Eastbourne Accordion Festivals

Eastbourne Accordion Festivals

Your Half Board Stay at our Accordion Festival

Accordion Festivals – Four days of music the way only accordion players know how! Our programmes include concerts by both UK and International leading musicians, (please see each festival details for specific artist list). There is, of course, a full supporting cast of traders and displays. Over ten hours of classes also run during each weekend. These include Orchestra’s, group and even individual private lessons. Music genres include Folk, Scottish, Jazz, Classical, Electronic and guests are more than welcome to bring their accordions along for both classes and to join in the afternoon guest concerts. Arrive Friday afternoon, leave Monday morning. Your stay includes Friday to Monday Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, all concerts, orchestra’s, teaching, trade stands, afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits/cakes.

Once your deposit has been paid we will contact you to confirm your room type (single, double or twin) and if there are any dietary or disability requirements etc. We will then send a confirmation letter with all booking details. If you have any questions, would like a printed booking form and flyer information or would prefer to book by phone, please give Colette a call on 07736273634 (after 5 pm is best weekdays).

Important: Please note for the Queens Hotel (Eastbourne) the balance is payable one month before the event.

Our Venue

The Queens Hotel, Eastbourne, Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3DY is one of Eastbourne’s premier hotels. It has a wonderful position on the seafront opposite the pier. The venue has recently had some major upgrades which add to its comfortable atmosphere and this popular venue is always a favourite with our guests. The hotel is equipped with two lifts and parking is easy as the hotel has its own large carpark. If you fancy a break from the music local shopping is plentiful with some great stores just a short walk away.

Please note the following. All festival bookings must be made through CGF Music Ltd  (not the hotel) otherwise entry to the festival will be refused. We are fully aware that some people do not like to book via the internet and we welcome bookings by phone if this is the case. You should also be aware that for your protection we operate a ‘money back and nothing else to pay’ cancellation policy against death and severe illness. Weekend and day tickets are available for local residents although these need to be prebooked due to the limited number of spaces available.

Our Next Event is…

Winter Warmer –  7th – 10th February 2020 – The Queens Hotel Eastbourne

Artistes – Marco Valenti, Harry Hussey, Alan Young, Steve Roxton, Gennaro Fiondella and others.

Traders – The Accordion Shop, Harry Kipling’s “Accordion Treasures”, CGF Publications  The Squeezebox Marketplace

Provisional Festival Programme (may be subject to change)


Marco Valenti     Harry Hussey     Alan Young      Steve Roxton      The Lukins Family    Gennaro Fiondella


Sammie Peckover    Angie Lukins     Jean Hanger

Organisations and Traders

The Accordion Shop     Harry Kipling’s “Accordion Treasures”     CGF Publications        Squeezebox Market Place

Friday  7th February

3.00 – Arrival and check in
3.00 – Welcome cup of tea or coffee
4.00 – Welcome party with Harry Hussey (Bar)
6.00 – Dinner
8.00 –  Roman Voloshchuk (Concert Hall)
8.45 – Interval
9.00 –  Marco Valenti (Concert Hall)
9.45 –  Steve Roxton (Concert Hall)
10.30 – Late night with Gennaro Fiondella (Bar)

Saturday 8th February

8.00 – 9.30    Breakfast
9.00 – Group orchestra class –  Sammie Peckover (Concert Hall)
10.15 – Group Folk Orchestra – Angie Lukins  (Concert Hall)
11.30 – Group orchestra class –  Gennaro Fiondella (Concert Hall)
12.45 – Roland Accordion Masterclass – Gennaro Fiondella (Concert Hall)
1.00 – Lunchtime Jam Session with Harry Hussey. (Bar)
2.00 – Vintage Orchestra –  Jean Hanger (Concert Hall)
3.00 – Your time to shine – Guest Concert – with tea and coffee at 4pm (Concert Hall)
5.00 – Roman Voloshchuk (Concert Hall)
6.00 – Dinner
7.45 –  The Lukins Family (Concert Hall)
8.15 – Marco Valenti (Concert Hall)
9.00 – Interval
9.15 till 11.00 –  Ceilidh with Capers and Japes (Concert Hall )
11.00 – Late night with Steve Roxton (Bar)

Sunday 9th February

8.00 – 9.30     Breakfast
9.00 – Group orchestra class –  Sammie Peckover (Concert Hall)
10.15 – Group Folk Orchestra – Angie Lukins  (Concert Hall)
11.30 – Group orchestra class –  Gennaro Fiondella (Concert Hall)
12.45 –  Roland Accordion Masterclass – Gennaro Fiondella (Concert Hall)
2.00 – Vintage Orchestra –  Jean Hanger (Concert Hall)
3.00 – Orchestra and Guest Concerts – with tea and coffee at 4 pm (Concert Hall)
5.00 –   Busk with Steve Roxton (Concert Hall)
6.00 – Dinner
7.45 –  Harry Hussey (Concert Hall)
8.15 –  Gennaro Fiondella and Colette McKeown (Concert Hall)
8.45 – Interval
9.00  – Marco Valenti (Concert Hall)
9.45 – Charity Raffle+ Quiz Answers (Concert Hall)
10.15 –  Professional Artistes Jam Session (Concert Hall)
11.00 – Late night with Roman Voloshchuk (Bar)

Monday 10th February

8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast

Monday 10th February

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 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.