Vince Collins bought his first accordion at O'Brien's Music Store in 1956 and played it all the way home aboard the Newfie Bullet. He went fishing with his father at a young age and worked in a variety of resource-based jobs.
He retired in 1996. Vince married Dorothy in 1965 and moved to St. John's. Now he takes great pleasure in playing his tunes to his son Glen's guitar accompaniment, having come full circle from the days when he played with his own father.
Accordion tunes that will take you back to a time when people took the stove out of the kitchen to make room for the dancers. From Lifting Out the Stove. Singsong. 2002.