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McQuillen, Bob locked

  • Burt Feintuch


(b Newtonville, MA, June 27, 1923). American Pianist, accordionist, and composer. A resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he taught school after service as a Marine, McQuillen is credited with popularizing the strongly rhythmic “boom-chuck” piano chording accompaniment style that provides the pulse for the generally fiddle-based music—mostly reels, jigs, and marches—that many dancers view as the foundation for contra dance....

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