List of music styles that incorporate the accordion

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Traditional music styles incorporating the accordion[edit]

This is a list of articles describing traditional music styles that incorporate the accordion, alphabetized by assumed region of origin.

Note that immigration has affected many styles: e.g. for the South American styles of traditional music, German and Czech immigrants arrived with accordions (usually button boxes) and the new instruments were incorporated into the local traditional music.

Region Style name Main accordion type (if applicable)
Argentina Tango Bandoneon
Austria Schrammelmusik Schrammelharmonika (Chromatic button accordion)
Basque Country Basque music Trikitixa (Diatonic button accordion)
Bohemia Polka
Brazil Forró (in northeastern Brazil); Rio Grande do Sul's traditional music, which include the following genres: Milonga, Chamamé, Polca, Tango, Valsa, Xote, Rasguido Doble, Vanera, Bugio, Chamarra and Rancheira; Sertanejo Diatonic button accordion, Piano accordion, Bandoneon
Brittany Breton 'Fest Noz' music Diatonic button accordion, Chromatic Button Accordion C System
Bulgaria Horo "Хоро"
Canada French-Canadian music, Music of Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada Inuit music Diatonic button accordion
Colombia Cumbia, Vallenato
Caucasus Lezginka
Chile Cueca Piano accordion
Dominican Republic Merengue Diatonic button accordion
Eastern Europe Klezmer
Eastern Europe Music of Southeastern Europe Chromatic Button Accordion B System
Egypt Baladi
England Morris Dancing Diatonic button accordion (melodeon)
France Bal-musette Diatonic button accordion
Greece Rebetiko
Ireland (Éire) Irish traditional music (ceol, "trad") B/C,C#/D (23 key, 8 bass button accordion)
Italy Saltarello Organetto (2, 4, and 8 Bass Diatonic)
Italy Tarantella Organetto (2, 4, and 8 Bass Diatonic)
Korea Trot music
Mexico Norteño
Netherlands Levenslied
Scotland Country Dance, Bothy Band Piano accordion, Diatonic Button Accordion C,C#,D
Sonoran Desert Chicken scratch
South Africa Boeremusiek Concertina, Piano accordion
United States of America Cajun music Diatonic button accordion
United States of America Tejano
United States of America Western music Piano accordion Diatonic button accordion
United States of America Zydeco
Various countries Generic traditional music not specified by name, such as Swiss folk music, etc., that can be any one of the entries in the list of cultural and regional genres of music. Various types (Button accordion or Piano accordion)