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New Accordion Yellow Pages Site - World
Raimondas Sviackevicius Performances, Gaida - Lithuania
Friedrich Lips’ Tour in Siberia - Russia
Jeff Lisenby Eligible for Five Grammy Nominations - USA

Beltrami Accordion Festival, Aberdeen - UK
Richard Galliano and Michel Portal at the Wigmore Hall, London - UK
Kevin Solecki New CD, Pittsburgh – USA

Motion Trio Concert Schedule, Warsaw - Poland
NAO North West Championships, Fleetwood – UK
Tony Lovello Concert, Kentucky - USA
Pearl Fawcett-Adriano Concert, Leicester – UK
Yehuda Oppenheimer, Free Holiday Hymn - Israel
Italian-style Lunch Party, Wazemmes – France
Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Events 2008 – Finland
Marco Lo Russo Performances, Rome - Italy
Alexander Dmitriev - CD's & DVD

New Accordion Yellow Pages Site - World
Contributed by Harley Jones

The Accordion Yellow Pages has now been completely redesigned by Webmaster Roberto Zambelli to allow each person to add information or change their own information directly to the site. You are then asked to authenticate the information using your own email address for verification and your information is instantly online.

So please check your own information online that to make sure it is correct and updated.

The new Accordion Yellow Pages site offers free of charge listing for every type of service for accordionists. Unlike search engines (Google, Yahoo etc.), you do not need a website for accordionists to find and contact you.

The Accordion Yellow Pages site will very soon allow you to update your own listing to a Gold or Silver listing for a small extra cost, which will position you at the top of the search return. This is an ideal additional service for accordion related businesses wanting to be found on the internet.
Sebastiano Cali music catalog
Raimondas Sviackevicius Performances, Gaida - Lithuania
Contributed by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

After a succesful premiere of the first Lithuanian concerto for accordion and symphony orchestra Feliksas Bajoras’ ‘Promise’ (picture above) at the Gaida Festival, accordionist Raimondas Sviackevicius performed two concerts in another festival in Lithuania named ‘Muzikos Ruduo’ (Musical Autumn). He also has two more concert dates at this festival towards the end of November.

On November 20th in Kupiskis and 22nd in Rokiskis, Sviackevicius performed with the Backus/Sviackevicius/Mikeliunas Trio (picture above) - violin/accordion/cello - works by Lithuanian composers for trio, duo with cello and tape as well as some improvisations and the premiere of works by the Lithuanian composer Algimantas Raudonikis.

Raimondas Sviackevicius will perform a new work commisioned by the Lithuanian Accordion Association – ‘AKO-07’, a concerto for accordion and chamber orchestra, by Jurgis Juozapaitis (picture right) - on November 28th in Utena and 29th in Ziezmariai.

For further information email: sviackevicius@gmail.com
Gary Dahl esheet
Friedrich Lips’ Tour in Siberia - Russia
Contributed by Dr. Herbert Scheibenreif of Friedrich Lips Productions

Recently Friedrich Lips was touring Siberia, Russia, visiting among others such cities as Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk. He held master classes and gave solo recitals, his program including works by composers L. Boellmann, A. Cholminov, A. Khatchaturjan, S. Gubaidulina, A. Piazzolla, J. Strauss, and others. He also performed Piazzolla’s concerto ‘Aconcagua’ with chamber orchestra, which was very well acclaimed by the public.
Peter Piccini music
Jeff Lisenby Eligible for Five Grammy Nominations - USA
Contributed by Kevin Friedrich

Members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) are currently voting for the latest Grammy Award Nominations and among those being considered is Nashville accordionist Jeff Lisenby.

Jeff is eligible for nomination in five categories including:
* Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Field 10, Category 48)
117. "A Spy In Tortuga"
* Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (Field 10, Category 47)
139. "Twelve"
* Best Instrumental Composition (Field 23, Category 85)
244. "Solina"
* Best Instrumental Arrangement (Field 23, Category 86)
137. "Ring Of Fire"
* Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying A Vocalist (Field 23, Category 87)
017. "Bill Bailey" featuring Abby Burke

On Tuesday November 27 at 6:00 PM, Jeff will give a free CD release concert at Belmont University's Curb Cafe celebrating the release of his first solo jazz album ‘A Spy in Tortuga’, where Jeff will perform tunes from the CD with a full band and special guest vocalists Jaclyn Brown and Abby Burke. The CD is available online including sound samples.

Charnwood Graded Music
Beltrami Accordion Festival, Aberdeen - UK
Contributed by Romano Viazzani

Norman English (picture left), Manager of Pianos and Keyboards at Bruce Millers Music Store, Aberdeen, visited the Aberdeen Arts Centre earlier this year. Nothing strange about that you may think! However Norman’s attention was less focused on the stage and more on the great acoustics and ambience of this intimate theatre.

Norman said, “It struck me immediately that it would make a great venue for an accordion festival”, and within two weeks of that visit he had booked the theatre for October 21st, confirmed local artistes and set about obtaining the services of two international class accordionists, Mauro Carra (picture right), from Italy, and Emir Bosnjak, a Bosnian artiste who is in great demand for recitals and concerts through out the world.

Having previously hosted a performance by Mauro within Bruce Millers that was very warmly received, Norman felt strongly that the public would again welcome an opportunity to experience accordion playing taken to a new dimension. On that occasion the audience was delighted by the quality sounds from the hand made Beltrami accordion that Mauro was demonstrating. Norman compered the Arts Centre event and delighted the crowd with his own interpretation of the ‘Dark Island’ and ‘Nut Rocker’.

Sadly, Emir’s performance at the festival was called off at the last minute due to ill health. However Mauro’s talent and wonderful choice of music brought gasps from the audience and tumultuous applause. He again held the enthralled audience in the palm of his hand.

On the bill alongside the international performers were local talents accordionists Gordon Middler and Tom Orr (both picture above), and singer Lauren Hart (picture right). Lauren, who this year performed at the Edinburgh Festival, sang Italian Arias and traditional Burns songs, which were very well received, and Anne Deans ably accompanied her.

Representing up and coming young musicians was Craig Patton (picture left), Under 16 Scottish Champion. Craig demonstrated his accordion skills admirably and his personality also shone through. The audience were also privileged to have Ian Middler, accompanied by his son, Gordon, Tom Orr and Duncan Christie. Ian sang a selection of Scottish songs and contributed to the variety in the show.

The packed evening demonstrated the versatility of accordions with a mixture of traditional Scottish, popular and classical pieces.
The program of singing and playing had something to offer amateur and professional musicians alike and those who simply appreciate others talent and enjoy family entertainment in comfortable surroundings. The impromptu rendition of ‘O Sole Mio’, by Lorenzo, one of the group of Italian visitors over for the festival, was a perfect finale.
John MacDonald CD's
Richard Galliano and Michel Portal at the Wigmore Hall, London - UK
Contributed by Romano Viazzani

November 20th was a special night indeed at the Wigmore Hall where we were treated to a feast of extemporisation from two masters of their art form. Richard Galliano has drawn on his Classical, Jazz, Musette and Tango influences to create his own truly unique sound. A multi-instrumentalist, Michel Portal, who not only played clarinet, bass clarinet and soprano saxophone but bandoneon, too, joined him on stage.

The repertoire consisted of some of Galliano’s own compositions like ‘Tango pour Claude’ and ‘Viaggio’, several of Astor Piazzolla’s compositions including ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Libertango’ as well as a beautifully improvised ‘Indifference’ (Colombo/Murena) duet on accordion and bandoneon. The Wigmore Hall, now getting in the habit of hosting accordionists, was full to the brim. After the concert a group of students from the Royal Academy of Music and myself went backstage to congratulate Galliano on his splendid performance. He is an accordion superstar who draws in audiences by the thousand. Power to his bellow-shaking elbow!

Photo: From Left to Right: Romano Viazzani, Royal Academy students Ksenija Sidorova, Franko Bosac, Richard Galliano, Naomi McClean, Rafal, and accordionist Nikolai Ryskov.
An A to Z of the Accordion
Kevin Solecki New CD, Pittsburgh – USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Kevin Solecki has released his second CD, ‘Solecktive Sounds!’, featuring Polish, Slovenian, French, Italian, Irish, Eastern and Standard style polkas and waltzes, two accordion novelties and a tango.

’Solecktive Sounds’ features 14 guest musicians, including accordionists Julien Labro and Mike Zawojsky. The 19 tracks include: ’ Accordion A Go Go’ - (Polish), Jolly Caballero’ (Novelty), ‘Fiore D'Abruzzo- (Italian), ‘La Cumparsita’ (Tango), ‘Irish Polka Medley’ (Irish), ‘Barbara Polka’ (Standard), ‘Hot Points’ (Novelty), and ‘Polish Polka Medley’ (Polish).

Kevin Solecki has performed all over the USA, and toured internationally in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Europe. He has also done numerous radio and television shows, and had the opportunity to perform at some of America’s top polka festivals, state fairs, county fairs, hotels, and cruise ships.

For further information email: kevinpolkacd@aol.com
Accordion Repairs Made Easy

Finland Recordings
Motion Trio Concert Schedule, Warsaw - Poland
Contributed by Rob Howard

The Motion Trio, an accordion trio founded in 1996, are Janusz Wojtarowicz, Pawel Baranek, and Marcin Galazyn. Their leader, Janusz Wojtarowicz, composes most of the group’s repertoire.

Motion Trio has recorded five albums – ‘Cry’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Play-station’, ‘Live in Vienna - Sacrum & Profanum’ and ‘METROPOLIS’. The group was honored in France with the ‘Gus Viseur’ award in 2005, and their international reputation includes performances in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Canada, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA, Hungary and Italy.

Future concert dates include:

November 23rd – Greifswald, Germany
24th - Kulturverein Lasterbach, Elsoff
25th - Langenselbold Schloss
December 11th – Briancon, France
12th – Nice
14th – Nanterre
January 6th – Udine, Italy
13th – Carnegie Hall, New York, USA
April 28th – Bourges, France
29th – Alencon
May 17th – Arras
23rd - Strasbourg

For further information email: marcin@akordeonus.com
Accordion Jazz Chords book - Norbert Seidel
NAO North West Championships, Fleetwood – UK
Contributed by Gina Brannelli

The National Accordion Organisation’s North West Championships take place at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood, Lancashire, on Sunday November 25th. Organised by Gina Brannelli, the adjudicators are Fred Parnell, Raymond Bodell, Samantha Catling, Wendy Farran and Ken Farran.

Prestigious Challenge awards include ‘The Fisherman's Friend’ "Eros" Challenge Award, ‘The Les Dawson Show business Award’, ‘The Rudi Mancini’ top accordion soloist award, and International Awards: ‘The Maestro Gervasio Marcosignori Award’, ‘The Maestro Bio Boccosi Strumenti e Musica International Award’, ‘Adamo Volpi Challenge Award’ – Italy, and ‘The Paul Pasquale  'Concerto' Award’ – USA.

The festival concludes with an evening concert starring Grant ‘Yogi’ Martin, from New Zealand, Blackpool’s Julie Langton, the contest winners plus a guest accordion orchestra.

The weekend also known as the Blackpool and Wyre Accordion Festival, includes competitive sections for keyboard, piano, guitar and voice.

For further information email: accordions@btinternet.com
Edition Harmonia music catalog
Tony Lovello Concert, Kentucky - USA
Contributed by Rob Howard

Tony Lovello, sometimes called ‘The Liberace of the Accordion’, is in concert at Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday November 27th, 7pm.

Famous for his bellow shakes, glissandos, and rapid runs, Tony Lovello’s lively and upbeat style has made him a crowd pleaser for five decades.

Pearl Fawcett-Adriano Concert, Leicester – UK
Contributed by Rob Howard

Accordionist Pearl Fawcett-Adriano is the guest at the Soar Valley Accordion Club, Rothley Village Hall, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7PR, on Saturday November 24th, 8pm. The organiser is David Price.
The Ins and Outs of the Accordion
Yehuda Oppenheimer, Free Holiday Hymn - Israel
Contributed by Harley Jones

From December 4th to 12th, there will be the Jewish Chanuka Festival. Yehuda Oppenheimer has published the main hymn of this festival, which is called Maoz Zur, and he is offering this eSheet music free to any who email for it.

This arrangement by Yehuda Oppenheimer is very easy but also very glorious (festive) hymn. To enjoy the fine music, email: MusicForAccordion@yahoo.com for a copy to be emailed to you.
The International Trio - CD
Italian-style Lunch Party, Wazemmes – France
Contributed by Rob Howard

Communique et dossier de presse Auberge Italienne 3 (Message volontairement redige sans accents)

Avec l Auberge Italienne numero 3 creee par L institut culturel Italien, le consulat d Italie et l association Culture et Flonflons Flandres avec le soutien de la ville de Lille, l Italie s installe au cœur de Lille - le dimanche 9 decembre 2007.


A l initiative de l Institut Culturel Italien qui en a confie la conception et la realisation a Culture et Flonflons Flandres, les editions 2005 et 2006 de l Auberge Italienne ont ete une grande reussite. Ce repas convivial agremente de concerts et d animations (tombola, scopa) assorties de nombreux lots se passe a la Maison Folie de Wazemmes, partenaire de l operation.

Le principe est simple, on est a l approche de Noel, c est l epoque du panettone et des clementines, on y ajoute la charcuterie et la pasta, il vino rosso, la musica italiana, et avanti pour le regal et la fete a l italienne.

MAISON FOLIE DE WAZEMMES – 70 rue des Sarrazins – Lille

For further information email: communication@wazemmeslaccordeon.com
Bernadette Conlon CD's
Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Events 2008 – Finland
Contributed by Rob Howard

The next Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival will be organised from June 24th to 29th 2008. The Accordion Cruise will depart on March 2nd 2008, from Turku Harbour to Baltic Sea and Sweden.

For further information email: juhlat@satahamesoi.fi
Gary Daverne, CD's & music catalog
Marco Lo Russo Performances, Rome - Italy
Contributed by Rob Howard

On November 27th, 28th and 29th, at 10.30pm, accordionist Marco Lo Russo performs on the program ‘Mediterraneo d'europa’, on Vatican Television, available via SKY 801.

Marco Lo Russo (http://www.romanotizie.it/spip.php?article6035) performs a solo concert on December 1st, 6.30pm, at St. Andrew’s Church, Rome, organised by the association Amici Della Musica (President: Ennio Morricone).

For further information email: juhlat@satahamesoi.fi
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  Révision faite par Alessandro Mugnoz
Boite à Musique par Vladimir Sidorov (bayan)
Yehuda Oppenheimer music catalog & CD's

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MusicForAccordion.com site releases 2 new music of 'Jocelyn' and 'El Chocolo'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
Karthause Schmuelling Musik and Media
Herbert Scheibenreif Production releases 2 new music of 'Kasatchok' and 'Gopak'. Samples of the music are available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
James P.  O'Brien music catalog
Peter Piccini - accordionist, composer, arranger, performer, releases 2 new works for accordion available for purchase online. 'Latin Tango', 'Splendid Waltz'. Samples of theses music are available on the site. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
Yuri Medianik CD's
Visit Viatcheslav Semionov site for xmas special.
Titano Accordion Company
Visit Friedrich Lips site for xmas special.
Deffner Music catalog
A new site selling a CD titled "A Spy In Tortuga" with sound samples. Music recorded by Jeff Lisenby of USA. Purchase online.
Paul Chamberlain
Yehuda Oppenheimer release 1 arrangement of 'Tango'. Sample of the music is available online. The music is in eSheet format, able to be emailed to your computer. Purchase with credit card.
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