hetty

tunebook 1 tune.

melodeon player of some thirty years standing living in Gloucestershire where I run a barn dance/ceilidh band with my wife and old friend who is a Scotsman heavily into Irish music.
Started playing for Morris dancing then English dance music with a few Irish tunes in the repertoire but over years the Irish content and influence has grown greatly. My daughter has stopped dancing Irish because of her knees. She once had a Conemarra pony called Guinness and delights in telling people that Michael McGoldrick is her favourite musician.
Although play D/G box mainly I now have a de-clubbed Hohner with 4 extra buttons giving me useful accidentals; a Hohner C/C# and a Paolo Soprani B/C/C#. Something to get my teeth into in ‘me old age’. Progress is being made and it is very effective especially with airs. Learning to play the B/C/C# has, I am sure, helped to develop skills on the D/G.