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I chose this instrument because it was part of the Celtic Music that I love. The instrument is the Piano Accordion. It is a part of the free reed family and was created in the early 19th century. This family includes the melodeon, button accordion, and concertina. All of these instrument "work on the same principle: air is blown across a set of paired metal reeds, causing them to vibrate and produce a particular note" (Ceolas, para. 8). The piano accordion has two keyboards on the left is a piano keyboard and on the right is a bass keyboard. It is a double-action instrument which means "the reed pairs tuned in unison, so one key produces one note" (Ceolas, para. 8). It widely used in Scotland but is also used in European folk music.

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Both pictures were retrieved from google images.

This video starts off slow but listen to the whole thing. It has several instrument typical to Irish music along with the piano accordion.


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ddm17 piano accordian 0 May 27 2013, 4:49 PM EDT by ddm17
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I really enjoyed looking and listening to this instrument. When I saw the pictures of all the different types and styles I was like wow. I have seen this being played in movies and videos and I picture the bagpipes being played along with it.
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kaylarcarter piano accordian 0 May 26 2013, 7:12 PM EDT by kaylarcarter
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I've always been a fan of this instrument. I always think about Steve Erkal from Family Matter! He used his for polka. It was neat to hear it used in an Irish music.
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