Looking to buy a Melodeon? B/C Button Accordion - For Absolute Beginners Learn How to Play 16 Popular Irish tunes on the Button Accordion. NEW Hohner COFR Button Accordion Compadre FBbEb With Gig Bag Straps Red & SILVER. LIMITED EDITION B/C Accordion Irish Button Box Signed by Billy McComiskey + VHS! Not to get too technical, when you pull and/or push the bellows of a concertina or accordion, you create air movement. Only 1 left in stock. Click here to see our new beginner accordion The melodeon has an inlay finish and 19 fold bellows, 3 extra inside row buttons with 6 notes, D/E , F natural/G and A/B. Martin was raised in a house steeped in traditional Irish music, his father playing flute and mother, piano and accordion. They were known as the Lough Derg Trio. At the time there was only one book/tutor available - "The Box" which came with a tape. The virtuosity of this 14 year old player astounded listeners. This complete guide to learning traditional Irish button accordion will get you started playing tunes right away--the right way! OF PEARL, 18'' KEYBOARD. Traditional Irish button accordion music. Read on to learn about the accordion in traditional Irish music and how these three accordion players changed the game for B/C accordion playing in Ireland. Our range of used accordions for sale continues to grow and our in-house accordion expert is on hand to answer any accordion and melodeon accordion related questions. Both his parents played accordion along with two of his brothers; his father and an older brother also played the fiddle. Other Finbarr Dwyer tunes include Kylebrack Rambler and The Holly Bush, with countless others attributed to him. Some of his most commonly played tunes include The Coming of Spring, Dinny O’Brien’s, The Nervous Man, Ormond Sound, The Foggy Morning and Hanly’s Tweed. Otherwise we... SOLD OUT Paddy started on the fiddle but had little love for it. Scroll down to see our full selection of accordions. $699.95. He likened it to a poet writing or being inspired by a scene in nature. Required fields are marked *. Fiddle player, Liam O’Connor plays The Holly Bush by Finbarr Dwyer, Finbarr was part of a car rally team doing particularly well in the 1980s. However, becoming proficient on the instrument is another matter. This changed the course of accordion music in Ireland and was further compounded by the masterful Joe Burke. He played alongside his father Dinny on fiddle and Bill Fahy on the concert flute. I’m a self taught B/C player but played (Irish) flute before I started. B/C Button Accordion Basics Overview . MO. Good quality reeds giving a great sound. He gave his first live performance in November 1955 and still performs to this day. This beginner accordion is a 21 key button accordion in the key of B/C and features top quality Czech reeds for great volume. On the right-hand side, each row of buttons is in a different key. We mostly specialize in Button Accordions and we make Concertinas as the “Irish Concertina Company”. Your email address will not be published. If they were not 100% perfect, as he saw it, they were immediately binned. The distinguishing feature of an Irish-style button accordion is that the two rows on the treble side are in keys that are half a step apart. It became popular in Irish dance music in the early days thanks to its naturally loud sound and remains particularly popular in Ireland for traditional Irish music and céilí bands. For beginners on the Irish accordion we offer a best in class button accordion that has been set up specifically for learners of the Irish button accordion style. Paddy had also developed a new appreciation for the Irish fiddle style and studied closely the various violin techniques such as rolls, grace notes and triplets. Paddy O’Brien (on the left) with Joel Cooley (Image with thanks to concertina.net). $3,320.00. For beginners on the Irish accordion we offer a best in class button accordion that has been set up specifically for learners of the Irish button accordion style. A wooden box melodeon in the key of D with 2 bass buttons. It has 2 sets of good quality reeds in Irish style swing tuning and is complete with a case and a single strap. Martin Connolly is an accordion maker, musician and owner of Kincora Accordions, based in Ennis, County Clare.