Pat Barton, Accordionist

Pat Barton, Accordionist

Been seeing this All-Ireland champion from Co. Offaly become very prolific over AccordionTube lately, and I must say, his playing is great!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Pqx0otFZnc8UWPk9YfbiQ

He uploads almost every day and kindly takes requests (and seems to know almost every trad song I asked him to record). I just wanted to give him some exposure since he is a treasure trove of tradfolk knowledge; If he posts here, just wanted to say thank you, I listen to your tunes almost every day, and look forward to listening/practicing (he has practice vids too!) in the future.

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I’ve already learnt his "Our Willie Week".

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Great box player!

I love the style he has, the ornamentation he uses, his box Borsini B/C/C# (because my chromatic harmonica is C/C#) and how approachable he is. He is very friendly, he will answer or like any comment on his YouTube videos.

Just a moment ago he confirmed me that he is happy to play lesser known compositions of Paddy O’Brien, Sean Ryan and Charlie Lennon for me to transcribe them and post them here in thesession. He even asked me to transcribe his compositions! For sure I will do. Interesting to know that he plays by ear.

He won the All Ireland in 1969:

http://sportsmanager.ie/cake/gaa2/kerrycomhaltas/contentPage/297741/button_accordion_champions

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Has anyone noticed the mistake at the top of the Comhaltas list of champions…???

Immediately above the names it says "fiddle champions"
🙂

All the best
Brian x

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//Has anyone noticed the mistake at the top of the Comhaltas list of champions…???//

No, but I had a look, and yes, it’s a mistake!

I emailed them to tell them.

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I find his playing style to be one of the clearest I’ve heard with some of the best ormentation, like his rendition of the Homeruler Hornpipe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Fp2qmr0ZY


And as previously mentioned here by others, he’s probably one of the best artists on youtube at taking requests for both instructional videos and just general posting. Seems to know every tune ever composed, heh

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