irish trad on piano box

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irish trad on piano box

Post by george garside » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 am

For an; absolutely brilliant example of Irish trad on piano box have a look at youtube peter st, masons apron Foster and Allen.

I have also posted this under teaching and learning as a shining example of bellows control and phrasing so apologies if posting the same thing twice is a hanging offence!

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Post by Corsaire » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:16 pm

Absolutely amazing - he hardly moves them at all ....

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Post by Geoff de Limousin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Not wanting to cast a shadow on the musical performance, which is fine indeed , but is he not miming to a prerecorded track for this video ?

It would account for the fine bellows control perhaps ?

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Re: irish trad on piano box

Post by JeffJetton » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:36 pm

Is this the video?



Fine playing there! Although--and maybe this is just me--stylistically it sounds more like Scottish trad. The wet accordion tuning, the snare drum accompaniment... (plus "Peter Street"apparently originated as a Scottish tune called "Timour the Tartar") I wonder if Foster & Allen were specifically shooting for something a bit Scottish there?

For me, when I want some Irish trad on a PA, my first stop is definitely Karen Tweed:



And then I might saunter over to Alan Kelly:


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Post by TomBR » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Yes, I agree Jeff though I tend to think Karen Tweed's style of playing Irish music is so distinctive it's almost Karen Tweed first and Irish second! Fine playing by all concerned though, inc Mick Foster.

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Post by george garside » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:31 pm

for what its worth Mick Foster was twice all Ireland piano box champion so he definitely knows how to play Irish trad!

Have a look at youtube cavan fleadh 2012 mick foster for a video of him playing informally outside with others . He is definitely not miming but is simply exhibiting exemplary bellows control

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Re: irish trad on piano box

Post by artelagro » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:48 pm

I watched a couple of these then it crossed the water and led me to this one :-


An ideal chance to compare the piano accordion with the British Chromatic.
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