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  2. Hello, I would like to know the date of my New Model, #59204, it’s an English treble. Ebonised ends, silver plated metal fittings. Another New Model, English treble, metal ends, #39818 thank you very much!
  3. loved the orange in bloom video by the way, that 1/5th comma sounds great. Good luck with the sale.
  4. Hi I hope all you are healthly! This is my first tune posted. I thank Didie for recording its marvellous arrangement of this piece. I learnt the Androgine after enjoying soooo much hearing Didie playing that. As I think there are few examples of how a Stagi Hayden sounds, I decided to post this recording. It has no very good quality, but I think is enough to that purpose. Kind regards Isra
  5. Their playing is nice, but what I heard from Bernie had more of an old-style sound to it. Reminded me more of Mary McNamara - the younger lasses are nice players, but stylistically it doesn't stand out to me as much as Bernie's does.
  6. Hi Gen Thank you for the recording. I accidentally found you on Youtube. And I really enjoyed your playing. I'm glad you like my book. Ondrej
  7. Dear Randy, Many thanks for the dating of this Anglo. The c1874 date fits in with the concertina not having the 1878/9 reed trademark. Best regards, Neil
  8. Thanks dowright for all that info. Could some of the new models, with higher button numbers be baritone trebles, or are all of those numbers just transposing baritones? It looks to me that with your extensive data base , lachenal probably didn't make any BTs?
  9. And here's the same recording as a link: https://www.facebook.com/martin.donohoe.1/videos/10156244300267502/
  10. Here's a very nice recording of Kelly and Holly Geraghty:
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  12. Here is a link to a coromandel chest that has that that sapwood heartwood combination in the same coloration. I think the grain structure is more reminiscent of woods like zebra a dense wood with long large pores. All of the Brazilian rosewood I’ve seen has a finer structure than that end. That said, I’m sure there is overlap in the range of appearance, I wouldn’t discount the coromandel reference though. https://eronjohnsonantiques.com/products/c0894-dutch-jacobean-style-coromandel-wood-chest-on-stand
  13. looking forward to the eventual lifting of all the restrictions, at some future date, OH and self are planning to head to Mussleburgh where he went to primary school and where his Dad was born, for a bit of a break. OH's Grandad lived on Fisher Row ( born Dunfirmline). I know we live in an East coast seaside town and planning a holiday in another East coast seaside town might sound a bit odd but if this present crisis has done anything it has made us list all the jolly things we'd planned to do and not got around to yet No idea when this will be but half the fun is in the planning and anticipation so if anyone has any advice on where to go, any possible sessions or if you live in Mussleburgh and would like to meet for a coffe, what to see in and around Mussleburgh we'd love to hear it we'll be going by pubic transport (train/ bus when they're back to normal)
  14. John, I love it! My first change will to make the search sequence like this: C-right C-left G-right G-left Accidental-right Accidental-left. I *think* I can query the score to get the key. If it is G, swap the G and C search order. Edit: I have change the search order to be CR-CL-GR-GL-AR-AL and the attached sheet is the result. Much improvement.
  15. Aha! I wondered why your tab made so much use of the pull G on button 4a, LH! The way I play it, the press G on button 5, LH, at those points gives a nice, steady flow to the tune. It might be an idea to change your tabbing algorithm to first scan the two inner rows for the required note, and only if it's not found there, scan the accidentals row. And while you're at it, you could further bias the search by identifying the key (e.g. C), and looking for the notes in the row of that key (i.e. middle row) first, then the other "key" row (G, inner), and then the accidentals row. I would say that's roughly my approach when working up a new tune. As you say, this cannot be the optimum in every case, so your idea of offering the user a choice of "Gs", for instance, is a good one. Sometimes you may have to play the different suggestions through to ascertain which of them is ergonomically and musically better. And while you're still at it, a neat feature would be the "Legato Option": if this is "On", your routine would try to get as many notes as possible in sequence in the same bellows direction. OK, let's not get carried away! I used to be a programmer myself, and this kind of thing sort of takes me back ... Cheers, John
  16. The Beatles also played it for their 1960 audition for Deçca
  17. Don't confuse emojis with emoticons. The resemblance of the names is coincidental: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji says "Not to be confused with Emoticon.".
  18. I'm guessing that what you're calling "Baritone/Bass" are what Wheatstone called "bass-baritone". I.e., as with "tenor-treble", the first part of the name indicates the low end of the range, while the second part indicates what pitch sounds for fingering (end-to-end, etc.) equivalent to a treble. In fact, a Wheatstone bass-baritone is exactly like a tenor-treble, but sounding entirely an octave lower, just as a baritone sounds an octave lower than a treble. Am I right, or is there some other difference?
  19. Thank's Dowright, having a look at her album now. Looks like she also plays the harp.
  20. I do not know about Bernie recordings, but I know that her daughter, Holly, has recorded. Maybe, mother and daughter play in the same style. I am pretty sure that Holly is a Senior All-Ireland Champion on concertina and other instrument(s)..
  21. Lachenal Baritone English concertinas. My sample of English Lachenals currently numbers 2702; hopefully, it is pretty representative of the 60,000 plus population. Baritone English represent 2 per cent of total. First baritone in sample is No 10376. First 56-key is No 11356. Of course, both made by "Louis Lachenal" (i.e., before "Lachenal & Co.") Total baritones in the data = 54. a) 16 New Model (12 are 48 key, 1 is 56 key; and 3 are 62 key, 64 key, and 65 key, respectively. b) 7 Inimitable (all 48 key) c) 3 Excelsior (all 48 key) d) 7 Edeophones (5 are 48 key, 1 is a 56 key, and 1 is a 35 key). e) 21 Other (12 are 48 key, 6 are 56 key, and 3 are 35 key). Some of these are probably (a), (b), (c), or (d), but I was not provided fuller descriptions. There is also a 31-key Baritone/Bass. I have no idea what the 35-key ones are like; maybe they really are also Baritone/Bass. (Maybe my friend, Chris, will know more about them.)
  22. Good point, especially when it's not really a different concept, but simply an extension of the tenor-treble concept.
  23. Hello, there. I am the one that played and uploaded. Thank you for finding them out, Ondrej. I know there are so much room for improvement, but since I believe these will give some ideas on what one would be able to enjoy by getting your sheet music. I hope more people will enjoy playing You arrangement of Bach. Gen Totani https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCk1Kc0IbA6-25jkHSfQbpcQ
  24. Well played! It's a song that always makes me think of Oscar Alemán and his various recordings of it, going back to 1943 at least.
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