higherarchy in diddley instuments
There is a kind of higherarchy in diddley instuments that people may find eletist for elitist sake. but there are good reasons for these ratings. And give or take the arguments for the odd instrument jumping from one group to another, I would be surprised if there is not general agreement in this:
top three (in no particular order):
pipes, fiddle and flute
second tier (in no particular order):
Tenor banjo, mandolin, button box (B/C), whistle, concertina.
Piano accordian, harp, anything strummy, piano
I hold up my hands if I left any out (except the things that don’t deserve to be on the lisr at all)