petemay

tunebook 7 tunes.

I play piano accordion, not fashionable but I’ve done it for nearly 40 years. I play it as sensitively as I can, contrary to most accordion players, and try not to be too noisy. My instrument’s swing tuned, which makes it sound more like today’s button accordion, and I try to play like a button box sound too. I actually quite dislike the wet sounding accordions with excessive tremolo like Jimmy Shand used to play. Ah, surely, these things are just a fashion.

I am hooked on ITM, it’s a passion,and I prefer playing reels. West Clare, especially Ennis, is my second home.