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Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon: Looking Forward to the Next 30 Years

Over the last three decades, the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon has presented highly diverse programming by inviting musicians from all over the world. The festival has served as a platform for discussion and creation, leading to the establishment of Canada’s only accordion museum as well as an international music school. It has also highlighted the importance of the accordion for Quebec music culture.

Colour photograph of young volunteers answering a woman’s questions while standing behind a counter at the Musée de l’accordéon.

Young volunteers at the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon in 2013


Supported by a dedicated organization and passionate volunteers, the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon surely has many more great years ahead of it. Indeed, the festival continues to welcome new faces to its team of volunteers, including some people who weren’t even born when the inaugural event took place!

The organization is constantly developing new ideas and concepts, ensuring that the event moves with the times and keeps captivating festivalgoers. Lots of new plans are currently in the works! In particular, the festival will soon feature more activities for young children, while offering a better overall visitor experience. And for the last 30 years, new artists have been constantly asking to perform in Montmagny.

Color photography, several young school-aged musicians perform a concert on a stage.

Young up-and-coming accordionists in 2018


We hope this exhibition has given you a better appreciation for the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon. You’ve had the opportunity to discover memorable moments, learn about key initiatives launched by the organization and meet some of the exceptional musicians who have shared their passion for the accordion at the festival. You’re cordially invited to Montmagny over the Labour Day weekend to experience this annual celebration of the accordion for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you on the streets of Montmagny, where you can discover the many wonders of the “squeezebox”.