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Our instrument inventory changes too often for us to list every new instrument here. If you're looking to find our new instruments, please check the current inventory of concertinas, button accordions, and piano and chromatic accordions.

New Instrument Models

Brandoni 144C piano accordion

Brandoni 144C

A top-of-the-line model from one of Italy's premier makers. 96 bass, 34 treble (g - e3), 4/5 sets of handmade reeds (Artigiana, LMMH). Double tone chamber, 11/7 switches. Cassotto-style bass reedblocks. Pearl keys & bass buttons. 16" keyboard; overall measurement 17 1/2" x 7 1/2". 23 lbs. With backpad, deluxe straps and rolling hardshell case. Video.

Special Order $7,600

We limit shopping cart orders to under $2,500. Please contact us about this instrument.

Current stock has ± 7 cents tremolo and "Classic" grille.

Saltarelle Awen

Saltarelle's new 3-voice, Irish model with a flat keyboard and 23 treble buttons. Hand-finished reeds (TAM) with dry or swing tuning. 8 bass with a stop to remove thirds from the chords. Natural- or red-finished cherry. Available with dry or swing tuning. With case and straps.

Special Order $2,975 This instrument is in stock! However, we limit shopping cart orders to under $2,500. Please contact us to purchase it.

Current stock is B/C with swing tuning and a choice of LMM voicing and McComisky bass or MMM voicing and Burke bass.

Saltarelle Marty

This is the new, 3-voice version of Saltarelle's popular Bouëbe model. Stepped keyboard with 21 treble buttons, 3 reeds per treble note (LMM) with one stop, 8 basses with stop to remove thirds. Available with dry or swing tuning. With case and straps

$2,010
Current stock is in the key of D/G with swing tuning.

Saltarelle Endymion

A flat keyboard version of Saltarelle's Pastourelle II model. 21+5 treble and 12 bass buttons. 2 reeds per treble note. 1 bass stop to remove third from chords. Natural finish. With case and straps.

Special Order $3,030

Saltarelle Arcadia

Saltarelle's new compact 96-bass chromatic model. 4-row with 56 treble buttons (43 notes), 3 sets of reeds and 5 switches located behind the treble keyboard. 96 bass buttons with 4 sets of reeds and 5 switches. Handmade reeds. Natural finish cherry/walnut. Specify c-griff or b-griff. Case and straps included.

Special Order $6,650
Brandoni 66C piano accordion

Brandoni 66C

78 bass, 34 treble, 3/4 sets of reeds, 5/3 switches. Super durall reeds. Measures 17 1/2" x 7". Available in several colors. 18 lbs. With backpad, deluxe straps, and rolling hardshell case.

Special Order $3,895 With upgraded handmade reeds $4,395 This instrument is in stock! However, we limit shopping cart orders to under $2,500. Please contact us about this instrument.

Current stock has ± 7 cents tremolo, LMM voicing, and "Liberty" style grille.

Brandoni Clover

A new top-of-the-line accordion from one of Italy's premier makers. 23 treble buttons and 8 bass. 3 sets of Artigiana handmade reeds. 1 stop in the treble, 1 stop to remove thirds. Solid mahogany, with black pearl buttons. With straps and hard case.

Special Order $4,265
This instrument is in stock! However, we limit shopping cart orders to under $2,500. Please contact us about this instrument.

Current stock is in the key of B/C, with LMM reeds, swing tuning, and a Nolan bass layout.

DVDs

L'air et le geste / The air and the movement - Norbert Pignol & Stéphane Milleret

"The air and the movement, alsmost three and half hours of footage where Stéphane Milleret and Norbert Pignol provide further insight into the four volumes of their method. The beginner and seasoned aesthete will each find something to fuel their personal history with the instrument. Nothing replaces the eyes and ears to get straight to the point. One talks of position, of sound, of gesture, of bellows, the air button, of arms and of the left hand, of rhythmics, of groove." In French, with subtitles in French, Spanish, English, and Italian.
Please note that this DVD is in PAL format - if you live in the US or Canada, this will not play in your DVD player (which is likely NTSC format); however, it will work with your computer's DVD drive.

$45

Cases and Other Accessories

Neotech Pad-It straps

Pad-It Straps

A simple yet elegant strap that is sure to be a hit! The shoulder pads are made with an anti-microbial memory foam that conforms to the shoulders for a comfortable fit that makes even heavy instruments a breeze to wear. The pads also help to wick moisture away for additional comfort. The straps connect to the instrument with their unique loop connection system for added security. Length is adjustable from 33" to 51".

$31

Button Box Green & Gold Logo T-Shirts

Our logo with a sparkle! 100% cotton, deep forest green and lettering in metallic gold with silver shadows.

Sizes S - XL
$14.00
XXL
$16.00

Button Box Logo T-Shirts

Our logo - plain and simple! 100% cotton, black with white ink. These sizes run small.

Sizes S - XL
$14.00
fuselli superpro soft cases

Fuselli SuperPro Soft Cases

High-quality extra rugged cases from Italy. Heavyweight Cordura fabric with 10mm foam padding, additional 10mm hard foam protection, padded shoulder straps, leather handle grip, and a large outside pocket. Black.

2-Row

Interior dimensions: 12.5" w ⨯ 12" h ⨯ 7.5" d

$89
3-Row

Interior dimensions: 13.5" w ⨯ 13.5" h ⨯ 7.5" d

$99

New CDs

Damien Connolly - Inspired

Featuring Sally Connolly, Seamus Connolly, Brendan Dolan, John Doyle, Sean Earnest, Oisin MacDiarmada, Eamon O'Leary, Jason Sypher, the String Fingers Band, Brittany Haas, and Chelsea Smith. From 2014. Button accordion

$15

Éric St-Pierre - Éric St-Pierre

Traditional Québécois accordion music. Button accordion                                   

$17

Francine Desjardins - Tout Simplement

Traditional accordion music from Québec. With Rachel Aucoin and André Desjardins. From 2016. Button accordion

$17

Léo Doiron - Un Souvenir

Diatonic accordion music of Québec. With accompaniment from Rachel Aucoin on piano. From 2013. Button accordion

$17

Léo Doiron - Volume 2

Léo Doiron's second volume of traditional accordion music. With Rachel Aucoin on piano. Button accordion

$17

Gaston Nolet joue... Alfred Montmarquette

A tribute to famed Montreal accordionist Alfred Montmarquette. Traditional music of Québec with Francine Cataford Grenier, Son époux Gilles, Luc Lavallée, François Lord, Serge Mathon, and Marie-Claude Breault. Button accordion

$20

Gaston Nolet - Mes Coups de Cœur

With Benoit Legault, Sébastien Deshaies, William Lévesque, and Serge Mathon. Button accordion

$20

Dorothée Hogan - La Grande Ronde

Anthology of traditional music from Québec. With Pierre Chartrand, Michel Donato, Richard Forest, Gilles Garand, Dorothée Hogan, Sabin Jacques, Charles Johnson, Gabriel Labbé, Christian Laurence, Violaine Poudrier, and Laura Risk. From 2003. Button accordion

$17

Rachel Bell - Tone Chamber

Rachel Bell and her musical companions will be familiar to just about everyone in the contra dance world. On this recording they apply their talents to a beautifully played diverse repertoire. With Karen Axelrod, Dana Billings, Susan Kevra, Eileen Nicholson, Julie Vallimont, Andrew Van Norstrand, and Noah Van Norstrand. Piano Accordian

$15
Waiting for the Boatsman

Jody Kruskal & Luke Richardson - Waiting for the Boatsman

Although this recording of Brooklyn concertina player Jody Kruskal and Tennessee fiddler Luke Richardson is old-time rather than typical contra dance music, it is infectiously lively and eminently danceable. Anglo Concertina

$16

Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham — Well Dressed

"...there is enough musical suavity and elegant vocal tailoring on here to suit any dedicated follower of folk. ... [Keith and Sylvia are each] equipped with a concertina, a solid, strong voice full of character and an infectious joy for traditional song. Their admirable keep-it-simple approach leads to deceptively rich textures of sound ... True to the duo’s roots, Derbyshire features strongly as the originating point or subject of many of the songs on here. — Clare Button, Living Tradition English concertina, Maccann duet concertina

$17

Old Swan Band — Fortyssimo

"The Old Swan Band celebrate their 40th anniversary with this eclectic selection of tunes. Whether English, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, Australian, traditional or composed, borrowed and/or adapted, they all end up with that distinctive Old Swan Band 'stamp.'" — Wild Goose Records Harmonica

$17

Leveret - In the Round

[Leveret's] second album comes exactly a year since their debut. ...The decision was made to record a new set there and then [on tour]; live and literally in the round. ‘In The Round’ finds Leveret taking another small step in their mission in rediscovering and reintroducing music from the archive but played in a fresh contemporary setting. Not satisfied with simply playing the tunes, they garnish them with twists and turns which add their own originality and personality to the sound. ... It’s three musicians totally locking into what you’d like to call a groove and that sense of togetherness. --Mike Ainscoe, Louder than War Button accordion, English concertina

$18

Jeremiah McLane - The Grinding Stone

Jeremiah's newest recording. 12 tracks including slow and fast reels, jigs, waltzes, marches, two pieces in 5/4, and one slow air; all but two tunes are original. With Owen Marshall on bouzouki and guitar, Corey DiMario on bass, and Anna Patton on clarinet. --his website Piano accordion

$18

Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy - The Reel Note

" Mick Mulcahy and his daughters Louise and Michelle are back with a new album, The Reel Note. The first thing to be said is that the music on this CD is first class, no gimmicks, syncopations or other distrations, just extremely good music played by exceptionally talented musicians, across a range of instruments, all played to a very high standard. The Mulcahy family represents a new generation of musicians who have made a serious study of the music and are poised to bring it to a new height. --Claddagh Records Anglo concertina, Button accordion

$19

Jason O'Rourke - The Northern Concertina

The Northern Concertina is the new solo recording by Jason O’Rourke, and it arrives some 15 years after his debut. Undertaking this new solo project required him to take stock of where he was with his music, and to reflect on his journey and influences over the years. Jason O'Rourke: C/G and Bb/F concertinas by Jeffries. Teresa Clarke: fiddle and piano. Tim Edey: nylon-string and steel-string guitars, high-strung guitar. Seonaid Murray: tenor saxophone. Stevie Dunne: steel-string guitar, high-strung guitar. --Claddagh Records Anglo concertina

$16

Mary MacNamara & Sorcha Costello - The Lady's Cup of Tea

Mary's new album (2016). On this album Mary is joined by her daughter Sorcha on fiddle. Mary and Sorcha have been playing music together since Sorcha was a young child. Over the years they have enjoyed an innate understanding of each other’s music. . . . Both Mary and Sorcha also play solo selections on this album. Sorcha’s brother Pádraig adds to the “family fusion” in his accompaniment on tracks 9 and 14. Geraldine Cotter provides wonderfully sensitive and tasteful accompaniment on all other tracks. --Claddagh Records Anglo Concertina

$20

New Books

Ye Yaille Chere - Traditional Cajun Dance Music - Raymond E. Francois

"A unique treasury of words and sheet music to 247 traditional and original Cajun songs, this book will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in Cajun music and culture. Collected, transcribed, and annotated by Raymond E. Francois. One of the most remarkable comprehensive collections of authentic Cajun sheet music and lyrics from southwest Louisiana, from 1900 and earlier to nearly 1970, ranging from old songs which have nearly been forgotten to the classic songs of the Cajun repertoire." -- Flat Town Music 520 pages.

$39.98

O'Carolan for Everyone - Keith Hinchliffe

"This collection presents 55 tunes by the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan arranged for guitar, keyboard, or instrumental duet. The basic layout for each tune is an easy to intermediate guitar version in standard notation only, designed to also be usable for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups. The chord names above the music give simplified accompaniments that can be played instead of or in addition to the full bass lines. The chords can be used for second guitar parts, for keyboard chord vamping or for accompaniment--single note or chord--on any instrument." --Mel Bay 48 pages.

$9.95

The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners - Karen Tweed and Dave Mallinson

Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. 32 pages

$12.00

The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners - Companion soundtrack played by Karen Tweed

Companion CD for The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners book. CD

$15.00
Scandinavian Folk Tunes for Accordion

Scandinavian Folk Tunes for Accordion - Jonny Dyer

A collection of 61 traditional melodies adapted for intermediate accordion players, by Jonny Dyer. Each tune provides the melody and harmony. The tunes cover a range of Scandinavian styles and regions. Notes included on playing style, tune types, ornamentation and use of the left hand to enhance these melodies. 68 pages with CD.

$19.99

The D/G Melodeon Bass Book - Ed Rennie

Ed Rennie's newest book deals with "the Grumpy End of the standard D/G melodeon." The plain and concise text, complemented by clear diagrams, guides you step by step through the mysteries of exactly what's going on with the bass buttons and explores what lies beyond oom-pah. There is also a tune book in two sections. Firstly some tunes for Solo playing featuring all the techniques. The second section is something entirely new. Music for the Melodeon Ensemble, opening up a whole world of possibilities. 55 pages.

$29

Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle & Accordion Music from across Canada

55 fiddlers and 22 accordion players from every province and region of Canada demonstrate a diversity of styles: Scottish, French, Irish; First Nations, Métis, Inuit; Ukrainian, Norwegian, Polish. The 64 tracks include early radio and television broadcasts as well as archival and out-of-print recordings. Accompanying booklet provides background and photographs. 2CD set 156 pages.

$38.00