Flight of the (Accordion) Bumblebee

Remember Liam O’Connor, the Irish button accordionist who set the Guinness record for “Fastest Fingers in the World” last year? I’d like to see him go up against Alexander Dmitriev, shown here performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” on the bayan (a Russian chromatic accordion). My fingers got tangled up just watching it.


  1. This guy’s really something else, isn’t he….

  2. Ho very good this links on “You Tube” video.
    Some of them I did not know before seeing the on your blog…
    Many thanks to american “Let’s Polka” blog team.

    Sylvie Jamet, from France
    Accordion and Music blog
    Blog Généraliste de Musique ad Music

  3. Yeah, he’s incredible. If you’re interested in other accordion renditions, the Legends of the Accordion compilation from a few years back had JoAnn Castle’s “Bumble Bee Boogie” which starts with “Flight of the Bumblebee” before seguing into something more jazzy.