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Daniel Hersh

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About Daniel Hersh

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  • Birthday 03/03/1956

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    I've played Anglo for over 30 years and play both C/G and G/D. I also play Crane Duet, and I tried out Hayden Duet and Chemnitzer for a while too. I'm involved in organizing various concertina events in the San Francisco Bay Area -- if you're interested, send me a message!
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    near Oakland, California

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  1. Daniel Hersh

    Reel titles?

    I don''t know the name of the tune, but here's a link if anyone wants to listen: https://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_537_9tour_of_ireland_concert_in_bru_boru_cashel/
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    piccalo 32 button anglo , looks to be Bb/F on ebay

    How do you know it's a piccolo, or its key?
  3. Daniel Hersh

    "A Festival of Free Reeds"

    I think this is my favorite concertina & harmonica video:
  4. Sean-- The missing low D is definitely frustrating on a 30-button Anglo, but if you ever want to play English-style along the C row or accompany songs in C you will appreciate that low F. Daniel It is a difficult decision to make as I do make use of almost the full low end of the instrument. Meanwhile there are at least 3 buttons on the high end I can honestly not remember ever using in a tune. That is a good point about the full F major scale. I don't actually know any F Major tunes, but I suppose I may wan't to in the future. I guess it might be just be better to look for an instrument with more buttons or a drone button in the future.
  5. Daniel Hersh

    Another J Wallis 20 Button Anglo

    Looks like an early Lachenal to me. Others may know more.
  6. Daniel Hersh

    Morse Beaumont (Hayden Duet) 52 Button

    If you aren't able to sell it here, you might want to check with the Button Box to see if they're interested in buying it back from you or selling it for you on consignment.
  7. Daniel Hersh

    German Speaking Detailed Web Page

    Sebastian-- There is a German tradition, but on larger concertinas. For example, see http://www.musikwissenschaft.uni-wuerzburg.de/instrumente/organologie/doku/konzertina/konzertina-spielen/konzertina-spieler and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpGXp6y5B6U . Hi, John! Could you go a bit more into detail on this subject? What is the 'typical German playing style'? I mean, the concertina is not a widespread instrument in Germany and there is no specific german concertina playing tradition. But I guess your remark was a bit more about general playing style. I'd like to hear your thoughts about the matter, because you have both the perspective from the outside and the insight from the inside.
  8. Daniel Hersh

    Wheatstoe Duet

    Previously discussed here at http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19600 . Alex, thanks for catching that - I should have checked. Thanks! Do you have by any chance a version with notes on staff or something like that?
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    Wheatstoe Duet

    It's listed in the ledgers at http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD02/PAGES/D2P0620S.HTM as A.G. N.P. Octo 72 Keys 9 1/2. I believe that A.G. means Anglo German, N.P. means Nickel Plated, Octo is Octagonal and 9 1/2 is likely the width in inches. That may be why the seller says it's Anglo German. It's conceivable that it's a giant Anglo and not actually a duet at all. On the other hand, it may be an "A,G. Duet" - see http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5855 . See especially the last three posts in that thread. The two instruments mentioned there are in the ledgers at http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD02/PAGES/D2P0500S.HTM . One is listed as an A.G. Duet, but the other is listed as A.G. Octo. I suspect the only way to know would be to try it out or perhaps have the seller play it over the phone or in a recording. It's listed as being in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Does anyone live near there who might be able to check it out and report back, if the seller is willing?
  10. Daniel Hersh

    Is The Concertina For Me?

    What kind of accordion do you play? If it's a piano accordion or a CBA, you might be happier with one of the duet systems (Hayden, Crane or Maccann) rather than an Anglo with its different notes on push and pull. FYI, I play piano accordion, Anglo, Crane and some Hayden myself, and I tried Chemnitzer for a while too.
  11. Daniel Hersh

    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    Not exactly an answer to your question, but M. Devos was previously discussed on c.net in 2006 at http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4136
  12. Daniel Hersh

    Interesting Tiny Paper Concertina

    Here's another one, with more challenging music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7qw08lIPPo .
  13. Daniel Hersh

    Rochelle Or Something Else? Beginner

    If your budget is really tight and you want a concertina-reeded instrument, you might even be able to manage with a 22 or 24 button, which are cheaper than the 26's when you can find them. But I'd go for a 26 if it's within your budget. For Irish-style playing a 26 should be fine, though not for English style where you can really use the lowest notes on the third row of a 30.
  14. The next San Francisco Bay Area concertina players gathering will be on Saturday, March 10 from 2 to 5 pm. It will be at our usual location in the home of a local player who lives in Albany near the border with Berkeley. Players at all levels of all types of concertina are welcome. If time allows, we'll do a round robin where everyone who's interested can play a tune/song each for the rest to hear. The rest will be informal and unplanned, with several rooms in the house available for small sessions or discussions. For more information, send me a private message or email me at hrshsand "at" earthlink.net .
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    Early Gremlin Anglo

    Seems likely to be a Gremlin Saxon from Andrew Norman's project. Bear in mind that he didn't do all the work on all the concertinas - see http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4522&p=44802 .
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