Accordions Are Making a Comeback

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accordions in IrelandDespite the fact that accordions are often considered as second-class musical instruments in the realm of mainstream music, they have made a huge comeback in the recent years in Ireland. In fact, the significance of accordions has been witnessed in popular works ranging from the albums of famous rock stars to the productions of Cirque du Soleil.

Whenever the term ‘accordion’ is pronounced, the picture of a squeezebox with reeds, bellows, buttons and two sides boxes for contracting and expanding the bellows comes to the average mind. But most people might still be unaware of the different types of accordions in Ireland such as diatonic, chromatic, piano, Paolo Soprani, etc. that have been developed over a span of several years in order to suit specific types of Irish music. A squeezebox usually works due to the air flowing over its reeds when the bellows are pulled in and out –…

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