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  • David MUNNELLY (Diatonic accordion)
  • Markku LEPISTÖ (Diatonic accordion)
  • Riccardo TESI (diatonic accordion)
  • Sébastien BERTRAND (Diatonic accordion)
  • Simone BOTTASSO (Diatonic accordion)
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The fabulous talent-studded programme includes no less than four of the most
dazzling exponents of the squeezebox. They have all made a huge contribution to advancing the cause of the diatonic accordion, each in their own sphere: trad, folk, liscio, Irish music, jazz, film scores the list goes on and on.
In common with the characters pervading the imaginary universe of the Japanese, these players have succeeded in combining a variety of styles to create a bold and expressive musical experience. Ingeniously melodic, brilliantly tonal, an invitation to savour an intimate atmosphere or relish a session of wild dancing: these musicians with an impressive list of credentials offer us a spectacular and extremely beguiling event.

Markku Lepistoe (Fin), Bruno Le Tron (Fr), Didier Laloy (Be), David Munnelly (Irl)

Producer: Fragan (Belgique)
Co producer: Le Chantier (France)

This performance has been created at le Centre de Creation "Le Chantier" in Correns (south of France) during the "Joutes Musicales de Printemps", on the 21st of may 2010.


Sous la houlette d'une escouade de Samurai rassemblant Bruno Le Tron (France), Markku Lepistoe (Finlande), Didier Laloy (Belgique) et David Munnely (Irlande), ce projet ambitieux retrace le parcours de l'accordeon
diatonique au cours des 30 dernieres annees. L'instrument resonne ainsi sous
toutes ses formes, se decline sous toutes ses identites et se colore de toutes les cultures. Un lien universel bien plus qu'une boite a bouton... Leurs croisements provoquent alors une inventivite melodique qui explore les atmospheres intimistes ou les envolees propices a la danse. Un authentique feu d'artifice en hommage a l'accordeon diatonique.

Ce spectacle a ete cree au centre de creation "Le Chantier" a Correns (sud de la France) lors des Joutes Musicales de Printemps, le 21 mai 2010.

Producteur: Fragan (Belgique)
Co Producer: Le Chantier (France)





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Le Grand Cèdre

Bruno Le Tron


Polar Balkan

Markku Lepisto

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