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First Thursday of every month - Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books. The next session will be July 6th 8 pm  - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18t



Mimosa June 29

July 15 Holy Roller Revue

Green Penny Folks- July 19

Accordion Noir Fest
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Vancouver Accordion Events:
  • June 29, 7.30 - The Gram Partisans open for Eileen & the In-Betweens, Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay
  • June 29, 8 pm - Mimosa (Anna Lumiere on accordion), Frankie's Jazz Club, 765 Beatty, $15
  • June 30, 6-9 pm - Breaking Boundaries - La Taqueria, 586 Hornby
  • July 4, 8 pm - The Gram Partisans - Jericho Folk Club, 1300 Discovery Drive, $10
  • July 6, 8 pm: Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books - 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18th)
  • July 7, 6-9 pm - Breaking Boundaries - La Taqueria, 586 Hornby
  • July 8 - Roots Roundup and a whole lot more - Khatsahlano Street Party - 4th Avenue
  • July 13,14,15,16 - Vancouver Folk Music Festival - accordion acts include Basque Korrontzi, Colombian Sidestepper, and Ferron's All-Star Band - Jericho Park
  • July 14, 6-9 pm - Breaking Boundaries - La Taqueria, 586 Hornby
  • July 15, 7 pm - Wayward Hearts host the Holy Roller Revue - Fox Cabaret, Main & 7th
  • July 16, 8 pm - Caravan World Rhythms presents Montreal's Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra - Red Room, 398 Richards Street
  • July 19, 8 pm - Green Penny Folks (Katheryn Petersen, accordion): Cottage Bistro Main Street
  • July 26, 6.30 - Wheat in the Barley - outdoors, on the east side of Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive (indoors in the Grandview Room in case of rain)
  • August 8, 7 pm - The Decembrists - The Orpheum, 601 Smythe, $42/35
  • August 9, 6.30 - Rio Samaya - outdoors, on the east side of Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive (indoors in the Grandview Room in case of rain)
  • August 10, 8 pm - Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra - WISE Lounge
  • August 22, 7 pm - Squeezebox Circle Orchestra - Jericho Folk Club, Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery
  • August 31, 8 pm - DAKHABRAKHAETHNOCHAOS FROM UKRAINE + Zeelia, Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, $25
  • September 7-10 - 10th Annual Accordion Noir Festival !
  • September 17, 2-4 pm - Squeezebox Circle Orchestra - Lighthouse Park, Point Atkinson Light Station, West Vancouver
Ongoing events
  • Every  Wednesday, 10-11pm - Accordion Noir radio show CFRO 100.5 FM or anytime at http://accordionnoir.org
  • Every Friday: 7:30 to 10:30- Alpine music accordion get together- Austria Vancouver Club, 5851 Westminster Highway, Richmond- all welcome!
  • Every Friday evening - 'International music' on accordion + guitar by our friend Rick W. - Jagerhof Alpine Restaurant, 71 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Every Sunday, 7-10 pm: Gary Comeau & Cannery Row, Ouisi Bistro, 3014 Granville
  • First Thursday of every month, 8 pm - Squeezebox Circle get-together;  Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay (just off Commercial Drive at 18th)
  • First Sunday of every month, 2 pm - Victoria Accordion Club - Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street
  • Second Sunday of every month, 3-5 pm - Double Rainbow - Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie
  • Fourth Sunday of every month, 3-5 pm - Double Rainbow backs up vocalist Linda Villarreal - Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie
  • Second Thursday of every month - Black Bear Rebel Ceilidh Band - Black Bear Pub, 1177 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.
  • Third Thursday of every month - Balkan dance party - "Balkan Shmalkan headlines a night of wedding and funeral music from Balkan and Klezmer traditions. This music is largely festive, upbeat dance music, vibrantly performed on brass, reed and percussion instruments with vocals in a variety of languages. Each month also features a set by different Balkan or Kelzmer guest band. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to go all night." - WISE Hall & Lounge, 1882 Adanace (at Victoria).
  • Roma Swing Ensemble - Thursdays, 7-10 pm: East is East, 4413 Main Street: Saturdays (7-10pm) & Sundays, (7:30-10 pm) East is East, 3239 West Broadway
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