If you enjoy playing the accordion or if you simply enjoy listening to accordion music, then the place to be this year is at the Big Squeeze Weekend in Kilkenny that runs from Friday Aug 12th to 14th.
The aim of the Big Squeeze is to promote the accordion and revitalise accordion playing, learning and performance. The Big Squeeze is a gathering of accordionists and those who love accordion music. We invite all accordionists who share our aim to come and support us.
Bands that feature accordion in their line up are invited to attend.
The weekend programme will consist of:
- Concert featuring individual artists, bands and orchestras
- an Irish & Scottish Stramash
- Demonstrations & Exhibitions
- Workshops on Tuning & Maintenance etc
Accordion Styles Demonstration.
Gathering places for accordionists to meet and play i.e. pubs
"Play A Tune in 5 Minutes"
- Seminars on the History & cultural impact of Accordion.
Our Special Guests at this event include:
Castletown Accordion Orchestra
- The Buttons & Bows accordion and Fiddle Club from Fife in Scotland
- The Cork City Accordion Club,
- The Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra
- Mary Kelly Harpist
- Grainne Rynne
- Kathy Henderson
If you would like to run a workshop or demonstration, or perform in the concerts, please contact us right away. Places are limited!