Accordion Festival in Brazil – 13th -15th July 2016 in Juazeiro

iv festival internacional da sanfona

IV Festival Internacional da Sanfona – 13th – 15th July in Juazeiro, Brazil (IV International Accordion Festival)

The accordion is a hugely popular instrument in Brazil so it’s heartening to see a large accordion festival taking place there in July.  Efforts are being made there to really develop the interest in the instrument not only along musically traditional lines.  Brazilian accordionists are starting to be seen in festivals and competitions around the world.  Brazil is definitely an emerging world power on the accordion scene.

Chico Chagas, Oswaldihno, Murl Sanders, Cathy Travers, Renato Borghetti to name but a few of the international “Sanfona” (accordion) artists who will play at this international festival in Juazeiro, Brazil,  Concerts, Workshops, Trade areas and Jam Sessions are all planned for the three day event.

The website is just in Portuguese but you can always use Google Translate if you’re struggling to decipher the detail.


ZZ Music would like to wish the festival every success this year and in the future.

Chico Chagas and his custom-built Beltrami P26
Chico Chagas and his custom-built Beltrami P26

Skipton Accordion Festival – March 25th-28th 2016

Skipton Accordion festival

The Spring kicks off with the first ever Skipton Accordion Weekend


25th-28th March 2016 at the Rendezvous Hotel (Skipton)

There will be a full programme of artists from all over the UK as well as a trade area and classes for all to join in with.

Artists will include:

Gary Blair     Paul Chamberlain     Julie Best     Jean Corrighan     Harry Hussey    John Romero


Harry Hussey     Gary Blair


Friday 25th March

2.00 Arrival and check in
3.00 Welcome cup of tea or coffee (Bar)
4.00 Welcome party with Harry Hussey  (Bar)
6.00 Dinner
8.00 Julie Best & Jean Corrighan (Concert Hall)
8.30 John Romero (Concert Hall)
9.00 Interval
9.15 Gary Blair (Concert Hall)
10.00 Interval
10.15 Paul Chamberlain (Concert Hall)
11.00 Late Night with Harry Hussey (Bar)

Saturday 26th March

8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast
9.00 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall)
10.15 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall)
11.30 Accordion Orchestra –  (Concert Hall)
2.00 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall)
2.00 Scottish Workshop –  (Lower Hall)
3.00 Guests Concert – Hosted by John Romero  (Concert Hall)
4.00 Complimentary cup of tea or coffee  (bar)
5.15 Fun busking session with –   (Bar)
6.00 Dinner
8.00  (Concert Hall)
9.00 Interval
9.15  (Concert Hall)
9.45 Interval
10.00  (Concert Hall)
10.30  (Concert Hall)
11.00 Ceilidh – Gary Blair  (Concert Hall)
12.00 Late Night with Harry Hussey (Bar)

Sunday 27th March

8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast
9.00 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall)
10.15 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall
11.30 Accordion Orchestra –   (Concert Hall)
2.00 Group class   (Concert Hall)
2.00 Scottish Workshop – Gary Blair  (Lower Hall)
3.00 Orchestra performances – Hosted by John Romero  (Concert Hall)
4.00 Complimentary cup of tea or coffee (bar)
5.15 Fun busking session with –  (Bar)
6.00 Dinner
8.00  (Concert Hall)
8.30  (Concert Hall)
9.00 Interval
9.15 Gary Blair (Concert Hall)l
9.45 Charity Raffle  (Concert Hal)
10.15   (Concert Hall)
10.45 Party time Pro Jam Session  (Concert Hall)
11.30 Late Night with   (Bar)

Monday 28th March

8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast

Additional Notes

Please note that should guests wish to practice in their rooms they are welcome to at any time between 9.00a.m. and 4.00p.m.

Your Half Board Stay at our March (Friday 25th – Monday 28th) 2016 Accordion Festival

£239 per person (£80.00 deposit) Balance to be be paid to the Rendezvous Hotel from Friday (26th february 2016), four weeks before the festival, N.B. Single room supplement is £30.00

To book tickets please go to: