Agreeing With Pete and John.
May be it's me, but reading personal exchange on public forum, visited by people from different parts of the World, is not that exiting. No pushing, but I'd recommend using personal messaging or emails for reminiscences about who met who and where in the neighborhood. The topic was of interest, let's keep it up.
Or at least post nice concertina related pictures or sound files from Birmingham or Black Diamond club.
From foggy San Francisco with Love.
Speaking only for myself, I found it interesting.
I like to be able to keep up with (some of) what's going on in the concertina world, without having to leave the house.
Yes. The original question of whether the Duet has a future has been answered.
It still remains a pertinent point that, there are very few players out there, and I see no problem in using this thread to stay in touch. If anyone doesn't like that. Hit the back button and go and read something else.
Personally, via this thread, I've got back in touch with someone who lives a long way from me. I think that that is a good thing. Discussing music doesn't have to be merely a cerebral process. It also involves human interactions.
Would love to hear stories of Duet players from other countries too. I might not understand the context, or know the people involved. But I would find it interesting to read.