25 Songs: An Accordion Advent Calendar

Longtime readers have probably noticed the decline in our posting frequency the past few months. (Work + baby = no time for Let’s Polka.) But this month, we promise to make up for it. Today we’re kicking off “25 Songs” — an accordion advent calendar featuring MP3 downloads of awesome accordion tracks every day from now until Christmas. It’s our way of wishing you a happy holiday season and an opportunity to showcase some our favorite accordion-toting artists from around the world.

Our selections won’t always be holiday-themed, but we’ll kick off the month with Cafe Accordion Orchestra’s cha-cha version of “Winter Wonderland,” from their excellent Cafe Christmas album. Listen for the sounds of one of Minnesota’s hardest-working accordionists: Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton.


  1. creative and nicely done with a few runs and obligata.

  2. Hey,

    I really love your blog and would like to know how I can link to it. Do you have banners?

    Anyway, I found some really impressive accordion players (even cute kids aged 9 years old who play the accordion!!) and made a list of the top 10 most popular accordion videos.

    You can check it out here:

    I think it’s really cool. Check out the #3 video and tell me what you think.

    By the way, do you have any accordions for sale? If you do, please let me know so I can add your link on my website.

    You don’t have to link my website with the videos, but if you want to, I’d really appreciate it.

    Talk soon,

    P.S: Please let me know if I can add a link of your website!!