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Nearly all of our CDs feature concertina or accordion. Within their categories (such as Irish or Sea Songs), they are listed in alphabetical order, by artist or group. If you are looking for a particular CD, try using your browser's 'Find' function by clicking Edit > Find or by pressing Ctrl+F on your keyboard (Cmd+F on Macs).


Peter Browne - Sidewinder

"Peter Browne, from Dublin, has been playing traditional music on the accordion from an early age, and has played all over Europe, the USA and Asia." -- Claddagh Records Button Accordion


Damien Connolly - Inspired

Featuring Sally Connolly, Seamus Connolly, Brendan Dolan, John Doyle, Sean Earnest, Oisin MacDiarmada, Eamon O'Leary, Jason Sypher, the String Fingers Band, Brittany Haas, and Chelsea Smith. From 2014. Button Accordion

$15 $12

John Cronin and Daithí Kearney - Midleton Rare

Features John Cronin on button accordion and Daithí Kearney on banjo. "This recording is a snap shot of the session in Midleton but draws heavily on the music of Sliabh Luachra and particular accordion players Johnny O'Leary, Denis Doody, Jackie Daly and John Brosnan. It also features music sourced to John's father DD, a fiddle player from Glenamuckla in the parish of Newmarket, Co. Cork." -- Claddagh Records Button Accordion

$20 $16

Luke Daniels & Jonathan Preiss - Above the Bellow

From 2002 to 2005 Luke Daniels sang and played regular concerts with Jonathan Preiss on 7 string guitar including The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow at the Celtic Connections Festival and Appleton Village Hall in North Lincolnshire. On its release it received critical acclaim for Luke's vocals and songwriting. Button Accordion

$19 $9.50

Foinn Seisiún Volume 4 CD - Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

The fourth two-CD set in the Foinn Seisiún series of books and CDs, designed for both learners and appreciators of Irish traditional music.


Foinn Seisiún Volume 4 Book

This series of books and CD sets was produced to provide those learning to play Irish music with a virtual session to play along with, at home or wherever they may be practicing, and to hone their skills. The tunes, comprising sessions standards in all the main genres (even mazurkas and waltzes), are grouped in medleys of two or three, and are performed that way on the companion 2-CD sets. The musical notation is the typical single-line, bare-bones version.


Noel Hill - Live in New York

"Recorded live in New York, this is a 6-panel Digipack, designed by Maurice Gunning with notes by Noel Hill, and an introductory note by Tony Mac Mahon." -- Claddagh Records Anglo Concertina


Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon - In Knocknagree

Another fantastic duet album (1985), this one featuring with Hill the great Clare accordion player Tony MacMahon. The recordings were made in Dan Connell's pub in Knocknagree, in the heart of Sliabh Luachra, and, with dancers whooping and stomping along, the atmosphere is simply electric. Brilliant. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion


Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn - From Camden to Tulla

"This album features a selection of classic traditional tunes, plus a few East Clare gems, which we have enjoyed playing over many years of friendship." -- Andrew, Karen and Pete Button Accordion


Mary MacNamara - The Blackberry Blossom

If you liked Mary's concertina playing on her first album, you will enjoy it on her second at least as much. With Geraldine Cotter on piano, as well as brother Andrew MacNamara (accordion) and Catherine McEvoy (flute) on a few tracks. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion


Mary MacNamara & Sorcha Costello - The Lady's Cup of Tea

Mary's new album (2016). On this album Mary is joined by her daughter Sorcha on fiddle. Mary and Sorcha have been playing music together since Sorcha was a young child. Over the years they have enjoyed an innate understanding of each other’s music. . . . Both Mary and Sorcha also play solo selections on this album. Sorcha’s brother Pádraig adds to the “family fusion” in his accompaniment on tracks 9 and 14. Geraldine Cotter provides wonderfully sensitive and tasteful accompaniment on all other tracks.-- Claddagh Records Anglo Concertina


Josephine Marsh - Music in the Frame

"Features eleven of Josephine's own compositions as well as music sourced from the traditional canon. Joining her on the CD are guest musicians: Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Seamus Cahill (guitar), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Angelina Carberry (banjo), Steve Larkin (fiddle), Gerry Madden (mandolin), Jack Kinsella (uileann pipes), Andrew Kinsella (banjo) and Bláthnaid Marsh (piano)." -- Claddagh Records Button Accordion


Damien Mullane - 13

"Damien Mullane has come of age with a subtlety of approach to his art that leaves you in awe of the simplistic beauty of it all. Into the mix he throws a selection of sets that weave and turn from waltz to polka to slide. There is an inherent cleanness to the album and the inclusion of several waltz, march or polka tracks gives a freshness in approach to structure. It therefore has a different balance breaking as it does from the usual jig and reel dominated approach. It all feels and sounds natural and spontaneous, ornamented to the point of interest but not to where it can sometimes venture into territory that is aurally cluttering." -- Tony Lawless Button Accordion

$26 $15.60

David Munnelly and Mick Conneely - 'Tis What It Is

Old music in the old style, newly recorded, for a timeless album. With David Munnelly on button accordion and Mick Conneely on fiddle and a few guests. Button Accordion

Happy Hour

Donal Murphy - Happy Hour

The 2009 release from Four Men & A Dog's button accordion player. Traditional Irish accordion music from the southwest of Ireland, with rousing reels, foot tapping polkas & one haunting air. Button Accordion

$24 $12

Antóin Mac Gabhann & Caitlín Nic Gabhann - Tobar Bhríde

"This is the first time father and daughter Antóin and Caitlín have recorded together. Antóin is a well-known Irish fiddle player from Co.Cavan. He has been playing fiddle at Fleadhs and festivals for decades and has been teaching fiddle in Co.Meath for almost 50 years. His daughter Caitlín is a concertina player and dancer who has toured extensively with various groups and ensembles including Riverdance, 'Caitlín & Ciarán' and more recently 'The High Seas'." -- Claddagh Records Anglo Concertina


NicGaviskey - Home Away from Home

Young Irish traditional players unite for a set of 15 tunes, including "Old Maude Miller's", "The Fair Haired Boy," "Dances at Kinvara," "Scattery Island," and more reels and jigs. NicGaviskey consists of Sean Gavin on flute, Bernadette Nic Gabhann on fiddle, Caitlin Nic Gabhann on concertina, and Sean McComiskey on accordion. Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion


Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Comb Your Hair and Curl It

Three greats of the trad world come together for the first time to record this stunning new album . . . . They don't come much better than this. -- Claddagh Anglo Concertina


Damien O'Reilly - Dúchas

"The début album from Clare accordionist, Damien O'Reilly. Damien O’Reilly (accordion & melodeon), John Blake (guitars), Padraic O’Reilly (piano), Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (bouzouki)" -- Claddagh Records Button Accordion


Jack Talty and Cormac Begley - Na Fir Bolg

"Na Fir Bolg translates as 'men with bellows' or 'men with bellies' - maybe both apply to us. In this recording we wanted to present the music styles of west Clare and west Kerry using a number of concertinas ranging over five octaves. The album was recorded over four days and captures the exceptional natural acoustics of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway. We have avoided the use of editing and studio manipulation; what you hear is what you get - warts and all!" -- Talty and Begley website Anglo Concertina


Úrnua - Hession, Coughlan, and Cunningham

Carl Hession (piano and arrangements), Eimear Coughlan (fiddle and harp), and Francis Cunningham (concertina). Guest Musicians: Bogden Sofei (violin), Jim Higgins (percussion), Sharon Howley (cello). Concertina


English / Scottish

Richard Carlin - The English Concertina

Recordings of historic players dating from 1975. Includes tracks by the Fayre Four Sisters, Wilfred Pearce and Reuben Shaw, Alf Edwards, Harry Crabb, Gregory Matusewitch, Henry Minting, and Richard Carlin. English Concertina


Richard Carlin - The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes

English concertina tunes played by Richard Carlin with piano accompaniment by Richard Kassel. English Concertina


Dapper's Delight - Vernacular

Dapper’s Delight are back with their third album on Karnatic Lab Records. This new programme of popular songs and tunes from the ‘musical vernacular’ concerns the eternal themes of life, love and death. Studio fireworks borrowed from the pop world allow for more complex arrangements, and all the numbers are sung and played in Dapper’s Delight’s inimitable style of voices, recorders and concertinas. In addition to effortlessly virtuosic dance tunes and historical ballads, new versions of classic folk songs and incursions into the realm of the 19th century British Music Hall are a characterising element of the duo’s new repertoire. English Concertina, Anglo Concertina

Flock and Fly

Rob Harbron & Emma Reid - Flock & Fly

Rob Harbron and Emma Reid are renowned instrumentalists and compelling performers. Their duo performances combine their individual characters and influences with their shared roots in English traditional music, and also incorporate other styles and traditions including Emma's expertise in the music of her motherland, Sweden. Their performances together are fresh, spontaneous and engaging. English Concertina


Rob Harbron - Meanders

Rob Harbron's debut solo CD, recorded in January 2019 and launched at Sidmouth Folk Festival. English Concertina


Hardcore English - Compiled and edited by Barry Callaghan

This double CD contains thirty-two tracks of tunes played by various ceilidh bands, including The Old Swan Band, The Bismarcks, Geckoes, Florida and Pete Coe.

$23 $18.40
Marches and Tunes

Hawkwood Concertina Band - Marches & Tunes

In April 2009, twenty-four musicians gathered at Hawkwood College in the Cotswolds to record this wide-ranging selection of music arranged for the treble, baritone, and bass concertinas. It encompasses Victorian and Edwardian favorites, early consort music, classics, dance tunes, marches, and a modern composition. Conducted by Dave Townsend and Steve Ellis. English Concertina


Leveret - In the Round

[Leveret's] second album comes exactly a year since their debut. ...The decision was made to record a new set there and then [on tour]; live and literally in the round. ‘In The Round’ finds Leveret taking another small step in their mission in rediscovering and reintroducing music from the archive but played in a fresh contemporary setting. Not satisfied with simply playing the tunes, they garnish them with twists and turns which add their own originality and personality to the sound. ... It’s three musicians totally locking into what you’d like to call a groove and that sense of togetherness. -- Mike Ainscoe, Louder than War Button Accordion, English Concertina


Brian Peters - Squeezebox, voicebox

"The focus returns to those squeezy things, with melodeon (9 tracks) and anglo concertina (6 tracks) featured on a roughly equal mixture of song accompaniments and instrumentals. Emphasis is very much on the English tradition, with many classic songs and plenty of dance tunes, plus Brian’s setting of a bitter industrial ballad, two original compositions, and a four-part Scott Joplin rag. Sarah Matthews returns to play fiddle, and Margaret Peters contributes several vocal harmonies." -- Brian's website Anglo Concertina, Button Accordion

In Any Weather

Owen Woods - In Any Weather

"Out of the 13 tracks, there are 17 tunes, including some from England, Scotland, Quebec, Norway, Sweden and the USA. There are traditional tunes, recently penned tunes, tunes from the classical tradition, and interpretations of recently written works outside the folk sphere." -- Owen Woods Button Accordion

Unaccustomed As We Are

Matt Quinn & Owen Woods - Unaccustomed As We Are

An album of traditional and contemporary folk tunes played on duet concertina and melodeon. Button Accordion, Duet Concertina



Entourloupe - Épilogue

The group's 2005 recording. Features Stéphane Landry on accordion. Button Accordion


Sabin Jacques & Rachel Aucoin - Grande Rencontres

Quebecois trad energy meets classical artistry piano: Duo Sabin & Rachel interpret 13 of the finest works composed by Philippe Bruneau (1934-2011). Button Accordion


Stéphane Landry - Transition

Stéphane Landry is known as one of the great masters of the button accordion in Québec. His style is upbeat and lively with a powerful driving rhythm. Button Accordion

$22 $17.60

Réjean Simard - Mes Compositions Vol. 1

Réjean Simard hails from Baie-Comeau, in the Côte-Nord region of Québec. He has gained a reputation as a musician, an instrument builder, and a composer, and this CD is testimony to his abilities. Button Accordion


Various artists - Accordéonistes du Québec: Dans tous les cantons

This compilation album contains 24 tracks of new and traditional tunes played by a great selection of Québécois button accordionists. Features Martin Beaulieu, Michel Béchard, André Bouchard, Carol Gadreau, Yves Hélie, Stéphane Landry, Susie Lemay, Gaston Nolet, Antonine Paradis, Denis Pépin, Frank Sears, and Éric St.-Pierre. Button Accordion


Sea Songs

Lou Killen, Jeff Warner, et al. - Steady As She Goes

Songs and Chanties From The Days Of Commercial Sail. English Concertina


Various - Short Sharp Shanties, Vol. 2

This is the second of three CDs which record the repertoire of John Short. This is primarily a vocal recording, but there is a substantial amount of concertina backup. Anglo Concertina, English Concertina


Contra Dance: Featuring "Squeezers"

Susan Conger and Friends - Along the River

Companion CD to the popular New England tune book, which can be found on our Tune Books page.


Paul Friedman & Jody Kruskal - Paul & Jody

Paul and Jody have been playing for contra dances in New York City for years. Their dance rhythms infect the tunes and songs on this CD, including old-time and country classics from North America. Heart songs and hokum, by turns, silly, sweet, and serious. Jody sings the songs and has a distinctly American sound on the concertina, with rich harmony and melodic counterpoint while pumping out rhythms with the bellows. Paul is deep in the traditions of old-time rhythmic fiddling. Anglo Concertina


Susan Songer, George Penk, Clyde Curley - A Portland Selection

Companion to the Portland Collection book


Susan Songer, George Penk, Clyde Curley - A Portland Selection 2

36 tunes from the Portland Collection 2 book. Musicians are George Penk, fiddle; Clyde Curley, mandolin, octave mandolin, 4-string banjo; Susan Songer, piano.


A Portland Play Along Selection - Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer

A two-disc companion to Portland Collection Books 1 & 2, conceptualized and engineered specifically for learning tunes. Each tune is individually tracked and you can pan right for melody only and pan left for back up only. Tunes are played at moderate tempo, except for the first and last medleys on both discs, which are played at dance speed with harmonies and variations. There is no duplication of tunes from the two previous Portland Selection CDs.


Everything Else

Squeeze-In CD

2008 Northeast Squeeze-In Talent Show

A recording of the 2008 concert from the Button Box's annual Northeast Squeeze-In. Includes performances from Jody Kruskal, Rachel Hall, Ken Sweeney, and many others.


Julie & Gavin Aktin - Sentimental Journey

Julie's sweet singing of Tin Pan Alley songs and other old favorites is complemented nicely by Gavin's tasteful accompaniment on Jeffries duet concertina and melodeon. Includes "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Two Sleepy People," "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree," and more. Button Accordion, Duet Concertina

$24 $12

Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle & Accordion Music from across Canada

55 fiddlers and 22 accordion players from every province and region of Canada demonstrate a diversity of styles: Scottish, French, Irish; First Nations, Métis, Inuit; Ukrainian, Norwegian, Polish. The 64 tracks include early radio and television broadcasts as well as archival and out-of-print recordings. Accompanying booklet provides background and photographs. 2CD set 156 pages.

$38 $29

Eloise & Co. - More, Please!

The beautiful debut recording from Becky’s new duo with accordionist Rachel Bell. Combining the wild energy of original dance tunes with the elegance of traditional French music through tightly woven arrangements. The album is topped off with a couple of thoroughly charming vocal pieces. With very special guest Andrew Van Norstrand on guitar. Piano Accordion


Gangspil - Lydom, Bugge & Høirup

Traditional music from Denmark arranged for accordion, harmonica, fiddle, guitar and vocals. Button Accordion


V. Poulsens Kapel - Fanden er løs

The 2005 release of Fanden er løs celebrates the 25th anniversary of this marvelous traditional ensemble of piano, fiddle, mundharpe and accordion. Simple, straightforward dance tunes from Denmark are the order of the day, with a side of Quebec and Cape Breton to keep it sprightly. Button Accordion


Jody Kruskal - Poor Little Liza Jane

The roots of old-time American country music reach back to the early days of the concertina, and the Anglo's rhythm and inflection fit that music well. The antique voice of the Anglo playing this vibrant old-time musical tradition still sounds fresh and new. Anglo Concertina


Jody Kruskal - Concertina Valentine

Jody says, "Choice stories of passion from the giddy to the glorious, featuring an eccentric collection of humorous characters - earnest lovers, self-satisfied gloaters, punsters, dreamers, wimps, heroes, and cads in this happy selection of saucy songs from times gone by." Primarily a vocal recording, but lots of juicy concertina solos (and well-chosen use of occasional other instrumentation) within. Anglo Concertina


Sy Kushner - Arise!

New Jewish music by Sy Kushner. Influences range from Chassidic and Israeli to Irish and avant-garde. Piano Accordion

$15 $7

Sy Kushner - Journeys

This is the second album of original works by Sy Kushner. Influences range from rock in "A is C" to both klezmer and Israeli folk dance in "Back to A." Piano Accordion

$15 $7

Sonnich Lydom & Morten Alfred Høirup - Svip Svap Svovlstikke

Folk music from Denmark. Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica teams up with Morten Alfred Hoirup on guitar to play traditional Danish folk tunes. Button Accordion


Jeremiah McLane - The Grinding Stone

Jeremiah's newest recording. 12 tracks including slow and fast reels, jigs, waltzes, marches, two pieces in 5/4, and one slow air; all but two tunes are original. With Owen Marshall on bouzouki and guitar, Corey DiMario on bass, and Anna Patton on clarinet. -- his website Piano Accordion

$18 $14.40

Music by Trés Moutarde - American Music for Small Orchestra from Another Time

"Our music is from the early decades of the 20th century - a time when music heard was, almost always, music heard live. The recording industry was in its infancy. ... In this world, small orchestras flourished and dotted the land. Published arrangements of popular tunes of the day found a large and ready national market. It is these arrangements that Trés Moutarde draws from." -- liner notes Treble and Baritone Concertina


The Vox Hunters - The Vox Hunters

Hailing from the great state of Rhode Island, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music. Anglo Concertina, English Concertina, Melodeon

Long Time Travelling

Jeff Warner - Long Time Travelling

Jeff says, "My association with the old songs goes back a long way. My father had me up on stage with him, singing "The Old Chisholm Trail," when I was eight. I got taken along (of necessity) as a boy on some of their later song collecting trips to the mountains and seacoast of North Carolina and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I'm glad I got to meet rural people for whom traditional song was their main - sometimes only - music.Some of the songs on this album are from those people I met, and got to know better through the recordings they made for my parents. All the others are out of oral tradition, although a couple of them were composed by known authors and then absorbed into the folk. I'm happy to pass them on." Although primarily a vocal recording, there is a substantial amount of concertina backup. Anglo Concertina, English Concertina

$17 $13.60