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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-08-03: MusicFest Vancouver Hayloft Kickstart

August 23, 2021
AccNoir 2011-08-03


From ten years ago, here’s episode 243 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir program.  At its original online home, it logged some 5947 listens, but you can continue enjoying it as digital streaming audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-08-03, MusicFest Vancouver Hayloft Kickstart

Go to the Music Fest Vancouver this weekend [ten years ago]!

“Accordion Day,” with three international classical accordion acts!
Saturday, August 6th.  [The three acts included the charming Dutch TOEAC, pictured, and Steve Normandin, then of Quebec.  Rowan introduced himself after the concert and we hit it off, ultimately relocating to a downtown cafe where we were eventually asked to leave due to Steve’s excessive animation in his enthusiastic advocacy for accordion.  This led to multiple visits by Steve to our festival and our radio program.  Rounding off the program was the late Alexander Sevastian, of the Quartetto Gelato.  This all is reflected in this episode’s playlist.]

Regina Carter with her Reverse Thread Project (Will Holshouser, acc.)
Monday August 8th. Amazing opportunities! [Bruce doesn’t lie; this was also an incredible concert.]


And please consider donating to support the Hayloft Gang documentary and spread the word about the accordion history in early country music.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Regina Carter – Kothbiro (Intro) – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – Will Holshouser, acc.
* Regina Carter – Kothbiro – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – Will Holshouser, acc.
* Toeac – Tango – I. Stravinsky –  The Netherlands –
* Steve Normandin – Almost like being in love – Swing Road (2009) – Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada –
* Alexander Sevastian – D. Scarlatti. Sonata In E – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada –
* Wax Mannequin – Volcano God – Saxon – Canada –
* Geoff Berner – I Call it Dead Horse – Arts Wells festival 2011
* Raghu Lokanathen – Let Me Make It Home – Arts Wells festival 2011
* Anna Bon-Bon – True Story – Arts Wells festival 2011
* The Dinning Sisters – Down in the Divin’ Bell – Sweethearts of Sun Bonnet Swing (0) – Oklahoma/Chicago, USA – Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
* The DeZurik (Cackle) Sisters – My Horses Ain’t Hungry – Checkerboard Squares Radio Show Recordings (194) – – All tracks are sourced from 16″ transcription discs for the Checkerboard Time Radio Show (circa 1940s?).—.html WLS National Barn Dance-ers
* Alexander Sevastian – Rachmaninoff – Scherzo from a Midsommer Night’s Dream Suite – Accordion Accordionist (radio demo) (2010) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada –
* Steve Normandin – Mon Cœur au Portugal – Swing Road (2009) – Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada –

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to or and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

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Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan


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