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#1 shelly0312

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

....I'm missing Leo's end of the week synopsis for our viewing pleasure. Hope he is OK?? Leo, "you good, you bad??" michelle

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

....I'm missing Leo's end of the week synopsis for our viewing pleasure. Hope he is OK?? Leo, "you good, you bad??" michelle


Me too. Perhaps he's on vacation?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

According to his profile, he was last active in the forums May 02 2012 05:02 AM. His most recent post is April 27. That's some vacation. I'll send him a PM, see if he responds.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:36 PM

Have we heard anything?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

I sent him a private e-mail the other day after posting the above. I included a link to this thread. I have heard nothing. I know nothing about him but what it says on his profile page: that he is 60 years old and lives in Western Pennsylvania. Anybody know anyone who knows more? I don't have a good feeling about this...

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:53 PM

We all miss Leo's weekly roundup. A marvellous effort! One of the highlights of my week is listening to, & watching, the entire set of videos.

David Barnert & others:
A sense of foreboding is within me also. It has been growing since the second consecutive weekly roundup did not appear.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

....well, I did get accepted as "a friend" by Leo, no message. So, maybe he is away on an extended sabbatical. I sincerely hope so. I think we were all sort of worrying....I surely enjoyed and appreciated his weekly "picks"; that was my Friday evening entertainment. Let's hope we hear some astounding tales of concertina heroism at the end of September from Leo. Michelle

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

....well, I did get accepted as "a friend" by Leo, no message. So, maybe he is away on an extended sabbatical. I sincerely hope so.

Sorry Michelle, but I think you will find that that is an automatic action on the part of the software. As soon as you apply to be someone's friend you are automatically accepted. (I just tried that, and got an instantaneous message. I doubt very much that Leo was anywhere near it.) If you look at his membership record it still shows that he has not been active on C.net since 2 May. :(

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:24 PM

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Sorry Michelle, but I think you will find that that is an automatic action on the part of the software. As soon as you apply to be someone's friend you are automatically accepted. (I just tried that, and got an instantaneous message. I doubt very much that Leo was anywhere near it.) If you look at his membership record it still shows that he has not been active on C.net since 2 May. :(
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......oooohhhhh....... :( I guess I was reading too much into it... michelle

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

In the meanwhile, are there any pinch hitters out there who could jump in as substitutes and continue Leo's wonderful work, at least until we know his status? I, too, really miss his weekly postings.

I know how to search YouTube, but don't know how he restricted it to just the past week's postings - maybe a special searchbot or third party app of some sort?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

I was thinking of "stay calm, it might be a vacation", but it is getting longer, so i do not know what to think.

Meanwhile, I have had some free time today, and spent part of it finding these clips.
Sorry i have not had time to give full notes

regards


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concertina+harmonica, the tune is an Irish reel called "Rolling in the Rye Grass
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iiN6imihSoM

Laughing Lena with her wheezing concertina
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-FRDZBmd-3I

38-key Ab/Eb Jeffries concertina.
Reels, Sally gardens, the morning star
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sDRe-ATI5M0

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3qxRMH3pGRM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=wl3i4ldKzZE

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=QuKnz7ZG-Ok - more dance than concertina
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=b_6VjmUQtCc


TMA staff (Jackie Small, accordion ; Lisa Shields, concertina ; Ian Lynch, pipes ; Brian Doyle, banjo ; Nicholas Carolan, fiddle ; Danny Diamond, fiddle). Recorded in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, 13 June 2012 for National Music Day 2012.

The Sligo maid, The woman of the house, The swallow's tail, reels
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=uy5Jg5FsKMQ
Banish misfortune, The cook in the kitchen, jigs
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=D7N_TDtu2cQ
The humours of Ennistymon, The cliffs of Moher, Out on the ocean, jigs
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qTJdzTnPI3E
The wandering minstrel ; Fasten the leg on her, jigs
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZbGTrdsFhDw

Hammersmith flyover
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Szx_3vGMitU

Nicholas Carolan, fiddle ; Jackie Small, pipes ; Lisa Shields, concertina. Recorded in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, 13 June 2012 for National Music Day 2012
The blackbird, The flowers of Edinburgh, hornpipes
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Vly2iMhyic8
The Connaught heifers, Seán Reid's favourite, reels
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-YYmyTNVo8U

Jeff Warner
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AHp4d_0t_KI
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=9lkSQ91oIIA

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=w6V3iePfPWY

Swaledale 2012
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AUl4EMkaiEM
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=J6LlAVcWoy8

Edited by John Wild, 28 June 2012 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:57 PM

Well done, John and thanks for the links. I was thinking of having a go at posting some when I had the time to look, but you beat me to it.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

nicely done, John Wild! I think we all appreciate that effort! Michelle

PS still missing Leo.....mmh

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

Great snippets of Brian Peters playing his (Jeffries?) anglo...
Thank you, John!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

So there really is no way of finding out what leo's up to? He's been 'here' for quite some time now and we've had various PM conversations. I'd include him in the inner circle of my Cnet friends so it's frustrating to suspect something's wrong and not do anything about it.

I know he has mentioned a son, but there'd be no way of getting hold of him either.

I hope Leo's just gone fishing or something...

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:08 PM

So there really is no way of finding out what leo's up to? He's been 'here' for quite some time now and we've had various PM conversations. I'd include him in the inner circle of my Cnet friends so it's frustrating to suspect something's wrong and not do anything about it.

I know he has mentioned a son, but there'd be no way of getting hold of him either.

I hope Leo's just gone fishing or something...


Don't we all. Do you have a real name for him Dirge? Any chance of tracking him down through musical contacts in his area of the States? I presume he must play out somewhere (or maybe not?)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

So there really is no way of finding out what leo's up to? He's been 'here' for quite some time now and we've had various PM conversations. I'd include him in the inner circle of my Cnet friends so it's frustrating to suspect something's wrong and not do anything about it.

I know he has mentioned a son, but there'd be no way of getting hold of him either.

I hope Leo's just gone fishing or something...

Don't we all. Do you have a real name for him Dirge? Any chance of tracking him down through musical contacts in his area of the States? I presume he must play out somewhere (or maybe not?)

He says he's from "western Pennsylvania" which is a pretty large area. I don't know what kind of a folk music scene there is there. I saw one other possible clue on his profile: his concertina "Morse Albion SN:364". It's conceivable that Button Box might be able to relay a message, assuming that he's ok and wants to be contacted.

Edited by Daniel Hersh, 28 June 2012 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

Morse Albion SN:364"

Good pickup! I know the folks at the Button Box pretty well. I'll e-mail Doug and see what he can do.




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