Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Cairdin "English Box" - a new D/G Melodeon for the English Folk player

The Cairdin English Box was launched at this year’s Melodeons and More and has received excellent reviews from those who’ve tried it out.

Designed by Michael Searson of Cairdin, in partnership with Black Diamond Accordions, specifically for the English market - and with Morris players particularly in mind - this versatile, yet light, three-voice D/G melodeon really cuts through for outdoor playing.

It features:
  • 21 treble buttons 
  • Fourth button start 
  • Low notes and accidentals 
  • Stop for thirds in the chords 
  • Swing tuning 
  • Available in American Walnut (shown) or American Cherry

It took 18 months to develop and refine, but we were delighted to be able to launch Cairdín’s English Box at last, on St Patrick’s Day 2015!

Hand-made with painstaking traditional craftsmanship, to rival Castelfidardo’s finest, with Voci Armoniche reeds, this beautiful instrument is priced at £2,599.*

The Cairdin English book will be available to try on the Black Diamond Accordions stand at music festivals in the UK (see our homepage for a list of forthcoming venues), or by appointment at our offices in West Mersea, Essex.

All enquiries: email us or ring Greg on 07801 308054.

* Straps and hard case included. Price subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Owen Woods playing Fisitalia Elite D/G Melodeon

We were delighted when Owen Woods agreed to record some tracks on the Fisitalia Elite D/G Melodeon to show off this lovely instrument's full potential.

On Thursday 30th October we spent the morning with Owen in Jay Stapley's West Mersea recording studio, and the result was the four tracks below:

Owen is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for his new solo melodeon album - please give him your support.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Black Diamond Accordions' summer festival season

We had a great summer taking Black Diamond and Fisitalia instruments to some of the UK's top folk festivals. Here are some of our favourite moments. You can see lots more photos on our Facebook page .

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Black Diamond Accordions are now the Authorised UK Dealers for Fisitalia of Castelfidardo

We're delighted to announce that Black Diamond Accordions have been appointed the authorised UK dealers for Fisitalia Accordions of Castelfidardo.

We will be showing some of these superb hand-crafted instruments at festivals this summer, including:

Accordions International, Mundesley, Norfolk, 20-24 October 2014

For more information, please visit the Fisitalia UK page of our website, 'like' the Fisitalia UK Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.

Monday, 2 December 2013

FREE DELIVERY on Black Diamond Accordions and Melodeons

Special offer for Christmas - FREE delivery on all our instruments within mainland UK until end December 2013. (Ring us for special rates for Highlands, Islands, NI and Republic of Ireland.)