Bill Rogers (Moderator)
All they need now is a bagpipe.
Migosh, that sounded pretty good...
Had a good beat and you could dance to it .
LOL if you are an aged boomer like myself, you would remember someone maybe your Dad's age who peddled accordions and accordion lessons so you could be the life of the party. On the other hand I have heard some really hot Mexican and Mexican American accordionists, and don't knock the Polka guys.
I knew someone who studied the history of jokes, and told me instrument jokes came and went based on the popularity of the instrument.
I had a dear friend who just passed away who was an ace working musician since he was 20, who taught both tenor banjo and accordion, and beginner piano, as well as 5 string bluegrass/d "classic" and Irish. He a system of teaching Irish for both tenor and five string. He always had work!
Edited by - writerrad on 09/24/2022 18:08:12
Most every instrument has its genre where it sounds great. Accordions don’t do much for me but the button accordion in Irish music sounds great . I also love accordion in Cajun or Mexican music. Tenor banjos are another example. Irish music and tenor go together well. My friend plays bluegrass mandolin but he also plays a wicked Irish bagpipes. Don’t know if those pipes would enhance any other music but they are essential in Irish trad.
A jam I used to attend, when the penny whistles came out that's when we would drink up and go home.
They weren't playing the melody right, which just bugs me.
mainly for me the only time i want bagpipes is at my funeral,,,that way i know everybody will cry... but seriously i have requested amazing grace on the pipes when i go toes up.
See also (accordion can hardly been seen at the start, later a better view, but heard very well):
Will: ".... and you could dance to it."
I call BS to ^^ that. I listened to / tried it twice and my "dancing" is as abysmal as ever.
Edited by - Owen on 09/27/2022 12:18:12
Tenor banjo, diatonic accordion (melodeon) AND pipes. This is Bal Folk (trad French dance music).
Our daughter's wedding.
He and I had a conversation about banjo and bagpipe fiddle tunes the evening before.
Heeeeeey now — I play in a banjo, accordion and guitar/mandolin trio lol!
I like the accordion as it adds some low-end girth and generally helps to fill out the sound — especially when the guitar player is on mandolin… without it we’d have a pretty thin sound (barring a standup bass player!)
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