Announcing the “Cairdín English Box”

Black Diamond Accordions have teamed up with Cairdín Accordions of Ireland to produce the Cairdín English Box” (3-voice D/G Mini Deluxe) available in the UK exclusively through us.


Designed by Michael Searson in partnership with us, specifically for the English market, and with Morris players particularly in mind, this versatile, yet light, three-voice D/G melodeon really cuts through for outdoor playing.

  • 21 treble buttons
  • Fourth button start
  • Low notes and accidentals
  • Stop for thirds in the chords
  • Swing tuning
  • Available in American Walnut (shown) or American Cherry


It’s taken 18 months to develop and refine, but we are delighted to be able to launch Cairdín’s English Box at last, on St Patrick’s Day 2015!


Hand-made with painstaking traditional craftsmanship, to rival Castelfidardo’s finest, with Voci Armoniche reeds, this beautiful instrument is priced at £3,299.*



Available to try on the Black Diamond Accordions stand at music festivals in the UK (see our homepage for a list of forthcoming venues), or by appointment at our offices in West Mersea, Essex.


All enquiries: email us or ring Greg on 07801 308054.


* Straps and hard case included. Price subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.  

Cairdín Button Accordions

Cairdín (pronounced Car-DEEN) Button Accordions were launched in 1996, following many years of research and development in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Made by hand in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, Ireland, they are designed to give the musician the ultimate freedom of expression when playing. All instruments are fully guaranteed. 


Cairdíns are played by some of the finest Irish musicians, including Sharon ShannonJohn Whelan and Liam O'Sullivan


Now the new Cairdín D/G English Box opens the way for English players to experience the joy of owning and playing one of these superb hand-crafted instruments.