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Our instrument inventory changes too often for us to list every new instrument here. If you're looking to find our new instruments, please check the current inventory of concertinas, button accordions, and piano and chromatic accordions.

New Instrument Models

Concertina Connection Minstrel anglo

Concertina Connection Minstrel

The newest addition to the Concertina Connection line of anglo concertinas. 30-key C/G with Wheatstone note layout, ebonized wooden ends, Delrin buttons and riveted brass action. Accordion-style reeds. 6-fold leather bellows. Comes with a zippered bag. Video.

Special Order $1,475
Concertina Connection Busker English

Concertina Connection Busker

The newest addition to the Concertina Connection line of English concertinas. 36-key treble (g-c3) with ebonized wooden ends, Delrin buttons and riveted brass action. Accordion-style reeds. 6-fold leather bellows. Comes with a zippered bag. Video.

Special Order $1,575
Concertina Connection Busker English

Atzarin

The Atzarin accordion is a new instrument with a fully chromatic, bisonoric and neutral treble keyboard, and a standard Stradella bass/chord system on the left side (see full details here). This Delicia-made instrument has 45 treble notes (d# - b3), 2 sets of treble reeds (MM) and 4 sets of bass/chord reeds. With hard case and straps. New

$1,795
Brandoni 144C piano accordion

Brandoni 144C

A top-of-the-line model from one of Italy's premier makers. 96 bass, 34 treble (g - e3), 4/5 sets of handmade reeds (Artigiana, LMMH). Double tone chamber, 11/7 switches. Cassotto-style bass reedblocks. Pearl keys & bass buttons. 16" keyboard; overall measurement 17 1/2" x 7 1/2". 23 lbs. With backpad, deluxe straps and rolling hardshell case. Video.

$7,295

Saltarelle Marty

This is the new, 3-voice version of Saltarelle's popular Bouëbe model. Stepped keyboard with 21 treble buttons, 3 reeds per treble note (LMM) with one stop, 8 basses with stop to remove thirds. Available with dry or swing tuning. With case and straps

Special Order
$1,995

Saltarelle Endymion

A flat keyboard version of Saltarelle's Pastourelle II model. 21+5 treble and 12 bass buttons. 2 reeds per treble note. 1 bass stop to remove third from chords. Natural finish. With case and straps.

Special Order $2,960

Saltarelle Arcadia

Saltarelle's new compact 96-bass chromatic model. 4-row with 56 treble buttons (43 notes), 3 sets of reeds and 5 switches located behind the treble keyboard. 96 bass buttons with 4 sets of reeds and 5 switches. Handmade reeds. Natural finish cherry/walnut. Specify c-griff or b-griff. Case and straps included.

Special Order $6,845
Brandoni 66C piano accordion

Brandoni 66C

78 bass, 34 treble, 3/4 sets of reeds, 5/3 switches. Super durall reeds. Measures 17 1/2" x 7". Available in several colors. 18 lbs. With backpad, deluxe straps, and rolling hardshell case.

Special Order $3,895
$4,395 With upgraded handmade reeds

Brandoni Clover

A new top-of-the-line accordion from one of Italy's premier makers. 23 treble buttons and 8 bass. 3 sets of Artigiana handmade reeds. 1 stop in the treble, 1 stop to remove thirds. Solid mahogany, with black pearl buttons. With straps and hard case.

Special Order $4,265

Cases and Other Accessories

Neotech Pad-It straps

Pad-It Straps

A simple yet elegant strap that is sure to be a hit! The shoulder pads are made with an anti-microbial memory foam that conforms to the shoulders for a comfortable fit that makes even heavy instruments a breeze to wear. The pads also help to wick moisture away for additional comfort. The straps connect to the instrument with their unique loop connection system for added security. Length is adjustable from 33" to 51".

$31

Button Box Green & Gold Logo T-Shirts

Our logo with sparkle! 100% cotton, deep forest green and lettering in metallic gold with silver shadows.

Sizes S - XL
Select size: $14.00
XXL
$16.00

Button Box Logo T-Shirts

Our logo - plain and simple! 100% cotton, black with white ink. These sizes run small.

Sizes S - XXL
Select size: $14.00

New CDs

Tony O'Connell - 'live and well

"I am thrilled to present this traditional concertina solo album with a diverse selection of repertoire played on a number of differently pitched concertinas." -- Tony O'Connell. Anglo Concertina

$24

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

$16

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

$16

Gangspil - Lydom, Bugge & Høirup

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

$16

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 and Anglo concertina

$22

Peter Conlon - The Genius of Peter Conlon

"This new release presents the recorded works of the remarkable P.J. Conlon - foremost of the melodeon players to record Irish music in the 1920's. The remarkable Peter Conlon was the foremost player of traditional Irish music on the melodeon during the golden age of 78 rpm recording. The 44 page booklet documents his life, his recordings, his legacy, and much more." -- Claddagh Records 2 CDs + booklet

$29

The Press Gang - Fortune It May Smile

Their first CD in their quartet format. Christian "Junior" Stevens (button accordion, anglo concertina), Alden Robinson (fiddle), Owen Marshall (guitar, bouzouki, harmonium) and Hanz Araki (flute, vocals). Anglo concertina, button accordion

$16

Florence Fahy - Tunes from the Flaggy Shore

Florence is a highly regarded player and teacher of the concertina. Her playing is rooted in the Irish tradition and this first album from a player of her stature is long overdue. Florence comes from an area rich in traditional music and concertina playing in New Quay, Co Clare. She heard her first tunes by the fireside from her father Martin Fahy, who joins her in a few sets on this CD. Anglo Concertina

$16

Réjean Lizotte - L’ultime Album

Original compositions of Réjean Lizotte. With Rachel Aucoin, Normand Legault and Claudine Arcand. From 2017. Button accordion

$17
Beausoleil CD

Beausoleil - Allons a Lafayette & More

Over 60 minutes of Cajun music with Michael Doucet and special guest Canray Fontenot. Cajun accordion

$19

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

$22
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

$17

New Books

World Music for Accordion Made Easy

Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs for Accordion - David DiGiuseppe

"This book presents a collection of the most-loved, all-time favorite gospel songs and hymns for the keyboard accordion. The songs are presented in easy-to-read arrangements in popular keys, with accompanying fingering suggestions and chord symbols. These short and lyrical arrangements are perfect for use in a worship setting or just for fun." --Mel Bay 48 pages.

$14.99
World Music for Accordion Made Easy

World Music for Accordion Made Easy - Basil Bunelik

"Immerse yourself in a wonderful collection of accordion melodies from many lands, Poland to Peru. The titles in this book will be well known in the cultures from whence they came, for good reason; these tunes have stood the test of time and tradition and are treasured by musicians worldwide. Arranged in order of left-hand simplicity, there is plenty of guidance to help the beginner with fingering. The pieces are arranged progressively to include simple but effective harmonies and accompaniment, laying the foundation for proficient and flexible accordion technique." --Mel Bay 48 pages with online audio.

$14.99

Easy Folk Accordion - Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

Short easy pieces of traditional music from around the world. Compiled from titles across our popular World Music Series and edited by acclaimed folk musicians Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, this book features tunes for solo accordion from the British Isles to the USA, from Eastern Europe to Asia and beyond. Ideal for beginner grades, Easy Folk Accordion is a round-the-world ticket for musical inspiration. The title includes a CD of all tunes recorded by Jonny Dyer. 31 pages with CD.

$22.99

French Folk Tunes for Accordion - Arranged by Murray Grainger

A selection of 45 traditional French tunes arranged for the accordion. Styles include bourrées, polkas, waltzes and mazurkas. Includes technical and stylistic notes to help interpretation. Suitable for both chromatic and piano accordion. 80 pages with CD.

$22.99

The Christmas Accordion Songbook - Gary Meisner

20 popular holiday songs arranged for accordion are featured in this collection, including: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth • Caroling, Caroling • Do You Hear What I Hear • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas • I Wonder As I Wander • The Little Drummer Boy • Mary, Did You Know? • Silver Bells • This Christmas • White Christmas • and more. 72 pages.

$9.99

101 Easy Irish Session Tunes - Dave Mallinson

A selection of Ireland's easiest, most common, most popular and most well-known tunes. Only 14 notes are required to play all 101 tunes. Ideal for beginners and novices. Suitable for all melody instruments. With chords. Book

$12.50

101 Easy Irish Session Tunes - CD

These popular Irish tunes have been produced as a companion soundtrack to the book of the same title. Featuring Dave Mallinson on melodeon. CD

$15

Tangos for Accordion - arranged by Gary Meisner

Every accordionist needs to know some tangos! Here are 15 favorites: Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) • Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes) • Hernando's Hideaway • Jalousie (Jealousy) • Kiss of Fire • La Cumparsita (The Masked One) • Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) • The Rain in Spain • Tango of Roses • Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) • and more! 60 pages.

$9.99

Sing-Along Favorites for Accordion - arranged by Gary Meisner

Accordion expert Gary Meisner has arranged 30 all-time classics, including: Beautiful Brown Eyes • Clementine • Down by the Riverside • For Me and My Gal • Home on the Range • I Love You Truly • Let Me Call You Sweetheart • The Red River Valley • Take Me Out to the Ball Game • Yankee Doodle • and many more! 77 pages.

$9.99

Raz de Marée / Tidal Wave

This tune book is the companion of the CD of the same name that can be found on our CDs page. 34 pages.

$17.00

Raz de Marée / Tidal Wave - Marche du St-Laurent

This tune book is the companion of the CD of the same name that can be found on our CDs page. 32 pages.

$17.00

Accordion Go East - Peter Michael Haas

"Featuring a range of pieces from a Russian folk song, easy, playable with 48 basses, to lively Balkan and Klezmer dances, this collection has something for everyone! Playing tips help you perform the pieces in their authentic styles. As an extra: 4 pieces in duo versions with both C and Bb parts for the melody. In three interviews, musicians in the scene provide cultural background information. On the professionally produced CD, which includes selected musical guests, you can listen to all the pieces included in the book." -- Mel Bay 104 pages with CD.

$26.95

International Accordion Favorites - Bruce Bollerud

Welcome to the world of international accordion music. This collection contains a sampling of ethnic folk music from Europe and the Americas and forms the foundation of a basic folk accordion repertoire. These songs are from many nations. They are crowd pleasers and they are fun to play. I have played most of these songs in the various bands I have played with over the years. These melodies have stood the test of time, so what are you waiting for? Open the book, get your accordion out and let's play some music! 74 pages with online audio.

$19.99

Learn Blues Accordion - David DiGiuseppe

"Learn Blues Accordion is a unique method book that includes 34 blues compositions and numerous exercises that will help you master the blues. The exercises increase in difficulty and introduce concepts and techniques that specifically target both hands. Explore blues scales, chord progressions and learn common blues techniques such as grace notes, slides, pedal points, double stops and tremolos. Left hand accompanying rhythmic styles are taught and used throughout the material, including boogie-woogie, the blues shuffle, New Orleans and walking bass lines. This book also features exercises on comping chords in common blues keys using various rhythmic patterns. Accompanying audio is recorded in stereo format, separating the left and right hands. The recordings are available online with included access." -- Mel Bay 96 pages with online audio.

$19.99

Ye Yaille Chere - Traditional Cajun Dance Music - Raymond E. Francois

"A unique treasury of words and sheet music to 247 traditional and original Cajun songs, this book will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in Cajun music and culture. Collected, transcribed, and annotated by Raymond E. Francois. One of the most remarkable comprehensive collections of authentic Cajun sheet music and lyrics from southwest Louisiana, from 1900 and earlier to nearly 1970, ranging from old songs which have nearly been forgotten to the classic songs of the Cajun repertoire." -- Flat Town Music 520 pages.

$39.98