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#1 Grey Larsen

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

For the holidays I am selling my 4-CD set, “300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments,” for only $4.99 USD. See http://greylarsen.co...-84SII1MytPIfg1 . This price is good through January 5th, 2018.

 

I play the tunes on Irish flute, tin whistle, and 49 of the tunes on my Wheatstone 12-sided anglo concertina from the 1930s. This is an excellent resource for repertoire building and makes a nice gift. Also, I designed the tune sequence such that good medleys result when you play consecutive tunes one after another. (At least I think so.) 

 

For $9.99, you can get the same collection as 300 downloadable mp3s, and save shipping costs. This costs less than getting the CDs if you are in Canada, Mexico or outside of North America. The mp3s can be found here: http://greylarsen.co...products_id=111 .

 

To buy only the 49 concertina tunes, go here: http://greylarsen.co...products_id=108.

 

The CD set is so cheap because I have piles of them on my shelves! Time to move them out into the world. I make no profit at this price, but I have the pleasure of spreading the music around.

 

This audio collection is a companion to my book “300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments.” (See http://greylarsen.co...products_id=107). All 300 tunes are notated in the book. Free excerpts are available as PDF downloads (at http://greylarsen.com/webstore/books/). Many of the transcriptions pay homage to recordings by great musicians and groups such as Matt Molloy, Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, Mary Bergin, Kevin Burke, James Kelly, Willie Clancy, Altan, the Bothy Band and the Mulcahy Family, as well as early 20th century recordings from revered masters Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran, Dennis Murphy, Bobby Casey, Paddy Canny and others. The tunes are notated in a style that makes them equally accessible to players of fiddle, flute, whistle, accordion, concertina, harp, keyboard, guitar, mandolin, banjo, uilleann pipes – to all melody players.

 

Please note: It has recently been brought to my attention that these CDs do not have the tune titles encoded on them. When you import the CDs onto a computer (into iTunes, for example) the tune names do not carry over. I regret this problem. (The CD set does come with a paper insert listing all the tune titles.) I will provide, to anyone who buys these CDs, free access to downloadable mp3s of all the tunes. The mp3s DO have the tune titles properly embedded within them. 

 

Most of my CDs are also on sale for $9.00 USD: http://greylarsen.com/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_40. And all my books are $7 off - http://greylarsen.com/store/catalog/index.php?cPath=25_44_78.

 

Thank you for your attention, and happy holidays! - Grey

 



#2 Lawrence Reeves

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

Welcome aboard Grey. Nice to have you in these parts.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Grey - I think I'll be buying some stuff but not immediately. How long are you doing this sale? Thank you!



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

Grey, I was trying to buy the CD set (which would have to be shipped to Europe then), however checkout via PayPal would be without including shipping costs. Can you tell me (and perhaps fellow concertinists as well) how to proceed, and maybe about the costs as well?

Best wishes - Wolf

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:12 AM

Any chance we can see and/or hear this 12-sided anglo? I presume it is one of those rare beasts from when Wheatstone bought out Lachenal and made an Edeophone/Anglo hybrid?  



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

Yes, it is from that era.  An article awhile back (by Bob Gaskins maybe?) described it and two others.  Someone here will know where to find that reference.  Greg Jowaisas can shed some light on this for you also.

 

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:05 PM

12-sided Wheatstone article from concertina .com  http://www.concertin...phone/index.htm

 

Foonote 11 has information on 12-sided anglos.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:38 PM

How big are these instruments Greg..?

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:05 PM

How big are these instruments Greg..?

40b instrument in D/A.  The 3 sequential instruments, 33301-33303 were all D/As as well as Grey's current instrument.

 

Grey developed his own style and technique to adapt the D/A layout to popular Irish Trad keys.  In my case I found it a better fit to trade my "Edeo-anglo" for a Jeffries in C/G.

 

Grey may be able to give you specific dimensions.

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:31 AM

Thanks Greg. I was wondering about the "across the flats" dimension...



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:15 AM

How big are these instruments Greg..?

 

I can't give exact dimensions, but many years ago I did have one in my hands, and I don't recall it being noticeably either larger or smaller than a normal 6-sided C/G anglo.

 

I might even guess that the ends are the same size as for a standard Edeophone treble English -- mine is 6½" across the flats, -- since that would greatly reduce the amount of custom woodworking needed to build such an anglo.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:20 AM

Thanks Jim, my interest is because I drew up a 12 sided anglo some time, just haven't  got it made yet. It is not just for looks; for the same distance across the flats, the more sides you have the smaller the sq area, though the advantage diminishes the closer you get to a circle.






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