Tip: Ollie King’s Fantastic English Melodeon Records

Lately I find myself enjoying more and more English folk music, especially English melodeon music. If you do too, then you should really check out Ollie King’s superb two solo recordings.

I have just discovered them myself and wish I had done so earlier. This is hands down some of the best melodeon playing I came across so far. Beautiful tunes in the most skilled, yet tasteful arrangements.

Did you notice something unusual about the sound of the box? Ollie gives it away in the description of one of his videos:

Finally, I’ll finish with one of my favourite tunes played on my favourite melodeon. I learnt this in sessions with Anahata back in my native Cambridgeshire many years ago. A wonderful, bouncy tune that sounds especially lovely in Eb. Played on an original clubbed Hohner Erika in Bb/Eb.

Ollie

That’s why!
Here you can see and hear the box in action:

More about Ollie King’s English melodeon music can be found on his website. His highly recommended records are available online here.

Hint…we have Bb/Eb reeds and vintage wooden Erikas in stock as well. Contact us if you interested in such an instrument.

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