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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
I just finished the restoration of an old Hohner Erica with a lovely wooden keyboard. Judged by the characteristic recessed grille, black bellows and black wooden keyboard, this is one of the first Erica accordions
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
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
Custom button accordion tuning: same Hohner box, very different sound! Listen to a side by side comparison below. Recently I have fitted a vintage black Hohner box with a set of new Super Dural Reeds.
A very pretty Weltmeister button accordion for sale in A/D, freshly tuned and serviced - ready to play. The accordion sounds very mellow and quiet because A/D is much lower sounding in pitch than C/F.
I get to experience the evolution of accordion technology first hand while working on old accordions. Often times I find myself smiling over dirty hacks or creative solutions after opening up a box. In this
This beautiful Hohner accordion is from the 1930ies and was one of Hohner's top range models in those days. It was originally tuned C/F before I converted it to C#/D. It has been fitted with
Here you can find free button accordion sheet music. The mountains of Pomeroy is a tune that can nicely be played as a slow and haunting tune on the box. It's easy to play and
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