• Blog,  Repairs

    Custom made left-handed Melodeon

    Left-handed melodeons are not a common sight which is a bit surprising given that approximately 10% of the world’s population are thought to be left-handed (source: Wikipedia). It seems to us that the majority of left-handed players, just learned to play the melody with their right hand. Our guess would be that this is at least partially due to the…

  • Blog,  For Sale

    New Melodeon Gig Bags

    Our new melodeon gig bags have arrived! Now we can offer all our customers optimal protection and carrying comfort for their instruments. Premium and standard models available. Our Italian made quality gig bags are available for all common melodeon and diatonic button accordion sizes. From the classic two-voice, two-row to the bigger three-row or four-voice boxes. Ask us and we’ll…

  • Blog,  Fun stuff,  Music

    A couple of reels for the squeezebox chain

    The worldwide Corona lockdown has triggered the production of a lot of new music videos and virtual social events. When the two effects combined on Facebook, the squeezebox chain was born. It’s the same as a chain letter, you get tagged by someone to play a couple of tunes, then you in return tag some people and ask them for…

  • Blog,  Music

    Popular melodeon tunings

    What would be the most popular melodeon tuning? Probably D/G, C/F or maybe G/C, depending on whether you ask in the UK, the Netherlands or France. So which one should you pick? Well, if your intention is to play in a session (or a band), then you should consider sticking to the popular melodeon tunings used in the particular style…

  • Blog,  Music

    Tip: Dén Díobháil by Nuadán

    While we are in the final stage of completing the next restored melodeon, we have a hot tip for all those of you who can never get enough traditional Irish music: Nuadán is an exciting young band from the Gaeltacht area in the County Waterford (Déise). Dén Díobháil by Nuadán These guys were brought up with traditional music and that…

  • Blog,  Repairs

    Things inside the Box #3

    I happily live in the Netherlands for a couple of years now. Before I moved here, I knew from the telling of fellow trad. musicians that the Irish session in Mulligan’s Bar in Amsterdam is top-notch and it surely is. However, what I did not know is that there exists a vivid Dutch button accordion scene outside the trad. Irish…

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    Things inside the Box #2

    In this things-inside-the-box post, I will have to stretch the premise a tiny bit and move to things outside the box. This one is about a shoulder or thumb strap on the accordion and things in between. In between? Yes, apparently such a thing exists. But see for yourself: I always thought that there are three ways one can hold…

  • Blog,  Music

    Top 5 Best Irish Accordion Albums

    We all have a soft spot for top lists and to my surprise I couldn’t find a ” Top 5 Best Irish accordion albums ” online, so here it is: My favorite accordion albums of all time. My personal taste in accordion sounds tends towards more tremolo and slower more old-school kind of playing. However, this has not always been…

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