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Diatonic News - Feb-2016
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Highlights

What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International
Unique, 'Original Harmonicas' for Tchaikovsky Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Russia
Multimedia Diatonic Accordion Online Course - Worldwide/Italy
XVIII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, Kokkola – Finland
Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich
2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, 14 to 22 August 2016, Ennis - Ireland
17. Akkordeonfestival in Wien - Österreich
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh Festival - Ireland

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

Winter Festival 2016 - USA
Stage d'improvisation musicale - France
Mundharmonika-Reparatur-Workshop - Trossingen/Deutschland
Mundharmonika "Bass und Akkord" für Einsteiger - Trossingen/Deutschland
Mehrstimmiges Spielen in der Gruppe mit chrom. Mundharmonika, Bass- und Akkordmundharmonika - DEUTSCHLAND
Concertina Cruinniú 2016 - Ireland
Video: Inside Diatonic Accordion, Music by Andrej Gropajc - Slovenia
Folk At The Riverside - Suffolk/UK
AKKORDEON – & HARMONIKAWORKSHOP - Austria
Concertina Repair Workshop with Stephen Chambers - Ireland
Workshop mit Franziska Hatz - Vienna/Austria
12. Schwäbisches Harmonika-Seminar - Deutschland
Workshop "Come and Join the Band" - IP6 8AE/UK
WellMed Network Dr. David Champion and Flaco Jimenez - USA
The Gathering Workshops for diatonic accordion and concertina - Ireland
Winter-Wandel-Trekharmonika-Weekeinde - Netherlands
Workshop with Jesse Lége - Montpelier/USA
Noel Hill - Concertina Masterclasses - Ireland

Future events / Concerts

Sharon Shannon & Alan Connor Concerts, Paris - France
Danças Ocultas Concert - Québec/Canada
Video: Dwight 'Black Cat' Carrier & The Ro' Dog - San Diego/USA
AKKORDEONFESTIVAL LOUNGE - Vienna/Austria
Didier Laloy and Kathy Adam en Fevrier 2016 - Belgium
Video: Geno Delafose 4th Feb 2016 Rock n'Bowl New Orleasn - USA
SOYKA/STIRNER - TANZEN ZWEI MIT TANZ ZWEI - Wien/Österreich
Lil Wayne & Same Ol' Two Step - Louisiana/USA

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

DVD "L'air et le Geste" Stéphane Milleret & Norbert Pignol - France
CD "Mountain Man" - Andreas Gabalier/Österreich
CD "Home sweet home" Andreas Gabalier - Österreich
Andrea Capezzuoli e Compagnia CD VIVO - Italia
Video: Folk trio Granny's Attic

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Highlights


What Are You Doing For World Accordion Day? - International

by Harley Jones
What 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.

Unique, 'Original Harmonicas' for Tchaikovsky Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Russia

by Diatonic News
Thanks to the initiative of Yulia Amerikova and Alexander Selivanov, there was a significant event for accordion, 17th January in the Big Hall of Perm Philharmonic and 20th January in the Concert Hall of Tchaikovsky in Moscow, when the audiences were able to listen to the Orchestral Suite No. 2 by Tchaikovsky with 'Original Harmonicas'.

The 'Orchestral Suite No. 2’ is unique because in the third part – ‘Scherzo Burlesque’ – the composer for the first time in history, used diatonic harmonicas (in E) within a symphony score.

Because of a special request by Alexander Selivanov, the Scandalli Factory in Italy manufactured a set of four matching harmonicas exactly to authentic specifications.

The 4 diatonic accordions were played by famous Moscow accordionists and international competition winners (picture above) of Sergey Osokin, Yulia Amerikova, Maria Vlasova and Alexander Selivanov. Middle of the picture is the conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is also the Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic.

These two performances took place within the philharmonic subscription concerts "Tribute to P.I. Tchaikovsky" by the legendary State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”.

The artistic director of the Svetlanov Orchestra, renowned conductor Vladimir Jurowski, supported the idea to use authentic instruments and was very pleased with the musical result.

This was the first time since the Tchaikovsky period, that instruments as conceived by the composer have been used. Up to now, modern concert accordions have been used and using original harmonicas has created a fundamental difference in articulation and also a special timbre.

The original harmonicas aroused great interest from both the conventional and professional members of the audience and the experiment was recognized as very successful because of adding new coloring and originality to the orchestral sound.

One of the musicians attending the concert in Moscow said that he finally understood why Tchaikovsky used harmonicas in the symphony score and, in his opinion, it was a brilliant godsend of the great composer!

Multimedia Diatonic Accordion Online Course - Worldwide/Italy

by Diatonic News
Gianni Ventola DaneseThe Italian Accordion Academy (Accademia del Mantice) is an Italian association exclusively concerned with education on diatonic accordion and its repertory around the world.

Recently, the Academy has released the first diatonic accordion on-line course, organized through user-friendly online lessons held by Gianni Ventola Danese, one of the most representative Italian diatonic accordion players.

The Italian Accordion Academy (Accademia del Mantice) thought to those who, having no time or opportunity to find a peofessional diatonic accordion teacher in their city, they want to play the accordion acquiring step by step both a correct setting-out and a wide repertoire of international diatonic accordion tunes.

Italian
Non hai mai suonato e vuoi iniziare? Sai già suonare ma vuoi arricchire il tuo repertorio e perfezionarti sotto la guida di un maestro professionale?

L'Accademia del Mantice ha pensato a quanti, non avendo il tempo o la possibilità di trovare un insegnante di organetto nella propria città, desiderano imparare acquisendo passo dopo passo non solo una corretta impostazione ma anche un repertorio eterogeneo.

Vuoi saperne di più?/Do you want to know more?
Visit:
http://www.organetto.name

XVIII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, Kokkola – Finland

by Raimo Vertainen
XVIII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival header
Laitit ja PaalanenRaimo VertainenVideo: Janne Åström & Bengan Janson promote the Kokkola Winter Festival

The 18th Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival takes place from February 14th to 21st. The accordion will ring out all around the city as in years past — in concert halls, on the streets and in the marketplace. Picture right festival director Raimo Vertainen.

Artists appearing include: Kimmo Pohjonen, Trio Fratres, Viivi Maria Saarenkylä, Hannu Ilmolahti, Tallari, Vörå Player’s Club, Bengan Janson& Janne Åström from Sweden and the renowned juggler duo from France Jerome Thomas and Jean-Francois Baez.

The final concert has become a festival tradition with a Grand Performance Concert by the tango orchestra Guardia Nueva which will feature soloists Teemu Roivainen and Saara Aalto.

Kokkola Winter Accordion is a festival for the whole family and takes place in Kokkola and Pietarsaari.

Come and enjoy the festival!

For further for information email: raimo.vertainen@pp.inet.fi
Kokkola performers montage

Steirisch aufg'spielt - Österreich

by Werner Weibert
Online translation

2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, 14 to 22 August 2016, Ennis - Ireland

by Harley Jones
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Video 1: Shandrum Céilí Band (Senior Céilí Band Winners) &The Killavil Set
Video 2: Four Winds &The Rollicking Boys Around Tandragee Set
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireannVideos above from 2015:
Video 1: Shandrum Céilí Band (Senior Céilí Band Winners) &The Killavil Set
Video 2: Four Winds &The Rollicking Boys Around Tandragee Set

2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireannFleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the largest showcase of Irish Traditional Arts at which for one week every August, the very best of traditional talent from all over Ireland and the world comes together to meet.

Some super impressive statistics of this huge event that features accordion so much as soloist and in so many groups.

Some 350,000 attendees from around the world, over 20,000 musicians, 1,500 dedicated volunteers, 190 competitions, all packed into 8 days.

Ennis has twice been home to this huge event and both occasions are regarded as very successful milestones. This will be another huge celebration of traditional Irish music.

17. Akkordeonfestival in Wien - Österreich

by Diatonic News
Friedl PreislAN ZAHLREICHEN RENOMMIERTEN VERANSTALTUNGSORTEN IN WIEN


FESTIVALINFO:
http://www.akkordeonfestival.at
Tel.: 0043 (0) 676 512 91 04


FESTIVALLEITUNG: Friedl Preisl

KARTENVORVERKAUF ab 01.12.15:
Tickets direkt vom Veranstalter unter http://www.akkordeonfestival.at

Im Vorverkauf in allen Filialen der BANK AUSTRIA
In allen Vorverkaufsstellen von TICKET ONLINE http://www.ticketonline.at, Tel. (01)88 0 88.
In allen Vorverkaufsstellen von ÖSTERREICH TICKET http://www.oeticket.com, Tel. (01) 96096
Vorverkauf (ab 20.01.16) auch im ÖSTERR. VOLKSLIEDWERK,
(Mo, Fr: 11-14h, Di-Mi: 9-17h, Do: 9-19h),
1010 Wien, Operngasse 6, (01) 512 63 35-0

FESTIVALPASS:
Direkt vom Veranstalter unter http://www.akkordeonfestival.at
und im Vorverkauf in allen Filialen der BANK AUSTRIA: € 99.- für fünf Veranstaltungen freier Wahl,
übertragbar.

Bitte melden Sie sich bis spätestens sieben Tage vor der gewünschten Vorstellung unter
friedl@akkordeonfestival.at oder +43 676 512 91 04) an und kommen Sie bis spätestens 30 Minuten vor Vorstellungsbeginn, da sonst kein Sitzplatz garantiert werden kann.

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh Festival - Ireland

by Diatonic News
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.

The next Scoil Cheoil will run from Wednesday the 17th to Sunday the 21st of February, 2016 with 25 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 will feature performances from many musicians including Paddy & Kevin Glacken, Dermot Byrne, Florian Blanke, Róisín Ní Mhainín, Aoife & Deirdre Granville, Noel Battle & Róisín Broderick, Paul McGrattan and Clare Egan. 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).

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is also delighted to have the opportunity to invite musicians from all over Ireland 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

www.scoilcheoil.com

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


Winter Festival 2016 - USA

by Diatonic News
Feb. 18-21, 2016

Winter is cold in Vermont! The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture will heat things up by hosting the 6th annual ‘Spice on Snow’ Winter Music, Food and Dance Festival February 18th-21st, 2016. This festival is essential to winter in the community, powering through the darkest days, as well as a fantastic celebration of all the year-round at the Summit School. $7500 need to be raised to bring these artists to Montpelier. This is only a portion of the festival budget, but with the visitors help, high quality performers will come to be part.

In appreciation of any donation, tickets are offered to festival shows, festival passes and other Spice on Snow surprises.
This is the link to help: http://igg.me/at/spiceonsnow/x/12864032

http://summitschool.wix.com/summitschool

This year, there is a new selection of nationally known performers to our small capitol city of Montpelier to teach workshops and play concerts throughout the weekend; featured artists include: Foghorn Stringband (high energy old-time music from Portland, Oregon), Cajun Country Revival (featuring duo, Joel Savoy and Jesse Lege, plus members of Foghorn Stringband), Corey Porche (Cajun/Zydeco dance and Creole culture), and the Sweetback Sisters (authentic honky-tonk and close harmonies by Emily Miller and Zara Bode). The festival also features Cajun food by Chef Bill Koucky, a special performance by Young Traditions Touring group, square dancing and contra dancing, and other performances by local Vermont bands. Celebrating the winter with dances, food, music workshops, and concerts.

Stage d'improvisation musicale - France

by Diatonic News
Les stages du 21 au 27 février 2016

à la MFR - La Grive à Bourgoin-Jallieu (38)
avec
Jérémie Mignotte – Stéphane Milleret
Norbert Pignol – Patrick Reboud
Christophe Sacchettini – Jean-Pierre Sarzier

Ce stage est ouvert à tous les instrumentistes venant de tous les horizons musicaux. Il sera animé par six musiciens professionnels autour d’un programme commun, adapté selon les niveaux des participants, répartis en trois groupes tout au long de la semaine :

groupe 1 : initiation, découverte – groupe 2 : approfondissement – groupe 3 : master-class.

Pour savoire plus: http://stagemydriase.jimdo.com/stage-d-improvisation-musicale/

Mundharmonika-Reparatur-Workshop - Trossingen/Deutschland

by Diatonic News
So | 06.03.2016 | 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss: (Fr) 19.02.2016
(max. Teilnehmerzahl 10 Personen)

Mit: Gaby Hand
Thema: 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.

Seminargebühr: € 30.–

Info:www.hohner-konservatorium.de

Mundharmonika "Bass und Akkord" für Einsteiger - Trossingen/Deutschland

by Diatonic News
Birgit KaeferBrigitte BurgbacherFr | 04.03.2016 | 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss: (Fr) 19.02.2016
(max. Teilnehmerzahl 12 Personen)

mit Brigitte Burgbacher und Birgit Käfer

Voraussetzungen: Mitnahme des eigenen Instrumentes. Theoretische und Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich.

Thema: Grundkenntnisse des Bass und Akkordspiels.
Ziel: Haltung und Ansatz mit verschiedenen Spielübungen
Seminargebühr: € 45.–

Info und Anmeldung: www.hohner-konservatorium.de

Mehrstimmiges Spielen in der Gruppe mit chrom. Mundharmonika, Bass- und Akkordmundharmonika - DEUTSCHLAND

by Diatonic News
Harmonicamento
Sa | 05.03.2016 | 09.00 - 12.30 und 14.00 - 17.30 Uhr
So | 06.03.2016 | 09.00 - 12.30 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss: (Fr) 19.02.2016
Dozententeam: Mundharmonikaquartett „Harmonicamento“: www.harmonicamento.

Mit: Brigitte Burgbacher/Kathrin Gass/Birgit Käfer/Gerhard
Müller (Anzahl der Dozenten richtet sich nach der Teilnehmerzahl)
Voraussetzungen: Spielerische Vorkenntnisse. Vorhandene Notenkenntnisse sind von Vorteil! Mitzubringen ist ein eigener Notenständer.

Thema: Im Seminar werden Sie verschiedene, mehrstimmige Arrangements unter Einbindung von Bass- und Akkordinstrumenten kennenlernen.
Beim Spielen in der Gruppe erfahren Sie Neues über die musikalischen Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten und die damit verbundenen technischen Elementen.

Seminargebühr: € 60.–

Anmeldung: www.hohner-konservatorium.de

Concertina Cruinniú 2016 - Ireland

by Diatonic News
The 4th Annual Concertina Cruinniú
will take place on
12th, 13th & 14th February 2016.

The Concertina Cruinniú is an annual community,
non-commercial event organised by Oidhreacht an
Chláir to promote the musical and cultural heritage of
Clare.


Contact
eolas@oac.ie
or
065-7085785.

For more Information about all the programm, reservation, registrationl view the below listed website:

http://oac.ie/site/sites/default/files/media/CC%20brouchure%202016.pdf

Video: Inside Diatonic Accordion, Music by Andrej Gropajc - Slovenia

by Harley Jones
We often wonder what is happening in the accordion when we are playing, what is hidden in it, how does it all work? Hence the idea to try to capture on video and show the inside of the accordion and what is happening while you play.

Published on Sep 1, 2015
Music title: Po hitrih poteh.
Players: Andrej Gropajc, Diatonic accordion: Beltuna Alpstar IVDR (LUPINC)
Guitar: Jani Rednak
Bass: Jani Rednak

Sponsors:
Beltuna Accordions, Inmuzik and Kleva Films.

Folk At The Riverside - Suffolk/UK

by Diatonic News
Paul ScourfieldSaturday 6 February 2016 10:00 - 11.00
Workshop 1: English Dance Music: Tunes of George Watson (improvers) with Dave Shepherd

Workshop 2: Playing for English Ceilidhs (beginners) with Paul Scourfield

11:30 - 12:30
Workshop 3: English Dance Music: The East Anglian Repertoire (Beginners) with Dave Shepherd

Workshop 4: Playing for Englidh Ceilidhs (improvers) with Paul Scourfield

3:00 - 6:00pm Concert in Main Hall
Paul Scourfield, Dave Shepherd, East Creek Union, Where's Spot, Alice Martin, Old School Rapper

Information:
Contact Mike and Sue Lawrence
mikelawrence@suffolkfolk.co.uk
Rose Cottage, 38 Front Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk IP14 5RY - phone 01449 766747

http://suffolkfolk.co.uk/riverside.php

AKKORDEON – & HARMONIKAWORKSHOP - Austria

by Diatonic News
Christian HartlDatum - Saturday, 20.02.2016
Beginn: 15:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Workshop mit CHRISTIAN HARTL (AT)

Die Steirische Harmonika – Atmen mit der Hand
Der Workshop mit dem steirischen Musikanten Christian Hartl (Hartl Musi, Rougler, D.A.C.) ist sowohl für Anfänger als auch für Fortgeschrittene auf der Steirischen Harmonika geeignet.
Er reicht von ersten Übungen, über die Verbesserung der technischen Fertigkeiten am Instrument bis hin zur Liedbegleitung, Improvisation und Repertoirekunde der alpenländischen Volksmusik.

Teilnahmegebühr: EUR 40,00

Kontakt/Anmeldung/Ort:
Österreichisches Volksliedwerk, Operngasse 6, 1010 Wien
office@volksliedwerk.at, www.volksliedwerk.at
+43/1/512 6335

Concertina Repair Workshop with Stephen Chambers - Ireland

by Diatonic News
SUNDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Concertina repair & maintenance with Stephen
Chambers.
Venue: Central Hotel, Main St.
Admission €5. Free for registered students.

Stephen Chambers will be available on Saturday
13th, from 11am - 5.30pm
in the Music Makers of West Clare
to consult about concertinas and to carry out running repairs in addition to workshop on Sunday 14th.

BOOKING and further details:
eolas@oac.ie
or
065-7085785.
http://oac.ie/site/sites/default/files/media/CC%20brouchure%202016.pdf

Workshop mit Franziska Hatz - Vienna/Austria

by Diatonic News
Franziska HatzAkkordeon für blutige AnfängerInnen

„Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit“ ist das Credo von Franziska Hatz (Das Großmütterchen Hatz Salon Orkestar, Karat Apart) beim Kennenlernen eines Instruments.
AnfängerInnen können hier lustvoll ein erstes Gefühl für das Instrument entwickeln.

Teilnahmegebühr: EUR 40,00

Kontakt/Anmeldung/Ort:
Österreichisches Volksliedwerk, Operngasse 6, 1010 Wien
office@volksliedwerk.at, www.volksliedwerk.at
+43/1/512 6335

12. Schwäbisches Harmonika-Seminar - Deutschland

by Diatonic News
Thomas GeyerVon 18. bis 20. März 2016 sind alle Interessierten zum 12. Schwäbischen Harmonika-Seminar nach Krumbach eingeladen.
Bekannte Musikanten und Lehrer aus der Volksmusik geben gerne Ihr Wissen weiter, folgende Ziele sollen im Einzelunterricht verwirklicht werden:
•Kennenlernen des Instruments
•Erlernen der Spieltechniken (Fingersatz ...)
•Ausprobieren des freien Spiels (ohne Griffschrift-Notation)
•freies Zusammenspiel (Begleiten ….)
•... und natürlich: Spaß am Musizieren zu finden!

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

Das Seminar ist auf 60 Teilnehmer begrenzt. Es wird empfohlen sich rechtzeitig anzumelden, denn die Plätze werden entsprechend der Reihenfolge der Anmeldungen vergeben.

Das gemütliche Beisammensein nach dem Unterricht soll natürlich auch nicht zu kurz kommen.

http://www.ziach-seminar.de/krumbach.html

Workshop "Come and Join the Band" - IP6 8AE/UK

by Diatonic News
7.30pm every 2nd Thursday of the month. This Workshop is held at The Ark, King William Street, Needham Market IP6 8AE.
Suffolk has a long history of traditional music and Suffolk Folk aim to keep it that way! We run a monthly workshop aimed at bridging the gap between playing at home and in public sessions. It also gives participants the experience of playing together as a band.

The workshops are designed to attract all age groups from youngsters upwards and all acoustic instruments able to play in the keys of D and G.

The music workshops are designed to help people become more confident playing traditional music socially, and are aimed at Beginners and Improvers. The tunes are played at a pace slow enough so that everyone can join in. They also cover playing as a band, helping with arrangements, harmonies/counter melodies and other dark mysteries.

The workshop is run by Suffolk Folk's Maggie Moore and Stan Bloor who play together in the folk band Pluck 'n' Squeeze. The cost is £2 and Suffolk Folk members get a 25% discount!

For more details drop email: maggie@suffolkfolk.co.uk
http://suffolkfolk.co.uk/workshops.html

WellMed Network Dr. David Champion and Flaco Jimenez - USA

by Harley Jones
Flaco Jimenez
Conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez is nearing his 77th birthday. While his calendar is still full — packed with fan appearances, award shows, charity benefits, music festivals and interviews — his accordion doesn’t get played as much these days.

After back surgery, a fall that resulted in a broken hip, and a subsequent fall that broke multiple ribs, Flaco is under doctor’s orders to “take it easy” and “slow down.” That means slowing down on performing and touring, and focusing on recovery.

Flaco Jiminez career with the renowned groups the Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven includes five Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys, a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, multiple Tejano Music Awards, 13 albums and thousands of sold-out shows.

His latest non-musical endeavor is sharing his healthcare journey as a paid spokesman for WellMed. Flaco is a patient in the WellMed Network with Dr. David Champion as his primary care provider. WellMed is a 25-year-old healthcare company, best known for its WellMed primary care clinics in Texas and Florida.

Flaco signed a waiver regarding patient confidentiality in agreeing to have Dr. Champion share his healthcare story and together they are working to promote WellMed.

The Gathering Workshops for diatonic accordion and concertina - Ireland

by Diatonic News
Paudie o'connorBryan O’LearyThe Gathering Festival plays host to numerous music workshops throughout the festival. These workshops have been a fixture at The Gathering Festival for many years, and help players improve their skills with some of the best tutors around. With intermediate and advanced available for a range of instruments.

The Gathering 2016 tutors for the instrument masterclasses include Noel Hill, Matt Cranitch, Connie O’Connell, Orlaith McAuliffe, Billy Clifford, Paudie O’Connor, Bryan O’Leary, Johnny Ringo McDonagh.

For more detailed information view:

http://thegathering.ie/workshops/

Winter-Wandel-Trekharmonika-Weekeinde - Netherlands

by Diatonic News
Mark Söhngenworkshop with Mark Söhngen
20-22 februari 2015
Berg en Dal (Nijmegen)

Mark geeft de workshop. Een gevoelige mineurwals, een sensuele tango, een lome blues of een swingende polka?De juiste noten spelen is één ding, maar hoe krijg je zo'n melodie dan al naar gelang gevoelig of sensueel of loom of swingend fris? Mijn oma zei het al : "C'est le ton qui fait la musique ".
Daarom: we gaan in deze workshop kijken hoe je van noten muziek kan maken: hoe maak je een toon, hoe zet je 'm in, hou je 'm aan of niet, kort, lang, zacht, hard, hoe gebruik je je balg, de adem immers van je trekharmonika en wanneer precies. Waar laat je je vingers en je voeten en hoe schakel je (voor een stukje) je verstand uit en (helemaal) je gevoel in.
We gaan dit doen in C/F en evt. G/C aan de hand van een paar mooie, gevoelige, sensuele, lome en swingende melodieën uit het rijke repertoire (en dat is vaak meer dan je denkt) waaruit we als trekharmonikaspeler kunnen kiezen, van middeleeuwen via balfolk tot popmuziek aan toe.

http://www.marksohngen.nl

Workshop with Jesse Lége - Montpelier/USA

by Diatonic News
Jesse LégeJesse Lége of Cajun Country Revival
will hold a Workshop
for Cajun Accordion
on:
Saturday, 20t of February 2016
during the Spice on Snow Festival
in Montpelier, Bethany Church.

http://www.summit-school.org


If you want to subscribe - pls contact:
http://summitschool.wix.com/summitschool#!winterfestival/c10pc

Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture
Phone: 802-917-1186

E-mail: director@summit-school.org

Noel Hill - Concertina Masterclasses - Ireland

by Diatonic News
Noel Hill
SATURDAY, 13 FEBRUARY

Classes for all grades, beginner, intermediate and
advanced at National School, Mullagh Rd.
Including:
· ADULT-ONLY BEGINNERS CLASS.
· MASTER CLASS WITH NOEL HILL.
STUDENTS MUST PRE REGISTER FOR THESE TWO
CLASSES
All classes will be overseen by Master Tutor Noel Hill
and conducted by a panel of experienced musicians and
tutors: Jacqueline McCarthy, Edel Fox, Mary MacNamara,
Jack Talty, Hugh Healy, Cormac Begley, Liam O’Brien and
Michelle Mulcahy.

http://oac.ie/site/sites/default/files/media/CC%20brouchure%202016.pdf

Future events / Concerts


Sharon Shannon & Alan Connor Concerts, Paris - France

by Diatonic News
Sharon Shanon
Irish button accordionist Sharon Shannon and pianist/guitarist Alan Connor perform together in two concerts on Thursday February 18th and Friday February 19th, 8.30pm both evenings, at the Studio Ermitage, 8 Rue de l'Ermitage, 75020 Paris.

Sharon Shannon and Alan Connor’s recent CD/DVD release, ‘In Galway’, was recorded live at O’Connor Famous Pub in Salthill, Galway. The pair have a natural spark, and the show is full of joy and verve.

Sharon Shannon has done a great deal to promote the accordion in Ireland and around the world. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through other genres, such as Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical, and even Rap.

Danças Ocultas Concert - Québec/Canada

by Diatonic News
Danças Ocultas
Sunday Feb 14, 2016
Danças Ocultas will perform a showcase at the opening night of LE RIDEAU tradefair in Québec/Canada.

Boa viagem e boa sorte senhores!

http://www.rideau-inc.qc.ca/bourse-rideau/programme/selection-internationale-2016

Video: Dwight 'Black Cat' Carrier & The Ro' Dog - San Diego/USA

by Diatonic News
dwight black catVideo: Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier & the Ro' Dogs @ Bluz By You with a Cajun Twist


February 13, 2016
Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park
2144 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101

This is a rare appearance by this member of the legendary Carrier family. Come get yer hard-drivin' honky-tonk, chank-a-chank on as you listen and "Do The Zydeco" two-step to the big rockin' bluesy sounds of Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier. Hailing from Church Point, Louisiana, Carrier says he plays "heart pounding zydeco."

Now living in the San Francisco area, Carrier's extensive resume includes multiple performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As a cousin to Grammy-winner Chubby Carrier, the contagious, high-energy music of the Creole people of southwest Louisiana runs in his veins, and is soon to run in yours as well.

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

AKKORDEONFESTIVAL LOUNGE - Vienna/Austria

by Diatonic News
Kabane
Franziska Hatz präsentiert:
KABANE 13 (AT)

Saturday, 27.02.2016
Beginn: 21:00 Uhr

Spielort Café Mocca
1180 Wien, Gersthofer Straße 2a
Tel.: +43 1 890 35 93
URL: cafemocca.eu

Amanda Rotter: Stimme
Stefan Angerer: Gitarre, Stimme
Andreas Teufel: Wiener Knopfharmonika, Stimme

Wieder öffnet die Akkordeonfestival Lounge in Gersthof ihre Pforten, unmittelbarer Konzertgenuß bei freiem Eintritt – es geht der Hut! 2001 spielten Amanda Rotter und Stefan Angerer bei einem Festival jiddische Lieder und Stücke aus der Feder Roland Neuwirths. 2013 griffen sie diese Zusammenarbeit wieder auf, seit Mai 2015 verstärkt durch den Akkordeonisten Andreas Teufel.
Das Trio spannt einen Bogen von alten Wienerliedern und Tänzen über Klassiker und Raritäten von Leopoldi, Bronner, Qualtinger, Heller, Hodina, Neuwirth bis zu Jazzstandards auf Wienerisch.
Kabane 13 besingen eine Stadt, in der sich die Welt doch noch ein wenig langsamer dreht.

www.kabane13.com

Didier Laloy and Kathy Adam en Fevrier 2016 - Belgium

by Diatonic News
Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam
16-20/02/16 - 20:00h - Bruxelles Salle/Riches Claires
23/02/16 - 13:00h Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam à Louvain-la-Neuve Ferme du Biéreau
24/02/16 - 20h Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam à Bruxelles/MARNI/Belgium
26/02/16 - 20h Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam à Chiny Centre culturel
27/02/16 - 20h Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam à Wasseige Ferme de la dîme
28/02/16 - 16h Didier Laloy/Kathy Adam à Belsele ‘t Eynde

Information: http://didierlaloy.be/concerts/

Video: Geno Delafose 4th Feb 2016 Rock n'Bowl New Orleasn - USA

by Diatonic News
Video: Swamp N Roll Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie performing Promised Land, 1st April 2015 at the Black Gold Casino, Oklahoma, USA.

Geno Delafose (born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisiana) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.

At the age of eight, he joined his father’s band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard player and continued to play with the band until his father’s death in 1994. He also appeared on the several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.

In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin’ Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label, before signing with Time Square label to release Everybody’s Dancin’ in 2003.

He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album” category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007).

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 - 8:30pm
cajun, zydeco, & swamp pop
3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Friday 2/5
Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration (Delta Grand Theater, 120 South Market Street, Opelousas, LA) 7pm - 10pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie

http://www.rocknbowl.com/events

SOYKA/STIRNER - TANZEN ZWEI MIT TANZ ZWEI - Wien/Österreich

by Diatonic News
SOYKA/STIRNER
Walther Soyka: Knöpferlharmonika
Karl Stirner: Zither

Friday, 26.02.2016
Beginn: 20:00 Uhr

Spielort Reigen
1140 Wien, Hadikgasse 62
Tel.: +43 1 894 00 94
URL: reigen.at


„(…) wahre Herren aus Wien werden mit Eleganz und Bestimmtheit das Richtige und das Rechtschaffene tun. Zum Beispiel auf die richtige Weise musizieren…“ Ernst Molden.

Weiters schreibt er über ihr neues Album „tanz zwei“ (Non Food Factory):
„Manche Stücke in dieser Sammlung sind alt, überliefert oder notiert, manche sind neu, gerade erst erfunden.
Aber alle sind sie immer erst vollendet, wenn sie von Walther Soyka und Karl Stirner auf ihren leisen und doch so machtvollen Instrumenten ins Leben gelacht und geweint werden.“ Im Konzert zum Lachen, zum Weinen, zum Tanzen, wenn mensch sich bloß traut!

www.soykastirner.com

Lil Wayne & Same Ol' Two Step - Louisiana/USA

by Diatonic News
Lil Way6neWhen: 07-Feb-2016 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Performance Center

Dance and enjoy the music afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Lil Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free family-friendly event.


LIL WAYNE & SAME OL' 2 STEP



While some of the younger Zydeco musicians are pushing zydeco to the progressive left, Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step, keep their music firmly grounded in the Opelousas-Lawtell tradition of Zydeco. Mentored by the legendary Roy Carrier, Wayne Singleton, founder of the band, at the age of 30 has toured and played throughout the United States and in Europe, playing such venues as Blast from the Bayou at Strawberry Park, Oshkosh Sawdust Days Jazz and Zydeco Festival, Gator by the Bay, Daphne Zydeco Festival and the Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Raamsdonksveer, Holland.


For more information call (337) 233-4077.
http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/events/lil-wayne-same-ol-two-step

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


DVD "L'air et le Geste" Stéphane Milleret & Norbert Pignol - France

by Diatonic News
DVD
Titre : L'air et le geste
Genre : cours d'accordéon diatonique tous niveaux
Auteurs : Stéphane Milleret & Norbert Pignol
Musique : Stéphane Milleret & Norbert Pignol
Langue : Français
Sous-titres : Anglais, espagnol, italien
Nombre de disques : 1
Durée : 3 heures 30
Format : couleur - PAL -
Région : Toutes les régions
Création graphique : Amélie Lamirand
Réalisation :R'Bazard Production - Léo Dadin
Images : Léo Dadin et Alban Archimbaud
Coordination du projet : Jérémie Bonamant Teboul
Année de sortie : 2015
Production : Mustradem

Commande: http://boutique.mustradem.com/product_info.php?products_id=183&osCsid=ft0tidvm07klil29nput4sli73

ou:
http://www.famdt.com/lair-et-le-geste-dvd-de-norbert-pignol-stephane-milleret-cours-daccordeon-diatonique-tous-niveaux/

CD "Mountain Man" - Andreas Gabalier/Österreich

by Diatonic News
Andreas Gabalier - Mountain Man
ALBUM Mountain Man....

1. WE SALUTE YOU, 2. VERLIEBT VERLIEBT, 3. MOUNTAIN MAN, 4. ES WIRD ALLES WIEDER GUT, 5. DAS KLEINE HAUS, 6. HULAPALU, 7. KÖNIGIN DER ALPEN, 8. DIRNDL LIEBEN, 9. A MEINUNG HABEN, 10. SEEZEIT, 11. MEI GROSSVATER HAT GESAGT ;-) 12. PROBIERS MAL MIT GEMÜTLICHKEIT, 13. EDELWEISS

Hier geht es weiter zur Info/Bestellung: http://www.andreas-gabalier.at/

CD "Home sweet home" Andreas Gabalier - Österreich

by Diatonic News
Live aus München - Andreas Gabalier

Hören und Bestellen - auf http://www.andreas-gabalier.at/meine-lieder.html

Andrea Capezzuoli e Compagnia CD VIVO - Italia

by Diatonic News
Vivo! (2015)

1. Il frate Cappuccin - La marche des éléves - Reel
2. La valse du Peril
3. Reel Beatrice
4. Cecilia
5. Bourrée
6. L’inglesa - La Cardeuse
7. Tout en bouvand
8. Halley’s jig - Reel Saint-Hubert
9. Clog de Pariseau
10. Vals clog
11. Serenin
12. Lake Martin, Louisiana
13. Martini Phase
14. On veut des ronds
15. Leandra - Reel des soucoupes volantes

Andrea Capezzuoli: voce, melodéon, organetti, piedi
Milo Molteni: violino, voce
Jacopo Ventura: chitarra, voce

con/Guest:
Nicola Brighenti: hang, step dance
Luca Rampinini: sax, flauto traverso
Mattia Ghion, chitarra, voce

Info: http://www.andreacapezzuoliecompagnia.it/progetti.htm

Video: Folk trio Granny's Attic

by Harley Jones
Video: Folk Trio Granny's Attic performing 'Paddy on the Railroad' on the Hobgoblin stage at the Wychwood festival in Cheltenham on Sunday 31st May 15.

Granny's Attic were nominees for BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award last year. In early January Granny's Attic were performing at the Church Eaton Village Institute. Under­graduates Cohen Braithwaite­Kilcoyne, George Sansome and Lewis Wood play a range of English, Irish and Scottish music as well their own compositions.

Their variety of instruments includes melodeon, concertina, guitar, fiddle and mandolin.

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