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This One Shop In Pennsylvania Is Unlike Any Other In The U.S.

When you think of accordions, what comes to mind? We’re betting it’s something along the lines of traditional Polish songs, Polka dancing, and maybe even the parodies of Weird Al Yankovic, but this amazing instrument is no joke. Just ask Michael Bulboff, owner of Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop in Philadelphia. This unusual instrument has been around almost two centuries and played a role in the evolution of folk music around the world.

Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop is definitely not your typical music shop. Located in the Historical District in Philadelphia, Liberty Bellows is one of the largest accordion shops in the world and offers a truly unique experience from the moment you step in the door.

This video, shared by Great Big Story on YouTube, gives you a wonderful peek inside Liberty Bellows and shares the sweet story of how this unique shop came to be, as well as how Michael Bulboff is passing down his passion to the next generation of accordion players, starting with his 3-year-old son.

We must admit, we have a whole new appreciation for the accordion!

Liberty Bellows is open Tuesday through Saturday for 10:00am to 6:00pm. For more information about this truly one-of-a-kind shop in Philadelphia, check out the Liberty Bellows website for details about their impressive collection, repairs, lessons, and upcoming events.

For other amazing videos about the people and places that make our world wonderful, visit Great Big World YouTube channel to find hundreds of other unique stories from around the globe!

Meg Archer
Meg is the Contributions & Creative Content Editor for OnlyInYourState. She works in source research, concept development, and business outreach. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).