"I play the melodeon
in Blaydon and put up pictures of Moira wherever I perform.
Describing the overall feel of the album, Katie says: "We're all from a folk background and fiddle and melodeon
are acknowledged as folk instruments so I guess the sound has its roots there.
For the Revolve and Rotate Tour 2016, Luke is touring with an all new 'coin operated' show combining his outstanding musicianship as a songwriter, pianist and melodeon
virtuoso with an authentic Polyphon machine c1880.
Bob Clark produces most accurate notes on his gewgar in 'My Love, She's but a Lassie Yet', and in The Clinch Polka', a remarkable duet with George Taylor on melodeon
. Billy Ballantine .uses his flowing piccolo style to demonstrate his experience of leading bands in a confident manner.
Guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, melodeon
maestro Andy Cutting and fiddle wizard Nancy Kerr have performed together on stage in various combinations in recent years and have united for tonight's show.
Will appears this weekend with his own band and playing melodeon
as part of the popular duo Haddo.
"300 Gems of Irish Music For All Instruments" is a widely varied, carefully sampled collection of familiar Irish tunes for traditional Irish instruments, including fiddle, flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, harp, button accordion, piano accordion, melodeon
, concertina, harmonica, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, guitar and hammer dulcimer.
Once again, Rusby is joined on her tour by her band which features Damien O'Kane on guitar, tenor guitar and banjo; Duncan Lyall on double bass; Edmund Boyd on guitar and bouzouki and Julian Sutton on melodeon
Damien O''Kane will be on guitar, tand banjo; Kevin McGuire on double bass; Malcolm Stitt on guitar and bouzouki and Julian Sutton on melodeon
We'll be introduced to musician Damien Mullane who is a vibrant and very skilled young accordion and melodeon
Born in the tiny coastal town of East Wemyss in 1908 as the sixth child of an accomplished melodeon
player, Sir Jimmy had a natural talent for music, and in his early 20s played in small dance bands during his time off-duty from his role in the fire service.
'What recording for Warners did for me was really improve my singing, first and foremost,' the 28-year-old fiddle player says, as we catch a few words after last week's sold-out session at the Midlands Arts Centre -where she was appearing with melodeon
whiz John Spiers and fellow-fiddlers Jon Bowden and Ben Ivitsky.