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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 February 1st,, 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 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!

Donate Air Miles to the Accordio Noir Festival!

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 ( - watch it online!
Accordion Noir Festival - stay tuned for 2018


Where (and how) to buy an accordion (in and around Vancouver)
Franco Rizzo
Repairs (in and around Vancouver)
  • Ben Alija: email -,  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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