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Accordion Radio – or Digital Approximations

January 16, 2013

I saw this post over at the swell Accordion Cafe blog asking about online accordion listening and mentioning us.  Since before we started the Accordion Noir radio program six years ago I’ve been keeping tabs on “the competition,” and recommend you do too.  Please lend an ear to:

The 2013 International Accordion Festival in Wiens, Austria, with Guro von Germeten!Ethno Music and Reports, from Austria
(use search box on left: “accordion”  Many past programs and live recordings by Jason Webley, Accordion Tribe, accordion from Madagascar, etc.)
Connected with the amazing International Accordion Festival in Wien, Austria:

Polka Party logo, radio mic, lightning bolt, accordion

Polka Party, old-school polka with Gary Sredzienski (who plays with The Serfs, a surf-rock polka band)

Steve Jordan documentary:
(search for “accordion” turns up 50 other programs about various artists.  Neato.)


little black accordion drawing from the Squeezebox Stories site

Squeezebox Stories: great documentary pieces made for NPR

More Accordion: from Salem, Oregon.

“Accordéon sans frontières”
click:  Accueil > Programmes > vendredi > Accordéon sans frontières


Banner from the Swedish Draspelsexpo site

Ransäters Dragspelsexpo (Ransater Accordion Festival)
This Swedish site has a ton of resources, including a weekly radio show.
They’ll also make custom CD’s of rare accordion recordings.
(Google Translate is your friend.)

24/7 Polka Heaven!

Buffalo Bayou,

Accordion and Bayan radio
Russian (with English and other translation buttons on right)The Infinite Accordion broadcast:

Infinite Accordion Stream

Klezmer Podcast:

Accordion Radio:

Bordel de Mer Sea Shanty show!

Bordel de mer: Sea Chanty Show! Quebec, Canada

Multe Music: Scandinavian culture w/podcast

The Angry Accordion Shout Alongs show, dearly departed:

Accordion Crimes Radio
A few episodes from several years ago.
And of course:

Accordion Noir Radio

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2013 2:17 pm

    From the post at Accordion Cafe, this French show looks good too:,11-.html

  2. January 18, 2013 4:42 pm

    Great list of accordion radio stations. I’ll have to check out a few that I didn’t know of. Thanks for mentioning the More Accordion radio show!

    • January 18, 2013 5:07 pm

      Hi Tara! Accordion Noir co-host Rowan keeps saying we should figure a way to swap stations for an episode. Like if you have a local Portland guest on your show we could rebroadcast that. Could be fun.

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