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:

Accordion Showcase – Renfield, St Steven’s Church – Glasgow, March 13th 2016

Accordion Showcase

After last October’s hugely successful showcase the next twice-yearly event takes place on March 13th at Renfield St Steven’s Church, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.

A very full programme which includes workshops, a trade area afternoon and evening concerts with a line up of accordionist and ensembles including special guest accordionist Cristiano Lui and Guitarist Stefano Ciotola headlining (you can buy CD Buenos Aires Café on this site) who will also be taking a Tango workshop among the other workshops on offer.

These events are for all accordionists and accordion-lovers and the concerts will feature music from many genres, Scottish, Irish, Classical, Jazz, Tango etc. This is reflected in the workshops where people can come along and have a taster of trying something different.

Our Beltrami agent in Scotland is one of the event sponsors we are happy to say.

For more details on timings, tickets and artists please click on


Accordion Showcase Concert – Glasgow – Sunday 25th October 2015

Scottish Accordion Showcase

Accordion Showcase Concert

Sunday 25th October

at 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Renfield St Stephen’s

260 Bath Street, G2 4JP Glasgow, United Kingdom

ACCORDION SHOWCASE aim is to promote the accordion and accordion music within Scotland, through this we can help support our existing institutions like the festivals and orchestras who will be our ticket agents.

Accordion Showcase Concerts will feature many different styles of music; Scottish, Irish, French, Jazz, Classical and Tango.
We have a Champions list of Accordionists to display the very best of Accordion music.
We also aim to hold workshops/masterclasses/sessions if there is a demand for it, so we need your input….tell us what you would like.


Anyone looking for tickets for this concert please give Gary Blair a call/txt on 07813712494 or email at