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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-04-05: Bandcamp Friday is Coming and they’re forming a Union!

April 5, 2023
Zilphia Horton playing accordion and singing on a picket line, ca 1930s-1940s, Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Highlander Research and Education Center)

On many occasions now, we have celebrated and championed Bandcamp for their singular opportunity among online music e-storefronts, opening a small window on a monthly basis when musicians vending through their shop can get a halfway-decent share of the returns on their music sales. The occasion is Bandcamp Friday, the first Friday of just about every month, and just about every month that it’s on, we feature accordion music that is sold there, encouraging our listeners to directly support their favorite musicians with the contents of their wallets. This month none of that has changed, but we have a new angle through which to support Bandcamp Workers: whose staff have unionized. Can a tech business be a win-win-win for its vendors, its workers, and its customers? We certainly hope the answer is yes. 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–2023-04-05, Bandcamp Friday is Coming and they’re forming a Union!

* Support the Vancouver Tenants Union –
Because the Vancouver City Council just voted to evict up to 2,000 tenants every year (when they could have limited it to 200):

Bandcamp United
A Union of Workers at Bandcamp
Is asking for emails of solidarity, and for bands to be on a compilation. (Can you imagine the size of that download?)
Follow them on all the socials and at:

Bandcamp Fridays in 2023

Is It Bandcamp Friday in your Time Zone?

* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Mel Biggs – ‟Long Shadows” – [This first little phrase is hardly an intake of breath, but lets me include the link to Mel’s wonderful record of folk tunes which you should get!] From Darkness Comes Light (2021) – England, UK –
* Jason Webley – ‟There’s Not A Step We Can Take That Does Not Bring Us Closer.” – The Cost Of Living (2007) – Everett, Washington, USA –
* Nat Brookes – ‟Steam Powered Sponge” – Cormorant (2023) – Northampton, UK –
* Kelsey McNulty – ‟Human Fish” – excuses for small details  (2014) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://kelseymcnulty.bandcamp.com
* The Dreadnoughts – ‟Hej Soko​ł​y (​Ż​al za Ukraina)” – Green Willow (2023) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –ły
* Camarão – ‟Forrozinho Moderno” – The imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964 – 1974 (2018) – Brejo da Madrew de Deus, Pernambuco, Brasil –
* Brivele – ‟Barbasol” – Cradle Songs, Grave Songs (2021) – Seattle, Washington State, USA –
* Alex Meixner – ‟Faust Alex Meixner Polka Pils Song” – Music With My Friends (2021) – Palm City, Florida, USA –
* Trio Martin Bellemare – ‟La Relâche” – Appellation Musette Nouveau (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Martin Bellemare, acc; Christine Tassan, gtr; Greg Buckles, bass
* ScaTTerbRAIN johnson – ‟Algorhythmic Ataraxia” – Algorhythmic Ataraxia (2020) – Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA –
* Jrpjej – ‟Щэхэх (КIапщэ орэд)” – Jrpjej – After The War Comes Funeral: Circassian Songs of Resistance and Sorrow 1763-1864 (2022) – Tbilisi, Georgia – Alan Shawdjan, acc. –
* Mark Growden – ‟Delilah” – Saint Judas (2010) – Oakland, CA, USA –
* George Meanwell – ‟The Words That I Want” – Another Street (2003) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Joseph Macerollo, acc
* Lankum – ‟Master Crowley’s” – False Lankum (2023) – Dublin, Ireland –
* Brivele – ‟Oyfn Ganikl” – Cradle Songs, Grave Songs (2021) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – Stefanie Brandler, acc.

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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