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#1 Pete Dunk

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:47 AM

Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere but Free Reed have recently re-mastered Alistair's 1970s LP album Concertina Workshop. On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line". They don't seem to sell it and no web page link is given, they don't have a contact email address and the telephone is unmanned at present as they are away. A Google search proved fruitless. Can anyone throw any light on this?

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:53 AM

Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:31 PM

Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

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Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

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Edited by John Wild, 02 August 2008 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:49 PM

Yes, it's official, on the up and up, from Andy's Front Hall, which was the original publisher, at least here in the States. Rich M. and company are much to wise (and too official) to do things any other way - I know them well enough to be sure of that.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere but Free Reed have recently re-mastered Alistair's 1970s LP album Concertina Workshop. On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line". They don't seem to sell it and no web page link is given, they don't have a contact email address and the telephone is unmanned at present as they are away. A Google search proved fruitless. Can anyone throw any light on this?

Pete.



I've had the exact same experience. Can anyone provide the link?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:10 PM

I've had the exact same experience. Can anyone provide the link?

Michael,

I'm not sure if "The missing link" (a.k.a. Neil Wayne) will be attending Eigse Mrs. Crotty this year, though he's been at the last few, so I'll ask him if I see him in the week... ;)

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:51 PM

On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line".Can anyone throw any light on this?

I've had the exact same experience.

I don't know about that site but The Button Box carries the book though I see that it's currently "out of stock". I'll talk to our staff tomorrow to find out when they're due back.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:54 PM

Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

Ken


Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

Regards

- John Wild


Some years ago, Alistair Anderson appeared at my local folk club. Afterwards, I asked him about his tutor book. He told me that it was long out of print and he had no plans to have it reprinted but that if I wanted a copy, I could obtain a photocopy from his secretary. All I had to do, was contact her, explain my request and she would send me one, which I thought was very nice of him. Shortly afterwards, I discovered that a friend of mine had an original copy of the book which he was prepared to lend me, so I didn't bother to take Alistair up on his kind offer. In the meantime, I have managed to obtain an original copy of the tutor and the original LP, as a set, both in v.g.c. on Ebay for 20.00!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line".Can anyone throw any light on this?

I've had the exact same experience.

I don't know about that site but The Button Box carries the book though I see that it's currently "out of stock". I'll talk to our staff tomorrow to find out when they're due back.

Our shipment of AA's book is due in by the end of this week. We usually have it in stock though were recently cleaned out by a person from the UK that wanted 7 of them!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:39 PM

Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

Ken


Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

Regards

- John Wild

John,
I asked Alistair about this some years ago at Kilve. He was happy for it to be copied since it was out of print.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:28 PM

It's annoying that the CD states that the book is available on line and promises to give a link... and then doesn't.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

It's annoying that the CD states that the book is available on line and promises to give a link... and then doesn't.

I spoke to Neil about it this evening, and he assures me it's being scanned and will be available soon.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:48 PM

Thanks Stephen, I'm really looking forward to having a go at the arrangements. :)

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:56 PM

The Concertina Workshop book in .pdf format is now available for download :D

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:24 AM

The Concertina Workshop book in .pdf format is now available for download :D


Mega fantastic! Thanks. I bought the CD, but I was looking for the book for months now.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 06:02 AM

waw, seems to be a very promising tutor for self teaching purpose! I guess Michel will be much faster than me studying it ... See you soon, Michel

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

Wow, that is so fantastic! Feels like xmas today!

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:21 PM

Having a copy of the book at last is great; but it's not the best scan I've seen, and the print is a little small for my tired old eyes. So now it's in the public domain I'm going to abc the tunes as I go along. I've picked a particularly hard one to start off with but it's so good I just had to have a go!

Please feel free to add your own transcriptions, it will save me some work. :D

X:1
T: The Fairy Queen
C:Trad
S:Alistair Anderson "The Concertina Workshop"
Z: Peter Dunk, November 2008
Q:1/4=160
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2 | (3ded ec d2 AG | FDFA dAFA | (3GAG BG E2 ef | gec(({d}e) d)cBA |
(3ded ec d2 AG | FDFA dAFA | (3GAG BG E2 ef | gece d2 :|
A2 | df (3fgf gece | da^ga baga | fdAF G2 ef | ge (3efe ge (3efe |
df (3fgf gfga | ba^ga baga | fdAF G2 ef | gece d2 :|




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