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Peter Laban

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  1. Peter Laban

    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    Thanks C. This one is proving to be quite the persistent earworm: Fluffy Arabian Cat Disease Was looking at how you managed to swipe my signature, and it reminded me how true the sentiment of it is too, music does always give me a boost. Yesterday was a good day.
  2. Peter Laban

    Embedding Test

    It is a very handy feature, I used it earlier posting a couple of photos and it worked a treat. Your post does leave me with an Instagram cookie, which I don't necessarily want.
  3. Peter Laban

    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    Bumping this subject up one more time after an entertaining afternoon in sunny Tulla. The venue was Cnoc na Gaoithe, a fine former convent building recently converted to a cultural centre, the concert taking place in a side room, the small stage in a little alcove that was once (I assume) a small chapel, its ceiling decorated, with some very apppropriate. cherubs. A small audience of around forty, older local people, young East Clare musicians who had just finished their classes (Frankie Gavin was taking a fiddle class in another room, before his concert with Noel Hill tonight), a few musicians keeping a low profile. Nice and relaxed. Good fun. Interesting bit about one of the Bass concertinas, Dipper bass6, that has a set of levers that convert it instantly from bisonoric to unisonoric and adds a facility for some rigorous note bending.
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    The old forums will still be available through the Wayback machine @ archive.org
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    Fair enough, I am all ad-blocked so if someone gets intrusive ads I automatically think it must something on their end.
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  7. Peter Laban

    D/a Vs C/g Starting Out?

    To an extend yes. But I feel this discussion is ignoring different fingering systems that are open to you.. Mullally played a D/A, Kitty Hayes was used to one and ended up playing in C and F one her C/G.
  8. Peter Laban

    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    I can't find a schedule, I even waded into Facebook but their page comes up with nothing. There are concerts at least in Dingle, Carrick on Shannon and Tulla, possibly others I failed to spot. All in Ireland.
  9. Irish Times : Noel Hill's Connemara nightmare The programme will be up on TG4.tv after broadcast, usually for about a month.
  10. Peter Laban

    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    Bringing up this one for a moment as I couldn't help noticing the lads are doing concerts at next month. Bought tickets and looking forward.
  11. Peter Laban

    A Touch Of Clare

    You're welcome, they have great music up on the site and it's worth exploring.
  12. Peter Laban

    A Touch Of Clare

    ITMA does have out of print recordings, I think they collect just about anything that becomes available. There are, I would think, copyright and ownership issues though that would prevent them from making all material available online. It is available for listening on site though, both commercial and non commercial/field recordings, as far as I know. Perhaps a reminder of the Recordings at the Clare Library is in order here. And to blow my own trumpet, if you don't mind, the traditional music photos at Clare library
  13. Peter Laban

    A Touch Of Clare

    It's in her kitchen, summer 2001. Done for 'A touch of Clare' but they wanted one of her playing (they hadn't said) so they used one of their own. Shot a roll of 35mm film and a 120 roll, 6x6, window to one side and a a roof light overhead. I had prints of it for sale when I was selling photos through Custy's so you could have seen it there. Still have the box of old stock of that sitting here, slowly weathering/withering in the West Clare dampness.
  14. Peter Laban

    A Touch Of Clare

    No, it just means I called time on it. May 17 will be the tenth anniversary of Kitty's death. Cherish the memory.
  15. Peter Laban

    A Touch Of Clare

    It probably easy to overestimate the demand for this sort of recordings and mind you, Touch of Clare has had a good run, it probably has been available longer than any of the others mentioned on this thread. But from an economic point of view there comes a point where demand just becomes too small. I agree with you on digital versions, I don't fancy them and never wanted to go that road for 'They'll be Good Yet', and I had a few people shouting at me online for it too, when it first came out. I'd never buy digital music although if all else fails the digital samizdat will have to do. I did get the Lucy Farr one that way too. It never 'feels' quite the same though.