Month: September 2011

Ridée: Bannielou Lambaol

Here’s a tune I learned from Steve Gruverman. My approach to it is informed by the fact that when I typically play this kind of thing for dancers, I’m told to slow down. It strikes me as a charming, mid-tempo piece with a nice, argumentative…

An Interview with Frédéric Paris

en Français As I have written, Frédéric Paris has been at the center of my accordion world for over a decade. After the piece I wrote about him in March, he graciously agreed to answer a few questions. Thanks to Alex MacGregor and Sylvain…

Une entrevue avec Frédéric Paris

in English Comme je l’ai écrit, Frédéric Paris a été au centre de ma « planète accordéon » depuis plus d’une décennie. Monsieur Paris a fort gentiment accepté de répondre à quelques questions. Merci à Alex MacGregor et Sylvain Piron  pour l’aide à la traduction. Et merci, surtout…

Last Night in Alsace (Part Five)

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four 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 their family. I wrote the following…