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SusanW

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    I am new to concertina playing. Anglo C/G Interested in Irish music.
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    New England

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  1. Alex Holden, I think they might be closer on the Small, or maybe it just "felt" that way to me.......
  2. Hi Jack, I graduated from a Morse Ceili to a Carroll about 4 years ago. I chose the Noel Hill model....BUT I chose to have my button layout in the same pattern that my Ceili had. This is what Wally refers to as his standard configuration. Noel suggested a slightly different layout, but I liked (and was used to) what I had. I have taken Noel's summer classes for several years and I had a chance to sample a "Small", a "Standard", and several of the Noel Hill models. I pretty much exclusively play Irish Traditional music. The Standard was a tad bit heavier, and I think bigger than my Ceili. The Small was VERY nice and responsive, but I have fairly large hands for a woman (also 5' 10") and I have arthritis, so I was worried that my hands/fingers might cramp. Otherwise, I really liked the Small and I agree that the option to have different wood and design options is very nice. They are beautiful instruments. The NH model just "fit" better for me and it was a very smooth transition from the Ceili to the Carroll. I've been very pleased with my choice. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them! Susan
  3. I wish I could look relaxed/happy like Caitlín Nic Gabhann......alas
  4. Hi Mathhag (I Know who your REALLY are ?) I'm so glad you're enjoying it. I'm working my way through Caitlin's courses now, too. Very different from Noel, but I'm learning a lot, as well. See you sometime again perhaps! Susan
  5. I went through the Button Box and started with a Rochelle and traded-up to a Morse Ceili. I was very pleased with it. That would be my recommendation.
  6. What a great tune! Thanks for sharing. Here are dots: https://thesession.org/tunes/13959
  7. Aiobheann said that she is playing a Bb/F Crabb. (I asked her). I plan to buy it ASAP. I listened to it on Bandcamp. Wonderful!
  8. And here's John Williams: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kamGim7y8Uzl2_gc75qSMSnPTBt2aKn2Y
  9. Welcome.....I have to ask..."Cursing Llama"? Are you a llama keeper?
  10. Nice looking dog, Halifax! Here's my girl in the snow.
  11. Hi, If you're mostly interested in playing Irish music on your new Anglo, I'd highly recommend joining the Online Academy of Irish Music and taking the concertina classes. There are several courses taught be 4 different concertina teachers. https://www.oaim.ie/ Have fun! Susan
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