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The Singer and the Squeezebox

Bob Hallett-1.jpgA voice and an accordion. Your Newfoundland folk music doesn't get much more basic than that.

The singer perched in the corner, cradling a squeezebox, has long been a fixture at parties and music sessions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We celebrate the tradition of buttons, bellows and voices, this Saturday (June 18) on the Performance Hour.

It's a set recorded at last summer's Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, featuring four veterans of local music.

Baxter Wareham, Fergus O' Byrne, Bob Hallett (pictured) and Jim Payne share the stage to squeeze out some of their favourite songs.

(Photo: Copyright Great Big Sea. Used by permission.)