Maximilian Ganster: Kontrabass, Gitarre
Johannes Kölbl: Perkussion, Akkordeon

Das stürmisch-steirische Trio Sturm und Klang fängt die Strömungen der traditionellen Volksmusik ein und will diese klanglich in eine neue Epoche treiben. Andi, Max und Jonny spielen Harmonika, Kontrabass und diverse Perkussionsinstrumente, mit denen sie beschwingt und humorvoll über die zeitgenössische Volksmusik aufklären. Sie fusionieren die Tradition mit Einflüssen aus dem Jazz, der Klassik oder gar mit Weltmusik. Bei dem abwechslungsreichen Programm werden die Einsatzmöglichkeiten der steirischen Harmonika bis auf das letzte ausgereizt und es wird somit zu einem Erlebnis für den Zuhörer.

Paolo Russo Trio "Overland" - Denmark/Italy

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Paolo Russo Trio
The album "Overland" was released on the record label Odradek in the spring of 2019:

10 stories that dance between Nordic atmospheres, pregnant Mediterranean flavors, syncopated South American accents.

6 February 20:00 - Paolo Russo Trio - Overland
joining Vinter Jazz 2020 | Tobaksgaarden | Assens , Fynen | DK

7 February 20:00 - Paolo Russo Trio - Overland
joining Vinter Jazz 2020 | Bartof Station | Frederiksberg , Copenhagen | DK

Info: www.paolorusso.com

Die NIACHTN im Feb. 2020 - AUSTRIA

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die Niachtn
08.02.2020 Mariazell, Theaterstadl - Akustig Lustig Tour
14.02.2020 Klippitzthörl - Akustik Lustig Tour
15.02.2020 Bad Mitterndorf, Kurpark
21.02.2020 Scharzenbach, Bernhard - Akustig Lustig Tour


Die Band „Die Niachtn“ besteht in dieser Formation seit dem Jahre 2009 und hat ihre Wurzeln in Bad Mitterndorf und in der steirisch/österreichischen Volkskultur. Viele verschiedene Einflüsse die die Musiker schon mitbrachten haben sehr bald die Richtung der Band bestimmt. Während Manuel Lichtenauer an der „Rumpü“ (Steirische Harmonika) aus dem Volksmusikalischen Sektor kommt, sind die Wurzeln von Manuel Brunnsteiner, der neben vielen anderen Instrumenten hauptsächlich die Akustik- und E-Gitarre spielt, die Metal- und die Rockmusik.

Die musikalische Stilrichtung von „Die Niachtn“ lässt sich also nicht wirklich in ein Schema pressen, sondern besticht durch Kreativität, Individualität und den hörbaren Spaß an der Musik und auf der Bühne.


f. genaue Zeiten und Austragungsort - siehe auf:
http://www.dieniachtnsan.org/gigs.html

Life-Auftritte mit dem Kofler in der - SCHWEIZ

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Der KoflerDer Kärntner Martin Kofler entdeckte bereits mit 9 Jahren seine Muse zur Musik, indem er die Steirische Harmonika erlernte. In jungen Jahren konnte er zahlreiche Preise für sein ausserordentliches Talent verzeichnen, was Martin in seiner noch bevorstehenden musikalischen Laufbahn, selbstbewusst bestärkte.

Martin bewährte sich durch etliche Live-Acts und machte sich innert wenigen Jahren einen Namen. Immer auf verschiedenen Partys und Veranstaltungen unterwegs, gilt er bis heute als „der Stimmungsgarant“ auf verschiedenen Festen und Partys.

Open-Air mit Style!
CH-7144 VELLA (SCHWEIZ)
Ort: BERGRESTAURANT TRIEL
Zeit: Samstag, 15. + 16. Februar 2020 | ab 12.00 Uhr

SCHWARZENBACH (SCHWEIZ)
Event: Thuurknall
Zeit: 22. Februar 2020 / 07:00 – 07:30 Uhr (Open Air) | 09:00 – 10:00 Uhr (Festzelt)

SCHATTDORF (SCHWEIZ)
Event: Hittizäuber – Open Air mit Style!
Location: Dorfzentrum
Zeit: 22. Februa 2020 / 17:00 – 17:30 Uhr (Open Air, Dorfzentrum) | ab 19:00 Uhr (Stimungskonzert)

Alpiner Partyabend im Hotel Alpina – Pizol.
CH-7323 WANGS PIZOL (SCHWEIZ)
Ort: RESTAURANT ALPINA
Zeit: Freitag, 28. Februar 2020 | ab 19.00 Uhr

Genaurer Infos auf: https://www.derkofler.com/live/#toggle-id-6

Los Lobos on Tour in February 2020 - USA

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Los Lobos
27 mar An Evening with Los Lobos
Listening Room

Los Lobos is unlike any other band, so it’s not surprising that the group’s first-ever Christmas album – Llegó Navidad – would break the holiday-album mold too.
Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Feb 6/thu 7pm Los Lobos at The Senate The Senate Columbia
Columbia, Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 8/Sat 7pm An Evening with Los Lobos
City Winery Nashville/ Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 13/thu 8pm Los Lobos Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Clearwater, Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 20/Thu 7.30 pm Los Lobos at Landmark on Main Street
Port Washington, Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 21/Fri 8pm Los Lobos | Infinity Hall Hartford CT
Infinity Music Hall and Bistro (Hartford)
Hartford, Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 22/Sat 8pm Los Lobos Koerner Hall/Toronto, Canada

Feb 26/Wed 8pm Los Lobos at Jefferson Theatre
Jefferson Ballet Theatre, Kenner, Stati Uniti d'America

Feb 28/Fri 8pm Los Lobos w/s/g Southern Avenue at ACL Live - Austin, Stati Uniti d'America

http://www.loslobos.org/site/

Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings Concerts – USA

by Christine Johnstone
Accordionists Alex Meixner, Steve Riley, Geno Delafose, Yves Lambert and Josh Baca (pictured below) will perform two concerts entitled “International Accordion Kings” next month.

The first will be held at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA on February 6th.

The second concert is a Crossroads Show which will be held at the James Devin Moncus Theatre, Acadiana Center for the Arts, in LA on February 7th.

The concerts feature Alex Meixner (and Alex Meixner Band’s guitarist, Jim Meyer) who will join the other accordionists for a night of accordion music moderated by cajun accordionist Steve Riley.

Attendees can look forward to Cajun & Creole music, French Canadian music, Eastern European folk music, Conjunto music, Polka music & more.

For details email: info@alexmeixner.com

Pictured left to right: Josh Bacca, Steve Riley (bottom), Yves Lambert (top) & Alex Meixner (right).
Josh Bacca, Steve Riley (bottom), Yves Lambert (top) & Alex Meixner (right).

Blowzabella concert/Stage - Holland/Belgium

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blowzabella
Feb 8/20:15 h Concert at Roots aan de Zaan, Zaandam, Holland

Feb 9/13:30 h Stage de Mixeurs et danses anglaises & écossaises
Le Rideau Rouge, Ohain, Regione Vallone, Belgio

Feb 9/17:30 h Bal folk avec Blowzabella ! ! !
Le Rideau Rouge, Ohain, Regione Vallone, Belgio

Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound - played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song. Many of their tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe and beyond who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.
Blowzabella is Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.

Info:http://www.blowzabella.co.uk

MO' MOJO Zydeco in Feb 2020 - USA

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www.MoMojoMusic.com
Mo' Mojo takes Zydeco and Cajun music and infuses it with Americana, reggae, rock & roll, R & B and African and Latin rhythms. Mo' Mojo covers a lot of ground in the genre. Playing their own originals plus staple hits from zydeco kings such as Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, and Buckwheat Zydeco. They get the Zydeco funk groove going with the sounds of Sean Ardoin, and Keith Frank. Mo' Mojo sings in French on rowdy Cajun numbers! They have created zydeco versions of pop/rock songs by the likes of Led Zepplin CCR, and Prince. AND - they specialize in Mardi Gras and other New Orleans music (i.e. - Iko Iko, All on a Mardi Gras Day, When the Saints Go Marching In).


UPCOMING SHOWS FOR 2020...
MO' MOJO
Saturday, February 1, 2020
C.J. CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND Sunday, February 23, 2020 MARDI GRAS PARTY Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Lustre Kings -- Rockabilly//Rock& Roll
Friday April 3, 2020
Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp - Sunday, April 26, 2020

To be informed about upcoming events ... e-mail zydecolaura@hotmail.com to be added to the e-mail list or call 917-208-2432 for questions
Welcome is everyone who wants to have a good time and support Live Louisiana Music & Dance in NYC

www.MoMojoMusic.com or www.LetsZydeco.com

Duo Pablo Murgier-Simone Tolomeo - France

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Duo Pablo Murgier-Simone Tolomeo - France
La Milonga du Gazette Café - MGC•ABTango — a Montpellier.

Tim Edey in Concert in Pembrokeshire - GB

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Tim Edey
Friday, 21st of Feb 2020 / 7.30 pm
Cuffern Manor, Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire


“A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.”
SHARON SHANNON

Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) multi- instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Ross Ainslie, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Steve Cooney, Ewen Vernal (Deacon Blue) Altan, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, Kevin Burke, Liam O’Maonlai, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff , Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…

​Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtictheme, to audience – chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius

Italo-Connection mit 2020 Tour im Februar - Austria/Deutschland

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Wörgl (A) SA. 01.02.2020 - TOUR 2020
Berlin (D) DI. 04.02.2020 Columbia Theater - TOUR 2020
Leipzig (D) MI. 05.02.2020 Täubchenthal - TOUR 2020
Köln (D) DO. 06.02.2020 Gloria Theater TOUR 2020
Salzburg (A) FR. 07.02.2020 Szene (ex Republic) - TOUR 2020
München (D) DI. 11.02.2020 Muffat Halle - TOUR 2020
Linz (A) MI. 12.02.2020 Posthof - TOUR 2020
Spielberg (A) DO. 13.02.2020 Kultur im Zentrum - TOUR 2020
Graz (A) FR. 14.02.2020 Orpheum - TOUR 2020
Wien (A) SA. 15.02.2020 Ottakringer Brauerei - TOUR 2020

https://www.italo-connection.com/concerts/

Zydeco Live with Rusty Metoyer - USA

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Rusty Metoyer

“Tango di Buenos Aires" a Lecce con Simone Marini - Italia

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Simone MariniVenerdì 6 marzo, al Teatro Apollo di Lecce, il ballerino e coreografo Roberto Herrera proporrà un’immersione nella cultura argentina con il suo spettacolo “Tango di Buenos Aires”, un viaggio nella storia del tango argentino in coppia con Laura Legazcue e accompagnato da Simone Marini al bandoneón e Kaori Sacco al pianoforte. Lo spettacolo è incluso nel cartellone della 50^ Stagione Concertistica della Camerata Musicale Salentina.

Roberto Herrera è oggi considerato un vero e proprio maestro, punto di riferimento sia per il tango tradizionale.

Tango di Buenos Aires è uno sguardo profondo su Buenos Aires e sull’Argentina, uno spettacolo in cui l’irresistibile eleganza, sensualità e seduzione del tango, si fonde armonicamente con la forza del folclore argentino. La colonna sonora di questo viaggio parte dai classici legati alle radici di questo ballo che all’epoca si chiamava semplicemente musica ciudadana. Brani che accompagnano l’ascoltatore attraverso i paesaggi della città di Buenos Aires fino ad arrivare al Tango Nuevo e al suo più grande compositore, Astor Piazzolla.

Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings Concerts

by Christine Johnstone
Accordionists Alex Meixner, Steve Riley, Geno Delafose, Yves Lambert and Josh Baca (pictured above) will perform two concerts entitled “International Accordion Kings” next month.

The first will be held at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA on February 6, 2020.The second concert is a Crossroads Show which will be held at the James Devin Moncus Theatre, Acadiana Center for the Arts, in LA on February 7th.

The concerts feature Alex Meixner (and Alex Meixner Band’s guitarist, Jim Meyer) who will join the other accordionists for a night of accordion music moderated by cajun accordionist Steve Riley.

Attendees can look forward to Cajun & Creole music, French Canadian music, Eastern European folk music, Conjunto music, Polka music & more.

For details email: info@alexmeixner.com

Pictured left to right: Josh Bacca, Steve Riley (bottom), Yves Lambert (top) & Alex Meixner (right).

BELTANGO Quinteto on Tour - Serbia

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BELTANGO Quinteto
www.beltango.com

CUARTETO CAMESELLE feat. SATOSHI KITAMURA - JP/AT

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CUARTETO CAMESELLE feat. SATOSHI KITAMURA  - JP/AT25 FEB | 2020
Wo: Vindobona, Wallensteinplatz 6,1200 Wien
Telefon: +43 1 512 47 42 www.vindo.at

Pablo Cameselle: Stimme
Andreas Pranzl: Trompete
Yuri Pranzl: Klavier
Roman Britschgi: Kontrabass
Satoshi Kitamura: Bandoneon

... mensch kennt sich einige Zeit, trifft sich immer wieder, plaudert beim Kaffee, spricht über Musik, lernt über verschiedene Ansichten und Wahrnehmungen, möchte mehr über die Musik des Anderen erfahren, entdeckt gemeinsame Leidenschaften und möchte schließlich gemeinsam Musik machen. So fanden sich in Wien die Musiker_innen des Cuarteto Cameselle, vier Musiker_innen aus drei verschiedenen Kontinenten, unterschiedlich aufgewachsen, im Dorf, in der Kleinstadt, in der Metropole, verschiedene kulturelle Backgrounds treffen aufeinander, Oper, Jazz, Klassik. Der Tango wird zu ihrer Musik, die Tangomusik Gardels, Goyeneches und Piazzollas, Temperament und Leidenschaft, Sehnsucht und Melancholie. Für das heutige Konzert wird das Cuarteto Cameselle mit dem japanischen Bandoneon-Spieler Satoshi Kitamura zum Quintett.
www.cuartetocameselle.com

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


CD "Ich will nur Liebe" von Forian Fesl - Österreich

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CD Die letzte CD "Ich will nur Liebe" von Florian Fesl ist erhältlich vom Label Telamo Musik & Unterhaltung GmbH
Lucile-Grahn-Strasse 41, D-81675 München
Tel.: 089 / 4555 493 0
Mail: telamo@telamo.de
https://www.telamo.de

Buchungen über:
Management X&I Entertainment
Alexander Dimitrov
Hofangerstraße 133a, D-81735 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 81 3010 18
Mail: management@x-and-i.com
www.x-and-i.com

CD "CEOLMHAR" by HOLLY GERAGHTY & JONATHAN ROCHE - Ireland

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CD
The combination of concertina and accordion is no longer as novel as it might have been when Tony MacMahon and Noel Hill produced their landmark "Knocknagree" album, but the two young musicians featured here put their own stamp on it by playing music that is not just tuneful (the meaning of the Gaelic word "ceolmhar") but also unexpectedly sweet. Perhaps it has to do with Geraghty and Roche's specific instruments, their manner of playing, or the way they were recorded, but we are far from the exuberant roar of MacMahon and Hill. Which is not to say that there is anything dull about this album either. Geraghty and Roche, who met and developed their musical partnership while studying at University College Cork, have both tremendous technical skill and great taste. The duets on concertina and accordion are strikingly tight, and Geraghty proves to be a dazzling harp player as well. In addition, Geraghty shows much promise as a composer of tunes in traditional form--eight of her compositions are recorded here. Her "Planxty Dermott Grogan" and "Dalgan Lebians" reel, for instance, are both wonderful tunes in their respective vein. The contribution of the accompanists shouldn't be overlooked, as both Griffin and Markham show great skill as well in matching the feel of the music conveyed by the lead players. A debut album that is as impressive as it is tuneful.

http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CG_Geraghty_Roche.html

CD Blus'n auf!+ Griffschrift für Steirische Harmonika von Herbert Pixner - Italien

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Inhalt:
Leckmicha Marsch
Der Russische
Blondinen Walzer
Emanzen Walzer
Diplomlandler
Gneatig, ha?
French Kiss
Vierteljahrhundert Dreiviertler
Schwarz-Weis´

zu bestellen bei:
https://www.winter-music.de/gshop/product_info.php?info=p56_blus-n--auf-----cd.html

CD "Nordic Route" by Markku Lepistö & Petri Hakala - Finland

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New album produced by Suurkiitos Folklandia with folk music by Markku Lepistö (diatonic accordion) & Petri Hakala (mandonlin and guitar)

For more informaiton visit: https://folklandia.fi/in-english/

CD "TRIO Huber Steindl Kühberger" - Austria

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TRIO Huber Steindl Kühberger - Austria
vorgestellt am 21. Jànner 2020 im Musikantenstund auf Radio Steiermark
https://www.facebook.com/raphaelkuehberger/

CD "Beyond The Bellows and The Bow" - UK

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Beyond The Bellows and The Bow
Aoibheann fell in love with this air while first listening to the music of Cork-based band, Buille. The tune was composed by concertina player Niall Vallelly. The tune Miss Galvin’s was introduced to us by our guitar player Shane, him being a huge fan of Holly Geraghty and Jonathan Roche’s Album ‘Ceolmhar’.


Aoibheann and Pamela Queally from Kilmaley, Co. Clare (Concertina and Fiddle): a true representative of West Clare music, launching their new album in 2019. The pair have grown up playing music together, being influenced by the rhythmic and melodic style of Clare tradition.

https://thequeallysisters.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-bellows-and-the-bow

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