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Sep 11, 2022 - 11:29:53 AM
463 posts since 9/23/2009

Hi folks - I just bought an old Hohner accordion at a yard sale - a slippery slope, I know, but here's my question: is there a main online location for accordion discussion (as the Hangout is for banjo)? Thanks!

Sep 11, 2022 - 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by KingStudent

Hi folks - I just bought an old Hohner accordion at a yard sale - a slippery slope, I know, but here's my question: is there a main online location for accordion discussion (as the Hangout is for banjo)? Thanks!


Considering he Accordian /Al Zolynas

The idea of it is distasteful at best. Awkward box of wind, diminutive, misplaced piano on one side, raised braille buttons on the other. The bellows, like some parody of breathing, like some medical apparatus from a Victorian sick-ward. A grotesque poem in three dimensions, a rococo thing-am-a-bob.  I once strapped an accordian on my chest and right away I had to lean back n my heels, my chin in the air, my back arched like a bullfighter or flamenco dancer. I became an unheard-of contradiction : a gypsy in graduate school. Ah, but for all that, we find evidence of the soul in the most unlikely places. Once in a Czech restaurant in Long Beach, an ancient accordionist came to our table and played the old favorites: "Lady of Spain," "The Sabre Dance," "Dark Eyes," and through all the cliches his spirit sang clearly. It seemed like the accordion floated in air , and he swayed weightlessly behind it, eyes closed, back in Prague or some lost village of his childhood. For a moment we all floated--the whole restaurant: the patrons, the knives and forks, the wine, the sacrificed fish on plates. Everything was pure and eternal, fragiley suspended like a stained-glass window in the one remaining wall of a bombed-out church.

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Sep 11, 2022 - 12:42:58 PM
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463 posts since 9/23/2009

Beautiful - and helpful in its way I guess :)

Sep 11, 2022 - 2:15:46 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

29828 posts since 8/3/2003

After a quick search, I didn't find anything like an accordian hangout or any kind of club or association. Maybe someone else will know of something that might help you.

You might check in at the Hohner website and see if they know about anything like that.

Sep 11, 2022 - 6:06:54 PM

chuckv97

Canada

71550 posts since 10/5/2013

Have fun with the ol’ squeezebox.
accordionists.info/

There's also The Facebook group "Accordion Players" 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 09/11/2022 18:09:16

Sep 11, 2022 - 7:15:41 PM
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Owen

Canada

14594 posts since 6/5/2011
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To add to Mary's ^^ assessment:


 

Sep 11, 2022 - 7:41:22 PM

chuckv97

Canada

71550 posts since 10/5/2013

Accordion & Banjo
youtu.be/ImcJy0ciKGc

Sep 12, 2022 - 4:33:38 AM

463 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks everyone! Much appreciated.

Sep 13, 2022 - 12:05:56 AM
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Paul R

Canada

16842 posts since 1/28/2010

Well, the parish I belonged to as a child was extremely poor. So poor, in fact, that it couldn't afford an organ. They could only afford an accordion.

That was my parish, Our Lady of Spain.

Sep 13, 2022 - 8:22:38 PM

3420 posts since 4/19/2008

Here's one of my most interesting accordions


Sep 14, 2022 - 11:17:45 AM

8502 posts since 9/5/2006

https://www.facebook.com/groups/491397345002060/

found this site on facebook ,,its out of calgary but its something

Sep 14, 2022 - 11:27:40 AM

3007 posts since 4/16/2003

Garth Hudson could get some good sounds from an accordion, playing with The Band...

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