Revels Hosting a Performance & History of the Accordion on Live Online

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The following piece was provided by Revels:

Revels’ Musical Connections series continues with Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion, Sunday, April 25 at 5pm ET, free on Facebook Live!

Explore musical traditions from around the world with the #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections series of FREE intimate salon-style performances and companion podcasts, produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council. The series includes 45-minute salon-style performances with a variety of musical tradition bearers hosted on  Facebook Live  and followed by a companion  podcast  produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council and hosted by the MCC’s Folk Arts & Heritage Program Manager, Maggie Holtzberg.  

Next up: Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion, Sunday, April 25 at 5pm ET, free on  Facebook Live!

Don’t miss our next FREE (and fun) #RevelsConnects Facebook event with the legendary Tom Pixton, an International, Balkan, and Scottish folk dance musician who’s been active in a variety of traditional music scenes for more than 30 years. Tom has been a regular Revels performer since 1997 as an accordionist, arranger, singer, band leader, and friend. In this presentation, Tom will give an overview of the accordion’s origins and history, playing on four types of accordions from his own collection. The music presented will range from Cajun, Canadian, Armenian, and Bulgarian, to Chinese, Laotion, Mexican, and Azeri.

Join us for this fascinating #RevelsConnects presentation and embark on a historical journey through accordion music from around the world! 

Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion streams live @TheRevels on Facebook on Sunday, April 25 at 5:00pm ET.

Direct Link:   The event is FREE and open to the public.   

Tom Pixton will provide a short history of the accordion on a Facebook Live event hosted by Watertown-based Revels.

The companion #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections podcast will be available on podcast streaming apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher beginning Wednesday, April 28. Check out all our #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections podcasts at

LEARN MORE about Tom Pixton: A Short History of the Accordion and all Revels programs and eventsat

About #RevelsConnects

The #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections Series is produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council and supported in part by the Ithaka Foundation, and a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Video engineering by Dave Jamrog Audio/Video.

Revels has always been about community – gathering, singing together, celebrating together. While we can’t be together in person right now, thanks to technology (and the many people who have helped Revels harness this technology), we can be together online through #RevelsConnects – an online, virtual community.

For more information on Revels year-round programs and community offerings please visit 

One thought on “Revels Hosting a Performance & History of the Accordion on Live Online

  1. So sorry you chose Facebook Live as your channel, and not something available to everyone, and not needing a subscription or registration. We have seen the great damage done using social media, and know that once you are registered, you become a target for advertising, not to mention propaganda of all persuasions. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t need my data. Good luck. I will hope to find this on another site.

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