This is my first post. I can't say I'm a newby since I haven't even begun yet.
My only exposure to the concertina was seeing Liam Clancy play a few introductory notes to The Leaving of Liverpool or something (can't quite remember, I was 15, had a few Guinness in me and, besides, I played the Highland pipes, tin whistle, bohdran and wasn't interested).
Nearly 40 years later, a shoulder injury put an end to my piping, so I began to learn the violin. I wanted to concentrate on Baroque since I'd always loved it since I was a child. I was not interested in Scottish or Irish fiddle music - although, I thought I'd make an exception and learn Carolan's Concerto. While looking for some examples on youtube to help me I came across David Hansen's version of The Fairy Queen:
Such beauty and simplicity.
I listened to it several times. I hadn't been so moved by a tune in along time. A few more times listening to it and I knew I had to learn this piece, but not on the violin. I ordered a Rochelle Anglo which ought to arrive tomorrow.
I'd be happy if that were the only tune I learned on the concertina.
In an ideal world (I haven't quite located it yet), there would be a beginner's instructional book and dvd focusing on this tune. If anyone knows of anything approaching this I'd be most appreciative.