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Welcome to the 2008 Coupe Mondiale in Glasgow, Scotland


  • Prestigious International Competition first time in Scotland.
  • CIA World Accordion Orchestra II
  • Musical Guests/Performers from the Four Corners of the World.
  • Paisley, Glasgow will become the "World Accordion Capital" as accordionists and enthusiasts from all over the world converge upon Glasgow to attend the 2008 Coupe Mondiale - the "World Cup" of accordion championships - from October 21st - 26th at the Normandy Hotel.

The CIA Coupe Mondiale, recognized as the most prestigious annual accordion competition of international scope, takes place in a different country every year, under the auspices of the Confederation International des Accordeonistes, which is currently celebrating its 61st anniversary since the first such event, in 1938 in Paris. The Confederation is affiliated with the International Music Council and UNESCO. This will be the 5th time that this most prestigious accordion competition has been held in the United Kingdom - following the events in Brighton (1955), Leicester (1968), Folkestone (1984) and London (2001) but the first time that the event is held in Scotland.

The Coupe Mondiale attracts accordionists and enthusiasts from all over the world and across the UK. We are pleased to host such a diversity of talent in the UK especially in the beautiful surrounds of Scotland and to again host the Coupe Mondiale" says 2008 Coupe Mondiale Co-Ordinator Anna Bodell.

Highlights of the Coupe Mondiale week include:

  • Five days /evenings of accordion entertainment / competitions and concerts.
  • Performance of the CIA World Accordion Orchestra II
  • Instrument / Trade exhibits
  • Plus a series of social receptions with endless entertainment, and late-evening performances in a lounge setting.
  • Sponsors of the 2008 Coupe Mondiale is the NATIONAL ACCORDION ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (NAO) whose has held membership of the CIA since the Organisation was founded.

Over €10, 000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of the six international categories, which include:

  • 61st Coupe Mondiale in honor of Graham Romani (1917 - 1993)
  • International Competition for Piano Accordion in honor of Francis Wright (1918 - 1997)
  • Junior Coupe Mondiale in honor of Cyril Pasby (1931 - 2003)
  • International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music in honor of Toralf Tollefsen (1914 -1994)
  • Junior International Competition for Virtuoso Entertainment Music in honor of Marian Farran
  • International Competition for Ensemble Music in honor of Iris Laurie (1926 - 2006)

In addition to cash prizes, each first place winner will be featured in a gala finale concert on Saturday October 26th.

More information about the Coupe Mondiale competitions and festival can be found on the website www.coupemondiale.org

CONTACT for Coupe Mondiale Information: Anna Bodell - e-mail: Ray.anna@btinternet.com

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