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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-02-23: International Polar Bear Day

February 24, 2022
AccNoir 2022-02-23

Something happened with this week’s hour-long, er, bear-themed episode of Accordion Noir. It failed to air at its usual broadcast time on the radio, but happily — Internet time is forever, so hopefully it will eventually go out over the radio, but if you go out in the woods today, you can enjoy listening to it right now. 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-2022-02-23, International Polar Bear Day (Sunday Feb 27)!

International Polar Bear Day! Late February is when polar bear moms and their newborn cubs settle snug, but vulnerable, in their dens. Folks are working on mapping their dens so they won’t be disturbed. It’s a good time to pay attention, learn about people and animals in the Arctic and what we can do to protect the region. So let’s hear some accordion music about that!

Dust Bowl Fairies “Great Whitish Bear” (International Polar Bear video that inspired this episode.)

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Rebecca Lappa – ‟Circus Bear” – Ode To Tennyson (2014) – Edmonton, Alberta  Canada –  Maria Dunn, acc.
* The Thin Man – ‟Polar Bears & Lollipops” – Spectres (2008) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://www.
* Dust Bowl Faeries – ‟Great Whiteish Bear (Video informed us of International Polar Bear Day, Feb 27, 2017)” – Dust Bowl Faeries (2016) – New York Hudson Valley, USA –
* Jason Webley & Andru Bemis – ‟Polar Bears” – How Big Is Tacoma / Cereal At Night (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA –
* Black Prairie – ‟A Tranquilized Polar Bear Rising Through an Autumn Sky” – Wild Ones (2013) – Portland, Oregon –
* Jackie Oates and John Spiers – ‟Congleton Bear/Whittlesey Straw Bear” – Needle Pin, Needle Pin (2020) – Uk –
* Renee De La Prade – ‟Bear Island” – Notes From Underground (2011) – San Francisco, California,  USA –
* Natalie Merchant – ‟The Dancing Bear” – Selections From The Album Leave Your Sleep (2010) – New York City, New York State, USA –  Lorin Sklamberg, acc.
* Mandibles – ‟Bears and Bees” – Mandibles (2008) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Janine McGowan, acc.
* Deep Blue Sea – ‟Grizzley Bear” – Dark Was Night Sampler (a Red Hot Compilation) (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Lankum – ‟Bear Creak” – The Livelong Day (2019) – Dublin, Ireland –
* Geoff Berner – ‟What Kind Of Bear Am I” – Grand Hotel Cosmopolis (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Mr Mäläskä – ‟Kuolleen Karhun Veisuu (Song To The Dead Bear)” – Northern Music For Accordion And Violin (2000) – Finland – Pekka Pentikäinen, accordion; Antti Soininen, violin
If you read Finnish:
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* Michael Hearst – ‟Mutt and Jeff in Greenland” – New 2022 soundtrack for 1920 silent film (1920) – Brooklyn, New York, USA –

 ‟Mutt and Jeff in Greenland” – 1920 (silent film) / 2022 (Michael Hearst, soundtrack)

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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