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The Young Accordion Man

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THE YOUNG ACCORDION MAN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ruth Taylor Stagger Inn

1- 8 1s+2s+3s advance and retire; 1s dance in and cast (2s step up)
9-16 2s+1s+3s advance and retire; 1s turn RH (birl) to finish facing 1st corners
17-32 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:
 1s change pl RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end with a ½ turn LH to 2nd place own sides. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Accordions (from 19th-century German Akkordeon, from Akkord - "musical chord, concord of sounds") are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free reed aerophone type (producing sound as air flows past a reed in a frame).

The essential characteristic of the accordion is to combine in one instrument a melody section, also called the diskant, usually on the right-hand keyboard, with an accompaniment or Basso continuo functionality on the left-hand. The musician normally plays the melody on buttons or keys on the right-hand side (referred to as the keyboard or sometimes the manual), and the accompaniment on bass or pre-set chord buttons on the left-hand side.

Scotland has a rich musical heritage, and the accordion plays a prominent role in carrying forward its traditional tunes. Scottish accordionists (a person who plays the accordion), both past and present, have contributed significantly to the country's vibrant folk music scene.

Young Man With An Accordion

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