Check out the videos posted on YouTube by antonincarla. I really enjoy this fellow’s playing. His name is Lauréat Caron. Here are some samples on three different boxes.
If these tunes interest you, I think you’ll enjoy all the music he has on his feed.
I’m posting the following video for my button accordion student Elliot. This clip starts out with Mr. Hibbs performing Mussels in the Corner and then The Leaving of Liverpool, two tunes Elliot plays pretty well.
Looking back in the fullness of time, Mr. Hibbs looked quite nervous on stage. His playing sounds relaxed but his body language is less so. His version of The Leaving of Liverpool was played faster than some groups play it, but I think it works out well in the context of the show. It looks like he’s playing a Hohner Erica.
Here’s an assortment of nice button accordion performances from all over the place I dug up on the YouTube machine. Let’s start with a Norwegian player named Øystein Nicolaisen.
And now over to Ireland with a performance by Conor Keane.
And to Newfoundland…Danny Benoit and Bernie Retief
How about a Basque fandango played in Buffalo Wyoming…
And finally here’s the Los Angeles Vallenato band Very Be Careful – playing in Bogotá
I was thinking about my first exposure to button accordion and I realized it must have been as a kid of 10 or 12 watching the late Harry Hibbs and his TV show At the Caribou. I checked out the YouTube machine to see if there was any footage of Mr. Hibbs from those days, and sure enough, there’s a whole show! This is from 1972.
At the Caribou was an Ontario television show – I think it was out of CHCH in Hamilton, and it was aimed directly at Newfoundlanders who found themselves working in Ontario.
For people of my generation growing up in Toronto, this is a real blast from the past.
That was PauloPattes. Very nice performance of a tune by Y.F. Perroches.
There are several performances of this tune available on the YouTube machine for your listening pleasure. Here’s one more, with a slightly different feel about it.
This one was performed by Chaîne de Diattitudes
These are a little different than the polka music we mostly hear in North America. This is Clive Williams. You may recall I posted one of his performances the other day.
Now here’s Mike Smith playing a French polka on hurdy gurdy.
That was JackDiatonique. The bourrée is a French dance from the 17th century. Parts of the tune in the first video remind me of a Basques tune whose name I just can’t recall.
Here’s Clive Williams…
This next one has pipes and a big piano accordion and cello – Bordunrausch. Fantastic, isn’t it?
I’ve been thinking about French Schottisches and learning to play a few of them on my button accordion. Here are some lovely examples I found on YouTube.
Here is some very nice playing by a fellow whose YouTube handle is TheUniversalGenius…
Now let’s move from button accordion over to mountain dulcimer. Here’s Mark Gilston…
Finally, here are some examples played on Anglo Concertina by TheEc202020
I realize I haven’t posted nearly enough accordion music lately and some readers will be disappointed. I’ll try to make it up to you with a Saturday morning Daily Dose.
Here’s a fellow named Sean Folsom playing a 3-row chromatic button accordion from 1900.
Now let’s go to Quebec and hear Denis Pépin…The Contradiction Reel
Today’s Daily Dose takes us to Uruguay….La Sinfónica de Tambores
And now, here’s Los Gauchos de Roldán
and one more…