On the inside I removed all the old reeds and replaced them with new TAM reeds in B/C. On the outside I decided to keep the look and feel of the instrument. The buttons show some tear from being used all those years, but in my opinion this adds to the instrument. The only thing I had to fix on the outside was putting new felt pads to take away the button noise.
The result can be watched and heard in this little YouTube clip.
The traditional Irish tunes with sheet music and tabulature from the workshops in Ismaning and Bonn can be found here. I’m still working on the D/C# versions. These will be upload them as soon as possible.
The Frisian folkband Kalüün released their first recording entitled “Spöören”. As a guest musician I was very fortunate to contribute some fiddle, button accordion and low whistle lines to this excited new project. Check out the CD trailer if you want to hear some really good music in the Frisian language.
Update: The debut CD of Kalüün just won the German record critics’ award (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”)!
I am happy to announce that I will give two Irish button accordion / melodeon workshops in the south of Germany.
The first one will be held at the “Workshopwochende für Irische Musik” in Bonn on Nov. 15th/16th, while the second workshop is in the course of the “Irish Weekend” at the VHS Ismaning on Nov. 8th/9th. A preceding concert of the teachers is given on Friday, Nov. 7th, 8.00 pm at the Bürgerhaus Unterschleißheim. I guess there will also be a similar concert in Bonn, but I do not know the date yet.
Let me know if you are interested in Irish button accordion / melodeon workshops :-)
the tunes I originally planned for the workshop weekend in Bonn are online and can be found on my teaching page. I will add recordings of the tunes and some more B/C tabulature for the beginners within the next few days…
Thank you all for the great fun and keep on playing box!