2017 Coupe Mondiale Entry Closing Date, 31st July - Italy

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Coupe Mondiale posterRaymond BodellTeachers and potential entrants are reminded, that entries close for the 70th Coupe Mondiale on the 31st July 2017. Do not be late.

An exciting Coupe Mondiale and CIA International General Assembly of Delegates Congress in Osimo, Italy is ready to go and will be featuring 7 international accordion categories of competitions. The first Coupe Mondiale was in 1938.

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Daily Reports: 2017 China Shenzhen Bao'an International Accordion Art Festival

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There will be major internet Daily Reports, pictures and video of the competitions and festival starting on 23 July at: 2017 Shenzhen

The 2017 concert and competition schedule is online at: 2017ShenzhenSchedule
Download 80 page color program at: 2017ShenzhenProgram

There is also considerable interest in the Guiness World Record Attempt for Largest Accordion Ensemble, being held on the 24th July. Past records are 2014 with 1,361 accordionists was set in Shenzhen (picture below) and in 2016 with 1,517 accordionists in Tacheng, China.


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Future events of Friedrich Lips - Russia, China

Friedrich LipsHymn to Aprhodite CDProf. Friedrich Lips Productions has just released the new album, catalog CD028 "Hymn to Aphrodite" which features the revered Friedrich Lips performing with three different chamber and symphony orchestras.

The busy schedule of Friedrich Lips continues with:

05-10 August 2017, Master class and festival in Tianjin (China) ........


Bryant Park Five-Hour Friday Finale of Accordions Around the World - USA

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Rachelle GarniezThank you to Bryant Park for an excellent accordion promotion - their press release:

The five-hour Friday (21st July) finale of Accordions Around the World has a number of bands, each featuring an accordionist, playing music from around the world:

5pm - Bil Afrah Project (a celebration of the legendary Lebanese album by Ziad Rahbani)
6pm - The Sunnyside Social Club (New Orleans-inspired cabaret punk blues)


Ian Holmes (1935-2017), Scotland – UK

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Ian Holmes (1935-2017)Ian Holmes, one of Scotland’s best known and foremost dance band leaders, accordionists and composers, from the early 1960s until recent times, passed away this month as a result of diabetes.

He was widely respected not just in the world of Scottish country dance music, but also in the accordion scenes of Switzerland and Scandinavia, where he visited many times and loved their accordion traditions and traditional music.


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Las Vegas International Accordion Convention 2017 - USA

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Cory Pesaturo & Grayson MasefieldJoan Sommers and Mary TokarskiThe lineup for the 18th annual Las Vegas Int. Accordion Convention (LVAC) starts with visionary accordionist and friend to all, Cory Pesaturo, and bookends with a grand finale starring Grayson Masefield and the International Accordion Orchestra under the direction of Professor Joan Sommers.

Event organiser Paul Pasquali writes: "By popular demand we are back to the fall – a great time of the year to come to Las Vegas to hear a superb list of star performers.


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New Lips Album "Hymn to Aphrodite" Released - Austria

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Friedrich Lips Productions has released the new album, catalog CD028 "Hymn to Aphrodite" which features the revered Friedrich Lips performing with three different chamber and symphony orchestras.

The album tracks include:
1. "Hymn to Aphrodite" (2013) by Konstantin Yaskov
2-9. "I'm floating on the waves of love" (8 sonnets) by Michael Bronner
10. Tanguango by Astor Piazzolla
11. La Cumparsita by GM Rodríguez

The CD album is also available as eTracks mp3 download files for only € 9.50

Sound samples and full information at Catalog: CD028 "Hymn to Aphrodite"

This brings to 28 albums now published by the most remarkable Friedrich Lips and available online at: Friedrich Lips


New CD by Tian Jianan, De Profundis Release, Beijing - China

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Tian JiananOn 24th June, the new CD, catalog tjianan05 De Profundis was released at the Central conservatory of Music in Beijing. Poster above. Picture left of Tian Jianan performing at the CD release.

This new CD by winner of international competitions, Tian Jianan, will be her 5th album release.


Gary Dahl July Promotion, Any 3 or more eBooks @ 50% off - USA

Gary Dahl eBooks
Gary DahlJuly promotion - Any 3 or more Gary Dahl eBooks @ 50% off. Email your order to: MusicForAccordion@yahoo.com and you will receive the invoice by email, payable online with Paypal (worlds largest) secure server system using your credit card.

Your eBooks music is emailed to you after payment.

Gary Dahl has released 10 great value eBooks in recent years. Click the links below for further information:
DH01-eB - Latin Spectacular! - eBook US$35.50
DH02-eB - Favourite French Standards - eBook US$35.50
DH03-eB - The American Songbook - eBook US$35.50
DH04-eB - Favourite Waltzes and Polkas - eBook US$46.50
DH05-eB - Easy Listening Variety - eBook US$35.50
DH06-eB - Easy Listening Variety - eBook US$57.50
DH07-eB - Traditional Polish Carols - eBook US$16.50
DH08-eB - Italian Spectacular - eBook US$35.50
DH09-eB - Traditional Christmas Carols - eBook US$18.50
DH10-eB - Polka - eBook US$18.50


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