What instrument is this?

What instrument is this?

Hi everyone.
We’ve discussed unusual instruments before. Does anyone know what the primary instrument in this video is? I haven’t seen it in most Irish recordings.
https://youtu.be/gekaBjpIuzA

Thanks!

What instrument is this?

What video?

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I just hear an accordion.

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Thanks, Richard. I hadn’t realized it was an accordion. To me it sounded different to me than a button accordion or melodeon.
I may have been wrong in my use of the term "main instrument", I just meant because it sounded like there was backing.

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That last part should have said primary instrument

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Sounds like an accordion patch on a synthesizer or keyboard to me.

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Thanks, Michael. I had thought it might have been synthesized in some way.

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There’s something about the playing style/phrasing that doesn’t sound like a button accordion. Rather like a piano accordion, a keyboard with an accordion-like sound, or even one of those tablet apps…

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Well, Google when queried displays an image of Tina Jordan Rees at her electronic keyboard. Lord alone knows what knobs she´s twiddled.

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It’s a Calathumper, played by a Calathumpian.

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Maybe they’re running their accordion through effects pedals? A friend’s cousin played accordion in a ceili band in England and he said the pedal board she used was bigger than the one he had for his electric guitar!

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The ornamentation gives it away as a button accordion, but from the tone, it’s clearly a midi accordion trying sound as unlike an accordion as possible – it sounds a bit like Northumbrian Smallpipes played via an accordion keyboard.

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According to her website, she teaches piano, flute and tin whistle: no mention of accordions of any sort, Northumbrian pipes or any other conventional instrument. Sounds to me like a keyboard using one or more of those multiple "sound-tones" available: very synthetic sound! I agree with Michael Long above.
My Casio Privia keyboard can make noises like this, including the ornamentation and the backing, provided I twiddle my fingers and press the right switches!
https://tinajordanrees.com/teaching/

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Just to be clear, in Michael Eskin’s video above, Tina is sitting at an electronic keyboard.

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As I think Michael Long and I had already worked out! 😉

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Thanks!
I had read on her Bandcamp also that she plays piano, flute and whistle, so that all makes sense.
It’s funny, because even though I really enjoy listening to Northumbrian smallpipes, I hadn’t thought of them as a possibility… but an electronic keyboard it is!

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Electronics befuddles all!

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Someone needs to get her a button accordion. With her obvious multi-instrumental talent, timing and rhythmic drive she would be fantastic!

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If I hadn’t seen Michael Eskin’s video above, I would have guessed melodica!