Month: September 2012

A MADness of Hohners

Some months ago, Lester Bailey posted the below video as a submission for the June 2011 Melodeon.net tune-of-the-month, the tune “Lemmy Brazil’s No. 2.” I’ve come back to it again and again, ever since. Played on a plethora of Hohner accordions, Lester’s vid gives…

My Grandfather’s Accordéonist

Updated below! Going through some family photos, I found this. I’m not sure what exactly what this group is — a fraternal organization?  a business club? — and I’m not sure why they seem to have a pet accordéonist … but that’s pretty dang…

Sylvain Piron, Part Three

Part One, Part Two Sylvain Piron continues our conversation, discussing the current state of the tradFrench scene in Alsace. Catherine and Sylvain The trad scene in Alsace is currently quite busy. I remember the 80s and 90s were much more quiet. There was a…