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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 2009-05-29: Pirates, Porn and Dick Contino

April 20, 2017

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We’re breaking sequence a little bit here: it’s the end of an era — last night marked the death of the last of the golden age accordion sex symbols, Dick Contino.  So here’s an episode from our back stacks on the occasion of his visiting town to support a local charity.  Perhaps due to its seemingly lurid-to-search-engines name, this episode is one of our most-downloaded of all time (clocking in 12260 plays at its original home) … help yourself to a good mp3 download filled with a hearty serving of bellows shake.  And a moment of silence…. and now a moment of “Lady of Spain”.  OK, here you go — here’s the episode’s playlist!

Guro von Germeten – Drown Me Sailor – Demo CD (2008) – Norway! – http://www.myspace.com/gurovongermeten
The Gin Club – Fear Of The Sea – Fear Of The Sea (2005) – Brisbane, Queensland Australia – http://www.theginclub.com.au/inner.html
The Amazing Rolo/Groanbox – Sea Bone remix – Groanbox remixes (2006) – Brooklyn (USA), and East London (U.K.) – http://www.groanboxboys.com/
Dick Contino – Moonglow / Tenderly – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964 – It’s hard to dig up these dates!) – http://www.dickcontino.com/
Dick Contino – Caravan (1950) – on the net at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYobsZm-Vkk
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Miserable End of Captain Alonso – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
Dick Contino – Blues (American in Paris) – An Accordionist in Paris (1956)
Rotgut Run – Pete Contino – Los Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.myspace.com/petecontinoband
Kevin Finseth – a sea of grey – The Return (2004) – Canada – http://www.highlifeworld.com/kevin_alpha.htm
Dick Contino Moon River / Canadian Sunset – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964)
“Maakies” at Sea – “Fear of Fire” – Soundtrack to an animated short of the “maakies” comic strip… falling back on the accordion to beef-up its nautical trope. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH432AFoDU8
I Get You Home – Dick Contino – (from the Movie “Daddy-o.”) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQkWw1OdBA0
Salty Dick (Richard Docker, PhD) – Bell-bottom Trousers – Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004) – Rhode Island, USA – http://www.saltydick.com/contents.htm

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Don’t miss the big Dick Contino Vancouver fundraiser for the Michael Cuccione Pediatric Oncology Laboratory at the Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:30pm
Tickets advance $75 after May 15, 2009
Federico’s Supper Club
1728 Commercial Drive 
Vancouver, BC
Tickets available from: 
Rickey Mann 604-270-2708 & Third Party Events 604-202-9801

For more on Mr. Contino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Contino

This episode’s cover is: Dick Contino’s self-titled album of 78s on Magnolia Records in 1947, released by bandleader Horace Heidt, who put Contino under contract and featured him on his weekly radio show, the Horace Heidt Original Youth Opportunity Program, where the teenager became a star.
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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 2017-04-12: April Secret

April 19, 2017

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Good morning!  Demonstrating that we’re still on the wagon, here we are with last week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio, promptly served up within a week or your money back!  For a limited time, you can enjoy it as a digital audio stream, or if you have more permanence on your mind can we recommend the mp3 download?  Now to enhance your listening enjoyment: the list of songs we aired!

* Guy Klucevsek – Four Portraits [For Michael Cunningham]: Laura (Mrs. Brown) – The Well-Tampered Accordion (2004) – Staten Island, New York State, USA – http://www.guyklucevsek.com/
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Hot Rocks Polka – UHF (1989) – USA
* Eliza Carthy – Tom Brown – Rough Music (2005) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/
* Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra – Bonny Bunch Of Roses/ Jock Brown’s 70th – Heavy Wood (2015) – UK – http://www.JezHellard.com
* Éraste Carrière (born 1901) – Halleluya (John Brown’s Body) – Louisiana Creole Music (1978) – Mallet, Louisiana, USA – http://www.folkways.si.edu “John Brown’s Body.” Battle hymn of the republic
* Don Brownrigg – Stuck In The Middle – It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World, I Find) (2013) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.donbrownrigg.ca Don played his own accordion!
* Allison Brown – Mr. Valentine’s Dead – Viper At The Virgin’s Feet (2010) – London, Ontario, Canada – AllisonBrown.ca
* Tin Ear Tanner – Brown’s Ferry Blues – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1946) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Art Wenzel, acc.)
* Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos featuring Bill Haley (voc) – My Palamino And I – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1): Rocket 88 (1949) – – http://www.propermusic.com/ Johnny Grande, acc.
* Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown – Royal Telephone – The Music of the Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown (Philo 1019) (1975) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.iambaybie.com
* Cavela Ortiz Y Brown Express – Besos Y Copas (Ranchera) – Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960 – 2000 – The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz [Disc 3] (1977)
* Bill Mankiss – Sweet Georgia Brown – Bill Mankiss CFGM Rhythmaires (0) – Canada – LIVE Radio Broadcast from the 60’s

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 2017-04-05: April Surprises

April 12, 2017

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We swore we’d do it, and we did it: all caught up with posting all our recent, current episodes of the Accordion Noir radio program online!  Of course, a new one hits the airwaves tonight and we’ll be instantly behind the 8-ball again, but that’s all just part of the fun of being alive.  You can hear last week’s episode as a digital audio stream or if you prefer, the mp3 download is also a compelling option (and the more permanent of the two).  And to enhance your listening, here’s the playlist telling you about the songs we were playing!

* Bachtopus – Contrapunctus 1 from The Art of Fugue – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.com
* Los Lobos – Jenny’s Got A Pony (Album Version) – Wolf Tracks: The Best Of Los Lobos (1990) – East Los Angeles, California, USA –
* Mary Beth Carty – Henri – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.com
* Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters – Dissimilar to Locusts – Hiding Plastic Spiders 7″ (2011) – International Man of Mystery – Visit http://jeffreybutzer.bandcamp.com
* Marcel Messervier – La belle époque – Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle & Accordion Music from Across Canada (1995) – Québec, Canada – Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place, Memorial University of Newfoundland, http://www.mun.ca/mmap/
* Tony Hall – Shallow Brown – This Label Is Not Removable (A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Free Reed) [Disc 1] (1978) – – http://www.free-reed.co.uk
* KV Express – Rose – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Tracy Chapman – Woman’s Work – Matters Of The Heart (1992) – –
* Ray Elliot Band – Joshua’s Canyon – Prairie Mountain Resonator (2017) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – rayelliottband.net Gillian Snider, acc.
* The Carter Sisters with Chet Atkins – Heartbreak Trail – Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins (Carter Family) (1950)
* Adam Ørvad –
Johann Sebastian Bach – French Ouverture, BWV 831: Gavotte I & II – Wing Span: Contemporary Danish Music & Classical Works (2012) – Denmark – http://www.adamorvad.com/
* Bill Davis Trio (1954) w/Bruce Triggs – Bring the Money In Member Drive PRA
* Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band – Zydeco Disco – I’m Here! (1982) – Recorded at Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA
* Bachtopus – Sackamra – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-03-29: March Off!

April 10, 2017

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There are many impressive photos of Orangemen Accordion Marching Bands in Belfast, but as their parades constitute a troubling kind of colonial grandstanding, I looked for something a little more in line with our sentiments.

We have left March behind but we are still scrambling to share recordings of the radio episodes we aired that month! Almost caught up, here is the recording from March 29th, which you can enjoy as a digital audio stream or an MP3 download. Now here’s the playlist so you can nod along knowingly while listening!

* Jaki Liebezeit & Burnt Friedman – Rastafahndung – Asthmatic Worm (2002) – – Jackie Liegezeit from CAN.
* angel corpus christi – Here Today Gone Tomorrow – I Love New York (1985) – – Visit http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Brave Combo – El Camaleon – The Exotic Rocking Life (2008) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Brave Combo – Carl Finch Stinger 100.5 FM – 2008-04-13 2338 (2008) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* The Creole Belles – Tès Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir – Creole Belles (2008) – –
* De Danann All Stars – The Cuckoo’s Nest – The Star Spangled Molly (1978) – County Galway, Ireland (etc) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Dannan (with an accordion designed to sound like John J. Kimmel)
* The Wheat In The Barley – Hyperska Hopak – After The Battle (2005) – Canada –
* Mike Madigan with Charly Payne – Newfoundland, Canada – @MusicWithMike on Twitter
* Rant Maggie Rant – Mi’kmaq Enigma – Latitude (2016) – Stratford, Ontario, Canada – http://www.RantMaggieRant.com Daev Clysdale, acc
* Gabriela – Luz Del Mundo – Detras Del Sol (1997) – Argentina – http://www.gabrielamusic.net/
* Bob Dylan – I Feel A Change Comin’ On – Together Through Life (2009)
* Michael Ward-Bergeman (of Groanbox) – barbeich – He sent this to us special! (2009) – London, England – An original composition inspired by the great chamamé accordionist Raul Barboza and the music of composer Steve Reich. http://www.mjwb.co.uk/

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 2017-03-22: World Day!

April 5, 2017

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March is over and done with now, so we’d best get to airing these recent radio recordings.  They were mere weeks ago, but if we keep pushing, we can get caught up to the present, I believe in my heart!  Today’s is from Wednesday, March 22nd.  I can’t know precisely what Bruce meant by “World Day” — perhaps this episode’s playlist contains music from all over the globe?  Well, that’s just business as usual for us!

You have two choices for listening options: first there’s the standard option, the time-limited (six month) digital audio stream served up by our radio station, CFRO Co-Op Community Radio.  More permanently, you can download an mp3 of the episode now and forever from the Internet Archive.  And now, to sweeten the pot, a list of the songs played in the episode, to help you recognize what it is you’ll be hearing!

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* Horace Trahan – King of Sand – Keep Walking (2010) – Ossun, Louisiana, USA – http://www.horacetrahan.com/
* Lynn Marie – The Lucky Ones – Special for International Down Syndrome Day, Mar 21, 2017 (0) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.lynnmarie.net/
* BeauSoleil – La Ville Des Manteau – L’Écho (1994) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.beausoleilmusic.com
* Eva Ybarra – Un Corozoncito – A Mi San Antonio (1994) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.rounder.com/
* Rant Maggie Rant – The Ballad Of Old Jack McGraw – Latitude (2016) – Stratford, Ontario, Canada – http://www.RantMaggieRant.com Linda McRae, acc
* Anna Atkinson – Old Man Song – Mooniture (2011) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.annaatkinson.ca/
* The Whiskey Jerks – Cafe Paris – Neat. (2015) – Saskatoon, Canada – http://www.whiskeyjerks.com Gillian Snider, acc.
* Stupid – Waste – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.com/
* The Tiger Lillies – Pretty Lisa – Circus Songs (2000) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
* Jaron Freeman – Fox And The Opposite Of Everything – Clarity – Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite Of Everything (2013) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – jaronfreemanfox.com
* Ray Elliot Band – Radio Radio – Prairie Mountain Resonator (2017) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – rayelliottband.net Gillian Snider, acc.
* MÄRZ – Bars 1,2,3,4 – Asthmatic Worm (2002) – –
* Acozaco – L’horaire – Mediterranee (2935) – Languedoc-Roussillon, France – Jean D’Arcangelo, drums: jeanoltra30@orange.fr http://www.myspace.com/jdarcangelo

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.  (Heads up: today is the first Wednesday of the month; tomorrow will be the first Thursday and consequently that is the night the Squeezebox Circle gets together from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-03-15: Vancouver Squeezebox Circle 10th Anniversary!

March 31, 2017

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Well, we didn’t get this episode out online in time to promote the concert the following night (probably a foregone conclusion, a certain amount of turnaround time is required!), but it’s still technically March and so it’s still the month of our Vancouver Squeezebox Circle’s 10th anniversary!  You can still celebrate along with us by enjoying this recent Accordion Noir Radio playlist — you can listen to a digital audio stream for some six months or, if you prefer, a permanent mp3 download is available from the Internet Archive.  In all fairness, this episode doesn’t actually have all that much to do with the occasion, but it was situated very nearby to it on the calendar.  Its appeal should be eternal regardless!  You can learn a little more about what you’re hearing courtesy of the playlist included below:

Playlist: AccNoir-2017-04-15, Vancouver Squeezebox Circle 10th

* Patković, Denis – Erz: Desire – Ballando – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations & Tiensuu, Erz (Patković) (2007) – Germany – http://www.denis-patkovic.com/v1/en/
* Luke Brady’s Scottish Dance Band – Sleepy Maggie – Take Your Partners For… Vol 3 (2012) – Dundee, Scotland – http://www.rscdsvancouver.org/dance/luke-brady-concert/
* Mary Beth Carty – Juanita – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.com
* Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha Feat. Bjonko – Aman aman – Näennäinen (2016) – Finland – http://www.MrJaakko.com
* The Jerry Cans – Tusaavit – Inuusiq (2016) – Iqaluit, Ninuvet, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
* The Wheat In The Barley – After The Battle Of Aughrim / Hobart’s Transformation – After The Battle (2005) – Canada –
* Whitney Rose – Three Minute Love Affair – South Texas Suite [EP] (2017) – Prince Edward Island, Canada and Austin, Texas, USA – http://whitneyrosemusic.com Michael Guerra, acc.
* Mary Beth Carty – Clare – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.com
* That Damned Band – Sensual Pole-Dance Of The Desert Lizardman – Mutantstrosities (2011) – Xenia, Texas, USA – http://www.thatdamnedband.com/
* La Strada – Orphan – La Strada (2009) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – ernestjennings.com
* Miss Murgatroid – Words Get Stuck In My Throat – Through Alien Empires (1997) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ recorded 1995
* Skyler Fell & Dan Abbot – In the Corn – Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar 2017 (2016) – http://www.AccordionPinupCalendar.com http://www.accordionapocalypse.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – In the Backseat – Broken Tambourine (2009) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin

We never got to play the last Luke Brady track Bruce had d hoped for. His Scottish Country Dance Society concert was Sunday, Mar 18, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th (Granville & Hemlock) at 3 PM. www.rscdsvancouver.org

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. (The month is turning over, so of course they meet the first Thursday of April — April 6, next Thursday, only six days away!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-03-08: International Women’s Day Special

March 29, 2017

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We haven’t got that much March remaining in which to catch up with sharing our March radio broadcasts, but we’re going to try to grit our teeth and blitz on through… perhaps the least conventionally-feminine metaphor we’ve ever employed?  Well, you might not think of an accordion as a women’s instrument either, but as usual, we’re here to shatter all preconceptions!  This here is this year’s fabulous International Women’s Day episode, an annual tradition we’ve observed just about from the start, which you can enjoy (for some six months) as a digital audio stream or (forever, hopefully) as an mp3 served up by the Internet Archive, where you’ll someday be able to find all episodes of Accordion Noir Radio.  Here, you can follow along as you listen by reading the episode’s playlist:

* Edith Butler – Danse Carrée – Ça Swingue (1992) – New Brunswick, Canada / Acadia – http://www.edithbutler.net
* Accordion Tribe – Ellin Polkka – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria
* KV Express – Janelle – Zafon (2016) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, acc., Didier Francois, Nyckleharpa.
* Pistolera – Esta Vez – Pistolera ep (2005) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.pistolera.net/
* IVA NOVA – Come What May – Iva Nova (2003) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* The Gay – Fishin’ Jam & Cindy Lou in French – You Know The Rules (2003) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.mintrecs.com/index.php?component=releases&action=release_details&id=52&artist=the_gay Maija Martin, acc.
* Clay Rendering – Maps On The Floor – Snowthorn (2015) – Michigan, USA – wwwClayRendering.com
* Wendy McNeill – Papusza and the Crows – One Colour More (2014) – Canada and now Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Amelia Curran – All The Ladies – War Brides (2006) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.ameliacurran.com/
* angel corpus christi – Femme Fatale – I Love New York (1985) – http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Shawna Olivia – Mafia’s Daughter – Accordion Babes Pin-up Calendar 2017 (2016) – http://www.AccordionPinupCalendar.com
* Sapo – schaukelstuhl für Maren – the last thing I do (2007) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Visit http://sapoooo.bandcamp.com
* Sharon Shannon – Miss Thomsons & The Derry Reel – Sharon Shannon (1993) – County Clare, Ireland – Homepage: sharonshannon.com http://www.daisydiscs.com/
* Stupid – Red Sweater – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://stupidband.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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!