While my ‘magnum opus’ for YouTube is still under construction, I’m grateful to our regular correspondent Terry for sending me this very interesting link. I recall seeing something a little similar on the Orla organ stand at a Pakefield festival once, though that instrument only had buttons for the left hand. I’ve also seen (and been puzzled by) full button accordions. If you’re as intrigued as I am, then you’ll enjoy this explanation of how they’re designed. Daddy Long Les sounds an interesting man, and once my opus is complete I’ll take a look at his website. If you’re a player of button accordion, I’d be interested to hear from you too. It looks fiendishly tricky.
Right, back to work in the studio as I keep my ear to the ground and my shoulder to the wheel. And that takes some doing.