2019 Gallery

Kieren Lillis

Kieren Lillis

MC Kieren Lillis joins in with his banjo.

Cecelia Krieg, Mark Schuster, Peter Gerber and Bruce Bell

Kevin Swan, Olga Carolan and Karl Quaill.

Bruce Bell of Kogan

Close your eyes and listen

Close your eyes and listen

Jeanette and Harold lead the 'All-Up'

Showing how it's done

Showing how it's done

Amelia Granturco, musical director of the Accordion Alfrescos, shows us how it's done.

Having a great time

Having a great time

Dominique Granturco from Sydney-based ensemble, Accordions Alfresco

A touch of class

A touch of class

Jedda from Accordions Alfresco

Concertina

Concertina

Frank Schroder with his 120-year old Sir Charles Wheatstone concertina.

Happy snappers

Happy snappers

Cecelia Krieg sang the National Anthem at the official opening and at the evening jam and dance session.

Having a break

Having a break

Mark Schuster (Roma) and Joan van Kuijck (Maclagan Hall Committee member)

Enjoying her day

Enjoying her day

Marianne Soltau

Max & Thelma Netz

Max & Thelma Netz

Back for the second year from Caboolture were Max and Thelma Netz.

Old friends

Old friends

Jessie and Edwy Dent of Gayndah chat with Uwe Soltau of Wellington Point.

A touch of Dutch

A touch of Dutch

Dutch traveller Marielle Kruithof, played and sang in Dutch, German and English.

The Last Post

The Last Post

18-year old visually-impaired Sebastian Curtis (with his grandfather Frank Chiverton), played the 'Last Post' to rapturous applause.

Back each year

Back each year

Familiar faces return each year.

Bundaberg trio

Bundaberg trio

Three members of the Bundaberg U3A class entertained us at the afternoon concert.

The Swiss group

The Swiss group

Peter, Willy and Olga entertained us with a variety of instruments and tunes with a Swiss flavour.

By popular request

By popular request

Karl Quaill performing 'My boomerang won't come back' with Kevin Cairns (Buttaba NSW) providing the sound.

A touch of German

A touch of German

Marianne Soltau has been coming to the festival with her husband, Uwe, for 11 years

Wonderful music

Wonderful music

What a buzz when everyone was on stage!

Accordions Alfresco

Accordions Alfresco

Sydney-based orchestra, Accordions Alfresco, were the highlight of the festival.

Bus arrivals

Bus arrivals

Buses of all sizes arrived from all directions on festival day.

Fun on stage

Fun on stage

The morning 'All-Up' led by Les Weedon and Jeanette Kummerow.

Singing in German

Singing in German

German-born Uwe Soltau comes each year from the Brisbane bayside suburb of Victoria Point.

From Sydney

From Sydney

Glenny Grunfelder and Cheryle Mills from the Accordions Alfresco group from Sydney.

A morning shower

A morning shower

Thanks for the rain, who-ever brought it with them.

Happy campers

Happy campers

Cecelia & Robin Krieg (Pittsworth) with visitors Wendy Darwin & John Briggs (Darwin)

The day before

The day before

Serious practice!

Serious practice!

Karl Quaill (Burpengary), Lynton Stewart (Canberra) and Peter Gerber (Brisbane)

Friday night jam session

Friday night jam session

A quick dinner then down to some serious playing!

Swiss Mountain Horn

Swiss Mountain Horn

Willy Felder from Rodsberg with his Swiss Mountain Horn

Thelma & Max Netz

Thelma & Max Netz

Describe your image

Accordions rule!

Accordions rule!

Button accordion player Peter Davenport amongst and piano accordions.

All-Up

All-Up

All players were invited on stage twice throughout the day.

El Presidento

El Presidento

Ben Pattinson, President of the Australian Accordion Society with his bass accordion.

Happy players

Happy players

Rob Hawtin and Accordion Alfresco member .....

Cheryle Mills

Cheryle Mills

Editor of the Australian Accordion Review is Cheryle Mills of Sydney.

Wearing the music!

Wearing the music!

Margaret O'Mara of Toowoomba getting into the mood.

Playing upside down

Playing upside down

Upside down player John McKeough from Rockhampton with Robin Krieg, Karl Quaill and Frank Schroder.

Harmonica

Harmonica

Jeanette Kummerow with her harmonica at the 'All-Up'.

Evening session

Evening session

The first bracket of music to start off the evening.

Evening music

Evening music

Gerry van den Heuvel (Tewantin) led the first bracket of evening music, accompanied by Keith Willmer of Deception Bay.

Evening Drummer

Evening Drummer

the evening dance music.

Accordions Alfresco

Accordions Alfresco

Ever heard of 'freestyle' music?

10-year old Finn MacDermid competed in China and won the silver medal for Australia.

Jeanette Kummerow leads the final dance session of the evening.

Dance with accordion music

Dance with accordion music

Keeping traditions alive... Dancing to accordion music just like in the decades past.

Stall

Stall

Some of the many small items for sale throughout the day.

Meeting our local member

Meeting our local member

Accordion Alfresco members meet our local member, QLD LNP Leader, Mrs Deb Frecklington.

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By popular request

Karl Quaill performing 'My boomerang won't come back' with Kevin Cairns (Buttaba NSW) providing the sound.