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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-02-29: Festival du Bois

February 26, 2018
AccNoir 2008-02-29


From way back in February of 2008, here’s Accordion Noir radio episode number 66, in which we shine our (bellows-pleated) spotlight on Maillardville’s Festival du Bois, a little taste out west of Québécois culture.  Over the past ten years, the festival’s date has migrated bit by bit — digging this archival recording up won’t usefully promote this year’s Fest du Bois, which is taking place a month later! — but it all serves the general purpose of whetting the appetite for regional squeezebox styles performed live.

At its original online home this episode garnered some 13820 listens; we hope it also does well at its new forever home, where you can mosey on over and enjoy listening to it today!  And to help enrich that enjoyment… here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: February 29, 2008

Festival du Bois Special! With spectacular Francophone-in-person guests Aki and Emil!

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(These all came from the Festival du Bois promo-disc (collectors’ item!) They almost totally made our show for us, except we had to provide the grade-six/seven translation and elocution crew, who made my week. Thanks guys, “Hi” if you share this with to your fab professeurs!)

Artist — Song:
Rob Curto – Piano de Fole
La Volée d’Castors – Par monts et par vaux / le reel de Salomé
Club Carrefour – Meddley de Béatrice
Johnny Cajun – Hé hé oooh weee
La Volée d’Castors – La Jolie Rochelle
Alexandre Caron – La Galope à Simard
Les Cireux d’Semelles – La belle et l’épée
Tzimmes – Klezmyriad
Les Cireux d’Semelles – Le cireux et l’avare
Club Carrefour – Slip Jig de Kimmel
Rob Curto – Estrado do Sol
Mahers Bahers – Coming from the Races
Tzimmes – Dror Yikra

The Artists – Origin – Label/Contact info:
Rob Curto – Brooklyn, NY, USA –
La Volée d’Castors – Joliette (Québec) CANADA –
Club Carrefour – Québec, CANADA – (See fiddler Pierre Schryer’s page at: ) or watch Quebecois accordion master make a diatonic accordion! He started the Carrefour mundial de l’Accordéon festival in Quebec too. I’d love to go to that:
Johnny Cajun – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada –
Alexandre Caron – Montmagny, Quebec, Canada – (…if I can find any contact info for him! Start with the festival website below.)
Les Cireux d’Semelles – Saskatchewan, Canada –
Mahers Bahers – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada –
Tzimmes – Vancouver, BC, Canada (not Montreal, as I said on-air) –

Festival “Artists” site:

ps. This episode’s “cover” is… the accordion (and some other less-important instruments) from the cover of the Fest. du Bois program.

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!

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