Compiled by Jeroen Nijhof.
Please let me know if you find any errors, or if you know of a link that should be included!

General

  • There is an accordion (& concertina) newsgroup: rec.music.makers.squeezebox (!) If you don't have a news reader (or feed), you can find rec.music.makers.squeezebox articles from Google groups (formerly Deja news). You can also post there.
  • The Squeezebox mailing list started life as a mirror for the rec.music.makers.squeezebox newsgroup (with the mirroring courtesy of DoN Nichols), but it is now a separate (and fairly quiet) mailing list. Still about accordions and concertinas, of course.
  • Accordions Worldwide, www.accordions.com, is the largest accordion internet site, with over 3, 000 pages. (!) The complete site is also available in German, www.akkordeon.com a.k.a. "Akkordeons Weltweit",, (in German) and in French: www.accordeon.com. (in French) Features of the site include:
    • The Accordion Yellow Pages database, the most comprehensive source of internet information about the accordion. This includes a section on "Future Events" where accordion events from all over the world are listed. Free listings are available for everyone.
    • Weekly News is published Friday in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian
    • National news for the USA, Germany, France, Italy, China and Eastern Europe
    • CD reviews
    • "Celebrity Interviews"
    • Many other informational pages on history, types of accordions, etc.
    • Service of designing and hosting web sites for accordionists and accordion organisations.
    • memorials and obituaries
    • A Stolen accordion list

  • Probably the oldest accordion page is the accordion home page, (!) maintained by Phoebe Sengers. It contains amongst others Alan Polivka's Accordion FAQ
  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows a lot of interesting Accordion Facts.
  • 1996 Year of the Accordion

  • Hans Palm's Accordion Page, (!) with information on treble and bass keyboard layouts, registers, MIDI and reedless acordions, wetness, a quiz and a few tunes (GIF/WAV). In particular, he explains the uniform keyboard, with a picture of Gary Blair playing one. Also, an article on chord combining, so that you can get chords like Cmaj7 or Cm7(b5)
  • Henry Doktorski's The Classical Free-Reed, Inc, with amongst others a history of the accordion in classical music and his free reed reviews. (!)
  • Philippe Borecek's Accordéons-Nous, (in French) with a short history of the accordion, and information about French accordionists.

  • Accordion Newsnet UK is an online accordion magazine, run by David Batty, aimed at the UK Market, with news, a club directory, a list of magazines, etc.
  • Accordion Resourses (in French) contains a lot of material about the accordion, with amongst others the complete text of Pierre Monichon's (in French) book "L'Accordéon" (the one published in 1985 by Payot, Lausanne), biographies of (French) accordionists, etc.
  • www.accordion-fanatic.com, set up by Joseph O'Connor, is "dedicated to accordion fanatics around the world". It contains information about history of the accordion, concertina and melodeon, it's use in France, Italy, Ireland and Scotland, how the accordion is made, playing techniques, etc.

  • accordion-space4u is kind of a myspace etc. for accordionists -- you can load videos, sound tracks, music, pictures, and have all your friends contact you easily too.
  • accordionist.org, set up by Jordan Wagner, aims to be an on-line community for accordionists, accordion teachers, and publishers of accordion music.
  • www.accordeom.com.br sells second hand accordions, many of them of the Brazilian Todeschini brand, but also Hohners, Giuliettis, etc. Besides, the site contains general information about accordions, and particular about the accordion in Brazil, including a history of Todeschini, an interview with Sivuca, and a database of accordion repairers, accordion teachers and music schools and (folk) music groups.

  • The City of Castelfidardo web site has information about the history of the accordion in Castelfidardo, (in Italian) Paolo Soprani, (in Italian) construction of the accordion, (in Italian) Castelfidardo accordion manufacturers, (in Italian) the Premio di Castelfidardo and Fisorchestra Marchigiana . (in Italian)
  • The Accordion entry from the CHICO (Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach) Instrument Encyclopedia
  • Héloîse Couvert's accordion pages (in French) with something about the history, something about the instruments, etc.

  • In the Encyclopedia Britannica there are a number of accordion and concertina related articles.
  • Sylvie Jamet's accordion blog (in French) deals with all all kinds of accordion music -- classical, jazz, world music, musette, etc. It contains information about various workshops, festivals, concerts, etc, mostly in France but also abroad, as well as articles about pedagogy, musicians, orchestras, composers, etc.
  • akordeonas.lt is a Lithuanian accordion site, set up by Povilas Velikis and Dmitrijs Mihailovs, with news, short biographies of (Lithuanian) performers, a history of the accordion in Lithuania, articles, a forum, etc.

  • Akordeonové Stránky, (in Czech) Czech accordion pages by Jiří Lukeš, with amongst others a short history, a description of types of accordions and registrations, links and a concert calendar.
  • Arjen Muilwijk's Accordeonline (in Dutch) is a Dutch site about the accordion, with information about the accordion, its history, the way it works and more.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the accordion, with answers, by James P. O'Brien, emiritus professor of music at the University of Arizona. James P. O'Brien has composed or arranged over 200 works for accordion, for which sheet music is for sale at musicforaccordion.com.

  • Dominique Paats' accordion page (in Dutch) with short biographies of Hubert Kicken, who taught accordion at the Conservatory in Maastricht, of French accordionist Yvette Horner, of Amsterdam jazz accordionst Johnny Meijer. With singer Jacqueline ter Linden he plays in duo "Sans Soucis", which concentrates on the French chanson.
  • At RootsWorld There is no month long virtual Free Reed Festival (!) festival anymore, but there still is plenty accordion music, and The Big Squeeze, reviews of albums in just about any style, as long as there are accordions on it, and many real audio samples. The nice thing about a virtual festival is that the previous editions is still there as well.
  • russian-garmon.ru (in Russian) is a website dedicated to garmons, a Russian type of diatonic accordions. The site has articles, information about accordionists, manufacturers, videos, etc.

  • Bayan and Accordion in Saint Petersburg is maintained by Vladimir Ushakov, Svetlana Stavitskaya and Sergei Likhachov, of the St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble and the Baltic International Accordion Quintet "Excelsior". The site contains information about performers, events, schools, publishers, news, etc.
  • A San Francisco Chronicle article on Squeeze box comeback in the Bay Area
  • www.accordeon.ch, (in French) dedicated to accordion fanatics, has addresses of (Francophone) Swiss accordion shops, clubs, a discussion list, etc.

  • UK Accordions is a site which aims to provide a readily accessible information service about all aspects of the accordion, in particular in the UK. It contains amongst others news, reviews, a list of events, and information about performers and accordion clubs, and a discussion forum.
  • Accordion USA, another site provided by Accordions Worldwide, with accordion news from the United States, features, and a club directory.
  • Ad van Emden and Frits de Klerk's Accordions over the world with photos of artists and various brands of accordions, and some links.

  • Vapaalehdykkä a.k.a. The Free Reed is a website by Viljo Mannerjoki, about the accordion and related free reed instruments, mostly in Finnish. It contains a history, material about accordion care, posture etc., a travel guide for accordion related cities (Sysmä, Ikaalinen, Klingenthal, Castelfidard, Stradella), an extensive list of sources, and a forum.
  • Welt des Akkordeons (in German) `music and stories about the accordion', with a history of the instrument(s), information about types of instruments, styles, musicians, etc.
  • Wikidéon (in French) is a Wiki about accordions and accordionists, set up by accordion orchestra Grenoble Accordéons.