Rob Howard - Accordion Anthology

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Accordion Anthology presents a variety of articles and biographies, written for accordion enthusiasts by an accordion enthusiast, Rob Howard.

"Accordion Anthology’ (published in 2016) is a near A4-sized high-quality hardback and is lavishly illustrated throughout with 320 colour photographs.

This book is aimed at accordion enthusiasts, including those who are new to the instrument. It contains a variety of articles and biographies, written much in the style of the 4 volumes ‘An A to Z of the Accordion’ series, but with the larger page size and colourful visual layout of ‘Vintage Accordions’ and ‘Accordion: A Pictorial History.

This book has six chapters: Getting to Know the Accordion, Accordions, Articles of General Interest, CD/DVD/Book Reviews, Biographical Writings, and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Accordion
Making a start
Some Useful Contacts
Accordion Tips and Hints (by Steve Roxton)
Be a Better Player (by Rosemary Wright)
Use of the Couplers (by James Sexton)
Playing For Others (by Rosemary Wright)

Chapter 2: Accordions
The Ken Hopkins Accordion Collection
Manfrini Accordions (Robert Rolston's revival of a great manufacturing name)
Evolution of the Accordion (by Colin Norton)
Melodica, Accordina, Steirische Harmonica

Chapter 3:
The Accordion Concerto
The Accordion and Popular Music
Accordion Festivals
Accordion Dynasties
The Northern Ireland Open Championships
Zuckerbrod & Peytsche
Tales & Trivia
More Tales & Trivia
Polka and the Accordion

Chapter 4
CD/DVD/Book Reviews
Gordon Pattullo CD
Joey Miskulin CD
Luke Daniels CD
Will Pound & Eddy Jay CD
John Kirkpatrick CD
Sharon Shannon CD
Toralf Tollefsen World Artist Book.

Chapter 5: Biographical Writings:
Amanda Robinson, André Verchuren, Brandon McPhee, David Vernon, Dawn Loombe, Dermot Lyons, Eddie Hession, Freeland Barbour, Gary Forrest, Bartosz Glowacki, Matthew MacLennan, Gervasio Marcosignori, Gordon Pattullo, Helen Maher, Helen Rich, Jack Emblow, Jackie Hearst, Joe Cooley, John Jones MBE, John Leslie, Ksenija Sidorova, Classic Kyiv Duo, Kosmos, Igor Outkine, Leonard Brown, Malachy Cairns, Michael Coyne, Martynas Levickis, V. Marceau, Paul Chamberlain, Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Rob Howard’s ‘French Connection’ – The 'Allo 'Allo Experience and Renault Mégane: ‘Can a car change a town?’, Stewart Walker, William Hannah.

Chapter 6:
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
Also figuring in this book are Malcolm Gee, Toralf Tollefsen, Lars Ek, Harry Hussey, Sharon Shannon, Nathan Carter, Finbarr Dwyer, Liam O’Connor, John Kirkpatrick, Luke Daniels, Joey Miskulin, Frank Marocco, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Owen Murray, Jimmy Shand, Foster & Allen, Phil Cunningham, Jean Caprice, Nigel Pasby, Charlie Watkins, etc.

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