The Stramash

The Largest Gathering of Accordionists Ever Seen will take place in The Brog Maker Kilkenny on FRIDAY AUGUST 12th at 8pm as part the BIG SQUEEZE 2016 Festival Events. A Night Not To Miss! Musicians will travel from far & wide for the Stramash. It will be an EXPLOSIVE Night (“Stramash” is the Scottish word for “Smash”, “Turmoil”). It will be a really * Smashing Night * Great Craic* Great Music *

Buttons and Bows

Bruce Lindsay  will lead a twenty—strong contingent of fine Scottish musicians in our Stramash on Friday Aug 12th.  Bruce, together with Gladys Wright and the Button  & Bows team have put together a wonderful program of Scottish Music and Airs for “Robbie Burns Night.  This will be an evening where the Scottish and Irish Traditions will fuse in to what promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment,

Bruce and the club are famous throughout Scotland for their annual Shand Morino Day when hundreds of accordionists throughout Ireland and the UK come together to celebrate the heritage of the great Sir Jimmy Shand.

Cork Accordion Club

On the last Wednesday of every month, accordionists travel from far and wide to Pa Johnsons Bar in Cork City for their monthly get-together and the music and atmosphere is breathtaking.  This is the Cork Accordion Club and the gathering is managed by Donal Ring Junior supported by his father, Ceili Maestro  Donal Ring.  And it is not only accordionists that turn up, You’ll find fiddle players, tin whistle players, mandolins and more.  Last week we had a Sax player!  The Craic is Mighty!

The Cork accordion club will arrive in force for The Stramash on Friday August 12th in the Brogmaker on the Castlecomer Road.  They will be joined by other musicians from Cavan to Kerry/  MC for the night will be Donal Ring Junior.  The club will also be taking part in events on Saturday 13th Aug at St Kieran’s College.  Don’t Miss it!

Cork Accordion Club Gathering at Pa Johnson's Bar Shandon Cork
Friday, 12 August, 2016
8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Brogmaker, Kilkenny
Bruce Lindsay - The Buttons & Bows Accordion and Fiddle Club
Donal Ring Jnr with Ceili Maestro Donal Ring Snr at the Cork Accordion Club Cork

Andy Greig

Andrew was born and brought up in East Fife. He started learning the two-row melodeon from a young age having being encouraged by his father who also played. While being self-taught he progressed very quickly which led him to buy a Shand Morino accordion from Jimmy Shand in the 1950’s. He has played extensively throughout both at home and abroad and has been quest artist at many, many accordion clubs. He is widely admired for his style of playing which has great “lift” and has a very extensive repertoire for a button box player which makes him very popular with dancers and audiences alike. Andy is also an exponent of Robert Burns and has been widely involved in Burns suppers over the years for his knowledge of both Burns music and verse and is one of the few Shand Morino players who is always smiling.

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