Accordion Anthology (£15 plus £3 postage and packing)
‘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.
Articles: 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); 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; 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; CD/DVD/Book Reviews; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow…
Biographical Writings: (** autobiographical article): 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. 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.