Month: December 2016

The Sound of a New Organetto (A Polka and Bourrées)

It took all of on ONE DAY for UPS to bring this beauty to me from England. A Christmas gift from my father, An “organetto” is “a popular Italian folk instrument allied to the accordion.” This organetto looks and acts an awful lot like…

Auvergne Diffusion Downloads!

  I bought this. On December 1, something happened over at Auvergne Diffusion that, frankly, I had completely given up hope would ever happen. They made downloads of recordings from their vast, glorious catalogue available for the first time. It being my birthday on…

Scottiche à Catinaux

A few days ago I came across a performance of Scottiche à Catinaux (spellings vary, but I like this one) by French one-row accordeonaire Gilles Poutoux. In itself it’s unusual to hear French tunes on the one-row (though there is the obvious connection to Quebecois…