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Diatonic News - Mar-2011
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Highlights

Intern.Musikantenwettbewerb "Alpen Grand Prix" - Italien
8th March 1908 "International Women's Day" - WORLDWIDE
Hohner Squeezebox App for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, Virginia - USA
Accordion Collection, Tabris - Iran
Das Wort „steirisch“ in Verbindung mit der Steirischen Harmonika / The word "styrian" in combination with the Styrian Harmonica - Austria
53rd Grammy Awards - USA
The Samurai from France, Italy, Belgium, Finland and Ireland
"A COEUR ET ACCORDS" Concert au profit des enfants gravement malades - Belgique
Frankfurt Musikmesse 6-9 April 2011 - Deutschland
‘Big Squeeze Accordion Contest', Texas - USA
30 Jahre Musikantenstadl Sendung/12. März - Austria

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

BIG CREEK COUNTRY CAJUN FESTIVAL - USA
Accordion Players Draw Crowds at Bit Tourism Show, Milan - Italy
The Beltango Quintet in Spoleto - Italy
Beoga Toured in Germany, Switzerland and Touring to Luxembourg, England, Croatia & France
The Argentina Independent Reports Skype Bandoneón Lessons - Argentina
Melodeon/Accordion Workshop - UK
VIRGINIA HARMONICAFEST "11" - USA
7. "Schwäbisches Harmonika-Seminar" - Deutschland

Future events / Concerts

19th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball - USA
Adria Quintet live in Rome! - Austria
Isabella Krapf / Mundharmonika - Austria
Mario Salvi e Raffaele Inserra a Latina - Italia
Irish Heartbeat“ Festival - Deutschland
Philippe Ollivier en Tour - Japan
Wayne Toups & ZyDeCanjun March Dates - USA
Anne Niepold prochainment en Mars – Belium/Holland
Echuca Moama Celtic Festival - Australia
RENATO BORGHETTI QUARTET....back to - Europe/Brazil
18e fête de l'accordéon diatonique - France
Anmeldung für INZELL nicht vergessen! - Austria
Festival de AccordeonSlag 2011, 31 Concerts - Netherlands
Comhaltas Skibbereen Féile Cheoil 2011, County Cork - Ireland
11th Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival St.Petersburg (FI) - USA
Markku Lepistö in March - Finland
Andy Cutting in March - UK
Northeast Concertina Workshop - USA
Controcanto....in Marzo/Aprile - Italia
Solo Zyedco Festival - Texas/USA

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

Nuovo CD: HERRIA/Kepa Junkera - SPAIN
Brian Erickson – new CD “Cool Concertina” - USA

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Highlights


Intern.Musikantenwettbewerb "Alpen Grand Prix" - Italien

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Info: www.alpengrandprix.it or info@alpengrandprix.it

8th March 1908 "International Women's Day" - WORLDWIDE

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
A Mimosa - to all women of this world in memory of the 129 women killed on the 8th of March 1908 in New York/USA!

By Roberto Mangosi !

Info: The mimosa (technically, the Silver Wattle) is the symbol of the celebrations of Women's day in Italy and Russia

Hohner Squeezebox App for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, Virginia - USA

by Gilbert Reyes, Hohner Accordion Product Manager, USA
Hohner announces the introduction of a revolutionary new app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch: the Hohner SqueezeBox. Mimicking the layout of Hohner’s Corona Classic diatonic accordion, this intuitive virtual accordion app feature a super responsive, three-row fingerboard that plays and sounds like the traditional instrument.

The Hohner SqueezeBox allows musicians to practice chord combinations, scales, and songs on-the-go in five different key combinations and colors. Headphones can be used for private practice or, the audio output of the virtual accordion can be amplified by plugging into computer speakers or other sound enhancing devices.

Players have the option to display the note names on the large white simulated pearloid buttons and with the touch of a button, the tonality can easily be changed from “wet tuning” or “musette” to “dry tuning” or “straight” tuning.

“While not intended to replace a real accordion, the app is a convenient and easy tool for practicing, learning, or teaching. SqueezeBox is great for any style of music.” comments Hohner US Accordion Product Manger Gilbert Reyes Jr.

The Hohner SqueezeBox App is available on the iTunes App Store for the introductory price of $1.99 in the following key combinations: Hohner-GCF, Hohner-FBbEb, Hohner-EAD, Hohner-ADG, and Hohner-BbEbAb. The Hohner-Mini version is available in GCF for the iPhone and iPod Touch at $.99.

For further information email: GReyes@hohnerusa.com

For information in other languages view the Accordions Worldwide news of 4th march 2

Accordion Collection, Tabris - Iran

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Gholamreza Seyed Hasani/Nardin Gallery/Iran
Nardin Digital GarmonThere are several individuals around the world who own large collections of accordions, and Accordions Worldwide has recently become aware of yet another, this time situated in Tabriz, Iran.

Enthusiast Gholamreza Seyed Hasani (picture right) has approximately 200 instruments of various types, and plans to open a museum sometime in the future in Tabriz. Tabriz is about 600 km from Tehran and about 250 km from Azerbaijan City.

Gholamreza Seyed Hasani, married with a son and daughter, was born in Tabriz in 1959 where he works as a civil engineer. He is currently the Project Manager of a concrete dam.

His hobbies are playing accordion, making personalized Garmon accordions (a type of accordion originating in Azerbaijan) including the first digital Garmon accordion (picture left) and maintaining his magnificent collection.

For further information email: nardingallery@yahoo.com
You want to see some more instruments - view: www.nardingallery.blogspot.com
Collection of various ancient instruments - Nardin Gallery

Das Wort „steirisch“ in Verbindung mit der Steirischen Harmonika / The word "styrian" in combination with the Styrian Harmonica - Austria

by Werner Weibert
Der neue HVÖ-Fachvorstand BA GOTTFRIED HUBMANN
hat einen interessanten Artikel geschrieben:

Dass die ländliche Musik in Wien „steirisch“ genannt wurde, ist nur bedingt richtig, denn die Folklore-Mode in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts kannte sowohl „Steirerlieder“ als auch „Kärntner- und Tirolerlieder“, und alle diese „Stile“ fanden aufgrund ihrer Beliebtheit auch Eingang in die Klavier- und Kammermusik der Zeit. Woher die Bezeichnung „Steirische“ stammt ist unklar, ebenso wann sie allgemein in Gebrauch kam.

Historisch genaue Angaben über die technische Entwicklung der Steirischen, ihre geographische Verbreitung und ihren Einzug in die ländliche Volksmusik sind leider noch mit Vorbehalten verbunden, weil die Volksmusikforschung ihr Interesse die längste Zeit auf das Volkslied fokussiert und die instrumentale Tanz- und Brauchtumsmusik links liegen gelassen hat. So gilt die „Steirische“ heute wohl als das Volksmusikinstrument schlechthin, endgültig durchgesetzt hat sie sich aber wohl erst nach 1950.

Der Unterschied der Steirischen zu anderen diatonischen Harmonikainstrumenten (Bandoneon, Deutsche Concertina, französisches Accordeon diatonique) besteht nicht nur im Einbau von Helikonbässen, sondern auch in der Tastenbelegung auf der Diskantseite.
Vor allem bei der Concertina war es so, dass um ein erstes Kerntastenfeld nach und nach Tasten und Töne hinzugeführt wurden, je nach musikalischen Wünschen und spieltechnischen Überlegungen, sodass im Laufe der Jahre eine kaum zu überblickende Vielfalt an Tastaturen und Tonlagen entstand.
Der Bau von Helikonbässen ist offenbar gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts von Böhmen und Sachsen ausgegangen und wurde rasch von österreichischen Harmonikabauern – ausgenommen Wien – aufgegriffen. Die Wiener „Schrammelharmonika“ zeichnet sich typischerweise durch einen 12-knöpfigen Behelfsbass, die so genannte „Wiener Begleitung“ aus, gelegentlich fehlt eine Bassseite überhaupt.

Tabulaturschriften zum Erlernen des Instrumentes waren von Anfang an gebräuchlich:

- In Paris 1834 fand man eine französische Harmonikaschule von M. Reisner: „Instruktion, um das Accordeon mit 8 Tasten spielen zu lernen“.
- In Wien stellte Adolph Müller 1833 eine Accordeonschule vor: „Wie man das Accordeon in kurzer Zeit spielen lernt“.
- 1892 gab der böhmische Harmonikabauer Josef Hlavacek eine Harmonikaschule zum Selbstunterricht heraus und legte sie auch seinen Instrumenten bei.
- 1909 findet sich im „Grazer Schreib-Kalender“ ein Inserat von Hans Konrad: „Musikwaren-Versandhaus in Brüx (Böhmen) - Selbstlernschule zu jeder Harmonika gratis“.

Obwohl über diese Schulwerke nichts weiter bekannt ist, kann man annehmen, dass sie in einer Griffschrift stehen um dem Anfänger die vermeintlichen Mühen des Notenlernens zu ersparen. Auch die Deutsche Concertina und das Bandoneon wurden nach einer Griffschrift gespielt. Das mag anfangs dem Laien durchaus eine Erleichterung für das Musizieren auf den nicht gerade übersichtlichen Tastaturen geboten haben.

In Verbindung mit der erwähnten Vergrößerung und Individualisierung des Tastenfeldes, entwickelte sich daraus jedoch eine Notierung, die wesentlich komplizierter war als die traditionelle Notenschrift.

Einen Sonderfall des Harmonikabaues, der keine Nachahmer gefunden hat, stellen die Doppelharmonikas von Peter Stachl sen. dar.
Es gab 3-, 4-, und 5-reihige Doppelharmonikas, z. B. 3-reihig: „G C F – B Es As“ und
eine 3-reihige Harphon-Patent-Harmonika, die zweimal umschaltbar war
„E A D – G C F – B Es As“. Trotz intensiver Werbung war die Nachfrage, nicht besonders groß, denn sein Sohn und Nachfolger hat den Bau nach 1945 nicht mehr fortgesetzt.

Gottfried Hubmann,
HVÖ- Fachvorstand – Steirische Harmonika

Online translation !

53rd Grammy Awards - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Intocable
The recording industry's most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by The Recording Academy and is celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for the 53rd year.

The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.

The GRAMMYs are a peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

Over the last decade, The Academy has expanded its goals from the important work of recognizing the best in music through the GRAMMY Awards to establishing itself as the preeminent arts advocacy and outreach organization in the country. A GRAMMY is awarded by The Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences.

The diatonic accordion was nominated in the categories:

Best Norteño Album
Winner: CD ”Classic”
by INTOCABLE
Intocable was formed in the early 90's lead by Ricardo Munoz and Rene Martinez, two young artists from Zapata, Texas.

Their style and lyrics have gained the acceptance of large numbers of fans around the U.S. and Mexico and many other countries. Their list of records includes several Gold and Platinum albums, numerous awards, including Grammy, Latin Grammy, Lunas del Auditorio, Premio Lo Nuestro, "Hey, Furia Musical, Tejano Music Awards and more. Since recording their first album "Eternal Fire", the group has sold 10 million copies.

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Winner: CD “Zydeco Junkie”
by Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band

One word to describe the swampdelic sounds of Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band? Fun. Pure Louisiana zydeco fun with a hot sauce chaser. Anybody who has doubts about the accordion as an instrument will be swayed the right way with Carrier's passion and fire on the instrument…..

The Samurai from France, Italy, Belgium, Finland and Ireland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
The Samurai group
Rien moins que cinq artificiers majeurs de la boîte à boutons, lesquels chacun sur leur registre (trad, folk, liscio, musique Irlandaise, jazz, musique de films....) ont fait notablement avancer la cause de l’accordéon diatonique.

Des acteurs qui comme des personnages chers à l’imaginaire japonais ont su allier audace et noblesse d’expression. Inventivités mélodiques, brillances sonores, atmosphère intimiste ou invites à la danse échevelée: ces musiciens au pedigree impressionnant nous promettent un feu d’artifice et un rendez-vous d’une extrême séduction.

The fabulous talent-studded programme includes no less than five of the most dazzling exponents of the squeezebox. They have all made a huge contribution to advancing the cause of the diatonic accordion, each in their own sphere: trad, folk, liscio, Irish music, jazz, film scores – the list goes on and on.

In common with the characters pervading the imaginary universe of the Japanese, these players have succeeded in combining a variety of styles to create a bold and expressive musical experience. Ingeniously melodic, brilliantly tonal, an invitation to savour an intimate atmosphere or relish a session of wild dancing: these musicians with an impressive list of credentials offer us a spectacular and extremely beguiling event.

These Five European world-class payers of the diatonic accordion Didier Laloy (Belgium) - Markku Lepistö (Finland) - Bruno Le Tron (France) - David Munnelly (Ireland) - Riccardo Tesi (Italy) will perform this new project in their Austrian première at the closing event of the International Vienna Accordion Festival 2011.

27 March 2011 Wien (Austria), Akkordeonfestival
25 March 2011 Marseille, France

For further information email: frederique.dawans@belgacom.net

"A COEUR ET ACCORDS" Concert au profit des enfants gravement malades - Belgique

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Didier LaloyDidier Laloy, Milann, Perry Rose, S-Tres et The Good Darlings se produiront dans le cadre d'un concert exceptionnel organisé par l'Association des Exploits Sportifs. Réservez vite vos places pour cet événement!!!
Vk*: www.vkconcerts.be
Fnac : www.fnac.be
Caroline : Passage Saint-Honoré, 20 - 1000 Bruxelles
Pour plus d'informations, vous pouvez contacter l'Association des Exploits Sportifs au 02/675.76.33 - Personne de contact : Laurence Syx

laloydidier@gmail.com or http://www.didierlaloy.be

Frankfurt Musikmesse 6-9 April 2011 - Deutschland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
This year’s Musikmesse – an International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections, takes place in Frankfurt am Main, from April 6th to 9th, with a day for the public on April 9th. The hours of opening are from 9am to 6pm.

The fair is an exhibition of trends from the fields of musical-instrument making, digital music production, electronic music, music literature and music marketing, featuring more than 30,000 musical-instrument products.

Events, awards and workshops includes:
- a trade fair of international exhibitors from 46 countries presenting musical instruments, music software and hardware, sheet music, accessories and services connected with music making.
* live music: around 1,000 workshops, product demonstrations, concerts, showcases and clinics present instruments and artists in action.
* Public Day with over 50 live acts on the stages, see stars live and at autograph sessions. Public day has many accordion demonstrators at the displays of the accordion manufacturers.
* Vintage Show – exhibition of rare and special instruments, a journey through the history of music in Hall 4.1
* Music4Kids: six-day participatory exhibition revolving around music, acoustics and instruments
* awards for musicians, celebrities and instrument makers

Deutsch:
Musikmesse „Musik als Mission“ - Internationale Messe für Musikinstrumente und Noten, Musikproduktion und –vermarktung in Frankfurt am Main/Deutschland vom 6. bis 9. April 2011
Vier Messetage: Fachbesuchertage: 6. April - 8. April 2011 Publikums-Tag: 9. April 2011 Öffnungszeit von 9 bis 18 Uhr
Trends aus Instrumentenbau, digitaler Musikerzeugung, elektronischer Musik, Musikliteratur und Musikvermarktung
Mehr als 30.000 MI-Produkte
Events, Auszeichnungen und Workshops rund ums Musizieren
Messe-Samstag, 9. April 2011: die ganze Welt der Musikinstrumente für Endverbraucher
Leitmesse: Fachmesse mit der größten internationalen Beteiligung von Ausstellern und Besuchern der Musikinstrumenten-Branche.
einzigartiges Produktspektrum: Aussteller aus 46 Ländern präsentieren Musikinstrumente, Musik-Software und Computerhardware, Noten und Zubehör und Dienstleistungen rund um Musik.
Musik live Der Messenutzen erleben: rund 1.000 Workshops, Produktvorführungen, Konzerte, Showcases und Clinics zeigen Instrumente und Künstler in Aktion.
Motivation: Spiegel und Motor für die Branche,
Dialogforum und Image-Plattform zur Förderung des Musizierens.
Belegung der Hallen: Forum, 1.1, 1.2, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1
Musikbiz – Plattform für die Musikindustrie in 4.1
Publikumstag mit mehr als 50 Live-Acts auf den Bühnen, Stars live und bei Autogrammstunden erleben
Vintage-Show – Ausstellung für rare und besondere Instrumente, Zeitreise durch die Musikgeschichte in Halle 4.1
Music4Kids: sechs Tage Mitmach-Ausstellung rund um Musik, Akustik und Instrumente
Branchenpreise für Musiker, Persönlichkeiten und Instrumentenhersteller
Nachwuchswettbewerbe, Podiumsdiskussionen

Info: www.musikmesse.de

‘Big Squeeze Accordion Contest', Texas - USA

by Harley Jones
The 2011 ‘Big Squeeze Accordion Contest’ auditions, organized by Texas Folklife, take place in Houston, Texas, on March 11th, 7.30pm. The venue is the Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Street, Houston. Auditions will be held from 7.30 to 9.30pm, and participants should arrive at 6.30pm. Auditions are open to the public and are free.

The Big Squeeze contest is open to Texas accordionists, 21 years of age and younger, and open to all genres of accordion-based music, including Cajun; German, Czech, Polish, Tejano, Conjunto, and Norteño, Western, and Zydeco. Zydeco accordionist Keyun Dickson, the 2010 champion, and 2008 champion Johnny Ramirez will both perform during the evening.

The semifinals take place in Austin on April 30th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Up to four finalists will be selected to compete at the Accordion Kings & Queens Festival on June 4th. Last year’s crowd numbered over 6,000.

The Big Squeeze 2011 grand-prize-winner will receive a prize package valued at $4500, including a $1000 cash prize, a brand new Hohner accordion and recording time at the historic Hacienda Records in Corpus Christi, as well as promotional support from SugarHill Records, Hohner, Inc., Hacienda Records and Texas Folklife, and other professional opportunities.

For further information email Cristina Balli, Program Director: cballi@texasfolklife.org

30 Jahre Musikantenstadl Sendung/12. März - Austria

by Kurier
Andy BorgAm Samstag feiert der "Musikantenstadl" sein 30-jähriges Bestehen mit einer großen Jubiläumssendung.

Seit nunmehr 30 Jahren begeistert der "Musikantenstadl" ein Millionenpublikum.
Andy Borg verspricht für die große "30 Jahre Musikantenstadl"-Jubiläumssendung am Samstag, 12. März, "Eine große Party mit dem Who is who der Stadlszene". Außerdem werden Highlights der "Stadl"-Geschichte gezeigt und auch der beliebteste "Stadl"-Clip, der vor der Sendung mittels Internetvoting gewählt wurde.

Die erste Sendung wurde am 5.März 1981 ausgestrahlt. Die Sendung produzierte damals noch der ORF alleine. Inzwischen besteht eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem ORF, dem Bayrischen Rundfunk und dem Schweizer Fernsehen.


Mit dabei bei der Jubiläumsshow sind treue Weggefährten wie Hansi Hinterseer, Semino Rossi, Stefan Mross, Stefanie Hertel, die Stoakogler, DJ Ötzi, Marc Pircher, die Ursprung Buam, die Zillertaler Haderlumpen, die jungen Zillertaler, die Mayrhofner, Francine Jordi und viele andere. Den Auftakt der Show macht Andy Borg selbst mit dem Song "Wenn das kein Grund zum Feiern ist!".
Karl Moik war erster Moderator des "Musikantenstadls" und blieb fast 25 Jahre

Das erste Gastspiel einer westlichen Unterhaltungsshow in der DDR (Cottbus 1989) nach der Wende, 144 "Musikantenstadl"-Ausgaben, 17 "Silvesterstadl", 16 Sendungen "Das Beste aus dem Musikantenstadl" und fünf "Open Airs" an 94 Orten in zwölf Ländern und fünf Kontinenten sowie Gastspiele in Toronto, Moskau, Melbourne, Kapstadt, Orlando, Dubai und der verbotenen Stadt in Peking.
Im Bild: Karl Moik, Dagmar Koller, Marc Pircher

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


BIG CREEK COUNTRY CAJUN FESTIVAL - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
MARCH 25-26 2011
Festival starts 6pm Friday & all day Saturday starting at 10am
Weekend pass just $15! Children under 12 free!
Enjoy great Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, jambalaya & gumbo cook-off,
tons of crawfish, arts & crafts vendors, kid's swamp and so much more!
RV, Cabin & Tent Camping on Beautiful Lake Somerville
$1000 In Cash & Prizes
Jambalaya & Gumbo Cook-Off

Information: http://www.bigcreekcountrycajunfestival.com/
or: email: txevents@live.com

Accordion Players Draw Crowds at Bit Tourism Show, Milan - Italy

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Mirco PatariniDnailo Di PaolonicolaAccordion players drew the crowds at the Bit tourism show in Milan, held from February 18th to 20th.

As part of the Marche regions exhibit at the show, the International Museum Castelfidardo and accordionists Mirco Patarini (Scandalli, picture left) and Danilo Di Paolonicola (Paolo Soprani, picture right) were invited to mount an exhibit and perform to a very attentive audience.

The accordion is an important factor for the Marche regions tourism and its contribution at the Bit Tourism show was much appreciated. Newspaper story below...in Italian only!

The Beltango Quintet in Spoleto - Italy

by Harley Jones
Beltango Quintet
The Association Culturale Giovanile Bisse and the Commune di Spoleto presented The Beltango Quintet from Serbia, 26 February at the Teatro Caio Melisso, Spoleto.

The Beltango Quintet have performed all over the world including the 2007 World Tango Festival in Buenos Aires. They have performed previously in Spoleto to great aclaim and so they were invited to return once again.

Beltango are led Aleksandar Nikolic (bandoneon) and Ivana Nikolic (piano) with, Jovan Bagosavljevic (violin), Bogdan Pejic (electric guitar) and Ljubinka Lazic (bass) and are famous for their tangos by Astor Piazzolla and other typical South America melodies.

This concert included the screening of the short film"La Sirena" about the military dictatorship abusing human rights and the many that disappeared. Beltango have revived songs from the "Carapintada - Confessions about the disappeared in Argentina" with support the Association Culturale Giovanile Bisse, which added another dimension and feeling to the very successful concert.

Order online now the Triple CD by Beltango.

Beoga Toured in Germany, Switzerland and Touring to Luxembourg, England, Croatia & France

by Harley Jones
Beoga
Exciting Irish group Beoga have had some hectic a hectic end to February, on tour in Switzerland and Germany at:
24 February, CH-Baar Rathus Schuur
25 February, GER Waiblingen Kulturhaus Schwanen
26 February, GER Russelsheim - Dorflinde
27 February, GER Fulda- Kulturkeller
28 February, GER Ingolstadt- KKB Neue Welt

In March, Beoga have a concert in Germany and Luxembourg before returning to England for further concerts.
01 March GER Waldshut-Tiengen Ali Theater 20 oo
11 March L -Dudelange Zeltik Festival (mit Liadan und Red Hot Chilli Pipers)
13 March ENG St. Patrick Day Celebrations, Trafalgar Square
14 March ENG Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
17 March ENG London Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith

Continuing a busy March, they next appear in Croatia and then France
19 March CRO Split, Croatia
20 March FRA Plaisir, Paris
22 March FRA Strasbourg
to conclude the very busy March of travels and concerts.

Beoga feature the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray plus Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.

The Argentina Independent Reports Skype Bandoneón Lessons - Argentina

by Harley Jones
Ben Bogart on Skype
On 17 February the Argentina Independent newspaper of Buenos Aires ran an article about bandoneonist Ben Bogart, (player in Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce), Skype lessons to students in various in USA and Europe.

Some quotes from the article written by Rachel Hall:

"It is an unusual, but surprisingly effective, method. Teacher and student position themselves in front of a webcam, bandonéon on their laps. Both open the music in a file and if necessary, a shared screen application enables Ben to highlight passages and point things out. There are of course some technical setbacks, aggravated by Argentina’s lamentable internet speeds, but overall it’s been a successful endeavour. “You learn to deal with it” shrugs Ben.

Although bandonéon lessons are something of a niche market, Ben believes there to be a growing interest in tango in the United States and Europe."

The full article is online at:
http://www.argentinaindependent.com/reviews/thelearner/portenosiendome-/

Melodeon/Accordion Workshop - UK

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Issy EmenyForthcoming workshops for melodeon and accordion during March include:

March 4th to 6th, melodeon workshop, led by Issy Emeney (picture left), at The Archway, 15 Swinegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
For further information email: jsarts09@gmail.com

March 26th and 27th, ‘Accordions at Witney’, with tuition in traditional folk dance music playing techniques by Murray Grainger, Paul Hutchinson, Dave Townsend, and Steve Turner. The venue is the Henry Box School, Witney, about 12 miles west of Oxford.

For further information email: info@handsonmusic.org.uk

VIRGINIA HARMONICAFEST "11" - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
VIRGINIA HARMONICAFEST "11" will take place from March 18-19, 2011 in Williamsburg, VA
at the:
Clarion Hotel (formerly Four Points Sheraton)
351 York St
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Featuring:
* Harpbeats
* Sandy German
* Joe Leone
* Don Klein
* Richard Hunter
* Adam Gussow
* The Harmonica Hotshots
* Todd Parrot
* Dennis Gruenling
* and others

Open jam on Thursday March 17
and shows each evening

Coast-to-Coast Music will be set up for harmonica sales

There will be plenty of open-mic time and workshops, raffles and door-prizes

Info: Cardinal State Harmonica Club
Tom McCraig
201 N Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, Va 23452

For more information contact Tom via
Email at: harpplayer1@verizon or (757) 340-7523

7. "Schwäbisches Harmonika-Seminar" - Deutschland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Freitag 18.03.11 - Sonntag 20.03.11
findet in Krumbach, Landkreis Günzburg, Schwaben

das "Schwäbisches Harmonika-Seminar"

in der Berufsfachschule für Musik statt.


Leitung: Thomas Geyer

Referenten:
Gottfried Hartl
Louis Kreuzhuber
Hans Schröpfer
Hermann Jamnik
Schorsch Gruber
Quirin Kaiser
Simon Haitzmann

Eingeladen sind alle, die Interesse am Harmonikaspiel haben, ob fortgeschritten oder Anfänger, ob mit oder ohne Instrument (Leihinstrumente können zur Verfügung gestellt werden).

Die Steirische Harmonika lässt sich hervorragend mit anderen Instrumenten kombinieren. Deshalb sind auch heuer wieder Spieler/innen von Begleitinstrumenten wie Gitarre, Hackbrett, Tenorhorn, Tuba, Raffele, Harfe etc. willkommen!

Information: www.heimat-bayern.info

Future events / Concerts


19th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
19th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball
The 19th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball will be happening on
Saturday, March 5, 2011
6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
RHODES ON THE PAWTUXET, 60 RHODES PLACE, CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND.
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featuring:
STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
CJ CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND
LEROY THOMAS & THE ZYDECO ROADRUNNERS
HOT TAMALE BRASS BAND

For further information email Chuck Wentworth: chukwent@cox.net
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Adria Quintet live in Rome! - Austria

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
cd PenelopeFESTIVAL “In… Canto Mediterraneo – I edizione” - H 20 e H 22
Centrale Montemartini
via Ostiense 106
ROME
Adria Official Site
PENELOPE on The Orchard
Adria's latest cd production Penelope continues to amaze fans and critics in Italy and abroad.Penelope is the outcome of a compositional and aesthetic research began in 2002. In the 11 CD tracks Adria weaves all the possible intersections between the Adriatic shores, in search of a virtual bridge among the many traditions that continue to bathe in the same waters. In this microcosm liquid, musical instruments can interact even before the musicians themselves and a new song form, inspired by the frugality and the immediacy of folk music, can shift towards a modern approach, developed from the discrepancies and the noises of the cities, places where porting has become inevitable. Under the artistic direction of Claudio Prima, an extraordinary ensemble coming from Salento, Apulia (South of Italy), the musicians weaves all the possible intersection between the music of the two shores of the Adriatic Sea. Therefore the artistic encounter among organetto player Claudio Prima, Albanian cellist Redi Hasa and jazz saxophone player Emanuele Coluccia, together with vocalist Maria Mazzotta and drummer Vito de Lorenzi makes this album very unique and a true must for folk lovers but also for jazz fans interested in the fascinating dialogue between ethic music and improvisation. Enriched by special guest Mario Arcari on oboe, Penelope is produced by Violipiano Records and and distributed by The Orchard New York. The new music of the Adriatic Sea finds then common ground in Penelope’s waiting and joy, in her old patience and grace. The 11 tracks are all that the sea took away from her and then slowly returned.

web: www.adriatik.it
For information: info@adriatik.it

Isabella Krapf / Mundharmonika - Austria

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Isabella KrapfNach der Matura studierte sie etwas Musikwissenschaft und Philosophie, doch ihre eigentliches Ziel war: Mundharmonika zu Spielen, zu Unterrichten, zu Erforschen und das Instrument wieder bei der Bevölkerung beliebt zu machen. Musikalischen Projekte tragen dazu bei... dem kleinsten Konzertinstrument der Welt wieder eine Chance zu geben.

Isabella Krapf spricht und spielt am:

7. März 2011, 21.00 Uhr und 10. März 16.00 Uhr
Radio Ö1: "Tonspuren mit Isabella Krapf"
in Memoriam Jerry Adler
Dauer: 45 Minuten
12. März 2011, 19.30 Uhr
Die kurze Nacht des guten Tons
Historische Benimmbücher - alte Werbespots und Musik
mit Karl Lucas (Reading)
Susanna Lucas (Gitarre)
und Isabella Krapf (Mundharmonika, Concertina)
Musiksalon Erfurt
Herrengasse 3,
8010 Graz
Mehr Information: http://www.chromaticharmonica.net
harmonicamilwaukee@yahoo.com

Mario Salvi e Raffaele Inserra a Latina - Italia

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Irish Heartbeat“ Festival - Deutschland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
irish_heartbeat2011-2duos16-26 3. 2011 - Das Irish Heartbeat“ ist ein Festival, das die Hand am Puls der irischen Musikszene hat. Es bringt sowohl ihre traditionellen als auch innovativen Elemente auf Tour.

Insbesondere rund um den St. Patrick’s Day steigt das Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl der Iren und ihrer Freunde – egal wo sie sein mögen – ganz besonders stark an. Man spürt die unsichtbaren Bande, wie sie nur Kultur über den Erdball spannen kann.

Zu einem authentischen St. Patrick’s Day Feeling gehört aber nicht nur tolle Musik, sondern auch eine typisch dekorierte Halle, irische Speisen und Getränke.

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Information
Magnetic Music GmbH - Burkhardt+Weber-Str. 69 - 72760 Reutlingen
Tel. ++49-7121-478605 Fax. ++49-7121-478606
magmusic@magnetic-music.com

16 März Aalen – Turn & Festhalle Fachsenfeld 07361/522359
17 März Leverkusen – Stadthalle Hitdorf 0214/4 064113
18 März CH - Baden – Nordportal 0041/900325325
19 März Garching – Bürgerhaus 089/32089138
21 März Eisleben – Landesbühne 03475/602070
22 März Augsburg – Parktheater Göggingen 0821/9062222
23 März Puchheim – PUC 0898/9025421
24 März Reutlingen – franz.k 07121/6963333
25 März Illingen – Illipse 06825/406170
26 März Steinberg – Wernesgrüner Brauerei 037462/61320

Philippe Ollivier en Tour - Japan

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Phillipe OllivierVéritable désaxé des instruments à boutons et soufflet, Philippe OLLIVIER pratique avec autant d'aisance l’accordéon diatonique, l'accordéon chromatique ou le bandonéon. Son travail de composition et d'arrangement pour divers spectacles et enregistrements fait une place belle au bandonéon.

En 2006, il a créé OstinatO avec Yannick JORY, spectacle où se mêlent les sons acoustiques et électroniques, il est également l'interprète - compositeur - arrangeur du duo Bugel Koar qu’il a fondé avec Marthe VASSALLO ou encore des spectacles Tok (cie Le ptit cirk) ou Mort de rien (avec Pascal RUEFF et Morgan).

En aout 2009, il a crée Le Carlonéon, un cinéconcert ambulant qui depuis sillonne les routes… Il est aussi à l’occasion metteur en son pour le théâtre (compagnies Moglice Von Verx, O Well Belle, KF association, La Bao Acou, ...).
En décembre 2009 est sorti le CD OstinatO, enregistré en collaboration avec Yannick JORY puis, en mars 2010, Malenki Minki, un CD solo constitué d'improvisations enregistrées dans la zone interdite de Tchernobyl.

En tour:
1. • 3 mars 2011 - Concert solo au bandonéon - Festival Cirque[s] - Angers(49)
2. • 4 et 5 mars 2011 - Tok - Festival Cirque[s] - Angers(49)
3. • 10 mars 2011 - Concert avec Hatao au Field - Kyoto - Japon
4. • 11 mars 2011 - Concert solo au Tanatoraja - Osaka - Japon
5. • 12 mars 2011 - Invité de Hatao - Nagoya - Japon
6. • 14 mars 2011 - Concert solo au Otoya-Kintoki - Tokyo - Japon
7. • 17 mars 2011 - Concert avec Naoki Kita et Junzo Tateiwa - Café Muriwui - Tokyo - Japon
8. • 19 mars 2011 - Invité de Hatao - Hiroshima - Japon
9. • 20 mars 2011 - Invité de Hatao - Fukuoka - Japon
10. • 27, 28 et 29 mars 2011 - Tok - Riom(63)
11. • 31 mars, 1, 2 avril 2011 - Le bandonéon à bobines - MDC - Culture à domicile à Gennevilliers(92)

Informaiton : philippe.ollivier@logellou.com

Wayne Toups & ZyDeCanjun March Dates - USA

by Harley Jones
Wayne ToupsMarch dates for Wayne Toups & ZyDeCanjun group are:

Sunday 06 March Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur, TX
Monday 07 March, Le Festival de Mardi Gras a' Lafayette (Lafayette Mardi Gras) Lafayette, LA.
Sunday 13 March, Solo Zydeco Festival, Humble TX
Friday 18 March, Iowa Rabbit Festival, IOWA, LA
Saturday 19 March, 5th Annual Rhinestone Round Up, Deridder, LA
Friday 25 March 26th Annual Liberty Jubilee Festival, Liberty, TX
Saturday 26 March, Cowboys Night Club, Scott, LA

Anne Niepold prochainment en Mars – Belium/Holland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Anne Niepold-BeliqueAnne Niepold enseigne l’accordéon diatonique à la Muziekacademie Sint-Agatha-Berchem.
et chez Muziekpublique.

Anime des workshops (accordéon diatonique, musique d’ensemble, théorie)
notemment à l’AKDT, Gooik, Burg Fürsteneck…)

En mars 2011elle est avec:
19/03 MELANCHOLIA - Amuz, Antwerpen
20/03 MELANCHOLIA - Leuven
25/03 DEUX ACCORDS DIRONT XL - Ijmuiden, NL
26/03 ANNE NIEPOLD SOLO - Ixelles
27/03 (17h) ANNE NIEPOLD/GRAMINEES - Linkebeek

Pour information: anne.niepold@skynet.be
Ou www.anneniepold.be
DEUX ACCORDS DIRONT XL

Echuca Moama Celtic Festival - Australia

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
On the 18th,19th & 20th March 2011 - Echuca Moama, the paddlesteamer capital of Australia, is the place to be when the people will gather for the 3rd Celtic festival of dance and music. A great gathering of clans, groups, bands and dancers.

For further information email: info@celticfestival.com.au

RENATO BORGHETTI QUARTET....back to - Europe/Brazil

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
2011 the Gauchos will be back in Europe with a new CD: Andanças (Music&Words, NL) is the live recording of a concert at the Brussels club Muziekpublique in May 2009 and represents something like the resume of 10 years touring in Europe – a time of investigating the musicians’ own roots, discovering new ways of musical expression and making a lot of new friends.
2011 is also a year which will bring Renato and his quartet to the film screen: The 2010 European summer tour was filmed for the road movie series BORGHETTI NA ESTRADA (start on Brazilian television on January 8th) and will be released as a DVD at a later moment. Two tracks of the CD Gauchos were selected for the soundtrack of the documentary A MAO E A LUVA by Italian director Roberto Orazi (Lupin Film, Rome).

And Renato Borghetti is also actively securing the future of his instrument at home in Southern Brazil: at the end of 2010 the first diatonic accordion branded “Borghetti” left the recently founded FABRICA DE GAITEROS near Renato’s ranch – a project initiated not only to produce instruments but also to organize accordion courses for underprivileged children and young people.


18.03.11
Savigny-le-Temple (F), Espace Prévert
19.03.11 Zürich (CH), Casa da Musica
20.03.11 Kaiserslautern (D), Kammgarn
22.03.11 Lörrach (D), Burghof
23.03.11 Brüssel (B), Muziekpublique
24.03.11 Amsterdam (NL), Tropentheater
25.03.11 Utrecht (NL), RASA
26.03.11 Illkirch (F), Festival Le Printemps des Bretelles
27.03.11 Herdecke (D), Werner Richard Saal
28.03.11 Oldenburg (D), Theater Laboratorium
29.03.11 Hamburg (D), III&73
30.03.11 Roma (I), TBA
31.03.11 Pescara (I), Auditorium Flaiano
01.04.11 Dalmine BG (I), Teatro Civico
02.04.11 Bologna (I), Palazzo Comunale, Cappella Farnese
04.04.11 Wien (A), Konzerthaus

www.renatoborghetti.com.br
www.cultureworks.at
Information: Sabina Schebrak - office@cultureworks.at
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18e fête de l'accordéon diatonique - France

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
18e fête de l'accordéon [diatonique] les 2 & 3 avril 2011 en partenariat avec Planètes Musiques le festival des nouvelles musiques traditionnelles organisé par la Fédération des Associations de Musiques et Danses Traditionnelles (FAMDT) et la Maison de la musique de Nanterre.

Stages de musique avec:
Didier Laloy
Stéphane Milleret
Cyrille Brotto
Martin Coudroy
Bruno Le Tron
Yannick Guyader
Jean-Marc Rohart
Alexandre Donnard
Gaëlle Dos Santos.

Le répertoire latino sera cette année à l'honneur avec un stage animé par Roberto Santiago

Inscriptions
Les inscriptions se font de préférence en ligne, en suivant ce lien. Un système simple & convivial vous permet de dialoguer avec les organisateurs de la fête d l’accordéon, tout au long du processus d’inscription.

Attention : le nombre de participants par stage est limité. Votre inscription ne sera enregistrée qu'après acquittement du montant du stage.

Les modes de paiement (chèques, chèques vacances, virement, virement international) sont précisés dans le formulaire d’inscription.

Renseignements stage@diatotrad.fr 01 43 07 12 48 (ou 06 74 67 14 95 le soir)

Anmeldung für INZELL nicht vergessen! - Austria

by Werner Weibert
Auf www.harmonikaverband.at finden Sie die Ausschreibungen und alle Details.
NOCH HEUTE ANMELDEN !

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Festival de AccordeonSlag 2011, 31 Concerts - Netherlands

by Harley Jones
The Festival de AccordeonSlag has some 31 concerts including lots of our favorite instrument with artists such as:
Renato Borghetti Quartet (Brazil)
Ariel Hernandez Cuarteto (Argentina)
Deux Accords Diront (Netherlands)
Les Freres Tarzanelli
Duo Montanaro (Italy)
Reyes & Juglares del Vallenato (Columbia)
Riccardo Tesi & Maurizio Geri (Italy)
Triotonico - organetto players Riccardo Tesi, Filippo Gambetta, Simone Bottasso (Italy).

The schedule of concerts is:
vr 25 februari Aarschot - Gasthuisschuur Riccardo Tesi & Maurizio Geri
za 26 februari Moergestel - Den Boograard Riccardo Tesi & Maurizio Geri
zo 27 februari Belsele - ’t Ey www.tey.be Riccardo Tesi & Maurizio Geri
vr 11 maart Turnhout - CC De Warande Tuur Florizoone ihkv Accordeonweekend
za 12 maart Amsterdam - KIT Tropentheater Reyes y Juglares del Vallenato
zo 13 maart Utrecht - RASA Reyes y Juglares del Vallenato
vr 18 maart Malden - Accordeonmuseum 20.00 uur, e 7,50 Viaggio (olv Piet van Tienen)
za 19 maart Amsterdam - KIT Tropentheater Quarteto Ariel Hernández
do 24 maart Amsterdam - KIT Tropentheater Renato Borghetti Quartet
vr 25 maart Utrecht - RASA Renato Borghetti Quartet
vr 25 maart IJmuiden - Witte Theater Deux Accords Diront
vr 25 maart Tilburg - Paradox nog niet bekend...
za 26 maart Amsterdam - Muiderpoorttheater Schraapstaal | Les Frères Tarzanelli
za 26 maart Tilburg - Paradox Fateev, Soul, Ceumar | Gurzuf
zo 27 maart Tilburg - Paradox Over de Balk | Duo Montanaro-Cavez
di 29 maart Beusichem - Heerenlogement Frederik Caelen &The Pecans | Stanislav Jusufovic
vr 1 april Amsterdam - BC De Boomspijker Masterclass Tesi, Gambetta, Botasso
vr 1 april Amsterdam - Bethaniënklooster Triotonico
za 2 april Groningen - Theater De Oosterpoort Triotonico - Festival Trad-it!
zo 3 april Venlo - Theater De Maaspoort Triotonico

For further information email: albert@accordeonslag.nl

Comhaltas Skibbereen Féile Cheoil 2011, County Cork - Ireland

by Harley Jones
Comhaltas logo
Comhaltas is a non profit cultural movement with hundreds of branches, for the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.

The Skibbereen Féile Cheoil takes place on 6 March 2011 at Rossa College, Skibbereen, County Cork. Competitions are being held for age groups:

Competions and age groups are as follows:
1) Whistle:– U-8, U-9, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
2) Button Accordion:- U-10, U-12, U-14 U-16
3) Piano Accordion:- U-10, U-12, U-14 U-16
4) Fiddle:- U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
5) Concertina:- U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
6) Banjo:- U-10, U-12, U-16
7) Traditional Piano:- U-12, U-16
8) Flute:- U-12, U-16
9) Miscellaneous Instruments:- U-12, U-16 (e.g Uilleann Pipes, Mandolin, Mouth Organ, Melodic Guitar etc.)
10) English Singing:- U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
11) Irish Singing:- U-10, U-12, U-16 (Songs chosen must be of Irish character)
12) Storytelling/ Recitation:- U-10, U-12, U-16 (Poems chosen must be of Irish character)
13) Comhrá Gaeilge: U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
14) Duets:- U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16
15) Trio’s:- U-10, U-12, U-16 (melodic instruments only in Duets and Trio’s)
16) Group Singing/Ballad Group:- U-12, U-16 (3-5 members, max. 3 instruments per song)

For further information email: skibbereen@comhaltas.net

11th Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival St.Petersburg (FI) - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Markku Lepistö in March - Finland

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Markku Lepistö is one of the most respected Finnish folk accordionists with over 30 years of music career. His skills on both diatonic and chromatic accordions are recognized worldwide. At the moment, Markku is mostly involved with the successful Finnish accordion-bass-duo Lepistö & Lehti, trans-European accordion ensemble the Samurai, the Markku Lepistö Company and Doina Klezmer bands as well as his solo projects. In addition to Markku´s solo albums his playing can also be heard on many tracks by Finnish top artists.

In March he can be seen and heard:
Mar 8 (Doina Klezmer)
Helsinki, Finland- Korjaamo
Mar 9 (Doina Klezmer)
Helsinki, Finland- Korjaamo
Mar 10 (Doina Klezmer)
Helsinki, Finland- Korjaamo

More Information: markku@markkulepisto.com
http://www.markkulepisto.com

Andy Cutting in March - UK

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive perfomer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

Andy has been consistent musical force since he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella. As well as a thorough grounding in the English tradition, Andy's influences extend way beyond these isles, particularly to the music of Central France and to the storming Quebecois tradition.

These influences will be well-known to all those familiar with Andy's duo with English fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Chris Wood. Wood & Cutting became one of the most influential, and enduring duos on the scene; paving the way for the explosion of many of today's thrusting young newcomers.

Andy's commitment to, and sense of pride in traditional music, as well as his sensitivity and understanding of the form, has made him one of the folk scene's most wanted, playing with Kate Rusby, John McCusker and Under One Sky to name but a few.
There is also a growing demand for him to play outside this genre. He has recorded with Sting, John Illsley (Dire Straits), and was recently asked to join The Who for an acoustic concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

As well as his ongoing work with Chris, Andy is currently working with Martin Simpson, June Tabor and Blowzabella.
In March:
Mar 4, 2011 Kings Place, London, N1 9AG www.kingsplace.co.uk
Mar 13, 2011 Walthamstow Folk Club www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk
Mar 16, 2011 Ely Folk Club www.elyfolkclub.co.uk

Online translation and for information: andy@andy-cutting.co.uk or visit his website: http://www.andy-cutting.co.uk/

Northeast Concertina Workshop - USA

by Harley Jones
Northeast Concertina Workshop logoThe Button Box invites all concertina players to come to Sunderland, Massachusetts, on Saturday, April 9, 2011 for the 7th annual Northeast Concertina Workshop in Greenfield Massachusetts.

Workshop classes will be geared toward players of varied skill levels, beginner through to advanced, on anglo, English, and duet system concertinas.

Teaching in 2011 will be Rachel Hall, Mary Mac Namara, Aaron Marcus, Gene Murrow, Brian Peters, Chris Stevens, Ken Sweeney.

Registrations are open now. Phone: (413) 665-7793

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Controcanto....in Marzo/Aprile - Italia

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Ernesto VoeonaGruppo musicale presente già da vari anni sulla scena musicale piemontese, prima con una proposta più orientata verso il canto sociale, poi, negli ultimi anni, in seguito all’inserimento di nuovi elementi, dedicata specificamente al bal folk.
Il loro repertorio, sia vocale che strumentale, è vasto e articolato, centrato sulla musica occitana dei due versanti delle Alpi, ma con vari sconfinamenti verso la Bretagna, i paesi baschi o l’Europa dell’Est.
Il approccio nella riproposta di queste musiche è spontaneo e generoso, da veri amoureux della danza e del rapporto di scambio ed arricchimento reciproco che si crea con i ballerini

Li vedi e senti:
5 marzo BUTTIGLIERA alta via rosta bal folk dalle ore 16" Ricordando Armando"
2 APRILE MANTA presso gli Impianti sportivi ore 21
8 APRILE SCARNAFIGI presso Augustus ore 21
29 APRILE TORINO Via San Marino 10 cena dansoria

Per informazioni: annalocci@yahoo.it oppure http://www.controcanto.altervista.org/

Solo Zyedco Festival - Texas/USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Wayne ToupsOn March 12 – 13 the Solo Zyedco Festival will once again bring an anticipated 10,000 zydeco fans to Humble, Texas to enjoy a day of great music in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

The festival features the most popular zydeco bands from Texas and Louisiana performing more than 24 hours of music. The festival will also include vendor and exhibit booths, a children’s area for younger zydeco fans and a wide variety of delicious food to satisfy any appetite.

Picture right is Wayne Toups.

For further information email Troy Barrett: solozp@yahoo.com
solo zydeco artists

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


Nuovo CD: HERRIA/Kepa Junkera - SPAIN

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Kepa Junkera presents his new record HERRIA that includes 23 songs that has been recorded in New York, Oakland, Paris, Casablanca, Istanbul, Athens, Boise-Idaho, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Antonio-Texas, Hawaii and Bilbao. Maintaining the same outline with the two previous albums (ETXEA and KALEA) HERRIA is the climax of a unique project with a great repercussion as much as to a personal level as to a professional level.
ETXEA, KALEA and now are the three chapters of this giant-sized project in which we present today in its totality.

This project has the participation of over 280 musicians and singers of the whole world, as well as technicians, producers and many other persons that have formed numerous joined teams to achieve a goal, taking our identity wherever we have been somehow already present.

For Information: www.kepajunkera.com or info@kap-produkzioak.com

Brian Erickson – new CD “Cool Concertina” - USA

by Holda Paoletti-Kampl
Brian Erickson_Cool Concertina CdCool Concertina is a compilation of many jazz standards that Brian Erickson and his ensemble recorded in various studios across the United States,Canada and Europe.

Brian Erickson’s creative efforts have completed the unorthodox challenge of playing the concertina in a jazz setting, which, until Brian came along had been unfamiliar to this musical instrument.

On certain cuts ( “Air Mail Special” being one of them) Brian overdubs with additional concertina parts in order to demonstrate the possibilities of a concertina “Big Band.”


The fine rhythm section consists of Brian Benson (formerly of Chicago and one of the most sought after bass players in the international jazz scene.) And Dane Richeson (drums) a first class drummer and also percussion instructor/professor at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, USA.

For further information email: jazz.concertina@yahoo.com

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