Joe "Buttons" Webster was once Australia's best busker.
Kevin and Jeanette have been playing their harmonicas together for many years.
Murwillumbah local David Gourlay has been coming to the festival each year to 'get his musical fix'.
Left-handed Eli Pegg learns a few tips from 'old-hand' Harold Kowitz.
Sandy has been playing the washboard for over 20 years.
'Music man' Les Weedon with his young protege Tim Peters in 2004.
Burpengary resident Brian Oberhardt got his first accordion from an old shearer.
Elanora resident Peter Davenport was a young friend and protege of the late Nerang identity and master button accordion player Bill Fechner who was in much demand for old time dances in the Gold Coast and hinterland districts many decades ago.
Edwy and Jessie Dent regularly travel from Gayndah to attend the festival.
Frank's favourite instrument is his 120-year English concertina made by Sir Charles Wheatstone. It has the same range of notes as a violin.
Visitors love the sounds which come out of John Colville's electric chromatic accordion.
Harold's interest in accordion music began in the 1950s and Jeanette began playing the button accordion in 2005.
89-year old Leo Day has been playing the drums for over 70 years.
The Maclagan Squeezebox Festival was the brainchild of Les Weedon in 2003.
John Colville is a leading exponent of the button accordion.
Karl plays songs his father taught him when he was 14 years old.
Keith and Doreen Nauschutz of Haden bought this 130-year old button accordion at a clearing sale for $30.
Cec started playing when he was 14 years old and by the age of 20 he was playing with bands in and around Brisbane.
Joan van Kuijck 'pretending' at the 2015 festival.
This old button accordion is over 120 years old.
Karl Quaill of Burpengary on tea chest bass and David Gourlay of Murwillumbah on accordion at the 2012 festival.
Singing of Old Lang Syne to finish the festival.
The song and dance traditions continue at the old-time dance on Saturday evening.
Beautiful outfits at the Saturday night dance.
Ted Schiffke and Veronica Robson wouldn't miss the Squeezebox festival for quids.
Keeping the song and dance traditions alive...
Dance halls in the 50s and 60s were the 'Tinder' of the time and many long-term relationships began in places such as this.
Fast-turning, spinning and two-stepping at the evening dance.
Saturday 14 OCTOBER 2023