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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-12-29: Kate McGarrigle Memorial

January 11, 2021

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This post marks our churning back up to the surface the ten-year-old episode #211 of our weekly Accordion Noir radio program, broadcasting from Vancouver’s CFRO Co-Op Community Radio.  This one acted as a more complete memorial to the late, great Kate McGarrigle, who passed on at the beginning of 2010 (and… it still feels impossible that she’s been gone for ten years now!)  At its original online home, it was enjoyed some 7904 times, and you can revisit her rich musical vein along with us courtesy of the Internet Archive.  As for everything else… I said it pretty well in the below blurb back when we first aired this recording!  Here’s the playlist and everything else.

Greetings from co-host Rowan.  As our last show of the year, I wanted to do a tribute episode to accordion players who left us in 2010, and truly there were titans: Art van Damme, Esteban Jordan, Shirley Evans, and earliest of all, Kate McGarrigle. But as Bruce noted, Art and Esteban already got entire episodes dedicated to them, while we didn’t have enough of Shirley’s work on file to do her justice. Kate McGarrigle however got a bit shortchanged in our initial response to her passing, and so she became the primary subject of our entire tribute episode.  Hats off to all of them, however, along with other renowned accordionists who may have passed on without the news of their passing reaching our ears.

* Kate & Anna McGarrigle w/ Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Karen Matheson, Rod Paterson – The Trans-Atlantic Sessions – Hard Times Come Again No More (from a YouTube clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YrfLnlrquo ) (1996?) … I made this the first track of the first show after she died, but couldn’t resist using it again: a fundamentally perfect arrangement of the Stephen Foster anthem.
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Songs of the Civil War – Better Times Are Coming (1991) … a natural complement.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (2010)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – self-titled album – (Talk to me of) Mendocino (1975)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Entre Lajeunesse et la sagesse (French Record) – En Filant Ma Quenouille (1981) … also the album whose cover art produced the icon gracing this podcast’s artwork.
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Dancer With Bruised Knees – Perrine Etait Servante (1977)
* Rufus Wainwright w/ Kate McGarrigle – Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys – Lowlands Away (2006) … I’m not sure how we avoided airing this mother/son duet until now, but it’s about time we shared it.
* Martha Wainwright – Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, Ã Paris – C’est A Hambourg (2009) … Three accordionists (including Garth Hudson!) are credited on this Piaf tribute album, but not assigned specific songs. I started with a YouTube video of Kate playing this one with her mother on the buttonbox and extrapolated that Kate may well have done similar duties on the recording. Please don’t disabuse me of this notion.
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – I Eat Dinner (from a YouTube live performance video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2x9uZVPek ) … this fundamentally perfect ode to life after love comes from the 1990 album Heartbeats Accelerating, but this live version has a bit more audible squeezebox.
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heartbeats Accelerating – Heartbeats Accelerating (1990)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – ODDiTiES – Parlez-Nous A Boire (2010)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Walking Song – Dancer With Bruised Knees (1977)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – The McGarrigle Hour – Baltimore Fire (1998)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – ODDiTiES – the Log Driver’s Waltz (2010) … Not the version of the Wade Hemsworth classic many of us grew up with, but a new take on the eternal Canadian classic.
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Matapedia – Why Must We Die (1996)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – The McGarrigle Hour – Bon Voyage (1998)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – self-titled album – Complainte Pour Ste-Catherine (1976) … because as appropriate as I felt the dramatic arc of the previous couple of songs was, I wanted to end on a high note.

We host a monthly squeezebox circle … about which you can find further information at http://www.squeezeboxcircle.org

You can also reach us and find out more about our featured performers AND listeners by joining the Accordion Noir fans group on Facebook or visiting our profile on Myspace [Ed, 2020: OK, you can probably safely skip the MySpace visit.]

Thanks for supporting us and our parent radio station CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, 102.7 fm in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans (well, you already heard about that one!), the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  (That’s right, ten years on we somehow budded off three more FB groups!  It’s out of control!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-01-06: OK, 2020, Now What?

January 7, 2021
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“Hell To / Heavens To”, Miss Murgatroid, 1992.

Having been distracted for some reason, at 8 PM tonight Bruce thought it was Tuesday and hadn’t recorded tonight’s 10 PM episode. He was personally startled by the otherwise everyday Washington Post headline:

“President Trump incites his supporters at a rally Wednesday to march on the Capitol…”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/domestic-terrorist/

That added a bit of 2020 to tonight’s thrown-together “looking back on 2020” episode. (This year started in 2016 and hasn’t ended yet.)

Despite everything else going on, I am given to understand that Bruce was able to leap into action at the last minute and make of last night’s CFRO Accordion Noir broadcast his favorites-released-in-2020 episode.  If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-01-06, OK, 2020, Now What?

https://dust-digital.com/blog/musica-del-coronavirus

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 (a Zoom song circle tomorrow night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-12-15: Bruce’s best of 2010

January 4, 2021

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We’re a little out of synch, because I think we had a few extra episodes in Dec 2010, but in the long run we will catch up and even out.  Here we go: all right, friends, you made it through Rowan’s favorite songs aired in 2010, and now it’s your turn to enjoy Bruce’s contrarian response: here in episode #209 of CFRO Co-op Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program from ten years ago, your regular host Bruce Triggs gives a more focused year-in-review program, sharing with you his favorite accordion songs from albums released in that year.  At its original online home, it boasted a total of 4569 listens, and you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-12-15, Bruce’s best of 2010

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Accordion Noir Electronic/New Time PRA (2010)
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few – Tailored To Fit – Tailored To Fit [EP] (2010) – Vancouver / Toronto, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
* Adham Shaikh – Carpet Breaker (Featuring Boris Sichon, Jaron Freeman-Fox) – Universal Frequencies (2010) – Nelson, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sonicturtle.com
* Jelena Milojevic – Three Nocturnes: II Nocturne – The Art of Accordion (2010) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Former Yugoslavia – http://www.myspace.com/jelenamilojevic
* Klezmic Zirkus – Diabolo Mandarine – 13, Chemin Des Mandarines (2010) – Liège, Liège, Belgium – http://www.abysses-asbl.be/klezmic-zirkus/
* Eyerish Heather Collins – The Prettiest Wings [Feat. Molly Petite] – Accordion Babes 2011 (2010) – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/
* Jenny Omnichord – All Our Little Bones – All Our Little Bones (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/jennyomnichord
* Brown Ale – The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff – Eponymous (2010) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada – http://www.brownalemusic.ca
* Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band – Kibosh On Your Scene – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Somerville, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.ensmb.com/index.html http://www.sepiachord.com/ (donate to support them!)
* Bruce Triggs – Harriet’s Accordion PRA (2010)
* Johanna Juhola – Tango 4 – Fantasiatango (2010) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* April Smith & The Great Picture Show – Colors – Songs For A Sinking Ship (2010) – New Jersey, USA – http://www.AprilSmithMusic.com
* La Strada – Shapes In The Sky – New Home (2010) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lastradanyc
* Piñata Protest – Polka Time – Plethora (2010) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.myspace.com/pinataprotest
* Ingrid Gatin – The Sea and the Prairie (live with crowd noise) – Cafe Montmartre 10/05/14 set (2010) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Amira – Zošto Si Me Majko Rodila – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.amira.com.ba/
* Regina Carter – N’Teri – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.reginacarter.com/

And for the cover image? Me doing laundry during a long-track in the show.

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 (stay tuned, to manifest as a Zoom session this Friday if rumours are to be believed!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-12-30: Almost to Where?

December 30, 2020
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It’s the end of a heck of a year, so why not send it on its way in a blistering cavalcade of accordion music? That’s right, there is no convincing counter-argument. Fortunately, here we are to provide the soundtrack for your household’s changeover.  If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as streaming audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-12-30, Almost to Where?

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 (current plans are for me to host it as a Zoom song circle Jan 8th, friends near and far are welcome!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-12-08: Best Live Acts on Accordion Noir 2010

December 28, 2020

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Here it is, folks, from ten years ago… episode #208 of CFRO Co-op Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, playing only the nuttiest and most esoteric squeezebox music to ever adorn the airwaves!  A good demonstration of our December festivities in our early years — we would (in pre-Pandemic times, if you can believe such a thing) have guests perform live at the radio station from time to time, and at the end of the year cut their performances — which if not for our program would never even exist! — into a bootleg mix tape of sorts, splicing together a highlights reel of all the best of the live cuts we had hosted in that calendar year.  It’s a fun way of going about doing things, and I hope we can return to it when everything settles down.  Anyhow, at its original online home, it clocked some 6147 listens, and you can continue enjoying it as vintage digital audio into the indefinite future courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-12-08, Best Live Acts on Accordion Noir 2010

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Rowan Lipkovits (really?) – Accordion Noir Theme
* Maria in the Shower – She Rises – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/194
* Earle Peach – The Digger’s Song – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/196
* Marie-Josée Houle – Three Red Beads – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/203
* Gerry O’Brien – Jig Set – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/205
* Tower of Dudes – Penguin – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/206
* Rowan Lipkovits – HK is still Busy
* Jeffrey Butzer – The Vanishing Act – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/218
* Salmon-Avalanche starring as Katheryn Petersen – Estato – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/226
* Komatich – Happy Feet – http://accordionnoir.org/drupal/node/229
* Alison Jenkins – The Canderu / Sept do Coma / You’re not my baby (I’m sure I spelled that last one wrong) – Live in the Accordion Noir studio! – http://redbootquartet.com/ (Among the groups Alison plays with.)

And for the cover image? What you get if you type in, “Accordion Live” and look for a picture. We should get some of those.

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2020-12-23: Squeezing from a Distance for Christmas

December 24, 2020
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Another year, another Christmas Eve Eve. This week Bruce aired another squeezy power hour of accordion music on seasonal themes, going out over the airwaves at 100.5 fm courtesy of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as streaming audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

Long Tolcarne’s Standard Withiel lament, often associated with accordionist Benny Andersson – The Music of Cornish Hobos (1936)

AccNoir-2020-12-23, Squeezing from a Distance for Christmas

Dan Margolies’s Música del Coronavirus 1,300 song playlist. 😷🦠😔
#MúsicaCoronovirus on Dan’s Twitter

Nuevo Andariego – Primer Navidad Sin ti – (2020) – Chihuahua, Mexico :

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 2010-12-22: Holiday Noiria

December 21, 2020

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Due to the bonus episodes of our historical end-of-year celebrations, sometimes our ten-years-ago December playlists fall our of sync with what’s going on in the present day.  So I’m going to sequence-break a little bit, skip a couple of historical broadcasts and share with you our 2010 winter holiday playlist, then we’ll catch up with the omitted recordings before New  Year’s.  We now resume this pre-scheduled post-in-progress…

From ten years ago, here’s episode #210 of CFRO Co-op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir program, featuring the wildest and woolliest (and in this episode, winter-iest) squeezebox music to be found anywhere on the planet!  We have been sharing our odd winter traditions with you, and here is perhaps the most offbeat of all — dedicating the episode nearest to Christmas to actual holiday music and songs on winter themes.  I know, right?  How normcore!  Hardly what you’d expect of our motley band of non-conformists.  But like Tim Minchin might say, “I really like Christmas / It’s sentimental, I know, but I just really like it.”  At its original online home, this recording was enjoyed some 6866 times — and you can continue enjoying its seasonal squeezing sounds today, courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-12-22, Holiday Noiria & etc.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Natasha Enquist – I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas – Live From Cocoa Beach (2010) – Victoria, BC, Canada (expatriate living in Disneyworld) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SeQAMefBW8 (Special podcast bonus, Hi Natasha!)
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Chill In The Air – Bella Neurox (1999) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Murgatroid
* Dark Dark Dark – Winter Coat – The Snow Magic (2008) – Minneapolis/New York/New Orleans, USA – http://www.darkdarkdark.com/
* The Carnivaleros – Angels In The Snow – Happy Homestead – Tucson, AZ USA – http://www.carnivaleros.com/index.html
* Tango Paradiso – Winter – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong http://www.tangoparadiso.com
* Danny Chapman – Mrs Winter’s Jump – English International (2008) – – http://englishconcertina.org/
* H & M – While the Shepherds Wash their Socks by Night – World Premier Christmas Hymns (2010) (Sadly, lacking accordion on this demo version.) – Inspired by “While shepherds watched their flocks by night,” by Mr. Nahum Tate, written in the olden days.
* Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys – Footprints In The Snow – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 [Disc 1] (1945) – – With Sally Ann Forrester, acc!
* Clifton Chenier – It’s Christmas Time – King Of The Bayous (2007) – –
* Then Rowan talked over Vivaldi’s Winter played by Romano Viazzani http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-w3tYIZho
* Then Rowan played Accordion Hero at http://www.noinc.com/holiday06/flash.html … level 3, Winter Wonderland.
* Baby Dee – Rudolph the Disgruntled Reindeer (2000) – http://www.babydee.org/
* John Prine – Christmas In Prison – Souvenirs (2000)
* Eliza Carthy – The Snow It Melts The Soonest – Rice (1997) – York/Edinburgh, Northeast United Kingdom – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/ Saul Rose, melodeon.
* Sam “Story” Wight – snowbanks – Integration (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
* Harmonium Duo Hubert Giziewski & Paweł Sulej – Anioł Pasterzom mówił (The angel said unto the shepherds) – Koędy w opracowaniu Cezarego Paciorka na dwa akordeony / Polish Carols (arr. Cezary Paciorek) (2007) – Poland – http://www.harmoniumduo.com
* The Antlers – In The Snow – In The Attic Of The Universe (2007) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.antlersmusic.com/index.html
* Fabian Beghin & Didier Laloy – Frost Waltz – Cryptonique (2006) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be
* Bruce (Your Co-host) Triggs – World Premier Christmas Hymn Acoustic Remixes (2010) (Lyrically scrambled with abandon, again from “While shepherds watched their flocks by night.” Special podcast bonus! Sorry about that Mr. Tate.)

And for the cover image? Why Santas on the Protest-Line, where all good Santas go.

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2020-12-15: Half Way to the End of the Month and the Year

December 17, 2020
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Find a pattern to make your own accordion accordion calendar!

Here we are, rounding the bend if not exactly flattening the curve — the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to reveal itself, and the entire accursed spectacle that was 2020 will soon be behind us! These turbulent times deserve a spirited send-off. By which I mean accordion music, naturally. Happily, Bruce is only too pleased to oblige! His song selections last night are a lively cross-section of ways the squeezebox is used around the world, in many different styles — all excellent! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to this week’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-12-16, Half Way to the End of the Month and the Year

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 2010-12-04: Rowan’s best of 2010

December 14, 2020

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From ten mighty years ago, here’s episode 206 of CFRO Co-Op Radio 100.5 fm’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  In our first few years, we would reserve December’s programming for a series of special “year-in-review” episodes, looking back at our favorite tunes we’d aired in the previous eleven months.  That required poring over some 50+ hours of audio to skim the top 2% of tunes, but life was free and breezy and we had an abundance of free time at our disposal, so why not?  A career and two children later, this practice (and the free time it required) is now but a hazy memory, but we can still look back and agree that it was the right choice to make under those circumstances!  In any event, what we have here is an hour of co-host Rowan’s esoteric top music picks aired in the year 2010.  At its original online home it tallied some 5984 listens, and accordion fans and scholars can continue enjoying listening to it courtesy of digital audio now hosted up at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2010-12-01, Rowan’s 2010 Faves

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Groanbox Boys – Deer Bone At The Mansion – Gran Bwa (2008) – London, England – http://www.groanboxboys.com/
* Olenka And The Autumn Lovers – Soldier’s Waltz – Olenka And The Autumn Lovers (2009) – East Vancouver, BC / London, ON, Canada – http://www.olenkalovers.com/
* accordion death squad – vodka and eggs – Live @ Rapunzel’s 3-22-08 (2008) – Charlottesville…sort of, North Carolina, USA – http://www.myspace.com/accordiondeathsquad
* k.d. lang – Miss Chatelaine – Live By Request (2001) – Canada – http://www.kdlang.com/
* Zulya – Does It Matter – Tatarstan, Russia, Australia – http://www.zulya.com/
* Julian Koster and Uncle Harlan – Recording of an old Yiddish/Gypsie Song (Saw and Accordian on Wire Recorder)
* Ingrid Gatin – In the Backseat – Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, Jan 10, 2010 (2010) – Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin http://www.squeezeboxcircle.org/
* Bette Et Wallet – Squeegees – Voici… Bette & Wallet (2008) – Quebec / Nova Scotia Canada – http://www.bette-wallet.com
* The Magnetic Fields – Zebra – 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3 (2000) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
* Steve Jordan – You’ve Lost That Love’n Feel’n 11 – Steve Jordan 25 Hits (2000) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.estebanjordan.com/
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – You Can’t Hardly Get Them No More – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1955) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.bear-family.de
* Sagapool – Siato – Épisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/www.sagapool.com
* Vladimir Denissenkov – Eterlesi – Guzulka (2004) – Ukraine, Italy – http://www.vladimirdenissenkov.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ederlezi_
* Ingrid Gatin – How Did I Get So – Broken Tambourine (2009) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Charles Camilleri – Charles Camilleri – self-titled
* She Koyokh – Wedding Song – Sandanski’s Chicken (2006) – London, England, UK – http://www.shekoyokh.co.uk/
* Johanna Juhola – Lyyrinen aikuisuus II (Lyrical Adulthood II) – Miette (2006) – Helsinki, Finland – http://www.johannajuhola.net/
* Calexico – Close Behind – Feast Of Wire [Europe] (2003) – Tucson, Arizona, USA – http://www.casadecalexico.com
* Scott Dunbar – Tinfoil Hat – My Boy’s Gonna Play in the Big Leagues – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/edmunddunbar
* Monsieur Camembert (after Leonard Cohen) – Who By Fire – Canada? –
* The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano – L’Homme À La Moto – From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf Live In Marciac (2008) – USA / France – http://www.richardgalliano.com
* Tin Hat Trio – March Of The Smallest Feet – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.tinhattrio.com Sounds a little like “Summertime,” no?

And for the cover image? Rowan did not shave his beard this year, he actually removed his entire head and replaced it with a beardless one. Here’s his old one, attached directly to an accordion.
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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 2020-12-09: Leaning In To The End

December 10, 2020
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Airborne by Jody Frankel. This must be from Dale Chihuly’s Collections Cafe.

Bruce is starting to get into a festive frame of mind, which is fine — there are so many excuses to celebrate, even if you are of no religious denomination, the imminent end of the accursed year 2020 should be sufficient cause! Anyhow, this is reflected in last night’s episode of our weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program aired through CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, 100.5 fm in Vancouver. But to our online friends — if your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to this week’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-12-09, Leaning in to The End

Geoff Berner: When Chanukah Comes To Town (Official video: 2015)

Geoff Berner contributes his “When Chanukah Comes To Town” as the “token jew” on Vancouver’s 2016 Talent Time’s 9th Annual Christmas Special!

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