In the 1950s George Ross, Sonny Brogan and, most revered, Paddy O’Brien pioneered a two-row system of accordion playing with a B/C fingering system. This changed the course of accordion music in Ireland and was further compounded by the masterful Joe Burke. The B/C style of Irish accordion was very legato and ornamented.
We have two courses for aspiring accordionists. Derek Hickey gives you all the basics and Daire Mulhern provides intermediate tuition for the progressing student. Both programmes focus on the B/C fingering system.
All of our tutors are Irish music professionals carefully selected for individual mastery in their instruments and proven ability in teaching their craft. All our courses follow the traditional way of learning Irish music, using the ‘phrase by phrase’ technique for teaching tunes while watching the tutor to learn good technique. Using this time-honoured, proven system of Irish musical tuition, combined with the latest technology (Virtual Reality anyone?!), we bring Irish music tuition to you, wherever you are in the world.