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Accordion Noir 2022-10-19: “Accordioctober” is a Weird-looking Word

October 19, 2022
AccNoir 2022-10-19

Bruce feels the passage of the seasons acutely, and habitually imposes them on his progamming selections, that you might better feel it also! So this week’s episode of Accordion Noir is dedicated to that wacky, smoky (around Vancouver, at least) month in which we currently find ourselves. Also, it (as usual) reaches out to diverse musical traditions around the planet, up to and including a fresh tune from the hot-off-the-press new album, “Violet Drift”, by Lucy Lambert, who performed at our festival last year. Well worth investigating further! 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-2022-10-19, Accordioctober is a Weird-looking Word

*  Support the Vancouver Tenants Union now more than ever –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Dropkick Murphys – ‟Dig A Hole (feat. Woody Guthrie)” – This Machine Still Kills Fascists (lyrics by Woody Guthrie) (2022) – Massachusetts, USA –
* Jane Vain & The Dark Matter – ‟Oh Captain” – Love Is Where The Smoke Is (2008) – Calgary, Alberta  Canada  –
* Lucy Lambert’s Violet Drift – ‟Belleville” – Lucy Lambert’s Violet Drift (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* À Qui Avec Gabriel – ‟Hikari No Shizuku (Hitotsuba No Sono Wake Ni Mimi Wo Yosete – Shining Drops-Listening To You)” – Utsuho (2001) – Japan –
* Accordion Tribe – ‟Sackamra” – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria –
* Pietro Roffi – ‟ Postcard n.2” – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy –
* Mr Mäläskä – ‟Balladi Ja Polska (Ballad And Polska)” – Northern Music For Accordion And Violin (2000) – Finland – Pekka Pentikäinen, accordion; Antti Soininen, violin
If you read Finnish:
Order from:
* Sweatshop Tango Ensemble – ‟Otono Porteno” – De La Main À La Boca (2006) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, acc.
* Ksenija Sidorova – ‟October (from the Seasons)” – (Royal Academy of Music, London) (2007) – Latvia, London, England – (Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve got the right info on this piece Ksenija sent us years ago when she was in school in London. Can’t find it on any of her currently available records. Great though!)
* Smirkers – ‟Improvisation 1” – Luggage Store Gallery 5/25/06 (2006) – Japan US – Marié Abe is workin’ here on box. I don’t remember where I got this recording, but she can be heard here too:
* Stas Venglevski – ‟October Rondo” – Original Stas (2011) – Wisconsin, USA (and Russia) –

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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