wendy mcneill for dt site -smaller for webThe original mistress of accordion folk noir, Wendy McNeill, makes a rare visit to Vancouver for an exclusive performance at the 8th Annual Accordion Noir Festival.  Here she is in a video of a song from her new album “One Colour More“.


We have some really exciting local and out of town artists to present at the 2015 edition of the Accordion Noir Festival. Here is the first announcement!

Kate Romain bw Accordion Photo Credit Lisa MacIntosh-smallerAll the way from Halifax, Kate and Rich Duo, will be joining us this year to perform on the the mainstage and as part of our community daytime programming. They are awesome! They have been touring their high-energy Ragtime, Balfolk & Klezmer act since their first bicycle tour in 2012. These two tour by bicycle as much as possible, cycling thousands of kilometers a year. They are touring all over eastern Canada this summer and we are nabbing them for their first West Coast appearance ever.

Stay tuned. More announcements coming your way soon!


The 8th Annual Accordion Noir Festival is slated for Sept 10-13, 2015. We hope you will mark those dates off in your calendar now cause it will be a very special weekend. The Accordion Noir Society has been going through some changes in the past months and the 2015 festival will be a reflection of our decision to refine our commitment to presenting cutting edge alternative accordion arts. The coming year’s festival programming is by invitation although we encourage artists and community members to drop a line and make suggestions.


10547012_808792749144115_6618457259678954918_oMany thanks to all who came out and participated in the Seventh Annual Accordion Noir Festival. It was a wonder-filled weekend of accordion arts and magic that exceeded everyone’s expectations. This year’s performers, crew, volunteers and audiences were truly amazing and have left us with an inspiring impression of new possibilities for the alternative accordion arts community in Vancouver. Big squeezes to all! Photo Credit: Ben Samson Photography

Wednesday, September 10th: Accordion Speakeasy Announcement

Sadly, Geoff Berner will not be performing at the Speakeasy as planned, due to a family tragedy. We will Speak as Easily as possible in his absence. Check in at the FB event page for line-up updates. We have some great acts stepping in to help us squeeze on.

A whole festival’s worth of love to Geoff and his family,

The Accordion Noir Festival


gloria-low-resDr. Jack of Dr. Jack’s Jackpot of Cabaret Curios prescribes a strong dose of cabaret to be added to each night of festival entertainments. He has gathered an intoxicating crew of performers who will no doubt cure even the worst case of ennui and lethargy. Check them out at our Cabaret Curios page.


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