Music lovers and accordion fans and performers, professional and amateur musicians, children and adults are all welcome at the Cyprus International Accordion Festival. Happening for the fifth time this June, the festival returns to Ayios Theodoros in Larnaca with a series of workshops, performances and exhibitions.

Three concerts will take place on each night, except for June 10 which will have four concerts at the outdoor theatre. The first performance of the festival on June 9 with begin at 8pm welcoming accordionists, music ensembles and the Music Moments Accordion Band. The Tango Duo will follow at 9pm before the Accordion in Greek Folk Music concert take place at 10.15pm.

On Saturday 10, a children’s workshop making musical instruments with recyclable materials will open the stage at 6.30pm. Then the Accordion Keys and Bass Duo will perform original music at 8.15pm and at 9pm Trio Rondine will play their set. Encardia from Greece will perform traditional and original musical compositions from southern Italy in rock and nostalgic rhythms and style at 10.15pm.

On the final day of the festival, accordionists will divide into groups and spread around the village playing music from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The Young Volunteers Municipality of Strovolos Choir Singing for a Cause will then perform at 7.45pm accompanied by the Music Moments Accordion Band. Finally, a dance performance by the folklore group Pentaschinos Ay. Theodorou Larnaca will put on a show, closing off the festival.

Yet it is not just live music that makes up the programme of the 5th Cyprus International Accordion Festival. Several workshops and seminars by local and invited musicians from Greece will take place. Accordion workshops, polyphonic singing sessions, interactive storytelling and music workshops for children and much more will happen. In between them are morning yoga classes, guided village tours and an exhibition.

5th Cyprus International Accordion Festival

Annual festival with performances, accordion workshops, village tours and more. June 9-11. Agios Theodoros village, Larnaca.