Category: Norbert Pignol

‎Stéphane Milleret Announces Instruction Videos

 ‎Stéphane Milleret on the right, with partner Norbert Pignol Hurrah! Over on Facebook, a few days ago, ‎wizard accordionist Stéphane Milleret announced that, beginning next September he will be launching a series of instructional videos. These will be posted in the shop on the Mustradem…

Pignol & Milleret Monday

I have not been attending to my duties. I’ve been traveling and actually had to move house. I’m in a very nice new place, and life is good. I did play at NEFFA with the quintet, Nouveau Chapeau. We played an hour of mazurkas…

La Guinguette Mazurka

Norbert Pignol’s  9/8 mazurka, La Guinguette, played by Tommaso Massarelli,

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…

Neil Postman and Accordion Technopoly

Neil Postman:  Not an Accordionist Over on the Music and Melodeons blog, Owen is crafting a series of posts on the perennial query, “What is Folk Music?” At Melodeon Minutes, home of friend Andy from Vermont, the new Castagnari on-line catalogue is being gone…