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by AccordionUprising
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: French Canadian diatonic
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: French Canadian diatonic

See also the new thread on Quebecois genius Philippe Bruneau's new archive/website: https://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6892#p61167 "La jeunesse de Philippe Bruneau" (The Genius of Philippe Bruneau) http://bruneau.mnemo.qc.ca http://bruneau.mnemo.qc.ca/images/2005_Bruneau_StChartier....
by AccordionUprising
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: French Canadian Diatonic Genius Philippe Bruneau has a new archive/website
Replies: 1
Views: 19

French Canadian Diatonic Genius Philippe Bruneau has a new archive/website

Apropos of our discussion of French Canadian Diatonic: https://www.accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6871 The work of Philippe Bruneau, master of the Quebecois diatonic accordion, has just been made available in a remarkable archive which has a shiny new website. If you want the best of French...
by AccordionUprising
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: French Canadian diatonic
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: French Canadian diatonic

The most curious thing about the French Canadian and Louisiana Cajun accordion styles is that they developed totally separately. The accordion didn't arrive on either scene until 100 years after the expulsion that divided the people. Each tradition developed its own accordion technique and style ind...
by AccordionUprising
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Trying to locate Great-Grandma’s Accordion
Replies: 26
Views: 662

Re: Trying to locate Great-Grandma’s Accordion

There is unfortunately no registry of accordions that might contain information on individual historical instruments. I don't know how you could find or identify your great-grandmother's instrument. From the 1920s to the 1960s many hundreds of thousands of accordions were produced, with little docum...
by AccordionUprising
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Anyone who played anything like this?
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Anyone who played anything like this?

I'm no expert, but I've read some interesting stuff on the history of the Irish/British/Scottish dance music (and various diaspora from these countries.) I wrote up a bit about some of that here: Dance Tunes in Britain and Ireland: Where Did “Traditional” Begin? (Celia Pendlebury Thesis Review) http...
by AccordionUprising
Wed May 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Noir Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Accordion Noir Radio

We broadcast every Wednesday from 10-11 PM (Pacific Standard time) via terrestrial radio at Vancouver's Co-op Radio at 100.5 FM, which streams live online at http://www.coopradio.org/ The podcast mechanism that would forward shows for downloading automatically to people's computers or players broke ...
by AccordionUprising
Wed May 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion on PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: The accordion on PBS

Great find. I wanted to see who the accordionist was but they won't let me watch it in Canada...
https://www.pbs.org/video/andrew-rannel ... rt-4xtvtb/
by AccordionUprising
Wed May 30, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Noir Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Accordion Noir Radio

We lost the ability to podcast new episodes unfortunately, but we're still making them (eleven years and counting). You have to stream or download them now at www.AccordionUprising.org or http://www.coopradio.org/content/accordion-noir Tomorrow (May 30) is Pauline Oliveros's birthday so we'll be pla...
by AccordionUprising
Wed May 30, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordions and Gizmodo, what's in common??
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Accordions and Gizmodo, what's in common??

That is a swell video. Thanks for reposting it (I missed it the first time.)
by AccordionUprising
Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Noir Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Accordion Noir Radio

The first six years or so of really old shows are at our www.AccordionNoir.org site, which locked us out of adding new material, but still provides links to those years. My co-host Rowan has been posting newer episodes on the internet archives since Feb 2017 (and reposting weekly 2006- shows chronol...
by AccordionUprising
Mon May 14, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is this instrument
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: what is this instrument

I'd add that in the US, "Melodeon" was one of the most popular parlour harmonium pump-organ brand names around the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. So the term is still sometimes used for any pump-organ and isn't used much for smaller button-boxes in the States. (Morris dance groups may differ.)
by AccordionUprising
Sun May 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Noir Radio
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Accordion Noir Radio

Dear Waldo and John, Bruce here, co-host of Accordion Noir. Sorry if you're having trouble streaming the show. I know we've had some trouble with the streaming archives lately. This past week (May 2) the power went out on the whole block and the episode was ruined. My co-host Rowan has been diligent...
by AccordionUprising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Antti Paalanen
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Antti Paalanen

Oh, and don't miss the Russian gangster epic: (or some kind of epic)

IVA NOVA -SIGNALS / ИВА НОВА - СИГНАЛЫ
https://youtu.be/X1enV3hsBuk
by AccordionUprising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Antti Paalanen
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Antti Paalanen

Antti's videos are great fun. He and the other headliner at last year's festival Iva Nova from Russia both have a lot of entertaining high-quality videos online. I'd guess there's some cultural funding for such things. They're very creative. Antti: Kraftsman https://youtu.be/c5vaXYvdE6Y Meluta (We W...
by AccordionUprising
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

They seem to have been sold as "New, Modern," "Not like the old country" (immigrant assimilationist), and also as transferable to the still common but expensive middle class piano. The finto-piano "false piano" accordions with CBA keyboards disguised as pianos are part of the shaming of button-boxes...
by AccordionUprising
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: World Map of PA players vs CBA/Bayans?

CBA is generally only found in any quantity in the following countries:- .... maugein96, This is a fantastic rundown of the countries where CBA's are played! My theory is that in places like North America with immigrants from many countries, dealers must have lept at the chance to normalize on one ...
by AccordionUprising
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Antti Paalanen
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Antti Paalanen

Antti came to the Accordion Noir Festival in Vancouver last year and was a treat. Really nice getting to hang around with him and the women from Iva Nova (from St. Petersburg, Russia). Sometimes you dream these things and they come true from all across the world!
by AccordionUprising
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Concertina that plays like accordion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: Concertina that plays like accordion?

Don’t spose any of you guys know of a concertina that plays like a accordion "A concertina that plays like an accordion," that's the trick. There's at least five concertina format/styles, and some are rarer than others. All differ from most accordions because they don't have chord buttons, stretchi...
by AccordionUprising
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Gretsch Catalog Trivia Question
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Gretsch Catalog Trivia Question

Got a question asking "What is the date of this old Gretsch catalog?" I'm wild guessing the 1940s – anyone know for sure? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwjJDCW4AAf0OX.jpg Question is from these Gretsch guitar fans. https://twitter.com/fredgretsch/status/953675861932298240 Not so many remember that Gr...