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What's New

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

Special Order $2,010

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 chromatic accordion - image coming soon

Saltarelle Acadia

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 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

The Button Box T-shirts

Our new shirts, styled after our new logo. 100% cotton in two colors: forest green with cream-colored ink, or sand with forest green ink.

Sizes S - XL
$14.00
Sizes XXL & XXXL
$16.00

The Button Box Women's T-Shirts

Same style as above, with lighter material and a curvier fit. 100% cotton in two colors: forest green with cream-colored ink, or light grey with forest green ink.

Sizes S - XL
$14.00
Size XXL
$16.00

New CDs

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

Jimmy O'Sullivan - Premier Sound

"One of Tipperary's legendary traditional musicians, ace accordionist Jimmy O'Sullivan of Castleiney, has launched his 2nd CD, 'Premier Sound.'" With John Gorman on piano. --Claddagh Records Button accordion

$17

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

Beoga - Before We Change Our Mind

"5th studio album from one of Ireland's most creative and innovative folk acts, dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as "the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century". --Claddagh Records Button accordion

$21

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

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