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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
  12. I searched in the topics and couldn't find what I was looking for....so I hope I'm not duplicating a question. I am playing a 30 button C/G Anglo. I am using my "ring finger" to play the C# on button #19 AND I also use that finger to play the G and G# on button #18. I'm assuming this is "OK". Just for the heck of it, I tried to play # 19 with my "pinkie finger" and just just wasn't going to happen....an thoughts? TIA
  13. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DAJc-S66iDzOdfNxhtYkw I've been enjoying some of these videos. Does anyone know who this is? They stopped posting a few years ago. Thanks.
  14. I bought a copy at The Button Box. I love it! You did a great job. I especially enjoyed Jim Droney's and Darby the Driver, which you taught to us in a workshop a few years ago.
  15. I believe Chris "Junior" Stevens in Maine does Skype lessons. He's very good.
  16. SusanW

    Name That Tune

    https://thesession.org/tunes/13158 Here are the dots.
  17. Thanks David, I just emailed you. When I first started playing I found your tutor and printed it out, it is very helpful. Thanks!
  18. That would be a dream trip for me, Lawrence. I'd love to take a class with Mary. Maybe someday. For now I have to stick with regional classes.
  19. I really appreciate all of your comments. As of now, I have decided to do another class with Noel. I got so much out of my first class and expect to do the same this time around. For me, it was money and time well spent. At some point in the future, if time and circumstances permit I will also attend a CIAW or something similar.
  20. That's very helpful information, Beryl. Thank you.
  21. Hi Wes, I do tend to be in the starting "Ors". I want to get faster and more confident. Once I can do that, then I can work on expressing them my own way. Thank you.
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