I'm (still - got stuck along the way) learning to play Irish music on the concertina and I currently play an AP James anglo concertina. It's good enough, much better than my starter concertina, but it's very slow to respond, especially on the lower notes, and I'm planning to maybe upgrade to something that is more responsive. I'm going to Ireland in August and I'm thinking of trying to find a place where I can play some different concertinas to see what I can get for what prices. I was browsing around here for makers and found this: http://www.theirishc...ucts/the-clare/It's apparently made in Dublin which would be very convenient (easy to fly to from Sweden).
Does anyone have experiences of their concertinas and what are your opinions?
Do you have other suggestions for concertinas that are available and preferably built in Ireland? (UK is ok too unless Brexit messes things up)
My requirements would be:
- Nice mellow sound but still loud enough to use in a session
- smooth bellows and an instrument that allows to play fast without having the instrument working against me
- standard size concertina
- 30 button C/G anglo.
- used concertinas are fine of course if it's in good shape.