More photos from Brigid Chapin of the newly acquired Castagnari Nik. Brigid’s portfolio can be found here. Advertisements
Photo by Brigid Chapin. So I got it. Officially. Paid for and everything. Had to sell two other accordions and Fender Telecaster with amp. Worth every cent.… Read more “Castagnari Nik Encomium!”
Over at Gumshoe Arcana, Monk has written an excellent and brief comprehensive explanation of how the reed blocks in an accordion work. Very clear! Check it out.
In 2004, my wife, Bethany, and I were given the gift of a trip to Alsace, France, to visit my accordion teacher, Sylvain Piron, his wife, storyteller Catherine Piron-Paira, and… Read more “My Trip to Alsace (Part Two)”
Corrupting the youth at the pique-diatonique.Photo by François It is with envy that I follow the Pique-diatonique, an occasional gathering of diatoniste and their closest allies in Alsace,… Read more “What Are They Playing In Alsace This Year?”
Photo by Knut Utler In comments on the Accordion Workshop post, the inquisitive TomB wrote:The most striking thing to me about these photos is just how much… Read more “Building Materials”
The tune is “Le Roulier,” a traditional piece that I first heard on Frédéric Paris’ Carnet de Bal. The images are photos taken by my daughter, Brigid.
Off topic from the usual French stuff, the Melodeon.net Theme of the Month is music from Scotland. I’ve loved harper Robin Williamson for years. This tune, “Lady… Read more “Lady Cassili’s Lilt”
I pulled this out of the Patrick Lefebvre post because I thought it would stand better on its own. Apologies if I’m wrong. As always, comments, questions,… Read more “Accordion Speak 101: Breton Music”
Listening to the new (2008) Patrick Lefebvre recording, War Hent Skrigneg (Accordéon Gavotte), I am transported back about five years to my first Button Box sponsored Squeeze-In, in… Read more “Tribute: Accordéon Gavotte”