Whilst there is a lot of information on the use of the harmonica in Scottish and Irish Traditional music, little has been written about its use in England. This reflects the lower profile of traditional music in England and the relative isolation of most of the harmonica/mouth organ players. Musicians usually use tremolo or diatonic […]
I stepped down as editor of Harmonica World magazine after the August 2019 issue and I decided to do the simple blog I never seemed to have time to do before . I used to use the blog to announce when the new magazine was being mailed out. Now I want to make it more […]
Harmonica History in Books. Today’s harmonica world is the result of the pioneering activities of manufacturers, composers, performers and amateur players. A lot has happened in the last 100 years but it is not very well documented or understood. These books provide some of the backgound to the artists and the way the music developed. […]
The history of the harmonica is told by the performers and the music they recorded. Most of the major music collectors have died but this website shares some of the recordings from their collections – shellac, vinyl, cassette and reel to reel tapes, CDs, film and video tapes. It includes all music styles and harmonica types.