Month: August 2012

Sylvain Piron, Continued

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A Conversation with Sylvain Piron

Part One Sylvain Piron Sylvain Piron – diatonist, piper, nickelharpa-ist, dancer, and singer – has been a central figure in the traditional French music and dance scene of Alsace for years. He might deny that, but ask any of the dancers and musicians around…

Jac Lavergne: Musikadansé 3

This video features amazing playing from diatonist Jac Lavergne, in duet with cabrette player, Sandrine Lagreulet. Nearly a year and half ago, I wrote a tribute to Jac Lavergne, box player and guiding spirit of the Compagnie Léon Larchet. Among his many projects are…

The Accordéon 12-Step

This image was posted by Terry Pratchett on Facebook. For the record, I don’t have an accordéon problem. When I play accordéon, there is no problem.  Also … I can quit whenever I want.

En Avant Blonde (Waltz)

This waltz, played by Marc Perrone on one of his early recordings, has been a standard since the mid-70s. I recorded it for the mel.net Theme of the Month, which, for August 2012, is waltzes. UPDATE: Originally, I said the tune was written by…