Porta-Bellows Accordion Band with Mary Wayne Watson


Jul 17, 2011

The Porta-Bellows Accordion Band currently consists of eight accordionists and a singer from the Triangle area. The band provides a unique entertainment experience with a repertoire of old favorites, folk, ethnic, Cajun, and other entertaining music.
Some of the band’s more recent performances in the Triangle Area include programs for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and Oktoberfest. In addition, the Porta-Bellows have performed at the Carrboro Music Festival, Lake Ellen Regatta and Arts Festival, and several street fairs in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. The band welcomes new members, some of whom have dusted off long-silent accordions from past playing days, and enjoy introducing new audiences to the sometimes lively, sometimes soulful music of the accordion.

Estimated run time: 2 hours.