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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-12-14: Seven Sleeps ’til Solstice

December 16, 2022

Happy Solstice from Latvia!

This week’s episode of CFRO’s weekly, hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast was cooked up by your humble host Bruce while on the road to visit family, so if it helps you to cast things in a more holiday mindset you can imagine him pecking away at his laptop with headphones in the background of a scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles. 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–2022-12-14, Seven Sleeps ’til Solstice

Great songs and tunes tonight. Hampered by Bruce being on the road and recording his parts in his folks’ bathroom to escape a weird ambient noise that seems to surround their whole building/neighbourhood. The bathroom was not as charismatic as the one Weird Al famously recorded in, but it was the room with the least windows, so most isolated from the mysterious noise. You can still hum along though. No fans were running, but everything sounds like it’s recorded in a wind-tunnel. 


Great set though!

*  The Vancouver Tenant’s Union! –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Eastborough – ‟Shuffle and Slide” – Your Place (2011) – Ontario, Canada –  Marie-Josée Houle, acc.
* They Might Be Giants – ‟Subliminal” – John Henry Demos (1993) – New York, USA – Available free right now on their shop at
* Dan Zanes & Friends (Sophie & Emma) – ‟Weather Report” – Rocket Ship Beach (2004) – Canada –
* Rob Curto – ‟Missouri Moosehat” – Goat Waltz (2022) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA –
* Jeffrey Butzer – ‟L’affaire de l’escalier deroule” – Collapsible (2013) – International Man of Mystery – Visit
* Valaida Snow, The Ali Baba Trio – ‟Patience and Fortitude” – Short “Soundie” films  (1946) – Los Angeles, California, USA – Cleveland Nickerson, piano accordion; Nike McKendrick, guitar; Calvin Ponder, bass.

Valaida Snow, The Ali Baba Trio – ‟Patience and Fortitude”

* Heather Ferrier – ‟CIRCLES” – (Single) (2021) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Visit
* Emily Portman & Rob Harbron – ‟Borstal Boy” – Time Was Away (2022) – UK – (Rob plays English Concertina in Leveret)
* Nat Brookes – ‟The Good Old Way” – (Single) (2022) – Northampton, UK –
* La Famille Léger – ‟La Pêcheuse/Les Sœurs Cotnoir/Reel de Tadoussac” – La Famille Léger: Music from Québec and Acadie (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada; Shoreline, Washington, USA –
* Katzen Kapell – ‟Rävspel” – Si Tu Veux (2007) – Sweden –  Catharina Backman, acc
* Sóley – ‟2” – Harmóník (2017) – Rykjavik, Iceland –
* Farnakht – ‟Maqsoum” – Ultraviolet (2018) – New York, USA – https://www.zoeaqua.com Mattias Kaufmann, button acc.
* Nisia Trio – ‟Le Parfum de La Gavotte” – Li Pedi (2022) – Belgium –
Jonathan De Neck, diatonic button acc.
* The Euphorians – ‟Just What I Needed” – The Euphorians (2012) – Victoria, BC, Canada – https://www.davidpsmithmusic.com

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 … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at and, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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