Midland Accordion Festival, Dudley, UK, Nov. 2016

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Midland Accordion Festival, Dudley, UK, Nov. 2016

Post by Matt Butcher » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:15 pm

This doesn't have a big presence on the internet but I came across this on Facebook and thought I would share it in case it attracted someone deeper into the world of accordions. I haven't been to one of these myself but this is the 3rd (or even 4th?) year. The rest of the text is taken from Facebook. I believe "Bruno Continence" is Bruno Continenza and not a trade stand. The Master Butchers Band would like to make it clear that they are not linked to me in any way.

Still time to book for Barry Smith's popular annual "Midland Accordion Festival" on the 4th, 5th & 6th of November 2016 in Dudley, for details please contact:-

Late Booking Hotline is 07831-354863

Barry Smith Email:-


All are welcome for a fun-filled, well organised festival of beautiful Accordion Music.

The 4th Midland Accordion Festival, organised by Barry Smith, takes place at The Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Dudley DY1 4RN,
Friday November 4th to Sunday 6th.

The guest artists include:-
Jean Dauvin (France),
Steve Roxton,
Bruno Continence (Italy),
David Lukins,
Jovan Rnjak,
The Kennet Accordion Orchestra (MD Nigel Pasby),
Harry Hussey,
Helen Rich,
Rosemary Wright,
Nigel Pasby & Helen Newton,
Alan Young,
Malachy Cairns &
The Master Butchers Band.

The festival workshops include:-
Rosemary Wright - Intermediate Orchestra,
Elementary Orchestra –Jean Hanger,
Vintage Orchestra – Jean Hanger,
Scottish Orchestra – Angie Lukins,
Sue Bennett (One 2 One tuition).

The trade show includes:-
The Birmingham Accordion Centre,
Rob Howard Publications,
Alan Shute – Accordina's, Accordions & extras,
Harry Kipling’s - Accordion Treasures.
Plus other traders to be announced.

Day passes are always available.

The festival organiser is Barry Smith.

For further information please email: accordions2010@hotmail.co.uk
or call Barry Smith direct on:-
Bookings Hotline:- 07831-354863

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Re: Midland Accordion Festival, Dudley, UK, Nov. 2016

Post by losthobos » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:33 pm

If you're half local and can get a day ticket you'd be foolish to miss this opportunity to spend time learning from some great players..something for everyone's taste..
Too far for me but been to similar lineups a other venues...support if you're able
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Re: Midland Accordion Festival, Dudley, UK, Nov. 2016

Post by Soulsaver » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:19 am

Yep - some great names. There's similar one of these organised at Middlewich, earlier in the year... only up the road from me but I keep missing it.. because I hadn't spotted it was on. So good you posted it Matt... checking the diary...
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