The Eirú Concertina
Please see photo’s below of Eirú Concertina’s coming through September/October/November 2019.
Various different wood combinations available including Walnut, Wenge, Maple and Rosewood. (click photo for larger image)
The Eirú Concertina played by Caitlin Ní Gabhann
at our shop in Milltown Malbay at the Willie Clancy Week 2019
Caitlin has a website if you would like to get lessons:
Irish Concertina Lessons:
Please see video’s of the Eirú. Click video to play and increase size.
About the Eirú Concertina
The Eirú Concertina is the highest quality Irish made Concertina available. The smooth responsive action, beautiful sound and stunning appearance are some of the many qualities of this top of the range instrument.
The Eirú has brass plated, singular, clamped Concertina reeds. These reeds are fitted into dovetailed slots on a maple reedpan, which is eventually sealed using chamois leather.
The special feature’s of the reeds is the tongue sits on the end plate and is Clamped.
see photo below.
This style of attaching the tongue give the reed an improved sound than riveting.
As well as the Clamping we have inside of the reeds engineered for angling.
this angling allows for better airflow as there is less friction on the tongue as it passes through the Brass Plate and this in turn gives the reed a more mellow sound.
The Eirú comes in a variety of exotic hardwoods including Wenge (dark almost black), Maple (white) and Rosewood (deep red). Depending on your wood choice, a contrasting inlay is added to the frame. The design on the end frame is very intricate with a line etching added.
There is the option of a drone button on the Eirú. Our standard drone is C/F but custom requests are considered.
– 31 Button C/G Concertina
– Brass Plate Clamped Concertina Reeds
– Inside Reed Angle For Increased Air Flow
– Dovetailed reed slots
– 7 fold leather bellows
– Solid Exotic Hardwood Ends (Options Available)
– Riveted Round Post Levers, Responsive Action
– Button Pressure 25 grams
– Drone Button Options
– Padded Leather Strap
– 5 Year Guarantee
– Solid Bespoke Hardcase with Strap
The Eirú Concertina is an effortless instrument to play. This is due to a combination of several different factors. The button action is set to an equal pressure throughout, meaning that all 30 keys have the same feel and quick response. The riveted round post levers also contribute to the quality of the action.
The 7 fold leather bellows are slimmer than most other Concertinas allowing the instrument to feel “free” without any restrictions. The padded leather straps also help in providing the player with a comfortable experience.