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    Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

    Here is a new rabbit hole for all of you who always hunt for fresh and interesting tunes. Master fiddle player and national heritage fellow Séamus Connolly collected over 330 wonderful Irish and Irish/American tunes. Mr. Connolly held the chair of Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at the Boston College from 2004 to 2015. He made his Séamus…

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    C#/D/G accordion: Both an English Melodeon and an Irish Box!

    Here’s a cool custom restoration project. Following a customers suggestion, we converted a three row vintage Hohner accordion to the keys of C#/D/G. This unusual accordion tuning has several interesting advantages. First of all it’s two different accordions in the same instrument. An English D/G melodeon and an Irish C#/D box. This unique C#/D/G accordion allows you to switch from…

  • Blog,  Repairs,  Tuning

    Cajun accordion tunings explained

    A Cajun accordion has a distinct sound that is easily distinguished from other melodeons. While the powerful Cajun playing style is a big component of that sound, it is not the only one. The other bits come from the fact that these accordions are tuned to tunings that closely resemble just intonation. As a direct consequence, playing a chord that…

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    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…

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    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…

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