Some people like to know what the instruments used are. In no particular order :
- Martin 00-18 guitar (1970)
- Saltarelle Connemara III 2½ row melodeon
- Cajun accordion (melodeon) in C by Marc Savoy of Eunice, Louisiana
- Pigini P36 Pro 72-bass piano accordion (standard P36 with Murray Grainger’s customised regulation and other tweaks)
- Oakwood hammered dulcimer
- Jeffries C/G anglo concertina, kindly loaned by its owner, Ian Wheeler, who also loaned me his bodhran (mine having split owing to inexcusable neglect).
- Crane system duet concertina by Wheatstone, originally a Salvation Army instrument which used to belong to one of my church members, long since deceased, Arthur Hodgkiss.
- a couple of Generation whistles
- one of the original low D whistles made for me by Bernard Overton in about 1976. I think they now sell as ‘Chieftain’ whistles.
- Yamaha P120S midi digital piano
- Various other sounds use the Xpand! samples in Avid’s Pro Tools.
- Apart from the bodhran, percussion is created using FXpansion’s BFD2 software.
The album was recorded over a period of three months using Pro Tools 10 software, AKG C1000 and Behringer B2-Pro studio mics and a Focusrite Saffire digital interface. It was mastered by Turan Audio.
A couple of months ago I was selling a Savoy accordion in G on Ebay. I hastily recorded four tune clips on it and posted them up here. I thought I’d leave them up : Savoy_G_Accordion. It’s now with a happy owner in Sheffield.