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Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana

08 Jun 99 - 11:46 AM (#84944)
Subject: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Alice

click here for info ---quoting their webpage:
"Should your travels take you to Montana on July 29 - August 1, a cultural surprise will await you in Philipsburg, Montana. Philipsburg lies in the Flint Creek Valley between Anaconda and Drummond. A quiet little village, Philipsburg has streets dressed in 1880 vintage paint and exterior. It is surrounded by ranches, the Pintler Mountain Range and superb fishing on Flint Creek and George Town Lake.

Accordion enthusiasts, players, and dancers come to strut their stuff. Concerts are held in the 1892 Opera House Theater. Accordions of all shapes and sizes perform on the streets, in the pubs, and all over the campgrounds. Waltz, Polka, Two-step, Fox-trot or Tango to Ethnic music as well as ragtime and jazz. If you sort of forgot how or have never danced, instruction is available. The Celebration is one of sharing dancing, apple pie and the love of accordion music. "
for more information and photos of Philipsburg, go here


08 Jun 99 - 12:08 PM (#84947)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Fadac

Sounds hot. I'd love to be there. However I'll be at the Lark in the Morning summer camp.


08 Jun 99 - 04:20 PM (#84998)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Frank Maher

Being an Accordion Player,I'd Love to be There,but I will be Working all Summer (not really Work !!!) Perhaps next Year???


08 Jun 99 - 04:33 PM (#85000)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Fadac

Frank! OHMYGOD another Accordion Player. I was about to call myself the lone squeezer.

"Free the reeds!"

Fadac


08 Jun 99 - 06:20 PM (#85017)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: jets

Hey don't forget me .I play the accordion also.


08 Jun 99 - 06:55 PM (#85025)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Fadac

Three accordion players! Wow, lets form up with some banjo player, get a piper or two. We should be able to clear a whole city in about 10 min.

Fadac


08 Jun 99 - 11:09 PM (#85086)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Frank Maher

Hi ,Jets & Fadac... What kind of Accordion do You Play???? I Play the Single Row 4 Stop Accordion..Great for Playing Irish Jigs & Reels Etc. We play a lot of Irish Traditional Music Here in Newfoundland...


09 Jun 99 - 10:44 AM (#85172)
Subject: RE: Rocky Mtn Accordion Celebration - Montana
From: Fadac

Frank, I play a 30 button concertina, a very small/cheep one row "hero" and a 140 button bass, piano accordion. The last one is the one I'm taking lessons on. Someday I hope to be worthy of the instrument. It's a 5/4 , five sets of reeds on the piano side and four on the bass side. It has what's called a tuba bass. I think A is set to about 62 hz on that set. Then it also has picalo (sp?) reeds on the bass side. And some real bassy reeds on the piano side. So you can turn it "upside down" if you want. Hich chords and low melody. I'm just not that smart on it yet.

I have my heart set on a little Stagi (sp?) Lilly two row c/g button box. Lovely littl thing, very loud strong voice. But its over 11hundred bucks. So I have to save up for it. I like the concertina & small button box because they fit on my motorcycle. However the piano accordion is growing on me, because it is so versital, any key, any voice. It's like strapping a small pipe organ to your belly.