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Accordion Club

Accordion Club

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Music is the universal language.

This Scandinavian festival draws thousands of people from all over the world.

But as Jennifer Thorgramson shows us, toes are tapping to the same beat when the Accordion Club takes the stage.

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Music is a staple at the Norsk Høstfest.

Not only in the Great Hall of the Vikings, but around every corner.

The instrument in demand is as timeless as its tunes.

(Katelyn Johnson, 2013 Miss Norsk Høstfest) "Høstfest has always been a big part of my life so playing the accordion just seemed to be a good fit."

(Darlene Waldie, Kipling, Saskatchewan) "I've had it since I was in grade seven. It was a little while ago."

(Derald Schlecht, Burlington Resident) "We want to make you an honorary member. So it's touching to be a part of all of this."

In 1989, the Accordion Club started with a dozen musicians wandering the hallways.

The Accordion Club is now 200 members strong.

A quarter of them practiced together only one time this year, just happy to be at the Høstfest once more.

(Darlene Waldie, Kipling, Saskatchewan) "It's fun just to play with other people. And Karen is a great director so we all start and end at the same time, which is important."

(Derald Schlecht, Burlington Resident) "The audience got a charge out of that. I like to keep the audience involved."

(Katelyn Johnson, 2013 Miss Norsk Høstfest) "I recieved a grant to play the accordion because it is a dying art, however, anywhere I go, when I tell people I play the accordion, no matter the age, people think it's amazing."

A tradition sure to have an encore for years to come.

From the Norsk Høstfest in Minot, Jennifer Thorgramson, KX News.

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