Wouter Kuyper is an accordionist from the Netherlands. He’s a member of the bal folk band, Lirio, and recently joined in duo with Joris Alblas (guitar) on… Read more “Wouter and the Dragon”
Accordéonaire friend Astrid Tøndel drew my attention to the below video. I have written briefly before about the lõõtspiel, an utterly charming Estonian member of the free reed… Read more “Lõõtspiel Marvel”
Castagnari Max, One-Row Diatonic Accordion players speak affectionately of the warmth or lift generated by the push/pull action of their boxes. It’s better for dancing, they might… Read more “One-Row Goodness”
Off topic from the usual French stuff, the Melodeon.net Theme of the Month is music from Scotland. I’ve loved harper Robin Williamson for years. This tune, “Lady… Read more “Lady Cassili’s Lilt”
In February, in Norway, at the Rauland International Winterfestival, international folk music doings were abundant. Among these doings, accordionist and singer Emmanuel Pariselle led a “build your… Read more “Accordion Building Workshop”
In comments, the inimitable Tomb asked the following question:Alright, Professor Chapin, here’s my latest in what will be a long line of questions from a novice. The… Read more “A Good Question!”
A well played polka is a beautiful, awesome, subtle thing. Rikke van Ommeren can be found here.