Everything Accordion Podcast
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by Neil Sutcliffe
7M ago
I had a wonderful time talking with Ghenadi Rotari, a Moldovian accordionist, on his podcast "Everything Accordion". I've been listening to his interviews with members of the international accordion community for a good wee while, and thought I would reach out and see if he'd have me on to share a bit about the classical accordion community in Scotland! We ended up having a wonderful chat about my Ronald Stevenson album, as well as my own journey into the classical accordion world, and how my work alongside storytellers has changed my approach to performance. You can listen to the episode on ..read more
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ALBUM Release: Stevenson, Music for Accordion
Neil Sutcliffe Blog
by Neil Sutcliffe
10M ago
This has been a long time coming - it's now nearly two years since I sat down alongside Michael O'Rourke, Rosie Lavery and recording engineer Matthew Swan to record this album, but here we are finally with a release date of the 6th October 2023! So in advance of its launch out into the world, I thought I'd take some time to tell the story of how I came to this wonderful project, and share some 'behind-the-scenes' details. It all started in a galaxy far, far, away in Glasgow, in my final year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland... "We caught the tread of dancing feet..." Back in 2020, I kne ..read more
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DISTIL Workshops: Reflection
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by Neil Sutcliffe
2y ago
It has been just over a month since I took part in a weekend of residential workshops as part of 'Distil' - a project run by Hands Up for Trad that aims to give traditional and folk musicians the chance to reflect on their creative practice and expand areas of their musical development. (read more here: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/handsupfortrad/distil/) The weekend was hosted at Wiston Lodge in Biggar, where I had last stayed about 10 years ago for a Tinto summer school. Arriving at the Lodge took me back to a time before I had come across the classical accordion, or even decided on ..read more
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New Website!
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by Neil Sutcliffe
2y ago
Welcome to my new website :) It's been on the to-do list for years, and I've finally found some time to set it up. Keep an eye here to find out about any projects I'm working on, and research I'm involved with and please do get in touch if you have any inquiries. This blog section will primarily be a place for my own self-reflection on my performing, teaching, research and collaborative work ..read more
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