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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-12-21: Snowy Night, Solstice Night

December 20, 2022
Painting, "Winter" by Igor Andrianov, known as Shulman. Accordionist in red headscarf playing a bayan button accordion in the snow. Eyes closed, head leaded back, bare-hands, smoking a cigarette. Looks cold.

“Winter” by Schulman

We’re releasing this week’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast a little early this week as it is on seasonal themes and, gosh, it’s hard to get a winterier feeling than right now in these parts, temperatures sub-zero beneath a massive dump of white powder. You will find a reference to this time of year or type of weather in almost every song Bruce has selected for inclusion in this week’s program. 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–2022-12-21, Snowy Night, Solstice Night

* As always, support the BC Tenants Union –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Longest Night Ensemble – ‟Driving Away” – Not Too Dark (1999) – Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada  –
* Tango Paradiso – ‟Winter” – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong
* Black Prairie – ‟The White Tundra” – Fortune (2014) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
* Bjarke Mogensen – ‟Chamber Suite – III. Snowfall at Night” – Winter Sketches (2011) – Copenhagen, Denmark / Kraków,  Poland  –
* Geoff Berner (as the token Jew) – ‟When Chanukah Comes To Town (Live)” – Paul Anthony’s Talent Time’s 9th Annual Christmas Special (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* Alexander Sevastian – ‟Rachmaninoff – Scherzo from a Midsommer Night’s Dream Suite” – Accordion Accordionist (radio demo) (2010) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada –
* Gabby La La – ‟Let It Glow” – Snow Angel (2011) – California, USA –
* Viola Turpeinen – ‟It’s Raining & Snowing, Schottis (Sataa Vettä, Sataa Lunta)” – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa Vol. 4 1949 -1951 (1949) – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland

Text, in florid art nouveau style: 2023 Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar. Image: Sunniva Brynnel.
Accordion Babes Album and Pin-up Calendars available on our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

* Bela Karoli – ‟Snow” – Furnished Rooms (2009) – Denver, Colorado, USA –  Brigid McAuliffe, acc.
* Story – ‟Snowbank” – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Prince Edward Island, Canada –
* David Broscoe (sax), Bernard Stepien (acc) – ‟Snow Rain Snow” – Accordion Conspiracy (2013) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada –  Broscoe lent Stepien some Andrea Parkins records and this project is what happened.
* Al Soyka, His Accordion & His Orchestra – ‟Candlelight Polka” – Polka Tropicale –

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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