Highlights from the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration 2022

My readers will know that my husband plays accordion.  Until recently, he played in an accordion band, but is no longer, since the band now only accepts Covid-vaccinated players.  The gathering was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, so everyone was thrilled that it went forward in 2022.  We went for the entire time, from Thursday …

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Endearing, talented, cute, and fun! Alligator Waltz

Back in 2019 BC (before Covid), there was a shindig called the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration, every June in the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington.  Accordion players would come from around the world to compete, play concerts, attend workshops, and generally have lots of fun.  There were competitions for all age groups, from under 10 …

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It’s Leavenworth Time!

Once again, its mid-June, and time for the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration.  Hubby and I took last Thursday and Friday off from work, and drove the 2 hours up US2 to the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.  As usual, it was a beautiful drive, with nice scenery all the way up and over Stevens Pass to …

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Accordions…As Far as the Eye Can See

Last week was the Leavenworth (WA) International Accordion Celebration.  Leavenworth is known as "Washington's Bavarian Village", and most of its buildings are dressed up in Bavarian Village style.  LIAC consists of four days of accordion competition, performances by local and international groups and individuals, an accordion parade through town, and all sorts of impromptu and …

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Cute, Talented, and….she plays the Accordion!

Last weekend was the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration, in "Washington's Bavarian Village".  This 7-year-old stole the show from her Dad on Thursday, danced to his band playing Beatles on Friday, and wowed the judges on Saturday. Enjoy Miss Maria (Masha) Telechev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro-ryEP1U5w