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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-04-10: Back in the Springtime Again

April 2, 2023


From ten years ago, here’s episode 331 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir program.  Like many recordings from that period, there is no apparent theme linking the various tunes appearing in the program other than the shared use of instruments in the squeezebox family of free-reed aerophones… making the show a veritable tasting menu of different accordionic styles and genres from different cultures in different parts of the world.  Truth be known, this underlying theme basically informs the majority of episodes we have aired, but it’s a good theme nonetheless, an essential restatement of our central thesis (that being: gee golly whiz, there sure are many ways for the accordion the be played in music, many of which I wasn’t expecting!)  If you missed it ten years ago — or caught it back in 2013 but would appreciate a refresher — you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the recently-beleaguered Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2013-04-10, Back in the Springtime Again

* The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Nese Halya Vodu – Lume, Lume (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Tangi Ropars, acc.
* Sharon Shannon – Wild West Wagon Train – Saints & Scoundrels (2009) – County Clare, Ireland
* The Dixie Playboys – Beer Barrel Polka – Digital Library of Appalachia (194) – Roanoke, Virginia, USA –
* Attwenger – Mief – Flux (2011) – Linz, Austria –
* Montcorbier – Choral Prelude – Le Piano De Sarah (2001) – Quebec, Canada –
* Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – King of Swords – Bella Neurox (1999) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA –
* Joseph Macerollo – Earth Cycles: III – Spring Rounds – Persuasion: The Contemporary Accordion (1996) – Toronto(?), Ontario, Canada –
* Geoff Berner – The Traveller’s Curse (swearing) – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Narciso Martinez – Luzita (Mazurka) – Norteno & Tejano Accordion Pioneers 1929-1939: Mexican-American Border Music Vol. III
* Emile Vacher – Mado – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) (1930) –
* Yvon Babin – La parente – Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle & Accordion Music from Across Canada (1992) – New Brunswick, Canada – Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place, Memorial University of Newfoundland,

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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