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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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The Chromatic Button Accordion Explained

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Jacqueline's Waltz (Tom Anderson) - Button Accordion

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The Melodeon - A Beginner's Guide Part 1- Intro | What Is A Melodeon?

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Beginner Irish Button Accordion Free Lessons No.1 of 6 - with Derek Hickey - OAIM.IE

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Darren Breslin 2008 Button Accordian Champion

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Whiskey in the jar on button accordion

Aussie boy Hector gives his version of the Irish tune 'Whiskey in the jar'. It is played on the Hohner button accordion.

Chromatic Button Accordion (B System) - Understanding the three major scale patterns

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♫ ♪ ♫ Irish Traditional Music ♪ ♫ ♪ ~ Damien Mullane on the Button Accordion

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Chromatic button accordion Skype lessons instructor performance

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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 ...
 
Battle Creek Enquirer
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Other band members include Aaron Brown on mandolin, harmonica, accordion and guitar; Winston Damon on percussion; Rick Stubbs on bass; Cara Lieurance on Irish flute, button accordion and penny whistle; and Simone Keenan on lead vocals. Keenan ...

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 ...
 
Waterford Today
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:37:30 -0700

The winner was button accordion player Grace Dowling from Dublin with guitarist Danny Dineen from Cork second. Kate fared better in Solo Singing however and her rendition of "A Friend Like You" on which she accompanied herself on the piano won her ...

Fingal Independent

Fingal Independent
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

On the night she played an O'Carolan tune called 'The Queen's Dream', followed by a reel called 'The Mason's Apron' on the button accordion. Grace won her category and was presented her award by the President of Macra na Feirme Kieran O'Dowd and ...
 
Simcoe.com
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:07:30 -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 ...
 
The Tennessean
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:10:31 -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 ...
 
New York Times
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:37:21 -0700

... spinning Irish tales 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 ...
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