A small, edited database of interesting web sites for words, music, images and ideas
The Free Reed Festival - RootsWorld's annual accordion festival on the web takes place every June. But any time of the year you can hear great music from arouns the world in the festival archives.
A museum of Asian free reed instruments: The 'free reed' family of instruments has a history far longer than the accordion, and musician Randy Raine-Reusch has created a virtual museum of the Asian instruments that are the earliest members of this musical family.
Hans Palm's Accordion Page - Accordion information, tips and pictures show you what the instrument looks like from the indise out.
Accordions on the Silver Screen - Ever wonder what movie William Hurt played accordion in? What the earliest accordion on film was? This site has the answer.
Center for the Study of Free-reed Instruments - The City University of New York's academic program in free reed music
Concertina.Net - that little box with the big sound. Here's all the info and all the links.
Accordion Links - For more and more links to the web, you can't beat this site managed by Jeroen Nijhof. It's a mini encyclopedia of accordion music and musicians.
Diatonic Accordion Collective of Brittany
Historical Free Reed Recordings - Haka Widar has a Real Audio version of a different historical song every month, some crazy, some beautiful but all unique.
History Of The Cajun Accordion - Ann Savoy's excellent essay on the Louisiana squeezebox
National Accordion Awareness Month - It's the month of June, and Tom Torriglia is the driving force behind this California initiative.
The Chemnitzer Concertina - Steve Litwin writes about the hsitory and music of Polka's Workhorse.
The Classical Free Reed is a non-profit organization dedicated to the classical uses of the accordion, bayan and other free reed instruments.
Vallenato is an Afro-Caribbean genre from Colombia that has created some of the best accordion players in the world.
Accordion Terminology - the place to go once you get interested enough to learn what a reed block is or how to make a bellows shake.
cdRoots - our own online shop for unusual and hard to find music from around the world includes some of the planet's best accordion music.