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:

Accordions Together – Eastbourne Friday 12th to Monday 15th February 2016

Accordions Together

What better way to spend for an accordion-lover to spend St Valentine’s weekend listening to the instrument they love!  No doubt some accordion widows and widowers would have something to say about that statement.  Nevertheless, this weekend promises to to enthral even the unconverted. Great line-up of accordionists from all genres of accordion music: Pearl Adriano, Ian Watson, Julie North, Colin Walker, Jovan Rnjak, Harry Hussey and John Romero. There will be classes given by Ian Watson, Julie North   and Angie Lukins too.

For full programme details and booking information please click on: