Is the international debut for this going to be the upcoming Bradfield Musical Weekend? Will it be posted on the 'net shortly thereafter?
And is the plan still to move to the history of the Konzertina in Deutschland once you catch your breath?
Well, it is a partial
debut. I've done my normal research diligence by this time, and have a harvest of period material on 'Anglo' concertinas in England in Victorian/Edwardian times. I've strung a few of the most interesting 'sightings' together with some very nice period illustrations and photos, added some bar charts and such on countable things like production and incidence of various sorts of music played by Angloers back then, and then added some interpretation, along with some sideways glances at demographic and social trends of the day. IMHO there is some interesting stuff there, some of it even surprising. I hope folks at Bradfield enjoy it.
However, I have deliberately not written any text yet. I figure that the English 19th century Anglo story is something that a lot of other folks, especially in England, have special knowledge of, which I have not yet fully tapped. I figure that by giving a talk that shows my present state of understanding, I will get some new information leads that will make the final result even better. I'm sure I'll also hear of my current goofs, too!
As far as Deutschland goes, I have been adding a little new research material on that subject that will ultimately be part of the 'English' article. The history of German concertina production is of course problematic....time and wars and iron curtains have taken a heavy toll on data resources there....but nonetheless these comprised the huge base upon which all 'Anglo' playing is built. Worth much more work, someday....
Thanks for asking....always nice to know of interest. And I'm always eager to hear from anyone with information about 'Anglos' in this time period.
Edited by Dan Worrall, 29 July 2008 - 09:16 PM.