The call of the accordion

Accordions will be out in full force this weekend at the annual Harmonica and Accordion Show at the Heritage Centre. (Photo courtesy Wally Prokopie)

Harmonica and Accordion Show returns to Heritage Centre for second-straight year

Musicians from across central Saskatchewan are descending on Prince Albert this Sunday for the annual Harmonica and Accordion Show.

The concert is returning to its new location, the Heritage Centre, and once again proceeds will go towards Two Miles for Mary, a charity that provides transportation for seniors.

“I’ve got quite a few people coming in from Saskatoon, Leask, Blaine Lake, Naicam, Prince Albert and area, so my talent is scattered,” said show organizer Wally Prokopie.

This year’s show features 13 performers including Prokopie himself on the accordion. New on the bill is Leo Stieb, a farmer from Leask with “some really top-line accordions” who approached the stage at last year to ask Prokopie about being in the show. Returning from last year is Montreal transplant Serge Tremblay, who Prokopie’s friends discovered playing harmonica at a festival in Naicam.

“How does a guy (play like) that on harmonica? I don’t know. But it’s pretty fabulous,” Prokopie said of Tremblay.

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Got to Go:

What? Harmonica and Accordion Show

Where? Heritage Centre

When? Sunday, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Admission? $5 at the door