McNeela’s Expert Guide to Irish Diatonic Accordions

Diatonic accordions, or button accordions as they are more commonly known, have been popular in traditional Irish music since the early 20th century. They are still widely played today, serving

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McNeela’s Top 5 Best Button Accordions for Traditional Irish Music [2022 Update]

Have you graduated from the beginner stage of Irish button accordion playing? If so, it’s time to look for a new instrument that will showcase your skill. With such an

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Learn to Play the Irish Button Accordion in 3 Easy Steps

If you want to become a button accordion player then you’re in the right place. These handy tips will get you started on your musical journey and have you playing

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Three Trailblazing Piano Accordion Players You Should Know

Piano accordions are contentious instruments. They’re like the marmite of the traditional music world. People seem to either love them or hate them. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure

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The Greatest C#/D Accordion Players of All Time

Despite the popularity of B/C tuning within the modern world of traditional Irish music, the C#/D press and draw system was actually around first! This traditional style of Irish button

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Modern Day Traditional Irish Music Legend – Tony MacMahon

‘There’s no bog hole too deep for all the accordions in Ireland’ is a sentiment that some might agree with, but definitely not something you’d expect to hear from the

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Paolo Soprani – The Reigning Champion of Irish Button Accordions

Published: December 4, 2020 The Irish accordion first found its way into Irish traditional music in the late 19th century and has continued to evolve in style and popularity ever

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The Best Beginner Tunes for the Irish Button Accordion

The Best Beginner Tunes for Irish Button Accordion Published: November 2, 2020 Every musician wants to start out with the best tunes for their instrument. Not all tunes are universal

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The Mechanics of the Irish Button Accordion; Everything You Need to Know

The Mechanics of the Irish Button Accordion: Everything You Need to Know The Irish button accordion is a complex instrument with many working parts. To get the most out of

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The Irish Accordion: The Beginner Buyer’s Guide

The Irish accordion first found its way into Irish traditional music in the late 19th century and has continued to evolve in style and popularity since. This much-loved instrument has

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