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Accordion footbass being played

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At 130 footbass and diatonic accordion being played by Benjamin Macke at a class event for children, folk music instruments.
His partner Birgit Bornauw was my folk ensemble teacher for 3 years in our music school, shes playing the bagpipe here in this video.
Birgit wrote an excellent thesis (in Dutch) about the history of bagpipes in Europe, she once brought her thesis in our folk music lessons class for one of her lessons.

instruments anciens et spectacle de clowns
 

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I particularly liked the clowns :)
The foot bass is certainly an unusual instrument.
Guess it's something you have to experience in real life .
 

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Great find! I've never seen a footbass before. I guess it is unavoidable that it only works in one direction, but it produces very nice deep bass sound.
 
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In their promo trailer they also use the footbass at 120.
I like the little joke where Birgit throws away the flowers and choses the bagpipe.

The Hole in The Wall by Its Baroque to my Ears

Footbass YT videos:
basse aux pieds

basse aux pieds
 
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By accident, I copied the same link twice, sorry.

I wanted to post the hyperlink to the video where the man explains and shows the inside of the footbass accordion in fifths order:
 
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Harry Geuns, our Belgian bandoneon and concertina maker also makes custom foot basses for accordion.
He is a top quality maker.
Details and layout on his website under foot bass section.
 

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