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Vancouver Squeezebox Circle

- All things accordion for Vancouver, BC (Canada)

The Vancouver Squeezebox Circle meets on the first Thursday of every month at Spartacus Books, 684 East Hastings Street. The next session will be on May 1st from 8 to 10 pm.

It's "an informal gathering of accordions and their players from around the Vancouver region.  Some play, some watch, some bring snacks.  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 are hosted 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 See the short documentary One Less Guitar: A Film about Accordion Noir by Pull Focus Films

Get on the Squeezebox Circle email list by contacting Rowan. Watch a video short on the Circle made by TelusTV in February 2011 and check out the Facebook Vancouver Squeezebox Circle group.

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Accordion Revolution

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

Victoria Accordion Club

Musee d'accordeon

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!


Where (and how) to buy an accordion (in and around Vancouver)
Info about playing and maintaining accordions
Links- Vancouver and area: Links- everywhere else:

Accordion manufacturers and dealers
Other Links
Accordion Noir Festival: September 12-15, 2013

Accordion Noir Fest 2013

Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Avenue - Strathcona

Here is a sneak preview of a few of the featured artists coming to perform at the Festival this year!
Events include:
  • September 12, 8 pm: Accordion Noir Festival presents - Accordion Cafe with David P Smith, Creaking Planks, Steve Normandin - Russian Hall (600 Campbell), $12
  • September 13, 5-8:30 pm: Accordion Dance Party with the Legion of Flying Monkeys, Barbara Adler with Fang and the Company B Singers, and the Vaudeville Vagabongs - Russian Hall (600 Campbell)
  • September 14, 8 pm: Rebel Bellows, a cabaret with Renee de la Prade, Something About Reptiles, Jack of Diamonds, and more - Russian Hall (600 Campbell), $12
  • September 15, 8:30 pmUnderdog Instruments Grudge Match - Russian Hall (600 Campbell), $10
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