Accordion, Instrument of the Gods

Happy World Accordion Day 2021!

It’s May 6th, and since 2009, this day has been designated World Accordion Day by the CIA! In this case, the CIA is not the Central Intelligence Agency, but the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes, the International Confederation of Accordionists, which was founded in 1935.

World Accordion Day was created to be “a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion”, which is something I can get behind. You can find out more about what’s going on today at or by checking out the 2021 World Accordion Day video below:

How I became the Accordion Guy

That’s an interesting story, and you can find it here.

A few performances

Here’s one with Seattle band The Beatniks at Safeco Field:

The accordion karaoke performance where I won an iPad:

Entertaining a delayed flight:

One reply on “Happy World Accordion Day 2021!”

Hey, Joey! Bill Palmer here. Not the accordion course guy — his son!
Glad to see you are supporting the accordion. I liked your comment about the CIA. I told Kevin Friederich and Helmi Harrington that Stas Venglevski had suggested that they change the name to Kongressum Generalnii Bayanov. (Russian for the General Congress of Bayans (Russian word for accordion)). Then they could avoid confusion by calling it the KGB.

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