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Nearly all of our CDs feature concertina or accordion. Within their categories (such as Irish or Cajun), they are listed in alphabetical order, by artist or group. If you are looking for a particular CD, try using your browser's 'Find' function by clicking Edit > Find or by typing Ctrl+F (Cmd+F on Macs).

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Altan - Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen
Altan's newest release is a return to their older sound, channeling the sounds of a pub session. Button Accordion
$17
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Brendan Begley & Caoimhìn Ó Raghallaigh - A Moment of Madness
A traditional Irish folk duo, featuring button accordionist Begley and fiddler O'Raghallaigh, play a set of jigs, marches, polkas, more. "Sean Keane's," "The Green Cottage," "Cronin's Slippery Jig," and more. Button Accordion
$24
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Beoga - Mischief
The band's 2007 release, Mischief is mostly traditional Irish music, with the occasional dash of jazz and other genres. Button Accordion
$22
$17.50
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Róisín Broderick and Noel Battle - Up and About in the Morning
2013 All-Ireland Concertina Champion Róisín Broderick teams up with harmonica player Noel Battle for some truly lovely free-reed duets. Anglo Concertina
$25
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Dan Brouder - The Lark's Air
"A great recording and magnificent music in a pure traditional vein, this will be widely greeted and marked as one of the best debut albums in years. Hailing from Monagea, West Limerick, Dan plays beautifully in this local style." --Claddagh Records.    Button Accordion
$25
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Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke
Features varied music, both Irish and French, played on button accordion and harp. "Bare-boned, spare arrangements that leave nowhere to hide.... Byrne and Blancke manage to cleanse palates long jaded by the overdrive of ensembles on full throttle." -- Siobhan Long - The Irish Times Button Accordion
$18
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Cherish the Ladies - On Christmas Night
Traditional Irish melodies and carols, including The Holly and the Berry, The Wexford Carol, What Child Is This?, We Three Kings, The First Noel, and more.
$18
$13
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Brian McNamara & Tim Collins - Reed Only
The eagerly awaited release from Tim Collins and piper Brian McNamara. "An exhilarating music journey which soars effortlessly into heights of artistry where virtuosity is always balanced by supreme tastfulness" - Dr. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin.
Anglo Concertina
$25
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Come West Along the Road - Volume 1
Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes, and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances, set dances, and ceili dances from exhibition and social dancers - this second DVD from the television archives of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains more than two hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music. DVD
$23
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Come West Along the Road - Volume 2
Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes, and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances, set dances, and ceili dances from exhibition and social dancers - this second DVD from the television archives of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains two and a half hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music. DVD
$21
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Come West Along the Road - Volume 3
Presented and researched by Nicholas Carolan, director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, Come West along the Road is now in its 11th series, and is the longest-running television series ever on Irish traditional music. The series consists of 13 half-hour programmes drawn from the first three decades of RTÉ television (1961-1989), with additional material from other television stations, newsreels, feature films, and private film footage. Some material is being shown for the first time, and most of the material in the series has not been seen since its first transmission up to 40 years ago. DVD
$21
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Come West Along the Road - Volume 4
This fourth DVD from the television archives of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains over three and a half hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music. It features over 220 performers. DVD
$25
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Johnny Connolly - An Mileoidean Scaoilte
Johnny Connolly is one of the masters of the Irish one-row button accordion, and this album showcases his spirited and clear style of playing. The tracks on thsi album are grouped in 3 sets (including one that is suitable for dancing the Connemara Set). With Charlie Lennon on piano and sean-nos dancer Seosamh O'Neachtain . Melodeon
$26
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John Cronin and Daithí Kearney - Midleton Rare
Features John Cronin on button accordion and Daithí Kearney on banjo. "This recording is a snap shot of the session in Midleton but draws heavily on the music of Sliabh Luachra and particular accordion players Johnny O'Leary, Denis Doody, Jackie Daly and John Brosnan. It also features music sourced to John's father DD, a fiddle player from Glenamuckla in the parish of Newmarket, Co. Cork." -- Claddagh Records    Button Accordion
$18
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Elizabeth Crotty - Concertina Music from West Clare
RTÉ Radio reissued 'Elizabeth Crotty, Concertina Music from West Clare' in 2004, five years after it was first launched to critical acclaim. Crotty (1885-1960) was one of Ireland's most popular and influential traditional musicians and this reissue is in response to the original pressing selling out. An important recording by any standard. Anglo Concertina
$23
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Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly - The Living Stream
For many years, Matt Cranitch (fiddle) and Jackie Daly (accordion) have been among the foremost interpreters of the rich Sliabh Luachra tradition of instrumental music. The unique cultural area on the borders of northwest Cork and east Kerry provides a special repertoire of tunes as well as a very distinctive style of playing, and has long been a source of inspiration for both Jackie and Matt. Through their respective performances over many years, they have established enviable individual reputations in the world of Irish traditional music. Together however, the vibrant music that they create displays an additional collaborative dimension. Furthermore, their music attests in a very comprehensive manner to the continuing relevance of the living stream of traditional music in Ireland today. --Claddagh Records . Button Accordion
$22
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Jackie Daly - Many's a Wild Night
Now re-available...This recording beautifully reveals the art of accordion playing at its best. Jackie has chosen a wonderful selection of seldom-heard tunes, all played with a rhythmic and infectious style that has made his a household name worldwide. With Maire O'Keeffe, Paul De Grea, and Garry O Briain. --Claddagh Records Button Accordion
$21
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Music from Sliabh Luachra Jackie Daly - Music from Sliabh Luachra
Daly's debut album from 1977 has been remastered and re-released. Button Accordion
$22
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Luke Daniels & Jonathan Preiss - Above the Bellow
From 2002 to 2005 Luke Daniels sang and played regular concerts with Jonathan Preiss on 7 string guitar including The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow at the Celtic Connections Festival and Appleton Village Hall in North Lincolnshire. On it's release it received critical acclaim for Luke's vocals and songwriting. Button Accordion
$19
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Luke Daniels - Art of Trio
New arrangements of early recordings from the RTE and Traditional Irish Music Archives in Dublin. Three ballads sung by Luke and new tunes from Nova Scotia. Mike Galvin's guitar lends a subtle and contemporary feel that departs from the rhythmically driven guitar style that has come to define Irish music in recent years. Button Accordion
$19
$15.20
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Luke Daniels - The Mighty Box
The stunning accordion player Luke Daniels has taken 71 tunes from archives, sessions and his own compositions and played around with the keys and fingering to create a whole new feel. With bodhran, guitars, harmonica, fiddle, bass, percussion & tuba! with Seamie O'Dowd. Dennis Cahill, Junior Davey. Button Accordion
$25
$20
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Luke Daniels - Secret Sessions
A compilation of music recorded by Luke between 2001 and 2004. With Cathal Hadyn and Arty McGlinn, Alec Dankworth and Clive Carroll, Ian Carr, and Dean Magraw. Button Accordion
$19
$15.20
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Joe Derrane with John McGann - Grove Lane
Irish button accordionist returns in recorded sessions with guitarist John McGann at Derrane's home. 12 cuts, including "Tango Derrane," "Waltzing With Anne," "Fancy Free," "Paddy Reynold's Dream," and more. Button Accordion
$26
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Tom Doherty - Dance Sean Nós
This 19 track release features a section of lively, old-style Melodion tunes recorded at various tempos for sean-nós dancing. BPMs are provided for dancing. All-Ireland Champion Melodeon player, Tom Doherty is a full-time professional musician and teacher from Foxford, County Mayo. He performs regularly and tours internationally with various groups and shows including Céide, Swallows Tail Céilí Band, and more recently the sean-nós dancing show Fuaim Chonamara. Button Accordion
$20
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Chris Droney - Down From Bell Harbour
This is the third solo album from legendary Clare man Chris Droney, who has been playing music for seventy-three years, delighting traditional music enthusiasts and dancers alike. With tasteful accompaniment from Jacinta McEvoy, Down from Bell Harbour is one of the finest ever collections of traditional Irish concertina music. He was All-Ireland Senior Concertina Champion nine times and still plays regularly with The Four Courts céilí band, throughout Ireland and abroad. -- Claddagh. Anglo Concertina
$25
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Chris Droney - The Fertile Rock
From Bell Harbour, Co. Clare, Droney is one of the great traditional musicians associated with the Irish concertina, and here are 18 tracks, recorded in 1995, to show why. Droney's playing is very straightforward, fairly simple technically, but not simplistic, rhythmically perfect, and, most importantly perhaps, always in good taste. -- Celtic Grooves. Anglo Concertina
$24
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Chris Droney - The Flowing Tide
Chris Droney, a farmer from Bellharbour, near the Burren area of north Clare, came to the forefront of Irish music in 1956, when he won the Fleadh Cheoil All Ireland Concertina Championship at Ennis, with further All-Ireland concertina championships in 1959, 1960, and so on until 1967, when he retired "to give the others a chance"! Concerts in the USA followed, and Chris was much in demand for house dances all over Clare. Much of his repertoire came from his father, and his dance-oriented, driving style, free of over-decoration, is pure Clare playing. This CD release includes many extra tunes from the original Tams & Wayne 1974 recordings. Anglo Concertina
$22
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Foinn Seisiún Volume 1 Foinn Seisiún Volume 1 CD
This is a double CD set recorded live at Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown. The companion book was published first, and the CD was made in response to requests for recordings of the printed tunes. Page numbers are given next to each track. Book and CD come separately.
$32
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Foinn Seisiún Volume 1 Foinn Seisiún Volume 1 Book
The natural home of Irish music is the "session." These regular gatherings of musicians represent the best of the Irish traditional music scene: its camaraderie and sharing of music, and its warm respect for performers of all generations and walks of life. For sessions to be successful it is important that participants have the opportunity to join in as much as possible, and learning the sets of standard traditional tunes in this book will make you feel at home at a session. The selections are based on a consensus arrived at over the years during a regular Wednesday night sessions at the Cultúrlann na hÉireann in Monkstown. Suitable for all melody instruments.
$25
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Foinn Seisiún 2 CD - Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
The second two-CD set in the Foinn Seisiún series of books and CDs, designed for both learners and appreciators of Irish traditional music, based on the Wednesday night session from Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown.
$32
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Foinn Seisiún Volume 2 Book
This series of books and CD sets was produced to provide those learning to play Irish music with a virtual session to play along with, at home or wherever they may be practicing, and to hone their skills. The tunes, comprising sessions standards in all the main genres (even mazurkas and waltzes), are grouped in medleys of two or three, and are performed that way on the companion 2-CD sets. The musical notation is the typical single-line, bare-bones version.
$23
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Foinn Seisiún 3 - Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
The third two-CD set in the Foinn Seisiún series of books and CDs, designed for both learners and appreciators of Irish traditional music, based on the Wednesday night session from Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown.
$32
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Foinn Seisiún 3 - Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
This series of books and CD sets was produced to provide those learning to play Irish music with a virtual session to play along with, at home or wherever they may be practicing, and to hone their skills. The tunes, comprising sessions standards in all the main genres (even mazurkas and waltzes), are grouped in medleys of two or three, and are performed that way on the companion 2-CD sets. The musical notation is the typical single-line, bare-bones version.
$23
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Edel Fox - Chords & Beryls
Edel Fox is one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of her generation. Despite her young age, her musical resume boasts a list of accolades. She is a regular performer on Irish National Radio and the BBC and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia with musicians including Jackie Daly and Cherish the Ladies. In 2004, Edel was awarded one of the highest honours for a traditional musician in Ireland - the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award. She released an album to critical acclaim with the Galway fiddler Ronan O'Flaherty in 2006. From her beginnings as a sweet 7-year old apprentice in Miltown Malbay, she has blossomed over the years into a concertina player of the finest calibre and can now sit comfortably in the presence of her icons - Noel Hill. Dympna O' Sullivan, Tim Collins and the like. --Claddagh Records . Anglo Concertina
$24
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Edel Fox & Neill Byrne - The Sunny Banks
Clare concertina player Edel Fox joins Waterford fiddler Neill Byrne on this new exciting recording of Irish Traditional Music. --Claddagh Records . Anglo Concertina
$23
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John and Colm Gannon - Trasna na dTonnta
Mostly instrumental, with two songs, this album features music from Connemara, brought by John and Colm, a father and son team. "With John on melodeon and Colm on accordion, their playing has the lonesome touch of an emigrant's music that has travelled Trasna na dTonnta, across the atlantic waves, from Connemara to Boston and back again." --Claddagh Records. Melodeon, Button Accordion
$25
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Colm Gannon - The Rights of Man
Colm has taken tunes on this album from many old cylinder recordings and 78s, as well as including influential tunes from his youth. Includes several guests, including his wife Kelly Gannon playing concertina on one track.    Button Accordion, Concertina
$25
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Bobby Gardiner - The High Level
Bobby was reared in a house in which traditional music was loved and played. Early on he switched from the concertina to the melodeon and accordion and never looked back. Bobby Gardiner is one of the greatest box players of our time and is joined here by his wife Ann and daughters Kelly, Fiodhna and Lynda. --Claddagh Records . Button Accordion
$22
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Green Fields of America The Green Fields of America
Formed in 1978 by musician and musicologist Mick Moloney, The Green Fields of America was the first group on either side of the Atlantic to bring together Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions on the concert and festival stage. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts a record five times, the group has performed in a variety of leading venues including Carnegie Hall, Wolf Trap, The Smithsonian Institution, The Festival of American Folklife, Milwaukee Irish Fest and The National Folk Festival, and was also featured on the soundtrack of PBS' Out of Ireland as well as on the American Public Television production Absolutely Irish. Features Billy McComiskey on button accordion. Button Accordion
$18
$14.40
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Dan Gurney - Traditional Irish Music on the Button Accordion
"Recorded in a single afternoon and accompanied by meticulous sleeve notes, Gurney's first foray into the studio left a number of memorable deposits. At times his thoughtful and unhurried style brings a certain aloofness to his sound, as if he's observing the tunes at a remove, but distance affords enough space to let the tunes speak for themselves." - Siobhan Long. Button Accordion
$23
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Kitty Hayes Remembered Kitty Hayes - Kitty Hayes Remembered
This album was recorded live at two separate concerts in 2007 (In Glor and Bantry House). She was joined by Josephine Marsh, Mick Kinsella, Dympna O'Sullivan, and others. Anglo Concertina & Button Accordion
$22
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Hugh Healy and Michael O'Connell - We were drinking and kissing the ladies
This album is a collection of tunes from County Clare and beyond, celebrating the Clare tradition of reels, jigs, setdances, marches, as well as a glimpse into some new influences on Irish traditional music. The group features backing from Cyril O Donoughue on bouzouki and Padraic O Reilly on piano. Also guesting on the album are Colm Healy on accordion, Richard Lyons on bodhran, Elaine Hogan on piano, and John Kelly and Johnny Kelly on fiddles. John Kelly and his son Johnny join them on the title track. . Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$23
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Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon - In Knocknagree
Another fantastic duet album (1985), this one featuring with Hill the great Clare accordion player Tony MacMahon. The recordings were made in Dan Connell's pub in Knocknagree, in the heart of Sliabh Luachra, and, with dancers whooping and stomping along, the atmosphere is simply electric. Brilliant. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$22
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Noel Hill - The Irish Concertina
Hill is considered one of the best concertina players in Ireland today, and this, his first solo album (1988), showcases his instrumental skills and his impeccable taste. -- Celtic Grooves. Anglo Concertina
$21
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Noel Hill - The Irish Concertina Two
Noel Hill has set the standard for Irish concertina music. Eighteen years after his original Irish Concertina album came this sequel, a must-have for any fan of the concertina. Anglo Concertina
$23
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Noel Hill - Noel Hill & Tony Linnane
This 1979 album pairs up the talents of two excellent musicians in Clare, on concertina and fiddle. Every track is a delight and has become a classic. Contributions from guests Matt Molloy (flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki), and Micheal O' Domhnaill (harmonium). Anglo Concertina
$16
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Jug O'Punch - Sick 'n Tired of Workin'
Jug O'Punch has been entertaining audiences in Massachusetts and beyond for over 40 years. This is their latest release.    Button Accordion
$13.50
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James Keane - Heir of the Dog
"This CD is the work of a fully mature artist playing at his ease. Listeners will find the Dublin expatriate in a mellow mood here, with tunes and tempos flavored with the relaxed spirit of the Irish midlands. His County Longford-born mother would love this music, and you will too!" -- Don Meade    Button Accordion
$17
Currently out of stock.
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Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders - Bohola
Adaptations of traditional selections from Broaders on vocals and bouzar and Keane on piano accordion and backing vocals. With guests Larry Gray on upright bass, Sean Cleland on fiddle and viola, Kat Eggleston on backing vocals, and Mary Broaders on backing vocals. Nine cuts, including "January Man", "Lament for Limerick", "The Bushes of Jerusalem", "Fare Thee Well Old Ireland", more. Piano Accordion
$16
$12.80
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After the Morning Alan Kelly - After the Morning
Accordionist Alan Kelly's 3rd solo outing features Jim Murray, Tola Custy, Ian Carr, Rod McVey & more, performing traditional, original, Breton and Galician music with guest vocals by Eddi Reader and Kris Drever. Piano Accordion
$25
$20
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L'Irlande au Québec Keith Corrigan & Jimmy Kelly - L'Irlande au Québec
With Lisa Ornstein, André Marchand, and Nick Hawes. Recipient of 2008's Le Prix Mnémo, this album celebrates the oral and musical traditions of the Irish community in the Shannon-Valcartier region, northeast of Quebec City. It includes a 63-page booklet (in PDF format) with musical and dance transcriptions, and extensive liner notes. Button Accordion
$22
$17.60
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The Daisy Field Claire Keville - The Daisy Field
The Daisy Field is a new CD from Galway concertina player Claire Keville, with guest musicians Liam Lewis and Breda Keville on fiddle. Accompaniment is provided by Geraldine Cotter on piano and Terence O'Reilly on guitar. Claire also performs three solo tracks on harpsichord, which calls to mind the sound of the ancient Irish harp. Overall a CD with strong traditional roots. Anglo Concertina
$21
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MacMahon from Clare Tony MacMahon - MacMahon from Clare
In 70 minutes we are treated to reels, jigs, marches, set dances and slow airs, all played with thought and feeling. Slow airs are something of a speciality with Tony MacMahon, and one of the striking things about this CD is that the slow tracks far outnumber the fast ones. Tony can rattle out a reel as well as the next time-served Clare accordionist, as is amply demonstrated in his fine duet with fiddler James Kelly, but the slow airs are where his singular mastery is most evident. "MacMahon from Clare" includes five fine examples: the opening lament "The Fair-Haired Boy", the eerie and magical "Port na bPucai", an unforgettable interpretation of the well-known "Caoineadh Eoghain Rua", a fine Breton air which will doubtless become popular, and a wonderful six-minute exploration of "Amhran na Leabhar" which is a challenging and deeply moving piece commemorating the loss at sea of all the manuscripts by the great Irish poet Tomas Rua O Suilleabhain. --Claddagh Records Button Accordion
$23
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Mary MacNamara - The Blackberry Blossom
If you liked Mary's concertina playing on her first album, you will enjoy it on her second at least as much. With Geraldine Cotter on piano, as well as brother Andrew MacNamara (accordion) and Catherine McEvoy (flute) on a few tracks.
Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$22
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Mary MacNamara - Open Hearth (with Andrew MacNamara)
Those familiar with the subtle, sparsely decorated, and gently paced music of Mary MacNamara will find this recording very much in the same vein as her previous two solo albums. Although her brother Andrew's accordion playing can be quite different in style, i.e., complex in ornamentation and faster paced, here he matches Mary's style note for note, which results in a series of charming unaccompanied duets. The music consists mostly of some well-known tunes and standards of the Clare repertoire. --Celtic Grooves. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$24
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Mary MacNamara - Traditional Music from East Clare
A lovely first solo album by this concertina player from Tulla, Co. Clare, whose subtle, sparsely decorated, and gently paced music is absolutely captivating. With guest appearances by fiddle players P.J. and Martin Hayes, and piano accompaniments by Seamus Quinn. --Celtic Grooves. Anglo Concertina
$21
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Brock McGuire - Green Grass Blue Grass
The extraordinary collaboration between Brock McGuire Band/Ricky Skaggs and American Guest Musicians. Recorded at a live performance on March 11th 2011 by Brock McGuire Band with Ricky Skaggs at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, "Green Grass Blue Grass" is a cross- cultural CD which celebrates the music of the Irish and Appalachian traditions. "This is one of the most unique assemblies of talent that have appeared on an album in recent years. The most unique aspect of it is that the purity of the music is maintained, while at the same time displaying bravery to explore new territories." Bill Whelan (Composer - Riverdance)
$24
$19.20
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Christy McNamara - The House I Was Reared In
A collection of 17 reels, jigs, waltzes, and slow airs. He is joined by fiddler Martin Hayes, guitarist Denis Cahill, flute player Eamonn Cotter, and fiddlers Liam Lewis and Peadar O'Loughlin. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$23
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Are You the Concertina Player? Kate McNamara - Are You the Concertina Player?
August 2008 release of concertina music by young Tulla (well, near Tulla) native, Kate McNamara. Mary MacNamara influenced Kate's playing greatly and indeed that of Kate's sister, Amy and brother, Gearoid, who join her on this album. Anglo Concertina
$22
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Conor Moriarty - All in a Day's Play
"The stand-out of this CD is the fact that with so many tunes to immerse yourself in, with one instrument as the common thread, Conor engages with a variety of styles, ornamentations and contrasting instrumental accompaniment whilst showcasing his obvious expertise on the 'box' throughout." -- Dónal Murphy    Button Accordion
$19
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Damien Mullane - 13
"Damien Mullane has come of age with a subtlety of approach to his art that leaves you in awe of the simplistic beauty of it all. Into the mix he throws a selection of sets that weave and turn from waltz to polka to slide. There is an inherent cleanness to the album and the inclusion of several waltz, march or polka tracks gives a freshness in approach to structure. It therefore has a different balance breaking as it does from the usual jig and reel dominated approach. It all feels and sounds natural and spontaneous, ornamented to the point of interest but not to where it can sometimes venture into territory that is aurally cluttering." -- Tony Lawless Button Accordion
$26
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David Munnelly and Mick Conneely - 'Tis What It Is
Old music in the old style, newly recorded, for a timeless album. With David Munnelly on button accordion and Mick Conneely on fiddle and a few guests.    Button Accordion
$20
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Happy Hour Donal Murphy - Happy Hour
The 2009 release from Four Men & A Dog's button accordion player. Traditional Irish accordion music from the southwest of Ireland, with rousing reels, foot tapping polkas & one haunting air. Button Accordion
$24
$19.20
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Colin Nea - Between the Jigs & the Reels
Champion Button Accordion Player, Colin Nea, originally from Castletown Geoghegan County Westmeath and now living in Kilfenora County Clare will launch his new CD, an accordion release of great pedigree from a person who is consumed by a gentle passion for the music he adores. The listening track accompanying this piece typifies Colin Nea the person - a man of great respect for the musicians of the previous generation, his connection with them and his encouragement and nurturing of the next generation. Recorded at the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, with Jack Talty on piano -- Claddagh.    Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$23
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NicGaviskey - Home Away from Home
Young Irish traditional players unite for a set of 15 tunes, including "Old Maude Miller's", "The Fair Haired Boy," "Dances at Kinvara," "Scattery Island," and more reels and jigs. NicGaviskey consists of Sean Gavin on flute, Bernadette Nic Gabhann on fiddle, Caitlin Nic Gabhann on concertina, and Sean McComiskey on accordion. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$23
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Caitlín nic Gabhann - Caitlín
The solid, elegant debut solo album from NicGavisky's concertina player. Features traditional and new tunes, guitar accompaniment by Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, and a few tracks with Caitlín's step-dancing.    Anglo Concertina
$24
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Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich - Seana Choirce
Breanndán is the youngest of the talented Ó Beaglaoich family from Baile na bPoc on the Dingle peninsula. This re-issue of his debut solo album features the polkas and slides which are very popular as dance music in the area. Breanndán also gives masterly renditions of slow airs on the accordion, thanks to interpretations derived from his beautiful singing.    Button Accordion
$21
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Paddy O'Brien - Mixing the Punch
Paddy O'Brien's newest album, with accompaniment on piano by Teresa Baker, and a guest appearance by Felim Egan on button accordion. Button Accordion
$16
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Paddy O'Brien - The Sailor's Cravat: Irish Traditional Music and Song
17 jigs, reels and hornpipes, all headed by Chulrua's O'Brien on accordion, with guests Paul Wehling on bouzouki, Tom Schaefer on fiddle, and Erin Hart on vocals. Selections include "Michael Coleman's/The Rose of Lough Gill," "The Singing Kettle/Sean Ryan's," "The Generous Lover," more. --Sidestreet Button Accordion
$16
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Micheál Ó hEidhin - Ceol Sidhe: Shee Music
This work of Micheál Ó hEidhin and collaborators, Charlie Lennon and Steve Cooney, is in the tradition of the ceol sidhe, the fairy folk. Features tunes at a restrained tempo, with a wide variety of traditional dance forms featured, including flings, strathspeys, clogs, and hornpipes. Anglo Concertina
$19
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Johnny O'Leary - Music For The Set
A re-issue of the classic Topic recordings from 1976/77. Traditional Sliabh Luachra polkas, slides, hornpipes, jigs and reels recorded live at Dan Connell's Pub, Knocknagree, Co. Cork. Includes extensive notes and complete instructions for the polka set.-- Irish Music Magazine. Button Accordion
$20
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Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O'Mahoney - As It Happened
Danny and Mícheál got together in Meath with Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh recording and they played together, as friends do who respect each other and each other's style and the result is a recording of unmitigated, simple perfection, music which is not note for note but which exudes a soulful, raw communication between two great musicians. -- Claddagh.    Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$24
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Micheál Ó Raghallaigh - Inside Out
The second album from the man who made a triumphant debut in 2002 with 'The Nervous Man'. This one is every bit as good as his first, an accomplishment that is worthy of note, given its predecessor's astonishing mix of technical perfection, sheer good taste and exuberant artistry of the highest order. Accompaniment is by Michael Rooney, by now almost as ubiquitous as John Blake, Eoghan O'Brien and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. No home should be without one. -- Claddagh. Anglo Concertina
$24
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Micheál Ó Raghallaigh - The Nervous Man
Micheál Ó Raghallaigh's debut solo CD, with accompaniments on harp guitar and bodhran. Micheál's concertina playing achieves a great balance of traditional sound and personal expression. Recording includes some great classics and some lesser known tunes, including Paddy O'Brien's composition after which the album was named. Anglo Concertina
$24
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Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Three greats of the trad world come together for the first time to record this stunning new album . . . . They don't come much better than this. -- Claddagh. Anglo Concertina
$24
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Dympna O'Sullivan - Bean chairdín
This is Dympna's 2007 debut album. Her clean and relaxed style of playing, with tasteful ornamentation, is enjoyable and well worth hearing. With Willie Kelly, Geraldine Cotter, and Eoin O'Neill. Anglo Concertina
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The Press Gang - The Press Gang
As featured on NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock and Irish Music Magazine, a bold new sound has emerged in New England's traditional music scene.. Button Accordion, Anglo Concertina
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Pádraig Rynne - Notify
"Consisting of all new melodies composed by Pádraig Rynne and the production of Tyler Duncan, Notify is an album and band that is like no other. Using a host of their skills and influences from other genres Pádraig and Tyler assembled music which offers freedom, groove, high octane and emotional arrangements." --Claddagh Records Anglo Concertina
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Renegade Sharon Shannon, Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, & Jim Murray - Renegade
Mostly new material, played as a heady mix of traditional Irish with hip-hop beats, ragga, jazz and world inflections. Button Accordion
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Saints & Scoundrels Sharon Shannon - Saints & Scoundrels
After the quadruple-platinum selling success of The Galway Girl Album and her two Meteor awards, Sharon's new studio album includes several newly penned tracks by Sharon and many special guests, including Shane MacGowan, Imelda May, Jerry Fish, Carol Keogh (Automata), Justin Adams (Robert Plant Band), Jack O Grady, and introducing the mighty Cartoon Thieves. Button Accordion
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Jack Talty and Cormac Begley - Na Fir Bolg
"Na Fir Bolg translates as 'men with bellows' or 'men with bellies' - maybe both apply to us. In this recording we wanted to present the music styles of west Clare and west Kerry using a number of concertinas ranging over five octaves. The album was recorded over four days and captures the exceptional natural acoustics of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway. We have avoided the use of editing and studio manipulation; what you hear is what you get - warts and all!" --Talty and Begley website. Anglo Concertina
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Karen Tweed - The Silver Spire
46 Irish session tunes from the repertoire of Karen Tweed. The tunes from this CD can be found in the book Karen Tweed's Irish choice. See our book page to order. Piano Accordion
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Alistair Anderson - Concertina Workshop
This classic 1974 Topic LP has been reissued. The English concertina master Anderson is joined by guests Dave and Tich Richardson, Graham Pirt and, Geoff Harris. Companion CD to the tutor of the same name. English Concertina
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Steel Skies Alistair Anderson - Steel Skies
This album from 1982 has been reissued. It comprises a suite for traditional instruments led by Anderson's English concertina and Northumbrian pipes, along with flutes, mandolins, and fiddles. English Concertina
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The Askew Sisters - All in a Garden Green
Hazel and Emily Askew's sheer energy and musicality are quickly leading them to become one of the up and coming acts of the English music scene, with their foot stomping tunes and powerful songs and ballads. They respect the tradition while demonstrating awareness of contemporary styles, and play with an enjoyment and love for the music that is infectious. Button Accordion
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The Askew Sisters - Through Lonesome Woods
Emily and Hazel Askew are one of the exciting young duos playing traditional English music in a modern style. --Wildgoose Records. Button Accordion
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Compilation Blowzabella - Compilation
A compilation of recordings from the group's studio albums between 1984 and 1990. Features Andy Cutting on button accordion. Button Accordion
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Blowzabella - Dance
13 tracks of all-time favorite Blowzabella dance tunes recorded live. Released 2010. Button Accordion
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Blowzabella - Strange News
A new album from the legendary band! "The album was recorded in England and France and showcases their talent for writing great tunes while putting their inimitable slant on four traditional English folk songs. It's partly a return to their roots as a band in love with playing dance tunes on folk and drone instruments - and partly it looks towards a more sophisticated approach to interpreting traditional folk music." --Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK Button Accordion
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Richard Carlin - The English Concertina
Recordings of historic players dating from 1975. Includes tracks by the Fayre Four Sisters, Wilfred Pearce and Reuben Shaw, Alf Edwards, Harry Crabb, Gregory Matusewitch, Henry Minting, and Richard Carlin. English Concertina
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Richard Carlin - In Come a Bumblebee
A collection of classic English concertina tunes played by Richard Carlin with Grey Larsen, Evan Stein, Dana Loomis, and Laura Fishleder on accompanying instruments. English Concertina
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Richard Carlin - The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes
English concertina tunes played by Richard Carlin with piano accompaniment by Richard Kassel. English Concertina
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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - The Best of Aly and Phil
19 of their favorites spanning their 20-year career, plus two new recordings. -- Sidestreet. Piano Accordion
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Gordon Cutty & Tommy Williams - Masters of the Concertina
The Free Reed Records label evolved from Neil Wayne's concertina enthusiasts' magazine 'Free Reed - The Concertina Newsletter'. Since 1965, Neil had been collecting & studying ancient concertinas and the instrument's history, and interviewing and recording the old gentlemen who played, and in some cases manufactured these uniquely English instruments; the two key "MASTERS OF THE CONCERTINA" whose music most influenced Wayne's move towards LP releases were Gordon Cutty and Tommy Williams; Gordon was a Co Durham miner, musician and teacher who'd led a dance band on his Wheatstone English system concertina in the 1930s & '40s, and Tommy was a Londoner who'd worked for the Lachenal Concertina factory in the 1920s, had played his huge Wheatstone Maccann duet system concertina in music hall and concert parties, and by the 1950s, had a small concertina repair workshop in a Battersea garret. They both attended the 'CONCERTINA CONVENTIONS' that Free Reed Magazine ran between 1969 and 1973, and their music and reminiscences were recorded by Neil, and were immortalised on these vital LPs as part of the eight-LP debut of the Free Reed record label. --Free Reed Records Duet Concertina
$21
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English Rebellion - Four Across
From the ceilidh band English Rebellion, a varied selection of dance tunes and two songs, all performed with a wonderful infectious exuberance. Button Accordion, English and Anglo Concertinas
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Hardcore English - Compiled and edited by Barry Callaghan
This double CD contains thirty-two tracks of tunes played by various ceilidh bands, including The Old Swan Band, The Bismarcks, Geckoes, Florida and Pete Coe.
$24
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Marches and Tunes Hawkwood Concertina Band - Marches & Tunes
In April 2009, twenty-four musicians gathered at Hawkwood College in the Cotswolds to record this wide-ranging selection of music arranged for the treble, baritone, and bass concertinas. It encompasses Victorian and Edwardian favorites, early consort music, classics, dance tunes, marches, and a modern composition. Conducted by Dave Townsend and Steve Ellis. English Concertina
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William Kimber - Absolutely Classic: The Music of William Kimber
This enhanced CD celebrates William Kimber's music, with recordings of his playing made between 1935 and his death in 1961. Also includes archival film and his reminiscences, which all reveal him to be a strong, rhythmic and vigorous musician, as well as a good story-teller. This musical legacy can also be heard on the CD in the playing of John Kirkpatrick and the current Headington Quarry Morris musician John Graham. Anglo Concertina
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John Kirkpatrick - Garrick's Delight: 48 English Traditional Tunes
Tunes from Garrick's Delight and Orlando's Return can be found in the book John Kirkpatrick's English Choice Button Accordion, Anglo Concertina
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John Kirkpatrick - Orlando's Return: 53 English Traditional Tunes
Tunes from Garrick's Delight and Orlando's Return can be found in the book John Kirkpatrick's English Choice. Button Accordion, Anglo Concertina
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Tim Laycock - Sea Strands
Laycock's 2010 album. A collection of songs and tunes all with associations to Dorset where Tim lives. Tim has long been recognised as a sensitive interpreter of traditional song as well as a masterful writer of his own. He is a superb solo player of the duet concertina as well as being a member of The New Scorpion Band. --Wildgoose Records. Duet Concertina
$17
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A. L. Lloyd - Ten Thousand Miles Away
2 CDs for the price of 1! The first disc features a collection of English folk songs, while the second disc concentrates on Australian songs. Recorded in 1956. Guests include Peggy Seeger, Alf Edwards, John Cole, others. "Lord Bateman," "The Indian Lass," "The Unfortunate Rake," "The Bonny Bunch of Roses," 39 tracks in all. --Sidestreet English Concertina
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The Mellstock Band - The Leaves of Life
Songs and tales of Christmas and wintertime. English Concertina
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Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Nowell Sing We Clear - Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
A collection of 16 songs to supplement their earlier Best of Nowell Sing We Clear. Anglo Concertina
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Nowell Sing We Clear - Bidding You Joy
Their newest release! Features their usual mix of traditional English carols and contemporary compositions. Vocal harmonies with instrumental accompaniment. . Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
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Brian Peters - Anglophilia
Brian Peters is from the English tradition of Anglo playing and covers several country dance and morris tunes. This eclectic collection also includes ragtime, folk song, music hall, a Beatles song, and original airs. "Superb release": fRoots. "Brian throughout this CD shows his ability with the Anglo and its content is interesting, with variety of music, changes of styles and absolutely superb arrangements.... It is players like Brian who are pushing Anglo playing forward.... All in all outstanding playing and content, my suggestion would be to buy it." - Alan Day, Anglo International. Anglo Concertina
$18
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The Pigeon on the Gate
This two-disc collection features melodeon players from all over East Anglia, playing a typical selection of polkas, schottisches, jigs, waltzes and stepdance hornpipes. These are field recordings made in quiet kitchens and noisy pubs where you might hear a stepdancer making good use of this music, particularly when the tune being played is the steppers' favourite, known in Norfolk as The Yarmouth Hornpipe and in Suffolks as The Pigeon on the Gate. --Veteran Button Accordion
$28
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The Rice Family - Merrymaking: Mouthorgan, Concertina & Accordion Music from Chagford, Devon
Fifty years ago the pubs of the small remote Dartmoor town of Chagford would regularly ring to the sound of mouthorgan, concertina and accordion music or the rattle of a stepdance board. On carnival day the streets would be filled by revellers following the music and drums of the Merrymakers band. At the centre of this music making were two cousins, Jack and Les Rice. Their tradition lives on in the hands of Jack's grandson, Jason, who has now teamed up with Mark Bazeley, grandson of the other Dartmoor musical legend Bob Cann. A living tradition and long may their dynasties survive! -- Veteran Records. Most of the tracks on this CD are of Jack and Les, recorded in the 1980s; the remainder feature Jason.    Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion, Piano Accordion
$22
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The Liam Robinson Dance Band - Welcome Here Again: Traditional Dance Music from Lincolnshire
Many of the tunes on this CD are 200 or more years old and are as good today as they were then. The surviving tune manuscripts show that dance melodies have floated in the country's air for a long time. During my lifetime the music has been carried by a number of working bands, taking music and dance to communities, weddings and parties every weekend. Stalwarts like The Broadside, Higgledy Piggledy, The Old Parrot Band, and Stubble Jumpers to name but a few have continued to keep the music and dance in popular circulation. Playing for dances in the village halls of Lincolnshire has been one of my happiest experiences and I'm proud to follow in the footsteps of all who have gone before me. --Liam Robinson Button Accordion, Anglo Concertina
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Scan Tester - I Never Played to Many Posh Dances
A 2 CD set, 55 track release from this traditional concertina player from the 1960s and early '70s. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
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Dave Townsend - English Dance Music Vol. 1
Accompanies Dave Townsend's books of the same name. This two-CD set contains all the tunes in Volume 1. The tunes are grouped into sets, mostly in the same order as the book. They are played as they appear in the book, apart from a few stylistic variations. English Concertina & Button Accordion
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New Road to Alston Dave Townsend and Gill Redmond- New Road to Alston
Dave Townsend's newest album, with Gill Redmond on cello. Primarily instrumental tracks, with a few songs. English Concertina
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Portrait of a Concertina Dave Townsend - Portrait of a Concertina
This album from 1985 has been re-released by Saydisc. English concertina player Dave Townsend is joined on a number of tracks by Spanish guitarist Nick Hooper in a selection from Bach to 'standards' as well as a good measure of folk tunes. English Concertina
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The Sound of Leather The Lost Chord - The Sound of Leather
This album The Lost Chord (Dave Townsend, English concertina and Phil Humphries, serpent) runs the musical gamut, playing classical pieces by Handel and Tchaikovsky, a march by Sousa, and several songs. Humphries plays the serpent, a percursor to the modern tuba. English Concertina
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Various - Banquet of Boxes: A Celebration of the English Melodeon
A new compilation showcasing several fabulous English melodeon players. Features Nick Cooke, John Spiers, Dan & Matt Quinn, Saul Rose, Mark Bazeley, Ed Rennie, Simon Bannister, Katie Howson, Andy Cutting, Simon Care, Simon Ritchie, and John Kirkpatrick.    Button Accordion
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Various - Boxing Clever: A Concertina Compilation
A collection of tunes and the occasional song featuring John Kirkpatrick, Tim Laycock, Dick Miles, and Harry Scurfield. They perform a varied selection of material including traditional, popular tunes, jazz tunes, originals, military marches, a music hall song, a couple of blues and more. Anglo Concertina, Duet Concertina, English Concertina
$16
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Past and Present Roger Watson - Past and Present
This 2009 release is Watson's first solo album since 1980. The repertoire is a mixture of songs and tunes, including revisits to some of Roger's written songs from the 1960's and more recently created new versions of traditional songs. Alongside Roger on voice, melodeons, and English concertina, there are contributions from Double BBC Folk Award winner Jackie Oates: Voice, 5-stringed Viola; and Tim Walker: Flugelhorn, Cornet, Voice, Side drum. Button Accordion, English Concertina
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La Bottine Souriante- Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Their 35th anniversary album. With Basque guests Oreka TX, a full complement of brass, and, of course, a healthy dose of accordion. Button Accordion, Piano Accordion
$17
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Stephane Landry, Laurie Hart, et al. - Danse ce Soir!
25 traditional tunes of Quebec, to accompany the book of the same title. Button Accordion
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Entourloupe - Épilogue
The group's 2005 recording. Features Stéphane Landry on accordion. Button Accordion
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John J. Kimmel - Un heritage fabuleux
With Raynald Ouellet, Christian Maes, and Denis Pépin. This double album pays tribute to the musical works of John J. Kimmel. These 34 tracks paint a portrait of the diversity of his repertoire and recalls the unique style of this master of the button accordion. Button Accordion
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Stéphane Landry - Transition
Stéphane Landry is known as one of the great masters of the button accordion in Québec. His style is upbeat and lively with a powerful driving rhythm. Button Accordion
$22
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Raz de Marée / Tidal Wave - Marche du St-Laurent
The band's 2010 release. Tidal wave, or raz-de-marée, with its cross-border personnel from Quebec and New England, invites cultures to meet and share the love of traditional music and dance. Since 2003, Tidal Wave has evolved as a dance band, carrying through time the most relevant aspect of Quebec traditional, instrumental music: playing for live dancing. In that sense they are not reflecting the past but writing the book of a strong, living current. . Button Accordion
$16
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Reveillons! - Malbrough N'est Pas Mort
"Reveillons!" means "wake up!" Four energetic young men from Quebec: guitarist/banjoist Marc Maziade, David Berthiaume on English concertina and an array of jew's harps, his brother Jean-Francoise Berthiaume on bodhran, suitcase and shoes, and fiddler Richard Forest -- the first three all sing, too. 13 tracks of dance tunes and songs from La Belle Province! --Sidestreet English Concertina
$22
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Le Vent du Nord - Tromper les Temps
They've done it again! Features seamless arrangements and the indescribable spark we've all come to expect from this band. Button Accordion, Piano Accordion
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Le Vent du Nord - Dans les Airs
The group's 2007 release. Thirteen tracks, including Rosette, La Fille et Les Dragons, La Traversee, and more.
$19
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Sea Songs
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Louis Killen - A Seaman's Garland
English Concertina
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Louis Killen, Jeff Warner, et al. - Steady As She Goes
Songs and Chanties From The Days Of Commercial Sail. English Concertina
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John Roberts - Sea Fever
Roberts' long-awaited solo album. English & Anglo Concertina
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Danny Spooner - Bold Reilly Gone Away
The smell of the sea, sand, tea tree, kelp and fish comes on the breezes across the Moyne, from Griffiths Island and the Southern Ocean. With the gentle roar of waves crashing on the rocky shores of the south-west passage, Danny leads his crew as they lean into the wind and run with the rhythm of the shanty. The ballad of Danny Spooner is a magical tale of a thirteen year old who started work on the Thames as an apprentice Waterman and Lighterman. Six years later he earned the Freeman of the Thames. As life becomes art he is truly a renowned troubadour travelling the world on the waves of song. So it is at Port Fairy every March when Danny and "the whalers" sing up a storm wharf-side taking us all on another salty voyage. This recording complements their 1986 album and is in response to popular acclaim. Hats off to Danny Spooner and his crew for this latest lusty shanty collection in the working song tradition. --Jamie McKew - Founder & Director, Port Fairy Folk Festival. English Concertina
$18
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Various - Short Sharp Shanties, Vol. 1
This is the first of three CDs which record the repertoire of John Short - a.k.a. Yankee Jack - of Watchet, Somerset in England's West Country, who, in 1914, gave the folk-song collector Cecil Sharp nearly sixty shanties, several in early rare versions. John spent over fifty years working in sailing boats, much of his younger days in deep-water ships, sailing all around the world as a shantyman. This is primarily a vocal recording, but there is a substantial amount of concertina backup. English and Anglo Concertinas
$19
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Various - Short Sharp Shanties, Vol. 2
This is the second of three CDs which record the repertoire of John Short. This is primarily a vocal recording, but there is a substantial amount of concertina backup. English and Anglo Concertinas
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Various - Short Sharp Shanties, Vol. 3
This is the third of three CDs which record the repertoire of John Short. This is primarily a vocal recording, but there is a substantial amount of concertina backup. English and Anglo Concertinas
$19
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Bob Webb - From Salthouse Dock
This much-in-demand 1995 cassette recording of traditional shanties and sailors' songs, is now available for the first time on CD. There are twenty-two tracks, including 19 traditional songs and three contemporary songs of the sea. Three tracks not on the cassette are included, and all tracks have been digitally remastered from the original session. Vocal and instrumental backing are provided by the legendary Liverpool shanty group Stormalong John, plus "Shanty Jack" of Hull, England. Includes unaccompanied singing and accompaniments on concertinas, accordion, bones, and gut-string five-string banjo.
$17
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Contra Dance: Featuring "Squeezers"
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Susan Conger and Friends - Along the River
Companion CD to the popular New England tunebook, which can be found on our Tunebook page.
$15
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Cool Tunes for Hot Dances Jody Kruskal - Cool Tunes for Hot Dances
18 original dance tunes played solo on Anglo concertina by composer Jody Kruskal. Music for contra, square, couple, céilí, and Morris dancers. Anglo Concertina
$16
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Paul Friedman & Jody Kruskal - Paul & Jody
Paul and Jody have been playing for contra dances in New York City for years. Their dance rhythms infect the tunes and songs on this CD, including old-time and country classics from North America. Heart songs and hokum, by turns, silly, sweet, and serious. Jody sings the songs and has a distinctly American sound on the concertina, with rich harmony and melodic counterpoint while pumping out rhythms with the bellows. Paul is deep in the traditions of old-time rhythmic fiddling. Anglo Concertina
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Stomping Ground Magic Foot - Stomping Ground
The New England-based band's debut album. A collection of reels, jigs, and much more. With Colin Lindsay on Anglo concertina and Chris Stevens on button accordion. "Colin, Chris, Stefan [Amidon] and Brendan [Taaffe] have created exquisite art with this album. Their tasteful, soulful music lifted my heart the first time I had the pleasure of listening to it. My heartfelt congratulations go out to these fine musicians on a brilliant album." -Brian Conway Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion
$15
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The Press Gang - The Press Gang
As featured on NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock and Irish Music Magazine, a bold new sound has emerged in New England's traditional music scene.. Button Accordion, Anglo Concertina
$17
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Raz de Marée / Tidal Wave - Marche du St-Laurent
The band's 2010 release. Tidal wave, or raz-de-marée, with its cross-border personnel from Quebec and New England, invites cultures to meet and share the love of traditional music and dance. Since 2003, Tidal Wave has evolved as a dance band, carrying through time the most relevant aspect of Quebec traditional, instrumental music: playing for live dancing. In that sense they are not reflecting the past but writing the book of a strong, living current. . Button Accordion
$16
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Susan Songer, George Penk, Clyde Curley - A Portland Selection
Companion to the Portland Collection book
$15
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Susan Songer, George Penk, Clyde Curley - A Portland Selection 2
36 tunes from the Portland Collection 2 book. Musicians are George Penk, fiddle; Clyde Curley, mandolin, octave mandolin, 4-string banjo; Susan Songer, piano.
$15
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A Portland Play Along Selection - Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
A two-disc companion to Portland Collection Books 1 & 2, conceptualized and engineered specifically for learning tunes. Each tune is individually tracked and you can pan right for melody only and pan left for back up only. Tunes are played at moderate tempo, except for the first and last medleys on both discs, which are played at dance speed with harmonies and variations. There is no duplication of tunes from the two previous Portland Selection CDs.
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Wild Asparagus - Live at the Guiding Star Grange
Dance Music recorded live at the Grange over two nights on the first weekend of December 2008. No calls, just the music.. English Concertina
$22
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Squeeze-In CD 2008 Northeast Squeeze-In Talent Show
A recording of the 2008 concert from the Button Box's annual Northeast Squeeze-In. Includes performances from Jody Kruskal, Rachel Hall, Ken Sweeney, and many others.
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Various - English International
This 3CD set is the second in a series of albums featuring superb concertina playing. This compilation shows the range of styles possible on the instrument and mirrors a time-line of the instrument's history from some of the earliest known recordings of all-time great English concertina players, through classical, Music Hall and Vaudeville, Concertina Bands, and right up to the modern day performers who have largely come through the folk music revival of the second half of the 20th century. English Concertina
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Various - Anglo International
This is a collection of some of the best Anglo Concertina players from around the world. For more information on the lineup, see the Anglo International homepage. Anglo Concertina
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Various - Anglo International & English International sale
Buy Anglo International & English International together and get a 10% discount.
$81
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Mary Cay Brass - Balkan Bridges Piano Accordion
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Budowitz - Budowitz Live
Budowitz celebrates its 10th anniversary with this live CD, which features an array of pieces showcasing rare cross-cultural traditional folk music, molded and reformed through the unique and personal Budowitz group style. Included are 19th Century musical traditions of the Ashkenazi Jews from the regions of Bessarabia, Galitsia, and Bukovina, and the music of its neighbors, along with never-before heard gems from each member of the group. Button Accordion
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Dazibao - E40
Dazibao's music is hard to specify as it approaches a festive 'euro-oriental' folk atmosphere. The successful fusion of Sophie Cavez's and Jonathan de Neck's diatonic accordions intermixes emotions of an extraordinary journey (translated from homerecords.be). Diatonic Accordion
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Eisherz Deux Accords Diront - Eisherz
A fusion of trad, jazz, classical, and world music. Diatonic Accordion
$19
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13, Chemin des Mandarines Klezmic Zirkus - 13, Chemin Des Mandarines
Mostly original compostions from this Begian group. Accordion, guitars, clarinet, trombone, tuba, bass, vocals. Button Accordion
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Dancing on the Volcano Guy Klucevsek - Dancing on the Volcano
Guy Klucevsek is one of the world's first and foremost accordion virtuosos, performing with the likes of Laurie Anderson, Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, and the Kronos Quartet, among many others. His music has graced theater productions, films, dance concerts and he has toured with his ensembles the world over. Guy's third CD for Tzadik presents a series of charming new compositions filled with the patented Klucevsek with and humor, and is scored for a fabulous quartet of some of his closest collaborators. A new CD from Guy is always a delight, and this is one of his very best. --Tzadik Piano Accordion
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Song of Remembrance Guy Klucevsek - Song of Remembrance
Composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek is one of the few musicians around who is as comfortable working with Laurie Anderson, John Zorn or Bang on a Can as he is at Lincoln Center, in a Broadway pit or at Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. His second CD for Tzadik presents four beautiful new works and includes a concert piece for two pianos, an intimate solo for accordion dedicated to György Ligeti and two charming chamber pieces for voice and ensemble. --Tzadik Piano Accordion
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Jody Kruskal - Poor Little Liza Jane
The roots of old-time American country music reach back to the early days of the concertina, and the Anglo's rhythm and inflection fit that music well. The antique voice of the Anglo playing this vibrant old-time musical tradition still sounds fresh and new. Anglo Concertina
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Jody Kruskal - "Sing to me, concertina boy"
Jody's newest - a lively collection of mostly vintage songs, with a couple of new compositions thrown in for good measure. There are also a few instrumental tracks. Anglo Concertina
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Kirk Sutphin and Bertram Levy - The Bellow and the Bow
Southern fiddle tunes played on anglo concertina and fiddle, with some five-string banjo for good measure. Features many tunes found in Levy's recent book.    Anglo Concertina
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Arise! Sy Kushner - Arise!
New Jewish music by Sy Kushner. Influences range from Chassidic and Israeli to Irish and avant-garde, Piano Accordion
$15
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Journeys Sy Kushner - Journeys
This is the second album of original works by Sy Kushner. Influences range from rock in "A is C" to both klezmer and Israeli folk dance in "Back to A." Piano Accordion
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The Sound of Leather The Lost Chord - The Sound of Leather
This album The Lost Chord (Dave Townsend, English concertina and Phil Humphries, serpent) runs the musical gamut, playing classical pieces by Handel and Tchaikovsky, a march by Sousa, and several songs. Humphries plays the serpent, a percursor to the modern tuba. English Concertina
$17
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Jeremiah McLane - Freetown
Original compositions influenced by the music of West Africa, France, Quebec, and Scandinavia. Piano Accordion
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La Marquise Milann & Laloy - La Marquise
Original compositions from Belgium. Diatonic accordion, guitar, bass, vocals, drums.
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John Nixon - Just a Little Jazz
English Concertina
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John Nixon - The English Connection
This album is a mixture of jazz, classical, and popular music. English Concertina
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Fictions Norbert Pignol - Fictions
Pignol's 2009 solo release. Button Accordion
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The Giulio Regondi Guild - The Great Regondi, Vol. 1
English Concertina
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Compilation Karl Skaarup - Musiker
This traditional accordion player from Denmark is spotlighted on this release, with guest Kristian Bugge on violin. Chromatic Button Accordion
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Danny Spooner - Brave Bold Boys
People have always created heroes. Sometimes they are figments of our imaginations, sometimes honourable souls deserving of praise. Often they are class heroes like the bushranger, or the poacher who was seen to be standing up for the rights of ordinary people against an oppressive authority. It might be a great warrior, sporting idol or the defender of an ideal. Whatever the case, the folksong tradition has a record of that person's place in the minds of the people. This CD is a small reminder of how important heroes are to us all. We can all recall a role model or someone we wanted to emulate. In this instance they are Brave bold boys (it would be just as easy to record a female equivalent), and songs, all long time friends of mine, which will, I hope, give your imagination a chance to wander. --Danny Spooner. English Concertina
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Emerging Tradition Danny Spooner - Emerging Tradition: (fairly) contemporary Australian songs
To say Danny Spooner holds a special place in the popular opinion of folk music lovers in Australia and overseas is like saying Phar Lap could run a bit. To many, he is the premier voice of traditional music in this country, and has been for more years than he and the rest of us care to remember. If there's a song on this planet that Danny doesn't know, that's probably because it hasn't been written yet. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional music, and over the years has been unfailingly patient and generous in sharing that knowledge with anyone who asked him. And now he's branching out into recording music of a more contemporary nature. My field, in fact. Just what I needed, more competition. And he'll probably do it bloody well. --Eric Bogle, South Australia. English Concertina
$15
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Trad Magazine, CD No. 3
Companion CD to Volume 1 of Trad Magazine.
$15
$10.75
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Ici Maintenant La Pouf! Turdus Philomelos -Ici Maintenant La Pouf!
Eclectic music from Belgium; accordion, violin, saxophone, electric guitar, electric bass, & more.. Piano Accordion
$19
$15.20
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The all weathers country Turlu Tursu The all weathers country
The trio's third recording. Music from a range of traditions played on accordion, bansuri, melodica, drums, bass, & baritone guitar. Piano Accordion
$19
$15.20
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Accordion 'n Drum 'n Bass Turlu Tursu Accordion 'n Drum 'n Bass
'Accordion' n Drum 'n Bass "sounds like a real folk revival! Indeed, Turlu Tursu has managed to create a decidedly original and contemporary music, based on traditional themes from around the world (Maghreb, Turkey, Balkans, Ireland, India, etc.). (translated from TurluTursu.be).. Piano Accordion
$19
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May Monday with Timo Alakotila & Karen Tweed
May Monday's debut release from 2001.. Piano Accordion
$17
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Midnight May Monday with Timo Alakotila & Karen Tweed - Midnight
May Monday's 2007 release.. Piano Accordion
$19
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Karen Tweed - Essentially Invisible to the Eye
This is Karen Tweed's debut solo album. Containg five sets, it features a combination of Tweed's own compositions, some traditional tunes, and a few other compositions. Her nuanced and rich playing is not to be missed. Piano Accordion
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Long Time Travelling Jeff Warner - Long Time Travelling
Jeff says, "My association with the old songs goes back a long way. My father had me up on stage with him, singing "The Old Chisholm Trail," when I was eight. I got taken along (of necessity) as a boy on some of their later song collecting trips to the mountains and seacoast of North Carolina and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I'm glad I got to meet rural people for whom traditional song was their main - sometimes only - music.
Some of the songs on this album are from those people I met, and got to know better through the recordings they made for my parents. All the others are out of oral tradition, although a couple of them were composed by known authors and then absorbed into the folk. I'm happy to pass them on."
Although primarily a vocal recording, there is a substantial amount of concertina backup.
Anglo and English concertinas
$17
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