Saturday August 13th

St Kieran’s College

Time:  10:00 – 14:00



Michael Searson has been building hand-made high Quality Button Accordions in Moneygall Co Offaly for over 30 years. Moneygall is the ancestral home of US President Barack Obama. His accordions are renowned around the world for their quality and craftsmanship. We are delighted that Michael is coming to display and demonstrate his creations.

Cáirdín Music Festival Weekend

The Cairdin 2016 music festival weekend will be held on:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11th, 12th, 13th November 2016
“Sessions, Concert and Workshops”

Brodericks Music Centre

Broderick’s Music is Kilkenny’s largest music store. The shop is situated on New Building Lane off Parliament Street in the centre of Kilkenny. brodericks stock all musical instruments and accessories from traditional to electronic and guarantee best prices. They also have an in house fully equipped recording studio, practice room and cater for all genres.

Rory and his team will exhibit their range of PA  systems, microphones and technology relevant to accordionists and bands alike at St Kierans College on Saturday 13th August from 10a.m. Don’t miss it,

Broderick's Music Centre
The Irish Accordion Association

The Irish Accordion Association  aims to promote, encourage and display the talent that accordionists have to offer in Ireland. As part of our promotion, we host an annual accordion festival.

Learning Accordion enables you to  gain Internationally recognised qualifications in Music.

The Accordion offers a world of opportunity and fantastic career options in the music, academic and performance arenas.  The accordion is an incredibly versatile instrument and learning it will not only enhance your skills and appreciation of music but will equip you with beneficial life skills and  that you will apply to all other areas of your life.

Research has shown that people who learn music early in life demonstrate better academic results, improved concentration, greater self-confidence, higher levels of self-discipline and motivation, improved coordination, creativity and high levels of problem solving skills.

Whether you are a serious musician or you simply want to learn for the sheer joy of playing, you will find out everything you will need to know from the IAA.

Find out all about the Irish accordion Association at the Big Squeeze Exhibition in St Kieran’s College on Saturday August 13th from 10am.

Take The 5 Minute accordion Challenge!

Never Played the Accordion Before! Take our Accordion Challenge and Play A Tune in 5 Minutes

Scotland Accordions

ScotlandAccordions.co.uk are pleased to support The Big Squeeze, Kilkenny Ireland August 2016 by displaying products and meeting clients and we will have three staff on hand to discuss our products (we are a family business and you will meet the family). ScotlandAccordions.co.uk has the largest stock of accordions in the British Isles and we are the main importer for Scandalli (the finest accordion) and carry many other brands including Gwerder, Fisitalia, Musictech, BugariEvo, Paolo Soprani, Moreschi, E Soprani, Aliante and many others.

We manufacture midi systems and expanders of the highest quality and have a superb selection of reedless accordions.

We stock all types of accordions – Piano, Chromatic, Diatonic, Concertina and many rare specialities e.g. Steirish accordions, Russian accordions etc.  We can also supply any instrument with midi and microphones.

We can undertake custom work including custom electronic work and can repair any midi system.

There will be special offers at The Big Squeeze and also many instruments on view for purchase or trying out.

We also look forward to seeing existing customers of ours in person and wish to congratulate The Big Squeeze for the fantastic initiative and showcasing the versatility of the instrument.’

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