• Blog,  Fun stuff,  Music

    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…

  • Music,  Repairs

    Golden Laurel Leaf – Converted to a Three Row A/D/G Melodeon

    We have just finished a very interesting custom restoration of a very rare three-row Hohner Golden Laurel Leaf box to an A/D/G melodeon. The instrument is roundabout 80 years old and appears to be in excellent condition. With it’s golden metal grill and metal corners, this truly is an exceptionally beautiful instrument. In addition to the standard repairs and restoration…

  • For Sale,  Music

    Castagnari Nik in B/C for sale

    We are selling a beautiful second hand Castagnari Nik B/C. Castagnari has been a household name for button accordions of highest standards and this one is no exception. If you are looking for that distinct modern box sound, this might well be for you. The beautiful instrument is used but in excellent condition. Hear Ole play a reel on the…

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    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…

  • Music

    The Chancers – Unpaused at Hansa48!

    The good ol’ Hansa48 in Kiel, Germany is hosting their 100st “Kneipenkonzert” (Pub-concert) and The Chancers are reuniting to join the festivities! Nils, Verena, Bernd, Thomas & myself are ready to play all our greatest hits for you in a one hour show. Our concert starts at 10pm, 13th Friday, 2019 at Hansa48. A blast from the past: The Chancers…

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    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…

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