It's what you guys recommended I get. But on hearing it I could understand why. Really don't get why the guy sold it as he was still playing. It has a truly awesome sound. I have heard a few on utube but not like this one. Only issue i have is it's really loud. Not too bad when playing only the treble. But now I'm getting the bass going with the simple tunes. Theres just no way to keep it quiet. So it's either clear out the shed. Which needs doing anyway. Or take to driving off to remote places and get arrested for disturbing the peace.
It should be perfectly possible for a Pokerwork to be played relatively softly. Try it and see - the reeds should respond with relatively little bellows pressure. You shouldn't need to force the instrument to play. However, a lot depends on how the reeds have been set up (or not). If the reeds have a 'breathy' sound and are slow to respond except at higher bellows pressures (= a loud sound), it is likely that some adjustment of the reed tip gap is needed and maybe some valves replacing too.
Some players (particularly morris musicians) who need extra volume may have had the reed gap set deliberately on the high side, which could mean the instrument is more difficult to play quietly.
A good instrument repairer and tuner can check what is needed and do the work to set up the instrument for you.