New: Gray Paolo

The first box that I bought new, since my Castagnari 20 years ago. Always wanted one of those and finally managed to buy one. Comes with quite a bit of tremolo (+10ct) just the way it should be. Plays easy and has a full and rich sound. I am very happy with it. A good opportunity to update my list of accordions.

Restored Hohner B/C for sale

I decided to sell my recently refurbished black Hohner B/C to make some room for new boxes ;-)

The box was fitted with new TAM reeds in B/C as well as new feltpads. It’s 2-voice and the bass layout is standard G/D, C/G, A/E, C/F without thirds. Here you find some more info on the instrument.

Here’s a sample of what it sounds like:

Play Keogh's - Dom and Ole

Played by me and Dom in an Amsterdam session.

Update: Sold and shipped to the US.

Watch me restore a beautiful vintage Hohner two-row

Whilst I removed all the old reeds and replaced them with new TAM reeds in B/C on the inside, I decided to keep the look and feel of the instrument on the outside.
The buttons show some tear from being used all those years, but in my opinion this adds to the instrument.
The only thing I had to fix on the outside was putting new feltpads to take away the button noise.

The result can be watched and heard in this little youtube clip

CD Release!

The frisian folkband Kalüün released their first recording entitled “Spöören”. As a guest musician I was very fortunate to contribute some fiddle, button accordion and low whistle lines to this excited new project. Check out the CD trailer if you never heard somebody singing in the frisian language or if you just want to hear some good music…

Update:  The debut CD of Kalüün just won the german record critics’ award (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”)!

The next box workshops

Hi all,

I am happy to announce that I will give two irish button accordion workshops in the south of germany.

The first one will be held at the  “Workshopwochende für Irische Musik” in Bonn on Nov. 15th/16th, while the second workshop is in the course of the  “Irish Weekend” at the VHS Ismaning  on Nov. 8th/9th. A preceding concert  of the teachers is given on Friday, Nov. 7th, 8.00 pm at the Bürgerhaus Unterschleißheim. I guess there will also be a similar concert in Bonn, but I do not know the date yet.

Looking forward to see you at the concerts/workshops :-)