late 1800's, Italian immigrants brought the accordion with
them to France, and the accordion was widely accepted, and
soon was played regularly in cafes and cabarets.
Peguri was one of the first Italian immigrants. He was also
an accordion maker, and opened up a shop in Paris in 1890.
Some of the first accordion makers in France were Carrara,
Peguri and Marzella. The diatonic accordion was used at first
to accompany cabarets, but was succeeded by the chromatic
Vacher was born in the early 1880's. He opened a dance hall,
where he played solo. Also a composer, he continued playing
late into his life, and died in 1969.
the 1930's, the musette waltz became popular, and people used
to follow an accordionist from dance to dance. There were
some great pioneers of the musette accordion.
Peguri, one of three accordion playing brothers, was born
in 1894. He performed in cabarets and cafes, composed for
the accordion, and wrote articles about the accordion for
speciality magazines. He died in 1972. One of his brothers,
Michel also composed for the accordion. Possible his most
famous piece was titled "Bourrasque".