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#1 Gaspar

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

So this video is the reason why I wanted to play concertina.

I know Jon plays a MacCann Duet here but I don´t know wich one. Lachenal, Wheatstone? 39 keys, 46 keys?

I appreciate your help :)

Thanks a lot

 



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:37 PM

Excellent, thanks for that. :)

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:21 PM

there is a 72button metal-ended maccann aeola on ebay at the moment...

 

strike that--there WAS one as of a couple of days ago, but  it doesn't seem to be there now...


Edited by ceemonster, 12 May 2014 - 04:23 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

Everyone plays concertina - who'd have thought it?



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

Yes, very nice indeed, with three English Concertinas added if I'm not mistaken...

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

It looks like more than 39 or 46 - see 28 secs in.

You should write here and ask: http://forums.spiers...n.com/index.php

In the meantime, about 20% of the songs on a 'folk song a day' are Jon accompanying himself on his Maccann. I keep meaning to create a list of links to these songs. He also accompanies himself on fiddle on many tunes and uses a similar held chord style of accompaniment which I like a lot - a bit like a harmonium.

http://www.afolksongaday.com

Spiers and Boden are a good listen too.

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Edited by Don Taylor, 12 May 2014 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

Nice Video! Yep, John Boden on Maccann duet; Sam Sweeney, Robert Harbron and Paul Sartin, all three on English concertinas. Rob Harbron is the only regular player of the English concertina out of the three of them, as far as I know.  I shall be seeing Paul Sartin on Sunday, as one half of Belshazzar's Feast, so I will ask him about it.  :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:53 AM

It looks like more than 39 or 46 - see 28 secs in.

You should write here and ask: http://forums.spiers...n.com/index.php

In the meantime, about 20% of the songs on a 'folk song a day' are Jon accompanying himself on his Maccann. I keep meaning to create a list of links to these songs. He also accompanies himself on fiddle on many tunes and uses a similar held chord style of accompaniment which I like a lot - a bit like a harmonium.

http://www.afolksongaday.com

Spiers and Boden are a good listen too.

Don.

 

Don Thanks a lot for both links! ;) 

 

Nice Video! Yep, John Boden on Maccann duet; Sam Sweeney, Robert Harbron and Paul Sartin, all three on English concertinas. Rob Harbron is the only regular player of the English concertina out of the three of them, as far as I know.  I shall be seeing Paul Sartin on Sunday, as one half of Belshazzar's Feast, so I will ask him about it.  :rolleyes:

 

Chris

 

Chris that would be awesome! yes please :lol: !!!



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:55 PM

okay...i'm losing track of my concertina scouting--the 72-button metal-ended macann aeola i saw is one that recently appeared on the Button Box's "Duet" in-stock inventory listings...



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

okay...i'm losing track of my concertina scouting--the 72-button metal-ended macann aeola i saw is one that recently appeared on the Button Box's "Duet" in-stock inventory listings...

Thank you! That´s an awesome Duet Concertina. A little too much sugar for my blood at that price tag.

I decided I want to try Duet but I will focus my search on a 46 buttons MacCann.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

To answer your original question:

 

In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended 

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

To answer your original question:

 

In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended 

 

Dave 

Dave thank you so much!

I think that 46k Lachenal is the one being played in the video :)



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

 

To answer your original question:

 

In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended 

 

Dave 

Dave thank you so much!

I think that 46k Lachenal is the one being played in the video :)

 

 

You may well think that, I could not possibly comment....

 

Shows what a good musician can do with what some people would think of as a fairly limited instrument, 


Edited by d.elliott, 19 May 2014 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

there are a number of maccanns in various configs on these two english/duet pages in the "secondhand instruments" listings  at Hobgoblin music store in the UK:

 

http://www.hobgoblin...econdhandPage=1



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:42 AM

Hounds of Love - what a great song. I think if I were doing it I might use "bellows strumming" to imitate the rhythm of the 'cello on the original, but that's certainly not a complaint...  :)







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