Monday, 14 November 2016

Tour Scotland Video Father And Daughter Accordion Music Festival Auchtermuchty Fife

Tour Scotland video of a father and daughter playing accordion in the Square on ancestry visit to the Traditional Music Festival in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland. The accordion originated in Italy in the early 19th century and became popular all over Europe. It quickly found its place in Scottish music, its greater power lending itself to playing alongside the fiddle in dance bands, and its complexity allowing it to play a wide variety of tunes and styles. There are basically two types of accordion: the piano accordion, which has a piano keyboard on one side of the bellows to play the melody and a series of pistons or buttons on the other to play the bass lines and chords; and the button accordion which uses a series of buttons on the right-hand side instead of the piano keyboard. Like the fiddle, it is very popular in dance music and the two instruments are often paired off, there are many accordion and fiddle clubs in existence throughout Scotland.

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