Canada 150 celebration

Canada 150 celebration events Come celebrate with us!  Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Saturday, July 1 at 10:45 am - BC Provincial Museum stage - downtown Victoria (next to BC Legislature) Free concert **Saturday, July 8 at 2 pm - Sidney bandshell (end of Beacon Avenue by the water).  Free concert. You are invited to

Dick Contino

World famous and legendary accordionist Dick Contino passes away. See memorial article -- click here  

Irish concert

Come into our parlour!   Sing along with the old favourite Irish tunes. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day a few times during March with performances at various venues around Victoria and Sidney.     SHOAL center - 10030 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC V8L 3G4  

Irv Lang

Irv Lang   -  April 21, 1928 - Dec 25, 2016   Irv Lang was a founding member of our Victoria Accordion Club in 2002.   He recently passed away.  This is a copy of the obituary that appeared in the local media.   He will be forever cherished within our music

St. Cecilia’s Day at Christchurch Cathedral

VAC Band performs at Christchurch Cathedral - November 19, 2016   Once again, the VAC Band is privileged to perform at Christchurch Cathedral in Victoria in celebration of St. Cecilia's Day.  It is a stunningly beautiful building.  We have been honoured to perform at this event for the past few years, and

Oktoberfest 2016!!

Oktoberfest 2016! ... what a party! Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2016 Where:  Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria Yes, we yelled, yodelled, hollered, and enjoyed a lot "bevvies" in tall ice-cold glasses, boots, or whatever large containers we could find  ... and mostly danced ourselves silly with polkas, schotisses, waltzes, and  rock'n'roll!!   Even the limbo,

Victoria Accordion Festival 2017

Victoria International Accordion Festival 2017 The 2017 festival is slated for July 14-16.   Details are in development and will provided here once finalized.  Please come back. The 2016 festival details follow. ========================== July 26-31, 2016 The 10th annual Victoria Accordion Festival was magical.  Great music, accomplished musicians, and satisfied crowds.  Accordionists from other Canadian

Accordion’s “fresh face”

The "fresh face" of the accordion The CBC recently produced a documentary on the reviving fortunes of the accordion.  This instrument has long been "hidden" in recent decades, but is enjoying a significant resurgence of respect among aficionados in the music world.  Well-known rock, ethnic, country and "new wave" bands have

Band performances

Band Performances Here are some samples of past performances of the Victoria Accordion Club band (click on the links) August 2016 - Chemainus Accordion Day.  Variety of songs. May 2016 - World Accordion Day.  See amazing performance of Phantom of the Opera, sung by Ginny Langham.   And see the whole performance of

Oktoberfest Glo Pub

VAC band performs at Glo Pub Oktoberfest in Victoria The Victoria Accordion Club band performed at the always full (!!) Oktoberfest at Glo Pub in Victoria on Friday, October 2, 2015.  It's a lively place, especially at Oktoberfest, with lots of action, fun music, lovely frauleins serving beverages, and of course,

Victoria Accordion Festival

Victoria International Accordion Festival  July 12 - 19, 2015 The 9th Victoria International Accordion Festival was terrific!  Many skilled musicians from around the world entertained and competed in the festival. There were concerts, competitions, workshops and free public concerts which were well attended.  See the poster below for details. The Victoria Accordion Club band performed

VAC at Leavenworth festival

Victoria Accordion Club performs at Leavenworth Accordion Festival, Washington A lot of great music, bratwurst, and cool beverages -- the highlights of the Leavenworth Accordion Festival June 18-21.  What a treat!  The Victoria Accordion Club Band performed twice at the festival, and to a very appreciative audience both times. The VAC band

Django & Jazz – May 15, 2015

3rd ANNUAL WEST COAST  DJANGO & JAZZ featuring Cory Pesaturo, World Accordion Champion, and Victoria's Quinn Bachand, jazz guitar extraordinaire! Friday, May 15th    What an evening of world-class gypsy jazz & jazz music featuring Juno Award winning guitarist Oliver Gannon, World Champion in Digital, Acoustic and Jazz Accordion Cory Pesaturo,  Canada's multi-instrumentalist wunderkind Quinn Bachand and his sizzling

World Accordion Day

World Accordion Day - May 6, 2016 World Accordion Day is celebrated on May 6th each year in recognition of this unique instrument, and those who enjoy playing and listening to the music it produces.  The Victoria Accordion Club and other musicians celebrated with a special concert. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed performances

Music and your brain

Music and your brain You probably have heard many medical specialists, and even non-medical folks, expound about the benefits of music to your well-being, and particularly to your brain function.  There have been many studies done that suggest strong benefits of learning and playing music not only for your own brain performance, but

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 The Victoria Accordion Club band performed at the prestigious and lively Vancouver Christmas Market on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2 pm to 4 pm.  The market is held each year in the heart of Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Plaza on Hamilton Street, and draws thousands

Food Bank Fundraiser – Sidney

Food bank fundraiser - Sidney - Oct 31, 2014 A fun event, with lots of toe-tapping music -- that's the description being heard from the attendees after the fund raiser for the food bank in Sidney at the Peace Lutheran Church. The Victoria Accordion Club (VAC) band put on a one hour

Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest is done! Saturday, October 4, 2014 What a raucous time we had at our "Traditional Oktoberfest"!!  Lots of stomping German music, German food (bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut ... o my goodness!) and of course -- beer! There were guys in their best Lederhosen and lovely frauleins in gorgeous Dirndls, and so many others just enjoying the great

Boomer’s Bash!!

  All you boomers out there … you dug out your flared poodle skirts, and guys slicked your hair into your ducktail, and the leather jackets came out and what a time we had !!  It was a 50s-60s dance party!!!   We had great 60s music, and the good times rolled! It was Saturday, July 19,