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Main article: Accordion
Diatonic button accordion (German make, early 20th century).

A button accordion is a type of accordion on which the melody-side keyboard consists of a series of buttons rather than piano-style keys. There exists a wide variation in keyboard systems, tuning, action and construction of these instruments. For example:

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36 news items

USA TODAY

The Journal News | LoHud.com
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:01:16 -0700

Cody McSherry, 11, plays his button accordion at the annual festival of the American Accordionists Association, held this year in Tarrytown from July 9-13. Accordion enthusiasts point to Cody as living proof that the instrument is attracting younger ...
 
Simcoe.com
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:08:25 -0700

John came from a musical family and played the melodeon – a button accordion – and sang traditional Irish folk songs. He also loved classical music, the Irish Tenors and Pavarotti. His favourite chair was in the living room near the radio, where he ...

Green Bay Press Gazette

Green Bay Press Gazette
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Jerabek (who also sings and plays keyboards and sousaphone) received his first 3-row button accordion from his grandfather when he was 9 years old and taught himself how to play a few Czech and German songs for his family. Later inspired by Don ...

IrishCentral

IrishCentral
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:11:15 -0700

... in the tradition of the great Irish shanachai (storyteller) Eamon Kelly, and well as music by vocalist Marian Makins, backed by Margie Mulvihill on flute, John Reynolds on fiddle, Don Meade on banjo, John Nolan on button accordion, and Gabriel ...
 
Fall River Spirit
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700

It combines the music of Louisiana Creole (a blend of French, Spanish, African and Native American cultures) and Cajun music (a blend of French fiddle tunes, Irish fiddle tunes, German button accordion, Latin rhythms and Appalachian styles). And no one ...
 
San Jose Mercury News
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:49:19 -0700

Grant chimes in on Celtic harp, cello and button accordion. "Almost every single instrument we play has resonating strings," Schermer says. "So when I play on the neck of the harp guitar (a lute-like creation with more strings than a standard guitar ...
 
The Tennessean
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:03:45 -0700

As a musician, she plays banjo, mandolin, button accordion, guitar, fiddle, musical saw and sings. She has been featured on the "Grand Ole Opry" and on album with beloved songwriters including Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Ron Davies ...
 
Suburban News
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Acclaimed button accordion player Liam O'Sullivan, another veteran of the Irish Celtic tour, will serve as assistant musical director. Studio2Stage runs Sunday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. in Kean University's Wilkins Theatre, at 1000 Morris Ave. in Union ...
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