Accordion Festival 2008
The Reykjavik Accordion Festival 2008
will be held July 20th 2008 at the Reykjavík City Museum.
This website will be updated as soon as we have more information
on guests and program. For more information contact Jónatan
The General Agency is
proud to announce the release of an official CD featuring
all performers of The International Reykjavik Accordion Festival
The CD was released on July 18th 2003.
Read more under CD's
This festival is designed to provide an opportunity
for accordion enthusiasts to meet their colleagues and present the
accordion and accordion music to the public. One goal is to offer
as varied a program as possible so that people can see and hear
this instrument played in as many different ways as possible. The
instrument has been played in Iceland for generations and is an
important part of the musical heritage of the nation. In recent
years, the instrument's popularity has increased as more people
are learning to play and the instrument is used in con- temporary
and traditional music. The great number of women playing the instrument
is another positive sign of the times.
is taken in the center of Reykjavik at the
Accordion Festival in year 2000.
During the weekend, accordionists perform on
various locations in Reykjavik. Numerous concerts feature artists
from Iceland and abroad.
The goal is to offer as various a program as possible and to offer
the people of Reykjavik and guests to see this unique instrument
used in as many different ways as possible.
Ingi Karlsson, with Norwegian accordionplayers Arnstein Johansen
and Sverre Cornelius Lund, at the Reykjavik Accordion Festival.
If you are a performing accordion player or represent an accordion
band/orchestra, send in a few lines about yourself along with a
picture (preferably giving a performance). If you have released
a CD or MC, the organizers would prefer to receive a copy for evaluation
The promoters have very good contact with local media
so all performing artists will be very well represented before and
during the festival.
There is an opportunity to buy and sell instruments.
are made to specification in Italy-so orders need to be placed in
good advance. According to the organizers, the price of accordions
is extremely favourable in Iceland. If you have inquiries on new accordions
or equipment to sell, send information and photos to the organizers.
The Reykjavik Accordion Festival is a very inexpensive choice for
accordion enthusiasts travelling between Europe and USA (stopover).
General Agency/Genage Music,
Mr. Jónatan Karlsson,
Tel.: +354 553 4076, Fax: +354 553 4072,