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Accordion Noir Festival Fundraiser Ringtone Album!

November 30, 2016

Support the Accordion Noir Festival this season by sharing our premier Accordion Noir Ringtone Album! Your favourite Festival artists have donated a stack of cellphone ringtones so you can have Accordion Noir in your pocket all year long!

The Creaking Planks can help if you’re planning to interrupt a boring meeting. Miss Murgatroid‘s electronic accordion feedback will definitely wake you up in the morning. Schedule Jack Garton or Geoff Berner to liven up boring moments at the movie theatre. Even organize a flash-mob to join in at your next accordion concert! Carefully choose your phone’s personal squeezebox anthem by Wendy McNeill, Scott Dunbar, Barbara Adler, Katheryn Peterson, or try out Andy Fielding’s Accordion Noir Theme.

 

 

How it works: Send the Accordion Noir Society (sponsor of the Festival) a donation (you decide how much… $5, $20, $500?) and we will send you an epic eight-minute album filled with custom-made ringtones by some of your favorite Accordion Noir Artists. You can read about individual artists and preview tracks here.

Our campaign runs throughout December and we are aiming to raise $3000 to pay for our charitable status application and related set up costs. Your donation to this project will help make future Accordion Noir Festivals possible in a very real way. You can donate via:

  • Donate to the Accordion Noir Festival by PayPal here Donate Button
  • Interac E-Transfer via our email info@accordionnoirfest.com
  • Real-World Donations can also be sent to: Accordion Noir Society #1 – 139 West 11th Ave, Van BC V5Y 1S8, cheques payable to Accordion Noir Society.

 

When you’re ready to rock your Ringtones, here’s some instructions:

Donate to support the Accordion Noir Festival! (Feels great so far. What’s next?)

Ringtones should be emailed to you (with these instructions). Click to open the zipped folder to access the different formats for different phones.

Android:
You need a file browser app to move the .ogg or .mp3 ringtone files into the Ringtones and/or Notifications folders. May then require a reboot of your phone.
Lots of instructions out there like:
http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-to/android-basics-add-your-own-ringtones-notification-sounds-0169520/

iPhone:
Drag the .m4r format ringtones into iTunes. Sync phone. Should be available.
Trouble with iPhone? https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3792

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-05-24: Offerings and Takings

May 25, 2017

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Another Thursday, another fresh episode of Accordion Noir Radio — this one from last night.  If you didn’t catch it live over the airwaves, don’t despair: you can still enjoy listening to it live as a digital audio stream (warning: link will expire after more or less six months) or as an MP3 download from the Internet Archive — the permanent solution.  And to enhance your enjoyment, here’s the complete playlist for the show:

* Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Another Day – Hearts and Daggers (2008) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ http://www.myspace.com/missmurgatroidandpetrahaden
* Michael Hebbert – Star Of County Down / Boot-Dance / Jenny Lind – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 2] (1977) – UK – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* Maria Dunn – The Peddler – The Peddler (2008) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com
* Regina Carter – I Moaned and I Moaned – Southern Comfort (2014) – USA – reginacarter.com Will Holshouser, acc.
* Sharon Shannon – The Whitestrand Sling – 1990 – 2005 (Disc 1) (0) – County Clare, Ireland – sharonshannon.com
* Jennie Stearns – Caroline – Angel with a Broken Wing (1998) – Mecklenburg, New York, USA – http://www.jenniestearns.com/ Peter Dodge, acc.
* Acclarion – Twilight of Shadows by D. Car – Shattered Expectations (2015) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.acclarion.ca
* The Band Perry – If I Die Young – The Band Perry (2010) – Greeneville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.thebandperry.com
* Guy Klucevsek – Stolen Memories – Stolen Memories (1996) – Staten Island, New York State, USA – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Cinéma Novo – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_MFH/en_cinema.php
* Amour Fou – Liars – Grow Your Own (2008) – Regina, SK, Canada – http://www.amour-fou.org http://www.youngsoulrecords.com
* Terhi Puronaho & Timo Alakotila – Veera – Aatos (2008) – Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland – http://www.myspace.com/terhipuronaho

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-05-25: Pirate radio!

May 24, 2017

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Plunging once more into the breach, we’ve fished up a briny recording from Davy Jones’ Locker — our 26th episode from 10 years ago, tomorrow… pirate-themed, making this an episode of… ARR-cordion no-ARR.  (And Bruce would like to remind you: despite what every sea-going movie you’ve ever seen has told you, pirates never played the accordion, since the Golden age of Piracy in the Caribbean ended in 1726 … and the accordion wasn’t invented until 1829.  The only pirates who could have played were time-travelling ones.)

This was a popular recording, being enjoyed 9486 at its original online host — from now on until the seven seas all boil away, ye can freeboot an MP3 of the episode from the Internet Archive at yer discretion, ya scalliwag.  Now here’s… a good chunk… of the playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 25, 2007 — Pirate Radio!
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm!
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

(Fragmentary playlist reconstructed:)

Journey of the Sorcerer (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Eagles), Rowan, Outer-space/Canada
Crazy Spinning Chicken, Pima Express, USA/Navaho
Homenaje a Dany Cabrera, Francisco Ullon ?Cillon?
Nowhere Town, Headwater, Canada
Parlez Vous a Boire, Tarkin, Canada
Last Saskatchewan Pirate, Rowan, Canada
SVP/Araruustango, Duo Milla Viljamaa
Smile Bertrand, United Steelworkers of Montreal, Canada
Partir Partartl, Didier Laloy, Belgium
Fight for your Right to Plunder/Rhymin’ & Stealin’, Rowan, Canada/USA
North Atlantic Squadron, Salty Dick, USA

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-05-18: Live with Tarkin!

May 23, 2017

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Accordion Noir Classic episode number 25 — from May 18th, 2007 — had us once again featuring live guests in our fresh pre-midnight time slot, trying to make the most of it… this time, with the not-long-for-this-world (disbanding in 2008 with the release of their second album — still for sale online, along with their first, both of them worth every penny!) local alt-trad ensemble Tarkin!  This episode was enjoyed some 3175 times at its original online home, and we hope that with the revival of the Star Wars franchise, future generations of confused filkers continue to enjoy the sweet strains of Tarkin newly available for MP3 download over at the Internet Archive.  This playlist, while somewhat patchy, will make some grand gestures toward explaining to listeners what is tickling their ears:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 18, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm!
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

(Playlist only exists in a fragmentary form:)

Great Big Sea, The Hard and the Easy, Tishialuk Girls Set (Fathers’ Jig/Buffett Double/Tishialuk girls)
Songs from “Danse Le Soir!”, Gigne Du Pere Mathias/Reel St Jean/Reel Joseph
Buddy Wasisnam & the other Fellers, Flatout, Flatout
Le Vent Du Nord, Mandite Moissan!, Guatres Poilus
Tarkin (Live): Parlez Vous a Boire (Soundcheck song?)
Tarkin: All Roads Lead to London
Tarkin: Lillana
Tarkin: Minto
Einmal Komm & die Liebe, Rover Song, Sorgen in Wintermorgen
Ceillah Dejam (retro gold collection),
Silly Wizard, The Humors of Tulla/Toss the Feathers/Saint Anne’s Reel/Lexy McAskill/the Limerick Lasses/Jame’s Reel

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-05-17: What’s Important? Ducks

May 18, 2017

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Greetings, squeezy friends!  It’s time for another fresh episode of Accordion Noir Radio, direct from last night.  Political turmoil rocked the accordion world again as politicians from both parties responded to — you know what, never mind.  This is an episode about ducks.  (And then… do I see any accordion songs about ducks?  Der Ententanz?  Recordings by Duckmandu, still fundraising to replace his stolen customized instrument?  We must reasonably conclude that Bruce is not wholly committed to his themes, and that he’s only selecting these bizarre and arbitrary episode titles to make things difficult for me.)  In any event, you can enjoy listening to a recording of it — as a limited-time audio stream, or as an MP3 download (recommended) to live locally forever on your device or hard drive, direct from the Internet Archive!  It’s really your choice.  Now let’s get quacking!

* Lost Bayou Ramblers – Coteau Guidry Reprise – Mammoth Waltz (2012) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.LostBayouRamblers.com
* Ed Lasko – Brightly Shines the Moon – Kid Kordene (2004) – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada –
* The Tiger Lillies – Moon Over Soho – Two Penny Opera (2001) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Emile Carrara – Volubilis – 50 ans d’accordéon 109 grands succès (disque 1) (2000) – France – “Le genie de la valse, valses modernes”
* Red Egner – I’m a Fool to Care – from Kevin Coffey’s personal collection – Los Angeles, California, USA (1947) – (Vince Caruso, acc.)
* Conjunto Bernal – Desprecio – Mi Unico Camino (1955) – Texas, usa – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Amy Denio – You Never Call Me Anymore – Tutto Bene (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.amydenio.com/
* Peter Katz – No Natural – We Are The Reckoning (2015) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.PeterKatz.com
* Kaiku – Piks Paks – (0) – Brasil / Finland / New York City – Brasil / Finland International Friendship Episode! (off Myspace) http://www.kaikumusic.com/
* Mishka Ziganoff – cholem – Columbia E7053 (1921) – – Judaica Sound Archives: http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/home.php
* La Musgaña – El Mirlo – 20 (2008) – Spain – http://www.lamusgana.net Kepa Junkera, trikitixa
* Tom Waits – Innocent When You Dream (78) – Franks Wild Years (1987) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.tomwaits.com/ William Schimmel is the accordionist http://www.billschimmel.com/ Is that a harmonium in there?
* Tony Hall And Nic Jones – Just As The Tide Was Flowing – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 2] (1978) – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* D. Raylene Campbell – Rakini – Canada – http://www3.sympatico.ca/freereed/ray.htm

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-05-11: SOCAN Special

May 16, 2017

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Greetings, retro-accordion-fans!  (Unlike most accordion organizations, being “retro” isn’t explicitly part of our mandate — at the time, much of what we aired was cutting edge… but this recording is ten years old now!  But I get ahead of myself.)  Today’s exhibit from the fabulous Accordion Noir Radio back archives is our 24th episode from way back on May 11th of 2007.  We don’t like to talk about it on the air — meaning that this pair of muck disturbers are falling over themselves to do so — but once or twice a year we run episodes to represent our “best self” to SOCAN, a Canadian organization that measures how much Canadian music we are airing (as we are legally required to do under the terms of our radio station’s license!) and calculates what kinds of royalty payments (from a giant slush fund administered by them that you pay into every time you buy blank media — that’s the surprise $25 surcharge on that spindle of blank CDs!) should be allocated to whom.  So every time we have a SOCAN special, it’s basically our opportunity to ensure that our friends get paid.  (But do we get paid?  Please.  Here in Vancouver, the Payolas are just an old rock band from the ’80s.)

Now, having gotten them paid for their creative work, we are falling all over ourselves — we do that a lot — to give it away here for free!  But the assumption is that none of you are so hard-up that you’d pore over a digest radio episode recording just waiting for the brief moment when your target song appears, then crop everything else out… instead of simply buying the single on iTunes.  Surgically excising songs is too much like work!  Anyhow, we weren’t excessively successful at giving away someone else’s music for free — at its original online home the episode was downloaded some 3830 over ten years (which translates to … an average of slightly over one transfer per day every day for ten years!) and we hope that accordion fans of the present and future continue enjoying MP3 download of this Accordion Noir episode courtesy of its new hosting over at the Internet Archive.  Now, to enhance your enjoyment of the recording, here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 11, 2007 SOCAN Special!
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm!
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Hommage à Geimaire, Danielle Martineau, Canada
Cazador, Pistolera, Brooklyn/USA
Lullaby of Birdland, Boulder Acoustic Society, USA
Bluebells in the Moonlight, Ana Bonbon, Canada
Lyyrinen Aikuisuus (Lyrical Adulthood) (not part 2), Johanna Juhola, Miette, Finland
Ricky, for Michel, Accordion Crimes, Canada
Dron, Schlodpatt vs. Peeni Walli, Swedish (Lars Hollmar acc)
Cincy Lou, The Gay, Canada
That Girl Drinks Beer, Geoff Berner, Canada
All the Clowns are Garbage Collectors, The Bad Things, Seattle/USA
The Canary Falters, Marie-Joseé Houle, Canada
May Day, Jason Webley, Seattle/USA
Fairy-tale in Reverse, Hamster Theatre, USA

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-05-04: with the Creaking Planks!

May 15, 2017

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Now back in sync with ten years ago as measured by month, here is the fabulous Accordion Noir Radio episode number 23 — our first broadcast at our then-“new” time slot, no longer in the middle of the night!  To celebrate, co-host Rowan packed along his “jug band of the damned”, an early incarnation of the Creaking Planks, to act as live guests.  They’d been waiting for quite a while to have a chance to boost the show (and spread their fame!) without having to all be literally nocturnal creatures flitting through darkened skies (that time of day is for staggering back FROM gigs after the bar cashes out, not heading out TO gigs), and finally their opportunity arrived.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3106 times … mysteriously, the presence of live guests seems to have throttled the transfers by some three quarters, but we are assured that everyone who did listen to it enjoyed it immensely, so who knows just what was actually going on there?  In any case, you can also enjoy the sounds of an old band in its infancy courtesy of new file hosting over at the Internet Archive.  Enjoy!

Vague playlist…

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Sumu, KTU
Minor Swing, Jo Privat, France
Hog Wild, Pee Wee King, USA
Moon Over Marin, Duckmandu, USA
Dead Man’s Pants/Vanha Jatsa/Girl in the Pink Canoe, Creaking Planks (live in studio), Canada
The Last Shemisen Master, Fishtank Ensemble, USA
Waltz of the Monster Dogs, Flipron, UK
Sandwich Artist/Cougar Man/Lousy Lover/Swedish Wedding March/I Want You But I Don’t Need You/the Future, Creaking Planks (live in studio), Canada

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-05-10: Full May Out Tonight

May 12, 2017

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Allison Weeks, “Moon Songs”, 2014.

Fresh off of the airwaves, we present this week’s new episode of Accordion Noir Radio!  For a limited time, you can enjoy it as a digital audio stream, or if you prefer, keep it forever as an MP3 provided by the Internet Archive!  Without further ado — here’s its playlist!

* Maria Kalaniemi – Spirit of the Moon – Bellow Poetry (2006) – Finland – http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Ernie Felice Quartet – Caroline Moon – Ernie Felice (3 CD Compilation) (0) – California, USA – http://www.erniefelice.com
* Fugitives – The Night She Stole The Moon – In Streetlight Communication (2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Henry Doktorski – Moonlight Waltz – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro (1886-1950) (2003) – – henrydoktorski.com
* Glen Hornblast – Once In A Blue Moon – Once In A Blue Moon (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.glenhornblast.com
* Dick Contino – Moonglow – 12 Immortal Songs (0) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.dickcontino.com/
* mama! milk – the moon – Fragrance of Notes (2008) – Kyoto, Japan – http://www.mamamilk.net/ Yuko Ikoma, accordion​, ​Kosuke Shimizu, contrabass​,​​ ​Yuichi Inobori, flute,trombone​, ​Takeo Toyama, piano​,​​ ​Tsutom Kurihara, drums
* May Monday – Great Uncle Henry – Midnight (2007) – Isle of Wight, UK – http://www.KarenTweed.com
* Pietro Frosini – Luna D’Argento – Pietro Frosini – Jolly Caballero (1928) – – http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800018094/BVE-43921-Silver_moon
* Baby Dee – The Moon and the Morning Star – The Robin’s Tiny Throat: Love’s Small Song (2007) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* Pee Wee King – There’s A Moon In The Sky – Pee Wee King’s Country Hoedown (1952) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/pee-wee-king-country-hoedown
* Emmylou Harris – Moon Song – All I Intended To Be (2008) – Nashville, Tennessee – Phil Madeira: Cordovox!
* Dr Faustus – May Reel No.1/Bacca Pipes Jig – Ultimate Guide to English Folk (0) – UK – http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Various-Artists-The-Ultimate-Guide-To-English-Folk-242054
* KONGOS – Birds Do It – Egomaniac (2016) – South Africa / USA – http://www.kongos.com/home.html

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!