These are the more unusual instruments we play, with a bit of an explanation of each:
This is a bellows instrument, akin to the accordian and concertina. The two-row
diatonic melodeon that Pennie uses can play in two major keys, D and G. They will
also play in other keys, notably Em and Am, but A is also possible.
Pennie plays a Hohner 2 row or a Salterelle for bookings and occasionally a
This isn't the dulcimer made famous by Coleridge in his poem about Kubla Khan,
but a relative from the American Appalachian mountains. It's a diatonic fretted
instrument - that is, it doesn't have a fret at every semitone interval like a
guitar, but at the intervals of a normal Western diatonic scale. Clif plays
six-string instruments with the strings tuned in three pairs, which, due to
the layout of the frets, will only play in one key. Clif uses two, one tuned
to D and the other to G (which, eagle-eyed readers will note, are the same
keys as Penni's melodeons).