Sunday, February 18, 2018

CAA mourns the loss of Mary Mascolo

To our CAA family:

I am deeply saddened to inform all of you in the CAA of the passing of a very active member of our Connecticut Accordion Association family.  Our dear Mary Mascolo passed away very suddenly yesterday, February 17.

Mary was an active member of the CAA orchestra for years.  A student of Bob Vitale's as a child and adolescent, Mary returned to the accordion world when the CAA was formed, played in the orchestra as well as in the ensemble known as "Vitality" under the direction of our dear teacher, Bob Vitale. She was a dedicated player, a wonderful friend and an active member of the accordion community in Connecticut.  She was also a member of the American Accordionists' Association and participated in its yearly festivals on a regular basis.

Mary was a dear friend to those of us who studied with Bob in the heyday of the accordion in Waterbury. She will be deeply missed by our accordion family.
I ask that you keep Mary's husband and 2 daughters in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Next CAA Gathering, March 25, 2018 at the Waverly!!!

Our next CAA Gathering on March 25, 2018 at 1:00 at the Waverly Tavern in Cheshire is going to be nothing short of a BLAST!

Noted accordionist, CAA member Michael Clarke has an impressive history and background. A founding member of Celtic Cross, a celtic-rock band formed in the 1980s in the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Clarke ushered in the tri-state’s homage to the "Celtic Tiger” movement by writing and performing on Celtic Cross' popular first album, entitled Part the First.  Mr. Clarke has recorded with Tommy Mulvihill, John Nolan, Kitty Kelly, Susan McGrath and Eileen Crowley, and has performed with Paddy Noonan, Dermot O’Brien, the Saw Doctors, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Michael “Jesse" Owens, the Wolfe Tones, the Commitments, the Jamie Kelly Band and the Andy Cooney Band.  Currently, Mr. Clarke regularly performs live an eclectic mix of Irish and 1980s music with the two piece band, McBueller.

He is going to be hosting a traditional Irish “seisiun” along with vocalist Kathy Mrazik. Everyone is invited to bring instruments and join in music and song!

Don't miss this one...but please RSVP!!!