Hohner Pokerwork Melodeon

Richard Sanderson, from Little Atoms and Baggage Reclaim is profiled at Normblog today.

What is your most treasured possession? > My Hohner Pokerwork Melodeon

I have played concertina with Richard and his Hohner Pokerwork Melodeon. If you don’t know what one of them sounds like, click here.  If you want to see what a person who plays a Hohner Pokerwork Melodeon looks like, click here. If you want to hear what sort of music Richard was making 20 years before he took up the melodeon, click here.


Ach, this is turning into an Arts Blog post… but here is my favourite Breton folk-rock band with a melodeon, a bombard, bongos, guitar and bagpipes in it. Startijenn, they’re called:

Look out for the absurdly Breton guy smoking a ciggy about three quarters of the way through.

I think the melodeon is a Saltarelle, a pretty decent French make.