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  1. I have several concertina Tutor books along with Dave Elliot's Maintenance Manual. These books are free; all you need to pay is postage. The books are located in Australia. One to three books would be around: UK and Ireland £11.50 or €13 USA $11.75 US Australia $8.50 AUD If you would like any more than three books let me know where you live and I will give you a cost. ONLY ONE LEFT The books are: "The Irish Concertina" by Mick Bramich (excellent condition, with CD) "The Concertina Maintenance Manual" by Dave Elliott (very good condition) "The Anglo Concertina Demystified" by Bertram Levy (excellent condition, with two CD's) "English Concertina" by Richard Carlin (1977 edition. Old, but in good condition) "The Concertina" by Frank Butler (English Concertina tutor. 1976 edition, old but in good condition) "Crane's Concertina Tutor" by H. Wilton-Bulstrode (a spiral bound photocopy edition in good condition) "Wickins' Easy Concertina Tutor" ( Anglo. Very old edition which originally sold for sixpence. Not in great condition but interesting) "The English Concertina" The Simplicity Tutor (Old, but in reasonably good condition. Originally sold for 4 shillings in Australia and New Zealand) "Instruction Book for the English Concertina" by Carlo Minasi ( A Chappell's Instruction Book. Very old and in poor condition with some back pages missing but interesting) If anyone is interested in these books I am happy to send photos or answer any questions you may have. Just send me a PM. Cheers, Dave
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    Concertina related calluses?

    Don, it sounds like you have much the same as me. I also have the callouses as you describe. Mine aren't painful at all and I think they are caused by the way I lean on surfaces with my hands. It took me a long while to figure this out. Cheers, Dave.
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    Dubious eBay listings

    Both listings seem to have been removed.
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    Pubs in Ireland

    Drink Guinness.
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    Tune name ?

    Robin, I have the LP and can scan it and send the images to you. Do you want a scan of the whole cover or just the information about Thrunton Woods which is paired with The Hawk Polka. The liner notes read: "THE HAWK POLKA/THRUNTON WOODS James Hill, the composer of The High Level Hornpipe and many other fine fiddle tunes, lived at 'The Hawk', a pub in Gateshead. He named at least two tunes after the pub, one a reel which is quite well known and this polka which I found in a manuscript lent to me by John Gall of Beamish Museum who got it from John Hockey, a farmer in East Boldon, Co. Durham. The book appears to be the work of William Hall Lister also of East Boldon. Thrunton Woods are just to the south of our house." I had to rummage through my very old collection to find the album and realised how long it is since I listened to them. I am now on the lookout for a turntable so I can relive some old times. Cheers, Dave
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    Cuteness Overload

    Thank you for the name of the tune. I was nearly demented looking through all my music. Now for a good night's sleep.
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    Cuteness Overload

    What is the tune she's playing? It's driving me round the twist trying to place it.
  8. Do you know how to tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? An alligator will "see you later" a crocodile will see you "in a while".
  9. You could just glue a strip of leather or some other material such as rubber under the top edge. About the same depth as the ridge.
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    George Lambert, Wigan

    Only that his writing is beautiful.
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    The Flying Concertina Revisited

    Steve, I am fairly sure there are other avenues to use PayPal without having to set up a business account for your website. I can issue requests for payment via PayPal by just using my email and PayPal account. I sell a few items on the internet privately, both domestic and international, and just use an individual PayPal account. I am not doing anything that is illegal or dodgy by doing this, and the fact you are not profiting by the sales, it would seem you can do this as well. Hope this helps. Cheers, Dave Edited: Steve, I didn't realise that you had sorted this out on the original post. Apologies.
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    Danny Spooner

    How sad to hear of Danny's death. I first saw Danny in the late 60's at Frank Traynor's folk and jazz venue in Melbourne. He was a defender of the working man and woman. Danny's website gives a great insight into Danny's background and philosophy on life and song. www.dannyspooner.com There are also many YouTube videos of Danny performing. Vale Danny.
  13. G'day Les, I just watched your video out of interest more than wanting to learn the tune. Could I make a small suggestion. I think it would be helpful to learners if you played the tune through fully at the beginning so they have a feel for what they are learning. Otherwise really well done and I wish there was more of this when I was learning. Cheers, Dave
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    Seeking New Homes For Unique Duets

    Dan, I bought a Wakker Hayden Duet from you several years ago which I subsequently sold on. I sincerely hope you have success in selling on your instruments, albeit under less than ideal circumstances. I wish you well.
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    Square Herrington Anglo For Sale

    Same here. I'd be happy to contribute for the procedure.