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Accordion Noir Radio’s Global Takeover

The online universe of Accordion Noir continues to evolve, here’s the current status (updated in 2021 or so):

The Accordion Noir Radio Show launched in December of 2006 as the front-line of the Accordion Revolution. Rowan Lipkovits and Bruce Triggs maintain their position as one of Co-op Radio‘s more unlikely successes. Shows feature everything “from punk to Piazzolla,” with themed episodes inspired by birthdays, holidays, historical events, regions, cultures, genders, and stories of the day including the occasional riot

Click here to listen to the “Many Voices of Accordion Noir” promo for the show!

Vancouver Co-Op Radio (CFRO 100.5 FM) is Accordion Noir’s terrestrial home where we do the real-live radio show that gets magically transmitted around the world. Listen every Wednesday night from 10-11 PM (Vancouver time) on Co-op Radio’s live-stream. Shows are then posted for download/streaming with playlists on this blog and at the Internet Archives.

Subscribe yourself to the Apple or Android podcast so you don’t miss an episode 🪗

Here’s a swell 3 min student film from 2012 about us: One Less Guitar: A Film about Accordion Noir from Pull Focus Films on Vimeo. (Note old Co-op Radio frequency)

Offshoot projects born from Accordion Noir include:

Bruce’s book Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll was released into the world in 2019. Get yours here.

The Accordion Noir Festival launched in 2008. Its site has information on the annual Accordion Noir Society’s Festival of extreme accordion.

First convened in 2007, the monthly in-person Vancouver Squeezebox Circle meets all Vancouver, BC, Canada’s squeezing needs (except a local accordion shop, sigh.)

And most recently in 2020, the #AccordionEmoji that Bruce proposed is now on billions of digital devices 🪗 

Accordion Noir on Social Media:

We’re on Twitter at @AccordionBruce and @AccordionNoir, and Rowan keeps up on Facebook, and Instagram.

And for the truly historically minded: The remains of our original Myspace presence!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2015 11:54 am

    Thanks for keeping alive! Found your podcasts on itunes – (accordion noir radio) fun, amazing, precious and beautiful stuff! Cheers!!!

  2. January 12, 2016 6:14 am

    Hi, looking to find out more about an old Meinel & Herold accordion we have…..any suggestions?

    • January 13, 2016 8:54 am

      I’m not sure I know any more than what’s here. It’s notoriously difficult to track information about the thousands of old companies that made accordions. Can’t some of the authors of the 50,000 books on guitars take some time off for other instruments?

      You might ask at this active UK forum filled with knowledgeable folks:



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