I came across this version of Richard Forest’s Reel de Mattawa on the YouTube this morning. I like the harmonica/button accordion combination. I think I’ll do some work on this one on fiddle.
King de la Rosa
We were living in a very Portuguese neighbourhood of Toronto. From time to time I would hear folk tunes wafting out of someone’s garage. Over near the flea market there was a guy who played on his front porch for passersby. He had a triple… Read More
For those craving some button accordion action, here’s a remarkable player named Éric Gagné. Fantastic!
I’ve been sharing some Canadian fiddle music here recently. Tonight I’d like to spread some button accordion love. Here’s Simeonie Keenainak performing Kajjaanaqtuq. What a lovely piece. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I stumbled across this curious video on the YouTube machine tonight. These two excellent players are wearing masks to cover up the unbridled mirth and glee they usually exude while playing. Here they are playing without masks… These videos are from Gilles Poutoux’s YouTube channel,… Read More
Surfing around the YouTube machine, diving deep down the button accordion wormhole, I stumbled across this wonderful performance featuring Calvin Vollrath on fiddle and Roger Lanteigne tearing it up on the button accordion on The Smokin’ Bow Reel, one of Mr. Vollrath’s many excellent compositions.
I could watch this video 10 times in a row….
When I started playing clawhammer banjo, I fell hard for it and very quickly it dominated the music I played to the point where my old accordions lay quiet. I really never gave it a second thought – until recently. I’ve been missing the button… Read More