The website of Paul Le Gall, diatonic accordion teacher


Here you'll find the information about diatonic accordion lessons
I give in Landerneau, Sizun and Landivisiau
(in the department of Finistère).

I'm also pleased to present to you the Family Ar Gall Band
…but maybe we already met in a "Fest-noz" ?
(a traditional dance gathering in Brittany)

A tablature collection is provided to the visitors of this site
To make full use of it or to download to your computer, you just have to click.
I just have one advice for you : don't cut corners !

The "Salle de Musique" section is only for my students.

Finally, I recommend to all of you who are accordion lovers
to explore the links under the "Diato World" (in Brittany...) section.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT !                    Paul Le Gall

You said "diatonic" ?

Accordion, in its original diatonic form, appeared in Brittany at the end of the 19th century.
It quickly became popular, it was at that time the instrument used to liven up celebrations. Traditional instruments were put away for some time.

Then, chromatic accordions progressively appeared and attracted many people in open-air cafes and in village dances.Later, some musicians gave the diatonic accordion a new life and place, adapting it to new and diverse musical styles. Today, the diatonic accordion is often played with violins, clarinets, bombardes, guitars and other instruments.

Diatonic accordion offers the player access
to a varied repertoire :
  • Sailor songs
  • Popular songs
  • Celtic music
  • Folk music, etc...
Salle de Musique
Source : Centre breton d'Art populaire

Paul Le Gall has given diatonic accordion lessons in the Centre breton d'Art populaire since 1993. Immersed in traditional music since 1965 in the Cercle Celtique of Plouedern (Department of Finistère), he learned to play the tin whistle and the bombarde. In 1980, he discovers and ‘falls in love' with the diatonic accordion...

You're listening to "Morisson Jig"
(C) Paul Le Gall 12-2007
Updated on : jeudi 25 avril 2019