This is to say thankyou to those core members of Concertina.net who keep this forum ticking over for the enlightenment and entertainment of the rest of us. No names mentioned, we know who you are, your posts number in the hundreds or thousands. Your knowledge, enthusiasm, energy and diligence astound me, I could never contribute at the rate of some of you. But, as a relatively new member, I'm beginning to feel part of a community.
I have played EC for a long time but it's only in the last couple of years I have developed a new passion for the instrument after a serious (and ongoing) cancer issue. My interest is song accompaniment with concer and I've resolved to work at this to achieve as high a level as I might in my time available (hopefully quite a few years). A passion and purpose so to speak.
For a long time I've had very little contact with things concertina (recordings, other players,etc) but C.net has opened a whole new world. In particular the recent thread on solo concertina with singing has exposed me to some fine singer/players. Many thanks.
So once again thankyou to all those who drive these forums, your contributions and effort are very much appreciated.