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Accordion Revolution: Buying the Book

December 5, 2019

Purchasing Options (for Every Reader)

(If you leave reviews at any of these shops and libraries it really helps!)

Animated graphic of an accordion in front of a red heart, with moving flames. Tiny text below, "Accordion Revolution"

The AccordionBruce Etsy Shop

I personally send out signed/custom-stamped copies of Accordion Revolution, along with a bonus ebook and stickers and pretty illustrated postcard/bookmark/fliers.

Cost is a bit more with postage but supports the author (me) more than other purchasing methods. Also available: flaming accordion pins and amusing badges.

Accordion Revolution ebook cover, link to Smashwords ebook site.
eBook Cover

Convenient/affordable ebook!

ePub (everywhere but kindle)

Kindle (Amazon)

(Many shops below carry the ebook too.)

Ordering the Real Book:

In the U.S. I recommend:

Indiebound.org They will recommend local independant bookstores, or you can order online with part going to indie shops of your choice. Pretty cool.

Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (has online service to your door).

Alibris.com connects you with a network of local booksellers.

Barnes & Nobel

Goodreads.com is a popular Amazon subsidiary that lets you leave reviews of what you thought of the book.

If you’re interested, I created an Accordion History bibliography on Goodreads that includes many of the books used while writing Accordion Revolution

Search through various options on Nicebooks.com which include Amazon’s online Monopoly if there’s no alternative.

A stack of four copies of Accordion Revolution, on a woodgrain background

Internationally:

Wordery.com is a global alternative to Amazon. They’ll post to anywhere. Pretty cool.

In Canada:

Chapters.Indigo.ca

In Europe:

In Northern Europe and much of the world: Adlibris,com

In the Netherlands and Belgium folks have ordered from: Bol.com/nl

In the UK:

Hive.co.uk (UK local bookstore network. Says “Out of Stock” but they inform me that means it’s not in shops, but they’ll mail it to you right away.

Blackwells.co.uk

BookDepository.com (an Amazon subsidiary.)

A stack of books (photo of my bookshelf turned vertically)
Includes Accordion Revolution, and a dozen other books referenced in my bibliography.

Including: See You At the Hall, Puro Conjunto, The Quest of the Folk, Musica Norteña, The Accordion in the Americas, Musicians Traditionnels du Québec

Request that Your Local Libraries Order Copies!

Finally, I encourage you to Request the Book at your local and academic Libraries. Most Libraries appreciate requests and have easy online request forms. Simply search online for “Request a book, your library name,” and fill it out.

Suggesting books is a wonderful way to support authors and get books in the hands of more readers:

You’ll probably only need a few of the following:

Title: Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion From the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll

Author: Bruce Triggs

ISBN: 978-1-9990677-0-0

ISBN eBook: 978-1-9990677-1-7

Publication Date: June 2019

Publisher: Demian & Sons

Place of Publication: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thank your librarian for me!

Accordion Revolution: Evolution of a Book Cover (and the Tale of an #AccordionTattoo)

December 4, 2019

Accordion Revolution’s book cover by Vancouver artist Michelle Clement was unveiled back in May. Michelle worked for months on the project with my crew of editors and me. You can see some of the changes from sketches to finished cover here:

Accordion Revolution book cover, many versions from line drawing to finished color art. All with woman and accordion. Her pose changes, her hair gets longer and billows out, and her skin goes from white to medium brown.
Accordion Revolution’s cover. The development process for “Rosie.”

“It should not be boring,” was my main goal for the cover (and the whole book). To appeal not just to folks who already liked accordions. I collected stacks of sample images from rock-band posters, record covers from all genres, and action-shots of accordionists in hair-flinging action.

Propaganda images began to draw our attention (as they’re intended to). And I gathered dozens, including the famous “Rosie the Riveter.” It was Michelle who added the name “Rosie” on the accordion grill as a sweet easter-egg.

“Rosie’s” flaming-heart tattoo was Peter Cocking‘s idea. Luckily a few years earlier I had started the #AccordionTattoo hashtag, gathering a collection of strong, brash squeezebox images. In the animated cover progression above, you can see where Rosie’s tattoo changed to a button accordion to balance the piano-keyboard she plays on the cover. At one very exciting design meeting I asked if we could use a version of the tattoo for interior decorations. Interior designer Taysia Louie added it on the book’s spine too. I liked it so much I learned how to animate it (and the cover thing above). Makes me laugh every time. (There’s a version where the “Accordion Revolution” text flashes too. Very web 1.0. 😂)

Graphic of a black button accordion, in front of a red heart, with animated orange and yellow flames emerging from the top. (The flames appear, rise, wiggle a bit, then sink down, only to repeat, over and over.)

Later I made a rubber-stamp of the “Flamey Accordion Heart” for book signings to make up for my illegible signature and difficulty doing long dedications due to a hand-tremor. The stamp-maker asked at the last minute, “What color do you want?” The sharp red stamp you’ll see on signed copies, and the overall awesome look of the book is thanks to savvy design input from many people like that.

Finally, for the book launch in June, we contributed to another hashtag by sharing some #AccordionCake.

Photo of a fancy (ice-cream) cake from above. It is rectangular with fluffy white icing trim on the sides. Imprinted on the center is the cover image of the Accordion Revolution book.
(Harvest peach ice-cream cake, with graham crackers and raspberries!)

The Fourth Official Accordion Noir Guide to Accordion Presents on Etsy This Holiday Season

December 2, 2019

Hello again, it’s me, Bruce’s absentee co-host on the Accordion Noir radio program, Rowan! Much as was the case with the accordion industry in North America, to everything there is a season: from 2011 on, for three winters running I guest-published here a very specialized exclusive and niche gift guide of amazing accordionalia for sale on Etsy. It was a fun excuse to immerse myself into crafter / vintage resale culture and see just how my favorite underdog instrument was being celebrated by outsiders.

However, when this time of year rolled around in 2014, I found myself overcome by the mounting duties of parenthood and full-time employment (regrettably outside of my pro bono squeezebox culture gig), leaving me in the awkward situation of having done all the hard work — conducting the research, flipping through hundreds of pages and curating down from dozens of sales listings — only to peter out in the final heat, having everything I needed to make the gift guide but running out of the air needed in my bellows to actually write it up and post it.

Now I have even more children and haven’t even been able to throw together a nominal research sweep for a modern squeezy gift guide — however, I do still have my old notes.  So I’m going to share them with you at last!  I’ve had to throw out details about a number of amazing pieces which are, oddly, no longer available for sale five years down the line, but the GOOD news is: many of them, strangely enough, have not exhausted their supply — and are still available for purchase!  (For that matter, there are still goods from previous lists’ years remaining available for sale.  If your tastes are sufficiently niche, it turns out, you don’t necessarily have to be punctual to have them indulged!)  

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Not that it’s on Etsy, but I usually lead with a plug for Renee de la Prade‘s Accordion Babes calendar / album,  one of the few perennial items on this list that you can put to work in your home as immediately as January 1st.  The Accordion Crones withered on the vine, and we still have to work out some kinks in our planning of the “Accordion Beefcake calendar” (strangely, the cameras keep breaking), but the Accordion Babes deliver, year after year!  (We actually played a pivotal role in the participation of this year’s cover girl, Portugal’s Joana Reis!)

Technically, it’s still Cyber Monday, and the holiday shopping season is still afoot.  So now… on with the list!

We usually like to start with an array of squeezy Christmas cards, as you need to get them started first, and may be sending them to more remote acquaintances even if you  don’t have any accordion buffs in your immediate family.

illustration note cart

chemnitzer illustration card

 

Here are two handsome cards, admittedly not especially Christmassy, with their origins in a funny crafty misunderstanding:
So, Lisa asks me to make an accordion card set. “Accordion, as in accordion fold?” I asked. “No, accordion, as in musical instrument,” she replied. “Okay,” I said. They come in accordion AND the rare Chemnitzer concertina varieties! 

And to customize your accordion correspondence, here’s the perfect accessory: a stamp of granny rocking out on her squeezebox!  Really though, you can use it on virtually all your postal packages and official documents.  What is not improved by the addition of this sublime senior squeezing out her sweet tunes?  Don’t answer that question.

 

Now, some people put their Christmas cards up during the holiday season, but suppose you wanted something a little squeezy to brighten up your (gift recipient’s, ahem) home year-round?  There are some handsome art prints and perplexing photographs you can use to upgrade the walls from instrument dungeon to music museum!  

 

If you appreciate abstraction, World of Pollux has a wide range of variations on a squeezy theme for your enjoyment.  I’m sure they have only come up with more in the meantime, plus plenty of other takes on other instruments if you happen to have musicians on your guest list who made the unfortunate mistake of having learned the wrong darned instrument.

If instead of abstraction, you prefer every little detail spelled out for you, here’s a pinnacle of erotic Etsy accordion art to hang in your boudoir or practice room, a pair of nude female swamp musicians emerging from the dank mists to inspire you in turn to also cast aside your garments and painfully pinch your tender fleshy bits in the folds of the bellows.
 

Due to my own snobby curatorial tastes, I don’t usually include photos in these gift guides, because they tend to run along very literal lines: hey, here’s someone playing accordion!  Might as well give a mirror instead and install it in your practice nook.  But this print of a positively historical photograph, dating back to the 1860s (!), probably tops whatever rehearsals you’ve got going on for exuberant strangeness.  This represents a zenith of the Odd Squeezebox zeitgeist I like to think we would all do well to do our best to recapture.


calavera

 

And then there is this print, which yells out: forget Christmas, I’ve been celebrating Dia de los Muertos for a month and half and show no signs of slowing!  I don’t know if these musical calaveras are even remotely culturally authentic, but the items on this list only really have one criterion they are required to fulfill and authenticity is not it.  

 

Decorating your domicile is one thing, but another popular category for accordion merchandise is for decorating your own body!  Sadly, for reasons I may never understand, Etsy is not permitted to sell tattoos directly, so instead we must limit ourselves to garments here.

This is a national spin on an eternal theme!  (If you need the joke explained, the idea is that individuals from accordion-celebrating cultures may be moved, upon hearing a favourite trademark buttonbox flourish, to go through the motions of reproducing the riff on an invisible accordion in their chest region.  For lack of actual accordion there, this shirt provides a suitable template for “air accordion” playing.)  Bruce will no doubt direct us to the originator; there are a few varieties out there however, and I like the flavour introduced by the flag pattern overlaid on the right hand buttons.  (The left hand buttons, of course, are basically completely irrelevant in this context, and it may be a sign of that old shibboleth again, authenticity, that many similar shirts omit those bass buttons entirely.)
accordion wolf t-shirt
Here’s another t-shirt design, before we get a little more formal and heavy-duty.  Animals on accordions is another evergreen theme, but of all the squeezing beasts, the wolf may be among those species most likely to vocally accompany their own frenetic bellowing.
OK, from a t-shirt to a hoodie is not a great step up in formality, but everything in degrees here.  We’ve covered the fauna, now here’s the flora stepping in with a rhythm all its own that can’t be ignored.  The wolves and their fleas, the birds and the bees, you can hear it on the breeze: even the trees squeeze.


I know, it’s tough to figure out what to wear!  The party invitation says formal casual… a t-shirt won’t do, yet leiderhosen would be going too far.  Here, it’s a nice button-down dress shirt with an accordion emblazoned on it.  Wear it to all your important functions — weddings, funerals, job interviews… it is always appropriate! 
art's accordion band shirt

 

Here’s a variation on that theme, a shirt left over from a former bandmember or fan (before he sold out by going electric) of Art’s Accordion Band … and if you happen to have any Arts on your holiday gift list, this is already solving problems you never even knew you had!)

And while we’re talking “adorning your person with accordionalia”, here are some of the accessories that can squeezify your ensemble even when it doesn’t feature a giant bellows on your chest.  Cufflinks, anyone?

bobby pins


And for a less formal accent, here are some accordionic bobby pins you can wear in your hair without giving up your dogged devotion to the free reed nation!

 

Finally, there’s the random grab bag of accordionalia.  Stocking stuffers, if you will!

 

While this festive doll is admittedly not as specifically awesome as the rainbow bandoneon playing Astor Piazzolla doll that featured in an earlier draft of this post several years back, since sold to a deserving and happy customer, it is however still fun.  Apparently these dolls and their costumes represent a style of Portuguese folk art.  

And here’s an inspired mug design for the ages (real mug includes a complete handle, I borked the cropping) in a world where an incredible quantity of stock, cookie-cutter hobby-celebrating algorithm-generated disposable consumer goods choke online storefronts everywhere.  Of course, not all polka is accordion, not all accordion is polka, etc., but it’s still a fun custom design.

I have to apologise a little for offering such slim pickings after making you all wait so very long.  I mean, there aren’t many other places you’ll find 16+ curated options for your accordion-related holiday shopping needs, but I understand that in past years our little window shopping expedition was considerably more comprehensive.  With that in mind, if any other worthwhile, hilarious or awesome squeezy retail options cross my path this holiday season, I’ll happily update the list to include bonus content.  I’m sure it’s out there, I simply genuinely haven’t had the time to go curate it.  (I believe just a couple days ago I saw an accordion cutting board!  No, please don’t cut your accordions, those bellows are delicate!)

But one man who has put the time into curation gets an honorary mention at the culmination of this piece!  Actually, the entire reason I cooked up the article was as an excuse to throw a link to “Accordion” Bruce Triggs’ fabulous new Etsy store out at you all!  (Gosh, I hope that you read all the way to the end!)  There you can find, order and buy genuine Accordion Noir and Accordion Revolution goods in a formalized way that we only previously threw in on an ad hoc basis as bonuses to donors to our radio station’s member drives.  (You are also, of course, welcomed to continue donating to our radio station CFRO in our name in order to ensure that our weekly all-accordion Accordion Noir radio program stays on the air 8)  There you can buy our renowned stickers, our celebrated accordion anti-fascist buttons, the swell pins inspired by the cover art design to Bruce’s accordion history book… and indeed the book itself!  Given the nature of Etsy, I have suggested to Bruce that if he has any other accordion paraphernalia kicking around (the understatement of the young century) he might do well to list extras or duplicates up there.  Maybe you’d like a heavily annotated copy of Accordion Crimes feverishly thumbed through by “The” Accordion Bruce himself?

(But my posting motives were not entirely altruistic.  You see, ever since our last gift guide, I’ve had a running wager with Bruce: that if I failed to get a new gift guide post up, I’d treat him to a holiday screening of that year’s Star Wars movie.  And since then, indeed I have lived up to my word and taken him to The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo… dramatically altering my trajectory and forcing him to buy his own darned ticket for The Rise of Skywalker is the only way I can save myself from suffering a humiliating shut-out.  Happily, it also yields you a return to form of this delightful blog series!  And now you know the rest of the story!)

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-12-04: GunBellows Anniversary Weirderness!

December 2, 2019

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In our early years, after graduating from our initial late-late-late-night time slot (formally 2-3 am, in real terms 2 am until whenever we decided to call it a day), we had a weird ritual where we would creep back to the station and do a celebratory broadcast at our initial time slot on the occasion of our program’s anniversary, saving up all the weirdest, craziest, most profane and listener-challenging material all year that we felt we simply couldn’t get away with during prime time hours.  After midnight, anything goes!  Anyhow, here, from ten years ago, is what would have been our third anniversary late-night broadcast, episode 155, complete with an accordion/noise jam from the hosts of the late night experimental electronic music program the Art of Beatz (still on the air!) who formerly preceded our awkward and strange early broadcasts, who always found it hilarious that we’d somehow managed to stumble upon the only radio program theme even more niche and obscure than their own.  At its original online home, this weird slice of radio racked up some 8444 listens, and going forward it will continue to do so courtesy of the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it right now… or late, late tonight, if you prefer.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-12-04, GunBellows Anniversary Weirderness!

[Jardel, our new favorite listener from Brazil, noticed a few shows had the ends cut off. That’s not right! We’re trying to replace those with corrected versions. If you hear such problems, it’s great to let us know so everybody won’t miss a thing. Thanks Jardel!]

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WARNING: THIS IS QUITE A STRANGE SHOW. THERE’S SOME TALK, A FEW SONGS AT THE BEGINNING AND END (STAY FOR THE END), AND THEN KUMA FROM ART OF BEATZ AND GUNSHAE JOINS US FOR A LONG, FREE-IMPROV WITH LOTS OF NOISY STUFF IN THE MIDDLE. JUST SO’S YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT WE GET UP TO AT 2 AM. LATER TODAY WE RETURN TO OUR NORMAL PROGRAMMING…

* (Oh yeah, that’s Brian Eno from the Art of Beatz show preceding us. It’s from Discrete Music if I’m not mistaken. The Art of Beatz show that was our neighbor when we were at this time is nice. http://www.artofbeatz.org/siteframe.html Some of them are in Gunshae (thus the title of this episode: http://www.myspace.com/gunshae
* The Mekons – Dark Dark Dark – Natural (2007) – http://www.myspace.com/mekons
* Walter Rhodes – Banty Rooster Blues – One of only two solo African American accordion tracks preserved in the Library of Congress (1927) – Ruleville, Mississippi, USA – Compiled by Jared Snyder, who is awesome!
* Orpheum Bell – Metropolitan Waltz – Pretty As You (2007) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – http://www.orpheumbell.com
* GunBellows – I See Dead Accordions, parts I-III. Live in the studio with Kuma from Gunshae, Rowan and Bruce and various variouses, including the amusing Accordio, the best accordion program on Bruce’s phone! (run through some effects for maximum silliness and occasional kinda coolness.) http://www.LivingTransient.com/
* Squeezy Easy – Smoke On the Water – Has to be seen to be believed, seriously, pause this and go watch this guy. He’s got a bunch of others too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3eQmm-EYPE
* Hearse – Small Problem – Cavalcade Of The Scars II – Through Our Own Eyes (2008) – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – http://www.selfrighteous.ca

This episode’s cover is: the little icon for the Accordio App. http://www.LivingTransient.com/ Lovely!
And that’s year three of Accordion Noir!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-11-27: Transit Solidarity and Straw Ban Rant

November 27, 2019
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Now that we’ve gotten through festival season, the member drive and the CFRO AGM, Bruce is free to open up and speak his mind on current events, whether they be accordion-related or otherwise. (As a squeezebox historian, if pressed, he will likely be able to come up with an accordion connection of some kind to virtually any topic.) Also, he plays a heck of a lot of accordion music! If you’re not already hooked up via your Apple or Google Play podcast subscription, you can listen to this week’s episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

* Bill Mankiss – Redwing – Crooked Stovep…  (Union Maid) – Bill Mankiss Accordion Swing (0) – Canada –
* Clifton Chenier – I Want To Be Your Driver – Frenchin’ The Boogie (1976) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA –
* Trio Huracan – Corrido De Los Camioneros (Song of the Bus Drivers) – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1938) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://frontera.library.ucla.edu/recordings/corrido-de-los-camioneros
* Stringband – The Union Cowboy – Maple Leaf Dog (1978) – Toronto, Ontario,  Canada   – www.bossin.com/
* Jessica Fichot – Dans Le Métro – Le Secret (2012) – Los Angeles, California, USA – www.Jessicasongs.com
* Le Vent Du Nord – Le Step A Alexis – Territoires (2019) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – www.leventdunord.com/
* Sweatshop Tango Ensemble – El Marne – De La Main À La Boca (2006) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Jonathan Goldman, acc.  http://people.finearts.uvic.ca/~goldmanj/
* Java  – Le Metro –  France – I wish I knew where to get more tunes by this group! Anybody know where they’re at? (Bruce, this came up during our accordion hip-hop episode. Go to Youtube. They are there.)
* Angel Corpus Christi – Nature Girl – White Courtesy Phone (1995) – New York / California – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/
* Fire Lily – The Bus Stop Song – Where The Fire Lily Grows (2002) – Canada
* Vishtèn – Shetland’s Magical Bus – Mosaïk (2012) – Acadia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec, Canada – http://www.vishten.net
* Tony O’Leary – Sitting on a Ft. McMurray Bus – Pump the Box (2006) – Newfoundland, Canada/Celtic? – http://www.tonyolearymusic.ca/
* Fairy Boy/Story. – Bus – Stay Here/In A Barren Wasteland With Cruel Intentions (2009) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward, Canada   – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
* Tummel – Pravo horo – Transit (2004) – Sweden – http://www.tummel.nu/

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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-11-27: Squeezebox Circus Music

November 25, 2019

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From ten years ago, here’s episode number 154 of our weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  If you look at the numbers, it’s a little odd — this far down the line we can’t tell whether our episode was pre-empted for a couple of weeks (which does happen once in a while) or if we just lost the recordings (also not unknown), but one way or another while last week’s archival selection was from a bit more than ten years ago, now we are right back on schedule!  The subject of this episode was the favorite noir squeezebox genre of everyone except for coulrophobics, “Circus music”!  At its original online home, it was enjoyed some 42071 times, and at its new home at the Internet Archive we just know that fans of the greatest show on earth will continue enjoying listening to it.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-11–27, Squeezebox Circus Music!

* Intro by with Duckmandu’s Stars and Stripes Forever! (Don’t worry, we handled the emergency.)
* The Decemberists – My Mother Was A Chinese Trapese Artist – 5 Songs (2003) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Cirkestra – Cirkestra_evolution_of_the_sound – Accordion Noir (2009)
* Cirkestra – Overture – Adventure Di Pinocchio (2005) – Massachusetts, USA – http://www.cirkestra.com
* Cirkestra – Cirkestra_Origins_of _the_band – Accordion Noir (2009) – –
* Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People – Egg Circus Theme – The Friendly Rich Show (2006) – Georgetown, Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
* Circus Contraption – Loligo’s Pickled Punks – Grand American Traveling Dime Museum (2005) – –
* Cirque Éloize – Prendimi prendimi – Nomade (0) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Sonia Painchaud, acc. http://www.cirque-eloize.com/en/
* Four Flea Circus – 5:25 – 6:25 – (0) – Japan, San Francisco, USA – marié abe is workin’ here on box. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chazf/
* Vermillion Lies – Circus Fish – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX2V01VZQq4 http://www.vermillionlies.com/contact.html
* The UnSettlers – Pomp And Circus Tents – The UnSettlers (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/theunsettlers
* Cirkestra – Charivari – Alice (2004) – Massachusetts, USA – from the FrickinCircus.org guywww.cirkestra.com
* Richard Galliano Quartett – Le clown perdu – New Musette (1991) – Spain – (Label Bleu ) http://www.richardgalliano.com/common_pages/pages_disco/new_musette.htm
* Hamster Theatre – The Turn Of Events – Carnival Detournement (0) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/splash3.html
* The Tiger Lillies – Freakshow – Circus Songs (2000) – United Kingdom – http://www.tigerlillies.com/

This episode’s cover is: the fabulous and inspirational book, Freaks & Fire: the Underground Reinvention of Circus, by J.Dee Hill. http://www.softskull.com
And a knick-knack clown Rowan found for me! We love knick-knacks; I’m after some accordion-salt and pepper shakers now.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2019-11-20: With a Tune for John Mann

November 20, 2019
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A couple of weeks of accordion festivals later — Victoria’s, then ours — and finally we get a little downtime and a chance to come home for a rest. Sadly, the author of those lines left us today, so it was with a curious mixture of relief and grief that Bruce aired this playlist tonight. As usual, Apple and Google podcast subscribers will already have been tipped off, but for the rest of you, here’s your cue to head over to the Internet Archive, where you can listen to this week’s episode in full. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2019-11-20, With a Tune for John Mann

* Gwen Cresens & Anne Niepold – Coeur – Monochromatic (2016) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* Spirit Of The West – Home For A Rest – Save This House (1989) – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sotw.ca/  Linda McRae, acc.
* Lankum – The Townie Polka – Between The Earth And Sky (2017) – Dublin, Ireland – http://lankumdublin.com  Is that a harmonium?
* Eliza Carthy – Russia/Call Waiting – Red (1998) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/   Martin Green, acc.
* Lau – Unquiet Grave – Lightweights And Gentlemen (2006) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – http://www.lau-music.co.uk  Martin Green, acc.
* Anne Niepold – Placardesque – Terrain Vague (2011) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* The Unthanks – The Gallowgate Lad – Last (2011) – North-East England – http://www.the-unthanks.com/https://www.theglasgowstory.com/image/?inum=TGSA02440
* Vildá – Goaskinviellja – Vildáluodda (2019) – Finland – www.bafesfactory.fi/vilda  Watch Vildá’s videos! http://www.saurabooking.com/en/artist/vilda/
* Le Vent Du Nord – Rosette – Dans Les Airs (2007) – Québec, Canada – www.leventdunard.com
* Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi – Wayfaring Stranger – There is no Other (2019) – USA / Italy / Ireland – www.RhiannonGiddens.comwww.FrancescoTurrisi.com

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