Category: Recordings

Tribute: Vivant

Vivant:  Derriere les Carreaux / Knife Edge Before you do anything else, give that track a listen. Careful, though. One can, if one is the type, fall into the beauty of it. Vivant, a duo of fiddler Mark Prescott and accordéonist Clive Williams (who…

Tribute: Musiqu’ à Deux

Myriam Lameyre and Jean-YvesLameyre: Musiqu’ à Deux Musiqu’ à Deux is Jean-Yves Lameyre and Myriam Lameyre playing a panoply of trad France instruments — violin, accordion, cornemuses du Centre France, vielle à roue, and voice. Each of their recordings presents solid traditional French music played…

Bourrée: On d’onderon garda

As always, any corrections, additions, or questions are appreciated. I was listening to one of the first bourrées I’d ever learned, “On d’onderon garda,” and realized I had this tune in a number of versions. I listened to them all and found it a…

Tribute: Jac Lavergne

Jac Lavergne Jac Lavergne plays accordion, oud, violin, flutes, and percussion with Compagnie Léon Larchet, a performance unit that melds traditional French and North African music with world rhythms. It’s a very driving sort of music — called tradimodern — and Lavergne and company…

Castagnari Nik Encomium!

Photo by Brigid Chapin. So I got it. Officially. Paid for and everything. Had to sell two other accordions and Fender Telecaster with amp. Worth every cent. Don’t expect an objective review. Rather, expect a panegyric, an encomium, an elaborate laudation. I have brought…