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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2023-05-17: May Your Squeezes Be More Than Your Sneezes

May 18, 2023

A funereal floral arrangement is this week’s cover image in honor of Bruce’s springtime allergies.

Last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast is now online and available for your listening enjoyment! There doesn’t really seem to be a theme beyond “great music with accordions playing on it, some of which Bruce encountered while assembling his most recent Bandcamp Friday playlist”, but the ears report that no further thematic coherence is necessary, it’s good radio! 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.

Wide selection of finds from this past Bandcamp Friday and some seasoned material from the crates. Including reggae from Japan from the Dolomites!

Includes: Bruce ranting about backwards accordion-playing in Quebecois alt-rock. Denied by accordeonist/marionette artist Laurence Petitpas, but should we believe her? You listen and decide (and forgive me not taking “French for radio-announcers” 🙊yet).

*  Support the Vancouver Tenants Union (because Vancouver is the eviction capital of Canada) –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* The Piedmont Wind Ensemble – ‟The Accordion Noir theme song” – Youtube video (2023) – Piedmont, North Carolina, USA (Canada) –,%2004feb10%29.pdf
* Nêgah Santos – ‟Ô Cocada!” – Forró Da Nêgah (2022) – New York, New York, USA / São Paulo, Brazil – Ben Rosenblum, acc. –
* Dolomites – ‟THE LAST TIME” – No End (2009) – Tokyo, Japan –
* SMALL – ‟1-900-NEED” – the accordion EP (2019) – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Olive Lynch, acc. –
* Kurt Hoffman’s Band of Weeds – ‟One-Eyed Cleopatra” – I Water Your Dreams: The Complete Studio Tracks (1991-93) (2011) – New York, New York, USA –  Anne DeMarinis, acc.
* Juste Robert – ‟Fleur” – Des Autoportraits (2016) – Quebec, Canada – Laurence Petitpas, Backwards accordion? – 
* Cormac Begley – ‟Rolling in the Barrel / O’Neill’s March / Tralee Jail” – “B” (2022) – West-Kerry, Ireland – The first bass-concertina record ever.
* Hellblinki – ‟No Place to Go” – Oratory (2008) – Ashville, North Caroline, USA –
* Jrpjej – ‟Хъудымыд иорэд” – Qorror (2020) – Circassia, North Caucasus – Alan Shawdjan, acc. –
* Carollina Ribeiro – ‟Morte e vida Sabiá” – Premiers Voyages (2020) – Toulouse, France –
* Balún – ‟Disappearing Act” – Something Comes Our Way (2006) – Puerto Rico –
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – ‟Kater Voor Later” – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – Michel Massot: brass; tuur Florizoone: chromatic acc. Marine Horgaczerwski: cello –
* Jack Velker – ‟I’m Coming Home” – Mojo Zydeco – Live (2006) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

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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