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Vancouver Squeezebox Circle

- All things accordion for Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Monthly Squeezebox Circle get-together  -  the next session will be   Wednesday Aug 7, 7-9 pm (Pacific Time), Longhouse Church, 2595 Franklin (corner of Penticton), East Vancouver - lots of free parking! (new location!)

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."

You can watch much of the Oct 2021 Circle, aired as part of the 2021 Virtual Accordion Noir Festival!

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 Circle was 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!

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!

Where (and how) to buy an accordion (in and around Vancouver)
Repairs (in and around Vancouver)
Franco Rizzo

Accordion Kraft

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

Accordion manufacturers and dealers
Other Links
Contact us: to add your link to this website or get more information, email:

Email list: to get monthly (and maybe a few more) emails about the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle and accordion events in Vancouver fill in the form on this page....