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Vancouver Squeezebox Circle

- All things accordion for Vancouver, BC (Canada)


First Thursday of every month - Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books. The next session will be June 7th, 8 pm , 8 pm - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18th)

It's "an informal gathering of accordions and their players from around the Vancouver region.  Some play, some watch.  No experience necessary, punk-rockers and polkas welcome."

Set up a lesson, learn a lick, share a song, plan the squeezebox revolution (it is at Spartacus Books after all.) Check out the link for homework: tunes we played at past sessions or hope to play at upcoming ones.

The circles were started by Bruce Triggs and Rowan Lipkovits, co-hosts of Vancouver Coop Radio (CFRO)'s Accordion Noir radio show (every Wednesday, 10 - 11 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM or anytime online at http://accordionnoir.org) and are now hosted by Alan Zisman of Vancouver folk band The Gram Partisans. See the short documentary One Less Guitar: A Film about Accordion Noir by Pull Focus Films

Stay in touch by joining the Squeezebox Circle email list and our Facebook group. Watch a video short on the Circle made by TelusTV in February 2011 and check out the Facebook Vancouver Squeezebox Circle group.

Contact: To add your event, band, or other resource to this website - or for more information, email us!



Accordion Scouts

Telus TV clip on the Squeezebox Circle
Video short on the Circle made by TelusTV


One Less Guitar video clip
One Less Guitar: A Film about Accordion Noir by Pull Focus Films

Accordion Noir radioWWOZ

Accordion Balancing
Jack Garton - Accordion Balancing at the 2015 Accordion Noir Festival.

Geoff Berner at Accordion Noir Festival
Geoff Berner and the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra at Accordion Noir Festival

NFB's The Necktie

Bonus: National Film Board of Canada animation - The Necktie (http://www.nfb.ca/film/necktie/) - watch it online!


Resources:


Where (and how) to buy an accordion (in and around Vancouver)
Franco Rizzo
Repairs (in and around Vancouver)
  • Ben Alija: email - ylber_alija@yahoo.com,  tel - 604-726-9710.
  • Franco Rizzo, the Sultan of Squeeze: accordion cleaning and minor repairs, buy/sell accordions: 604-506-3723 (phone or text)
  • Vahik Musical Instrument Repair - repairs and tunes, buys and sells accordions along with other instruments. North Van: 604 980-6960

Info about playing and maintaining accordions
Links- Vancouver and area: Links- everywhere else:

Accordion manufacturers and dealers
Other Links


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