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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-12-28: Last Week of 193 Years of Accordions

December 29, 2022
Painting of an elderly couple smiling. One playing a one row accordion (with treble buttons on the left side). The other in a dress. Stereotypical working class or peasant folks in their simple home.
(This couple looks like perhaps they’ve personally witnessed all 193 years the accordion has been on this planet so far!) Anyone recognize this super-cute image? No source is given online. If it’s an AI thing, that accordion is upside down.

Bruce is drawing a line in the sand against tradition. As we’ve been demonstrating with our churning up our old archival posts, there was a time we’d devote December to “year in review” content, giving triumphant tunes a victory lap. Now he feels there is too much urgency to share contemporary music while it is still fresh, as a new band having a cut from their latest album played for the first time will feel the recognition more than an established band will if we re-broadcast a song of theirs we’ve already shared. Fair enough! Everything in this week’s episode is certified fresh. (I bet you didn’t even know Rotten Tomatoes covered accordion music!) 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–2022-12-28, Last Week of 193 Years of Accordions
Review of some musicians we played in 2022.
More great songs from the best records of the year.
Because why do a best-of list of songs we already played, when there’s more we didn’t get to?

* Vancouver Girl’s Rock Camp –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Vinta – ‟Whippersnapper” – Beacons (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
* Gogol Bordello – ‟Focus Coin” – Solidaritine (2022) – US / Ukraine – www.gogolbordello.com
* The Ciderhouse Rebellion – ‟Moors Edge Above Old Kilns” – Genius Loci 2 : The Valley of Iron (2022) – UK – Murray Grainger, acc; Adam Summerhayes, fiddle
* Manu Champagne, Didier Laloy and Damien Chierici – ‟Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Folk Nevermind (2022) – Belgium – (Folk versions of Nirvana songs)
* DLÙ – ‟Moch” – Moch (2022) – Glasgow, Scotland  – Zach Ronan, acc
* Emily Portman & Rob Harbron – ‟The Oakham Poachers” – Time Was Away (2022) – UK – (Rob plays English Concertina in Leveret)
* Tamsin Elliott – ‟Emerging / Full Squirrel” – Frey (2022) – Bristol, UK – (Tamsin plays 🪗  with Solana)
* Suad Bushnaq – ‟Bless This Mess” – Blissful State of Surrender (2022) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Jordan – Adis Sirbubalo, acc
* Joseph Petric – ‟Norbert Palej — SEEN, I – Vision of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque” – SEEN (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
* Cormac Begley – ‟The Road to Glountane (Barndance)” – “B” (2022) – West-Kerry, Ireland – www.cormacbegley.com The first bass-concertina record ever.
* Pere Romaní – ‟La Barraqueta” – Harmònic (2022) – Barcelona, Spain – Member of the duo 21 BouTons. Publishing a tune-book “36 composicions” gathering his works for melodeon (1999-2021).
* Topette!! – ‟Pot Neuve / De La Flamme” – Bourdon (2022) – UK / France – Andy Cutting, Diatonic acc and melodeon
* Eloise & Co. – ‟We’re Not Broken” – (Video release, and in her tune book!) (2022) – Brattleboro, Vermont, USA –

The video that goes with the closing Rachel Bell track we played tonight. “We’re Not Broken.” Made with Vermont state arts funding, a sunny day and a cool rock sculpture.

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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