The Irish Accordion Championships were held in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th April, 2017. The Adjudicator for the weekend festival was Kevin Street from London. The standard in all competitions was very high and RMAO Members collected many of the sought after solo prizes. The full version of the results is available on the IAA Festival page on this site.
The following were the prizewinners who are RMAO members in the various different sections.
Elementary Solo RMAO 1, 2 and 3.
Preliminary Solo Champion RMAO
Primary Solo Test Piece Champion RMAO
Prep Solo Test Piece & Own Choice Champion RMAO
Junior Solo Test Piece Champion RMAO
Junior Solo Own Choice Champion RMAO
Higher Junior Solo Champion RMAO
Senior Solo Champion and 3rd RMAO
Concertista Champion RMAO
Secondo Recital Champion and 3rd RMAO
Terzo Recital Champion RMAO
Quarto Recital Champion RMAO
Grande Recital Champion RMAO
Royal Meath Accordion Orchestra members claim 6 of the 8 solo places at the Gala Concert. Participants were chosen by the adjudicator as high achievers at this years IAA Open Accordion Festival. Congratulations to all, what an achievement.
Next stop is the National Accordion Organisation of the UK Championships in Liverpool where the Orchestra and soloists will have to do it all over again!!
Congratulations to the members on a wonderful achievement at this years Festival. We are so proud of each and every one of you,
Sincere thanks to our photographer Evelyn for the super photos and to Edward, Brian and crew who organised the orchestra equipment.