CIA Winter Congress, December 2016 in Nürnberg - Germany

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Georg Hettmann and Stefan HippeThe Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) 2016 Winter Congress is usually held February/March 2017.

At the invitation of the German CIA member Deutsche Harmonika-Verband (DHV), the Winter Congress was changed to December 2016 to allow delegates to attend the Gala 70th Anniversary Concert of the 'Nürnberger Akkordeonorchester' directed by Stefan Hippe.


'Nürnberger Akordeon-Orchester Willi Muench' 70th Anniversary

2nd National Accordion Festival for Middle Age & Senior Citizens - China

2nd National Accordion Festival for Middle Age & Senior Citizens
Sun JiashenDalian was the host city for 2nd National Accordion Festival for Middle Age & Senior Citizens. A full report is online at: 2016Dalian

The type of music performed was generally quite different than competition festivals for young people. There was a lot of patriotic music and plus songs and melodies that were very popular 20-30 years ago.


groups performing

Foster & Allen’s 40th Anniversary Tour, England, Wales – UK

Foster and Allen 40th Anniversary TourBetween October 27th and November 20th the ever popular Irish duo Foster & Allen continue their series of 40th Anniversary tours with concerts at venues in England and Wales – see dates below.

Few acts anywhere can rival Foster & Allen (accordionist Mick Foster and singer/guitarist Tony Allen) for keeping the accordion before the general public, and having a huge international following.


Foster & Allen tour dates

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Bradford Accordion Band Concert for Breast Cancer Care, Bingley - UK

Bradford Accordion Band Concert
Bradford Accordion Band’s ‘50 Shades of Pink’ joint concert with the ladies choir Pennine Chimes at the Bingley Arts Centre, West Yorkshire, on October 1st raised the impressive sum of £2400 for Breast Cancer Care.


Cheque £2400

New and Updated Sites

Updated Site: Douglas Ward, Descriptions of Works - UK

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Douglas WardUpdated Site: The homepage of Douglas Ward, composer, arranger, performer and teacher has been updated to include descriptions of all his compositions.

The Douglas Ward page is now listing over 80 compositions and arrangements of eSheet and printed music available from Charnwood Publishing. Purchase with credit card online.


Site Updated: Klaus Paier Music Books - Austria

Klaus Paier Music BookThe website for Klaus Paier Music Books has been updated.

MCV1620 Vibrations vol. 1 for 2 accordions by Klaus Paier
MCV1621 Vibrations vol. 2 for 3 accordions by Klaus Paier
MCV1622 Vibrations vol. 3 for 4 accordions by Klaus Paier
MCV1623 Vibrations vol. 4 for 4 accordions/bandoneon by Klaus Paier

MCV1624 Solo Pieces vol. 1 for accordion by Klaus Paier
MCV1625 Solo Pieces vol. 2 for accordion by Klaus Paier
MCV1626 Solo Pieces vol. 3 for bandoneon by Klaus Paier

MCV1640 22 Original Solos for accordion & bandoneon by Klaus Paier
MCV1641 The Accordion Book, Volume 1 with CD by Klaus Paier
MCV1642 The Accordion Book, Volume 2 with CD by Klaus Paier
MCV1643 The Accordion Book, Volume 3 with CD by Klaus Paier


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