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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-05-11: Still Driving for Co-op Radio Funds!

May 12, 2022
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Just kidding, that’s not us, it’s Gary Sredzienski enjoying great success fundraising for 91.3 FM WUNH at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Here it is, last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast! I don’t know if Bruce had a theme this week beyond “here’s what’s going on in my corner of the accordion world” — this year’s Eurovision accordion number has washed up (yay, Moldova!) and Bruce just returned from presenting at the first annual Powell River Accordion Festival! The big story of course is that our parent radio station is fundraising, and you could help us out a lot if you sent a little financial support its way. Bruce elaborates in his comments below, so read on! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

THE SPRING DRIVE IS ON!
A generous donor offered to match each donation up to $10.000!

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For more information on what we are raising money for, CLICK HERE.
https://coopradio.org/spring-member-drive-2022/

Here’s how you can help us:

        • Renewing your Co-op Radio Membership or make a donation online at www.coopradio.org/donate

        • Renew or donate by sending an e-transfer to admin@coopradio.org

        • Renew or donate by calling 604-684-8494. During the drive, staff is available to take your calls Monday – Sunday between 9am and 5pm.

        • Renew or donate by mailing a cheque to us at 370 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1. (please note that due to issues with mail delivery, there may be some delay in the deposit of your cheque).

        • Signing up to be a monthly donor. Click here for more information!
https://coopradio.org/ways-to-donate/

        • Get Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio shirts at our online store by visiting www.coopradio.org/store

        • Tuning in to 100.5FM or streaming online at www.coopradio.org and supporting our shows!

        • Buy a ticket for our grand finale: Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues Band at the Rio Theatre on May 15th. All proceeds go to Co-op Radio.
https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/20702-tom-lavin-the-legendary-powder-blues

Donors who give $250 or more between April 29th and May 15th, will automatically receive a Co-op Radio branded tote bag or t-shirt.

All donors will be entered in a draw to receive a tote bag full of goodies!

As always, we are incredibly grateful for your support!

* Bill Davis Trio – “Bring the Money In” – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA (1954) – http://www.globaldogproductions.info/o/okeh-45s.html
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Jo-el Sonnier – ‟Johnny B. Goode” – Live In Canada (1996) – Rayne, Louisiana, USA – https://stonyplainrecords.bandcamp.com
http://jo-elsonnier.com
* Selo i Ludy – ‟Du Hast” – Bunch One (2019) – Ukraine – https://www.facebook.com/seloiludy/
Get merch to support Selo i Ludy: https://selo-i-ludy-store.creator-spring.com
* DLÙ – ‟Anmoch” – Moch (2022) – Glasgow, Scotland  – https://www.facebook.com/dluband/ Zach Ronan, acc
* Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – ‟Trenulețul” – First Semi-Final – Eurovision ’22 (2022) – Maldova – https://eurovision.tv/participant/zdob-si-zdub-and-fratii-advahov-22
* Playfair – ‟Film Inside My Head” – Playfair Redux (2022) – Barcelona, Spain – https://playfair-the-band.bandcamp.comhttps://playfair.rocks
Was UNusual Suspects, Rachel Playfair, acc.
* Fang – ‟Fang Steals Hearts” – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php
* LJ Mounteney – ‟Mama Danced” – LJ Mounteney Blues (2022) – Victoria, BC, Canada – https://www.ljmounteney.com/ Debra Peters, acc.
* Evalyn Parry – ‟She Rides” – Spin (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.evalynparry.com/
https://evalynparry.bandcamp.com/album/spin
* Manu Champagne, Didier Laloy and Damien Chierici – ‟About a Girl” – Folk Nevermind (2022) – Belgium – (Folk versions of Nirvana songs) http://www.folknevermind.be/https://didierlaloy.be
* El Toto Café – ‟Absinthe” – Bourbon in my coffee (2014) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* Rob Harbron – ‟Women & Wine – Tumbler’s Hornpipe” – Meanders (2019) – UK – http://www.robertharbron.com/
* The Waterboys – ‟The Trip To Broadford” – Room To Roam (1990)
* The Waterboys – ‟Further Up, Further In” – Room To Roam (1990) – Scotland / Ireland – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waterboys Sharon Shannon, acc. Reasons to Live Book/record shop in Gibsons, BC gave me this CD for free because it was scratched up. But I polished it with toothpaste and it plays! https://reasonstolive.bigcartel.com

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-05-04: Co-Op Radio Fund Drive and Powell River Accordion Festival

May 5, 2022
AccNoir 2022-05-04

It’s a heady time to be a supporter of accordion music or community radio in our corner of the world. Our parent radio station, CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, is undertaking its annual spring member drive to fundraise for its ongoing activities — we’d like to strongly encourage you to top up your financial support, if you haven’t already — and our neighbours on the Sunshine Coast are presenting the first installment of their new accordion festival this weekend! (see above) Neither of these events necessarily informed the programming of this week’s broadcast, which is our traditional mix of everything squeezy under the sun, but you know — it’s the context that sets the stage! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-05-04, Co-op Radio Fund Drive and Powell River Accordion Festival!

Come talk with Bruce in person at the Powell River Accordion Festival! –  Fri-Sat, May 6-7, 2022 – Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – Tickets and more: https://www.praccordionfest.com

* Our show begins with Sue Malcolm promoting the POWDER BLUES BAND BENEFIT FUNDRAISER – May 15th, 2022, Rio Theatre (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – info http://www.coopradio.org/

Donate to support Accordion Noir during the Co-op Radio Member Drive! Or become a sustaining donor every month to make a year-round vote for the squeezebox! – http://accordionnoir.org/ or http://www.coopradio.org/

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Blissful State of Surrender” – Blissful State of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – http://www.suadbushnaq.com/https://suadbushnaq.bandcamp.com Adis Sirbubalo, acc
* Anna Ternheim – ‟To Be Gone (Naked version)” – Last FM glitch version (2004) – Sweden – This record doesn’t seem to be available anywhere online. 

😢

http://www.annaternheim.com
* Inge Thomson – ‟Fighting Song” – Shipwrecks & Static (2010) – Scotland – https://ingethomson1.bandcamp.comwww.ingethomson.com
* Rachel Bell – ‟Stickney Brook/Quarry Road” – Virtual Accordion Camp: Live From A Quarry!  (2021) – Vermont, USA – https://virtualaccordioncamp.bandcamp.com/http://www.virtualaccordioncamp.com/
*  ‟Powell River Accordion Festival PRA” –  (2022) – Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – https://www.praccordionfest.com
* Nikolay Bine – ‟Milonga del Angel” –  (0) – Victoria, BC, Canada – https://www.instagram.com/nikolaybine_official Nikolay Bine – accordion, Merie Klazek – trumpet, David Hamann – piano
* “Bring the Money In” (Bill Davis Trio, 1954) – Donate to support Accordion Noir for the Co-op Radio Member Drive!– http://accordionnoir.org/ or http://www.coopradio.org/
* Hannah James and Toby Kuhn – ‟The Ragged Woman” – Sleeping Spirals (2021) – UK – https://hannahjames.bandcamp.com
* Regina Carter – ‟Mwana Talitambula” – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.reginacarter.com/   Will Holshouser, acc.
* Teija Niku – ‟Unen maa – Dreamland” – Memento (2017) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.teijaniku.com
https://teijaniku.bandcamp.com
* Maryam Mursal – ‟Qax” – The Journey (2003) – Somalia, Horn of Africa – https://realworldrecords.com/artists/maryam-mursal/
https://www.torbenegeris.com Torben Egeris, acc.
* Jackie Oates and John Spiers – ‟Come Away, Come Away, Death” – Needle Pin, Needle Pin (2020) – Uk – www.johnspiers.co.uk/http://jackieoatesandjohnspiers.bandcamp.com
* Susi Evans & Szilvia Csaranko – ‟Mellowcroft Mazurkas” – Shades of Folk (2020) – UK, Germany – https://www.shades-of-folk.com
https://shades-of-folk.bandcamp.com Susi Evans, clarinet; Szilvia Csaranko, acc
* Rowan Lipkovits – ‟Larimer Street (Utah Phillips El Capitan 1975) … played on the accordion!” – Stupid Accordion Tricks (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwjWjAhqTeNNVAMzyr7CHHsqTfbFLVTET
* Gloria Deluxe – ‟Family Tree” – Hooker (2000) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Cynthia Hopkins, acc.   www.cynthiahopkins.com

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-04-27: Back To The Spring Front

April 27, 2022
AccNoir 2022-04-27

I don’t know if Bruce reflected the burgeoning Spring season in his programming this week or not, but it doesn’t matter: it’s here. As for tonight’s episode of our weekly hour-long alt-accordion broadcast on CFRO Co-Op Community Radio… well, it does partially reflect what’s going on out in the world today, notably Bruce’s principled opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but after those songs pass it remains our typical mix of happening squeezy tunes representing different genres in different languages from different parts of the world.  It’s very normal for us, but still extraordinary to anyone else! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio, courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-04-27, Back to the Spring Front

Come with Bruce to:

The Powell River Accordion Festival, Fri-Sat May 6-7

Produced by Karina Inkster and Walter Martella

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

Just a sea-plane away! Or a couple of ferries and some mighty scenic driving.

https://www.praccordionfest.com

* Powder Blues Fundraiser, May 15th, 2022, Rio Theatre (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.coopradio.org/
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Nouvelle Vague – ‟Ever Fallen In Love [originally recorded by The Buzzcocks]” – Bande A Part – Ltd Edition (2006) 
* Heather Ferrier – ‟Part 1- Wildflower” – From the Ashes (2022) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://heatherferrier.bandcamp.com
* El Toto Café – ‟Champagne” – Bourbon in my coffee (2014) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? – ‟Lonesome Leash” – Of Resolutions And Resolve Perched Of The Edge Of One Last Precipice (2010) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – https://whyarewebuildingsuchabigship.bandcamp.com/album/of-resolutions-and-resolve (Very confusing. I think this track “Lonesome Leash” might have been where Walt McClements took his stage names. More at https://www.lonesomeleash.com
* The Tiger Lillies feat. The Hypnotunez – ‟I’m A Star” – (Fundraiser single to help Ukranian artists) (2022) – London, UK / Ukraine – https://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com/track/im-a-star
http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* DakhaBrakha – ‟Khyma” – Kyiv, Ukraine – https://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua

Donations can be made through: https://razomforukraine.org/donate/
* Nikolay Bine – ‟L’enfant Demon (by Jérôme Richard)” – Victoria, BC, Canada – https://www.instagram.com/nikolaybine_official
* Myriam Alter – ‟Don’t Worry” – Crossways (2015) – Belgium – http://www.myriamalter.com  Luciano Biondini, acc.
* Michael Reinhart – ‟Nola” – Echo (2013) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – www.MichaelReinhart.com
* Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha – ‟Lapikasta lattiaan (Stomp your boot on the floor (and dance) ” – (Single, 2022) – Finland – www.vaararaha.com Composed by accordionist Marko Roininen
* Eläkeläiset – ‟Humppamedia (Dent’s Om Du Var Här)” – Werbung, Baby! (1999) – Finland – http://www.humppa.com
* Ramón Ayala – ‟Más Tequila” – Conjunto! Texas-Mexican Border Music: Volume 2  (compilation from 1988)
* Frankie Yankovic – ‟Where is That Fly? Polka” – Frankie Yankovic: The Early Years (I wish there was better documentation on these early polka records! Things that aren’t online. It might be in Richard Spottswood’s epic seven volume, 4,000 page Ethnic Music on Records: A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942. I sadly don’t have a copy of that on hand. Hey, look, you can get the ebook for $14.95! I might well do that just to find out who Frankie Yankovic’s banjo player was: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=c017223

The Tiger Lillies feat. The Hypnotunez – ‟I’m A Star” – (Fundraiser single to help Ukranian artists) (2022)

https://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com

Watch video and donate on Bandcamp because Youtube doesn’t pay anything to anybody except google stockholders. But the comments on youtube, where people say they love the Tiger Lillies but are offended by This Song, are a sign of the times.

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-04-20: Sending April Squeezes

April 21, 2022
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By pre-recording these episodes of our weekly hour-long CFRO radio program, as he has been doing since the start of the pandemic, the Accordion Noir host Bruce Triggs has been in a very different situation from that of the previous decade-and-a-half of live broadcasts: now he has the option of listening to them after they go out, after he has put them together… and sometimes he is pleasantly surprised by what he learns about his own musical selections, being granted the extraordinary luxury of getting to enjoy listening to the songs without the nagging worry in the back of his head wondering how many seconds remain until the song’s end and pondering which track will follow it — or if he needs to make a station ID announcement. There are no big suprises in this week’s episode: it’s just our standard mix of great accordion music, representing different musical genres and traditions from across Europe and the Americas. (There’s much more out there in Asia and Africa and South America, but it’s not mandatory to circumnavigate the globe every week!) If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-04-20, Sending April Squeezes

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Los Dos Gilbertos – ‟Mi Querida Reynosa” – Conjunto! Texas-Mexican Border Music: Volume 2  (Rounder, 1988)
* Richard Galliano & Michel Portal – ‟Viaggio” – Blow Up (1996) – Italy / France – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Portal
https://www.richardgalliano.com/
* Sisto Palombella – ‟Cervo Zoppo” – Small pieces of accordion on a broken table (2017) – Southern Italy – https://unexplainedsoundsgroup.bandcamp.com/album/small-pieces-of-accordion-on-a-broken-table
* Pere Romaní – ‟Igualada” – Harmònic (2022) – Barcelona, Spain – Member of the duo 21 BouTons. Publishing a tune-book “36 composicions” gathering his works for melodeon (1999-2021). http://www.pereromani.com/
* Lau – ‟Ghosts” – Decade: The Best Of 2007-2017 (2017) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – https://lau-music.bandcamp.com/album/decade-the-best-of-2007-2017www.lau-music.co.uk  Aidan O’Rourke, fiddle; Kris Drever, guitar; Martin Green, acc
* Beltuner – ‟Rumsteck” – Beltuner (2010) – Paris, France – http://www.beltuner.com
* Erica Goodman, Victor Costanzi – ‟Tides” – Pentland, B.: Canadian Composers Portraits [Disc 3] (1987) – Winnipeg – Vancouver, Canada / Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Pentlandhttps://music.utoronto.ca/our-people.php?fid=194
* Del Barber – ‟Big Smoke” – Prairieography (2014) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – www.DelBarber.com   Ken Pinchin, acc.
* Fang – ‟Walking” – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php
* The Walking Hellos – ‟Undertow” – Because I Wanted To Know (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.walkinghellos.com/

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-04-13: How’s Your Wednesday the 13th?

April 14, 2022
AccNoir 2022-04-13

Last night’s hour-long episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast is now up and available for your listening enjoyment online. While some episodes have a strong narrative theme running through the programming, looking over this week’s playlist I think we have returned to our traditional wheelhouse: a solid set of songs all from different squeezy traditions in different parts of the world, with only one common element: the sonic presence of a free-reed aerophone. And that’s enough! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-04-13, How’s Your Wednesday the 13th?

Thanks to Dan Rosenberg for sharing music from Ukraine and hosting our fundraiser special last week! We’ve raised more than $500 already! Donate to https://razomforukraine.org/donate/

Listen to last week: https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/accordion-noir-fundraiser-for-ukraine/

Tonight’s playlist:

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Rhiannon Giddens – ‟Calling Me Home” – They’re Calling Me Home  (2021) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA / Ireland – https://rhiannongiddens.bandcamp.comwww.rhiannongiddens.com  Francesco Turristi, acc.
* Teija Niku – ‟Haven” – Memento (2017) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.teijaniku.com
https://teijaniku.bandcamp.com
* Heather Ferrier – ‟Part 2- She Became Fire” – From the Ashes (2022) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Pre-order now! https://heatherferrier.bandcamp.com
* Gali Galó – ‟Fluxo (Mulher do Futuro)” – (Video Single) (2021) – Brasil (Brazil) – https://galigalo.bandcamp.com
Country Queer story: https://countryqueer.com/stories/feature/insert-headline-here/
Video: https://youtu.be/rtdSSmDC2ls
* The Ciderhouse Rebellion – ‟Black Houses” – Genius Loci 2 : The Valley of Iron (2022) – UK – https://theciderhouserebellion.com
https://theciderhouserebellion.bandcamp.com Murray Grainger, acc; Adam Summerhayes, fiddle
* Cormac Begley – ‟The Morning Dew / An Buachaill Caol Dubh / Johnny O Leary’s / Tá Dhá Ghabhairín Bhuí Agam (Reel / Slow Air / Polkas)” – “B” (2022) – West-Kerry, Ireland – www.cormacbegley.comhttps://cormacbegley.bandcamp.com
* Mario Batkovic – ‟Chorea Duplex” – Introspectio (2021) – Switzerland / Bosnia – https://www.batkovic.com
https://invada.bandcamp.com/album/introspectio
* Pulcinella – ‟Vie et mort du platane de Prugnanes” – Clou d’estrade (2006) – Toulouse, France – https://pulcinellamusic.bandcamp.com
* Tsibele – ‟Dem Nayntn Yanuar / Ninth of January” – It’s Dark Outside – Indroysn iz Finster (2017) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – https://tsibele.bandcamp.com Ira Khonen Temple, acc.
* Playfair – ‟Hurry On Home” – Playfair are from Barcelona, Spain – https://playfair.rocks/
Playfair track from the Cover Makes Me a Modern Girl (2022) album of Sleater-Kinney covers by artists across the world, available on a pay-what-you-can basis with all funds going to Girls Rock School Edinburgh. http://girlsrockschool.com/https://heavenlycreaturerecords.bandcamp.com
Vancouver Girls Rock Camp: http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca/
* FlyzZzA – ‟Море (Скрябіна)” – Тепло за годину (2013) – Ukraine – Has no accordion, but quotes Cannibal and the Headhunter’s “Land of 1,000 Dances” (1965).

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir 2022-04-06, Accordion Fundraiser for Ukraine

April 6, 2022

🪗 🇺🇦🪗 Hi, Bruce from Accordion Noir here. I want to ask you to join Accordion Noir fans in raising $1,000 in humanitarian aid for Ukraine! 🇺🇦🪗 🇺🇦

Donate directly to the great organization RazomForUkraine.org (Razom means “Together” in Ukrainian).

Listen to Accordion Noir 2022-04-06, Accordion Fundraiser for Ukraine, with special guest host Dan Rosenberg!
Accordions for Ukraine (in neon!), with permission of Russian designer Alexander Chetvertnoi

What’s an accordion worth? How about $1,000 of humanitarian aid for Ukraine! This week at Accordion Noir I find myself in the process of buying a weird used “harmonéon 🪗 from France. (It’s in the mail now 📦😬, hope it makes it here safe. More after tonight’s playlist below ↓)

While waiting for this fine thing, I’ve been following the terrible news from Ukraine, and hearing from musician friends with connections there. I figured Accordion Noir Fans might want to help raise $1,000 of humanitarian aid to send to Ukraine (the cost of a pretty good accordion). Musicians should appreciate the value of sharing “an instrument’s worth” of support for the lives of people in conflict.

If you’re able to donate to RazomForUkraine.org (or your choice of another way to support the people of Ukraine) let us know in the comments below, or by email, on social media at my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or at the Accordion Noir twitter or Accordion Noir Fans FB group. We hope to hear from you, and we’ll report on the progress of the fund drive to send an accordion’s worth of aid! (If we each donate the cost of a 12 bass, we can get a 120 bass-size donation together.)

Accordion Friends of Ukraine:

Follow 🪗ist Maria Sonevytsky for updates on Ukraine and its musical culture. Her book Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine is a great introduction to Ukrainian musical culture and the people working for it amidst the current violence.

Thanks to Franz Nicolay who suggested donations through RazomForUkraine.org
Read Franz’s account of musician’s lives during wartime in Ukraine.

Tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio featured special guest host Dan Rosenberg who just about wrote the book on Ukrainian Music. Thanks so much for sharing your love for Ukraine with us Dan!

The Playlist for tonight’s Accordion Noir: 2022-04-06, An Accordion Fundraiser for Ukraine

 If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive

Swearing! Ukrainian musicians get quoted cursing Russian dictators on the show (I believe we’re allowed to do that late at night in Canada if it has artistic value). Read more here: Ukraine’s Musicians Orchestrate Massive ‘Fuck You’ to Putin

  • Walter Martella and Karina Inkster – ‟Powell River Accordion Festival PRA” – (2022) – Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – https://www.praccordionfest.com
  • ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
    https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
  • Lemon Bucket Orkestra – ‟Odessa Bulgarish” – Lume, Lume (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.lemonbucket.com/
  • Dan Rosenberg – ‟Dan R introducing Hudaki Village Band”
  • Hudaki Village Band – ‟Voice memo from Yuri Bukovynets” – Ukraine / Ukrainian Carpathians – https://www.hudakivillageband.com/en/about.html
  • Hudaki Village Band – ‟Dana Maye Dana” – Yo! – Ukraine / Ukrainian Carpathians – https://www.hudakivillageband.com/en/about.html
  • Dan Rosenberg – ‟Dan R introducing Hudaki Village Band Come My Dear Love”
  • Hudaki Village Band – ‟Come, My Dear Love” – Vandruj! – Ukraine / Ukrainian Carpathians – https://www.hudakivillageband.com/en/about.html
  • Dan Rosenberg – ‟Dan introducing Luman Seidjalilov”
  • Luman Seidjalilov & Remzi Seidjalilov – ‟Tym-Tym” – Legend of Crimean Tatar Music (2004) – Ukraine – More about the history of Crimean Tatars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_Tatars
  • Dan Rosenberg – ‟Dan introducing Yiddish Glory Transnistrian Lullaby”
  • Anna Shternshis – ‟Anna Shternshis speaking about Transninstian Lullaby, a song written in 1942 by a young mother in the middle of World War II in Ukraine” – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://www.yiddishglory.com
  • Yiddish Glory – ‟Transnistrian Lullaby” – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://www.yiddishglory.com
  • Dan Rosenberg – ‟Dan Introducing Mariana Sadovska”
  • Mariana Sadovska – ‟Mariana Sadovska on trying to speak to friends in Ukraine plus doing benefit concerts” – Ukraine – http://marianasadovska.com/
  • Marianna Sadovska – ‟Cycle of Wedding Songs: Oi zasvity maty svichku / Sy plavalo sire utia / Za khatoiu / Dai u sinechkakh” – Songs I Learned In Ukraine (2001) – Ukraine – http://marianasadovska.com/
  • DakhaBrakha – ‟Karpatskyi Rep” – Light (2014) – Kyiv, Ukraine – https://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua
  • Zeellia – ‟Na Potochku Prala / Oh Help Me God” – Zeellía (1998) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Ukraine – www.zeellia.com Marian Rose, acc

Thanks so much for listening. Let us know in the comments or on social media if you’re able to donate. And yes, here is the squeezebox that started this effort to give back #AccordionsForUkraine

Cardboard box, closed with packing-tape. It ithe size of the accordion in its case inside. Sitting on a tile floor.
An accordion like this is on its way to me. Let’s match it with many packages of humanitarian aid to Ukraine!
Black and silver chromatic button accordion with large maker's script on the front in chrome: Maugein. It is unusual because it has large black melody buttons on both the right and left side. There are no small stradella buttons on the left hand.
The unusual French “harmonéon” on its way to me is like this one. Except my melody bass buttons are inverted vertically from this one. The big left-hand bass buttons mirror the right side — no stradella chords, just individual notes. Neat! 🪗 😎

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-03-30: Almost April, Almost

March 31, 2022
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It’s been a turbulent March to be certain, and the fate of our little weekly hour-long accordion music radio program has been of course among the sleightest of concerns impacted by global events… but all the same, we’ve pulled ourselves together, ending March the same way we are accustomed to spending it: devoting one more wonderful hour of broadcast time to the musical contributions of incredible women from all around the planet. April Fool’s is tomorrow, we can reserve it for the men in the halls of power. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-03-30, Almost April, Almost

* Sara Salvérius – ‟Equinox” – Equinox (2021) – Ghent, Belgium – https://www.salverius.be
https://sarasalverius.bandcamp.com
* Maryam Mursal – ‟Hamar” – The Journey (2003) – Somalia, Horn of Africa – https://realworldrecords.com/artists/maryam-mursal/
https://www.torbenegeris.com Torben Egeris, acc.
* Eliza Carthy – ‟The Americans Have Stolen My True Love Away” – Rice (1997) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/   Saul Rose, melodeon.
* Canailles – ‟Parle-moi” – Canailles EP (2010) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Vishtèn – ‟La Fougue Des Fées” – Mosaïk (2012) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net
* Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – ‟Carmelito” – Ghost Of A Dog (1990) – Dallas, Texas, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edie_Brickell_%26_New_Bohemians  Jo-El Sonnier, acc
* Vladimirska – ‟Rooftops at Nightfall” – Paper Birds (2017) – Kraków, Poland / Vancouver, BC, Canada – ttps://vladimirska.bandcamp.com Scotia Gilroy, acc.
* Kate MacNamara – ‟The Bee’s Wing/The Flowing Tide” – Anglo International (Out of print) – Tulla, East Clare, Ireland – The English and Anglo International CD sets are out of print but worth tracking down if you can.
https://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/english.htm
https://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/anglo.htm
* Slack Bird – ‟Kerrospunkkaselli” – Hämärään (2021) – Finland – https://slackbird.bandcamp.com Susanna Leppänen, acc; Dave Klas, Banjo
* Golem – ‟Lullaby” – Citizen Boris (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – www.golemrocks.com  Annette Ezekiel Kogen, acc.

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (which just celebrated its 15th birthday!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-03-23: Equal for Equinox

March 24, 2022
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Pretty sure Rowan chose this image for the title. We’ll get Sara’s music on the program next week. 🪗 Bruce

Last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast is very in our wheelhouse, featuring songs in a bafflingly wide array of genres from all over the globe, with strong representation from women accordionists (for IWD!) and a slow arc toward social justice. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-03-23, Equal for Equinox

Ukrainian Fundraiser this Friday: Vancouver Ukrainian Women’s group Zeellia (with our friend Alison Jenkins on accordion), March 25 (local and streaming): https://roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev22032520
Donate and Support: The Canada-Ukraine Foundation: https://give.unhcr.ca/

Tonight’s Playlist (with more events and fundraisers):

* Walter Martella and Karina Inkster – ‟Powell River Accordion Festival PRA” –  (2022) – Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – https://www.praccordionfest.com

* “The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/

https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases

* The Cabarats – ‟Mess” – Out Of The Bag (2017) – Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom – https://thecabarats.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/second-album-creation-worldskareggae

* Zeellia – ‟Day Breaks” – Tse Tak Bulo / That’s How It Was (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Ukraine – Ukrainian Fundraiser Show, March 25 (local and streaming): https://roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev22032520

Donate and Support: The Canada-Ukraine Foundation: https://give.unhcr.ca/

* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Sue & Emir Dance by the Sea” – Blissful State of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – http://www.suadbushnaq.com/

https://suadbushnaq.bandcamp.com Adis Sirbubalo, acc

* Gotan Project – ‟El Capitalismo Foraneo” – Asthmatic Worm (2002) – Paris, France – http://www.gotanproject.com/

* Hannah James and Toby Kuhn – ‟In the Gloaming” – Sleeping Spirals (2021) – UK – https://hannahjames.bandcamp.com

* Balún – ‟Senecio (Revisited)” – While Sleeping (2004) – Puerto Rico – www.balunonline.com https://balun.bandcamp.com    “Balún are three kids from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. They are named Angélica, José and Andrés. They like to make dreamy electro-acoustic melodies for imaginary films.”

* Manu Champagne, Didier Laloy and Damien Chierici – ‟The Man Who Sold the World” – Folk Nevermind (2022) – Belgium – (Folk versions of Nirvana songs) http://www.folknevermind.be/

https://didierlaloy.be

* Youssra El Hawary – ‟Bas Kollo Yehoon” – No’oum Nasyeen (2017) – Cairo, Egypt, North Africa – http://youssraelhawary.bandcamp.com

Please report back if you get to her event in Cairo: 

* Gloria Deluxe – ‟It Is Not A Question” – Alas Alack (2002) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Cynthia Hopkins, acc.   www.cynthiahopkins.com

* Accordion Crimes – ‟New Bossa” – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/

Martin Du Ciel – ‟Une Lettre à Lili” – L’histoire de Max & Lili (unreleased except on youtube 2022) – Seattle, Washington State, USA

Martin Du Ciel – ‟Le Vide” – La Deuxième Chance (2022) – available on various streaming services

Martin Du Ciel – ‟Position Inconnue, en Direction du Nord” – L’histoire de Max & Lili (unreleased except on youtube 2021) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – bonvinmusette@gmail.com
https://youtu.be/GVZtDHGz0aM

* Aaron Katz – ‟Lamentation for Putin’s Victims” – (Single) (2022) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – ©Aaron Seeman www.aaronkatz.org

* Stuart Estell – ‟Yn y Gelli, ger y Daniwb” – Yn y Gelli, ger y Daniwb (2022) – Birmingham, England, UK – https://lachenaliamusic.bandcamp.com

“In the Grove, by the Danube” is a Welsh version of a traditional Ukrainian song

All proceeds will be given to #HelpUkraine 

www.gofundme.com/f/helpukraine?qid=546c25e9bfc9c469b7f7a57691d3d7c4

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (which just celebrated its 15th birthday!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-03-16: Rainbows Lost My Mind

March 16, 2022
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I’ll level with you: just by scanning the contents of the playlist, I have no idea what is the theme of tonight’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly alt-squeezebox broadcast Accordion Noir. I think that it may just be a journey Bruce needs to take you on, through an emotional landscape, and the only way to discover where it delivers you is to follow him there. I suggest you take him up on the guided tour. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

* Girls Rock Camp Radio Promo:  http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Welcome To The Family (But Not You, Ahmet Ahmetić)” – Blissful State Of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – http://www.suadbushnaq.com/
https://suadbushnaq.bandcamp.com Adis Sirbubalo, acc
* Zeellia – ‟Gypsy Song” – Tse Tak Bulo / That’s How It Was (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Ukraine – http://www.zeellia.com/
Ukrainian Fundraiser Show, March 25 (local and streaming): https://roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev22032520
Donate and Support: The Canada-Ukraine Foundation: https://give.unhcr.ca/
* Polka Dogs – ‟Peaceful and Quiet” – The Bee (2018) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://thepolkadogs.com  Tiina Kiik, acc
* DLÙ – ‟Am Politician” – Moch (2022) – Glasgow, Scotland  – https://www.facebook.com/dluband/ Zach Ronan, acc
* Zeellia – ‟Baba Goes To Rio” – Willow Bridge (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada / Ukraine – http://www.zeellia.com/
March 25 Ukrainian Fundraiser Show (local and streaming): https://roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev22032520
Donate and Support: The Canada-Ukraine Foundation: https://give.unhcr.ca/
* Carson McHone – ‟Folk Song” – Still Life (2022) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.carsonmchonemusic.com/ Mark Lalama, acc
* Teija Niku – ‟Syvyydessä” – Hetkessä (2019) – Finland – www.teijaniku.com
* The Shee – ‟Highlands & Flatlands” – Murmurations (2015) – Scotland (mostly) – http://theshee.bandcamp.com  https://theshee.com  Amy Thatcher, piano acc.
* Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band – ‟Searching For Lambs” – Natural Invention (2020) – Uk – www.johnspiers.co.uk  www.gigspanner.com  John Spiers (Bellowhead), melodeon acc.
* Vladimir Denissenkov – ‟Nostalgia” – Guzulka (2004) – Ukraine, Russia? Italy – http://www.vladimirdenissenkov.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Denissenkov
* Farzad Milani – ‟Avaz-e Dashti” –  (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Retuned  microtonal accordion to play Persian-Arabic modes. Neat!
https://www.youtube.com/farzadmilani
https://www.instagram.com/persianaccordion/
* Western Centuries – ‟Far From Home” – Songs From The Deluge (2018) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://westerncenturies.com/  Roddie Romero, acc.

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (which just celebrated its 15th birthday!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-03-09: International Women’s Wednesday

March 10, 2022
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Flowing illustration of a woman playing piano accordion. Rainbow colors stream around her hair, dress and scarf.
https://dribbble.com/shots/5543467-accordion-girl

For some, it’s sufficient to celebrate International Women’s Day. Our DJ Bruce likes to lean in to affirmative action, sometimes programming exclusively songs written and performed by women for the entire month of March. If this trend holds true, there’s a very good chance you’ll be hearing more out of the wonderful women of accordion world in the coming weeks. In the meantime, over the past few years, we’ve aired no fewer than thirteen hours on the subject. Well, now you can make it fourteen. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-03-09, International Women’s Wednesday

* Girls Rock Camp Vancouver! – http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* PIQSIQ & VILDÁ – ‟Ovddos / Hivumuuniq” – Ovddos / Hivumuuniq (2021) – Nunavut & Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada / Finland – https://piqsiq.bandcamp.com
https://www.piqsiq.com/
https://nikamowin.com/en/artist/vilda
* Lila Downs – ‟Zapata Se Queda” – Pecados Y Milagros (2011) – Oaxaca, México (and Oaxaca, California and Minnesota, USA) – http://www.liladowns.com  The late Celso Piña, acc.
* Charan Po Rantan – ‟Wasurekaketeta Monogatari” – テアトル・テアトル (2014) – Kanagawa, Japan – https://www.charanporantan.net Momo, vocals; Koharu, acc

Charan Po Rantan 🎪 🪗 🐷 epic video playlist!

* Bonsoir, Catin – ‟Squirrel Song” – L’aurore (2017) – Louisiana, USA – www.valcourrecords.com  Kristi Guillory, acc.
* Eloise & Co. – ‟Berea / Cocoa Quicksand / Berea” – More, Please! (2018) – Pennsylvania, USA – www.RachelBellMusic.com
* Anne-Mari Kivimäki – ‟Siitä Alko Pyhä” – Ilja (2018) – Finland – www.AnneMariKivimaki.fi
* Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer – ‟Big Bear” – Beregovski Suite (2018) – Ukraine / Germany / USA – https://uligeissendoerfer.bandcamp.com Alicia Svigals (of the Klezmatics), violin; Illya Magalnyk, acc; Uli Geissendoerfer, piano
* Anne Niepold – ‟Noeud Explétif” – Vita Brevis (2018) – Belgium – www.anneniepold.be
* Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto & Gloria Garcia Abadia – ‟Lo Que Nadie Fue” – Pobre Palomita (1995) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – https://www.facebook.com/thequeenoftheaccordion/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ybarra
* Ani DiFranco – ‟Both Hands” – Like I Said: Songs 1990-91 – New York State, USA – www.RighteousBabe.com  Scot Fisher, acc.
* Hannah James and Toby Kuhn – ‟Vine Dance” – Sleeping Spirals (2021) – UK – https://hannahjames.bandcamp.com
* The Shee – ‟Inge’s” – Murmurations (2015) – Scotland (mostly) – http://theshee.bandcamp.comhttps://theshee.com  Amy Thatcher, piano acc.
* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Bless This Mess” – Blissful State Of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – http://www.suadbushnaq.com/
https://suadbushnaq.bandcamp.com Adis Sirbubalo, acc
* Susi Evans & Szilvia Csaranko – ‟Mellowcroft Mazurkas” – Shades of Folk (2020) – UK, Germany – https://www.shades-of-folk.com
https://shades-of-folk.bandcamp.com Susi Evans, clarinet; Szilvia Csaranko, acc
* Lucy Lambert – ‟Sundial Waltz” – (Single) (2020) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://lucylambert.bandcamp.com (Lucy plays in Clinker too)

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

(runner-up for episode art this week:)

T-shirt design with a cartoon piano accordion and text: "Accordion girl, like a normal girl but we louder!"
way, way louder!