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Merit Award Recipient 2021

Karolyn Broadhead

The NAO is proud to announce that at the NAO AGM Zoom meeting held on Sunday 28th March 2021, Karolyn Broadhead was taken by surprise when the NAO Chairperson stated she had been awarded the NAO Merit Award for 2021!
Karolyn is a well- known Composer, Adjudicator, Teacher and BCA Examiner who began playing the accordion at the age of 9, studying at the Leicester School of Music gaining her LBCA Performers Diploma.
Karolyn has been a member of the BCA Orchestra, including making numerous successful recordings and has arranged music for a variety of musical productions.

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UK Championships 2021

The NAO Executive Committee believe that all members will appreciate that the holding of the UK Championships in April 2021 is currently not viable and have taken the decision that we will NOT meet in Liverpool at that time.
Having considered various options including a potential online festival, at this time the decision is that hopefully things will improve in the 1st half of the year enabling the NAO to host and “ACCORDION DAY” event in later part of the year – maybe in October / November – the original timing of the traditional “Accordion Day” dating back to 1935!

Of course, only time will tell us if such plans can be brought into fruition and we will keep you fully updated. In meantime we must reiterate that important statement – stay well, stay healthy and we look forward to meeting in person soon!


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The NAO Executive Committee welcomes you to our website.
Our website aims to help and support all those preparing to enter our series of Area Festivals and the UK Accordion Championships. 
It also provides information about past competitions and entry information for future events. 
The website also has some of our NAO's history, from the first Accordion Day in 1935, the formation of the NAO in 1949, the hosting of 5 CIA Coupe Mondiale World Competitions ……………..