Distinctive button accordion styles.
I enjoy listening to the differences in fiddling style and trying to find out more (mostly just using my ears) about in the distinctive styles of box playing.
I’ve heard that Billy McComiskey’s playing is representative of West Galway - who are other west Galway -style box players? Er or was this Tony McMahon? Mind just gone blank!
A major one of course is Sleibh Leucre (sorry can’t remember how to spell it), with fellas like Seamus Begley, Jackie Daly.
An important point is probably the C#/D vs B/C and I’d be interested to know if there are or have been geographic basis to the use of these different types. I suspect tho that the ‘style thing’ that interests me is based deeper than around just the tuning of the box.
What’s distinctive about the way box players from around and about play their tunes? Who are they? Could you suggest links to recordings, maybe on youtube or Comhaltas? Sometimes this may not be derived from regionalism, it might be just an individual musician’s approach.