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
The tunes from the workshop weekends in Ismaning and Bonn are finally online (almost completely) and can be found here . I am still working on the D/C# versions… However, I will upload them as soon as possible.
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”)!
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 :-)