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  1. John Moran

    1928 Wheatstone 30-Button C/g For Sale -Sold

    Concertina now sold - Donation made to C-Net
  2. John Moran

    1928 Wheatstone 30-Button C/g For Sale -Sold

    Hello Fulvio It is still for sale. You can use the PM function to send me a message. Cheers John
  3. John Moran

    1928 Wheatstone 30-Button C/g For Sale -Sold

    Hello This item is still for sale. Am open to reasonable offers or trade-in or part trade-in for Uilleann pipes stuff. Cheers John
  4. John Moran

    1928 Wheatstone 30-Button C/g For Sale -Sold

    Hello Final price drop to €4,250. Cheers John
  5. John Moran

    1928 Wheatstone 30-Button C/g For Sale -Sold

    Hello I am dropping the price to €4,500 ONO. Thanks David for the endorsement. I hope that you are keeping well. Cheers John
  6. Hello I am selling a 30-button C/G Wheatstone concertina serial number 31827 (the ledger has the year of manufacture down as 1928). This concertina has recently been fettled by Steve Dickinson. Am looking for €4,800. I am based in Dublin, Ireland. Please pm me for more information if you are interested. Cheers John
  7. John Moran

    Tg4 Gradam Ceoil 2017

    Hi Peter Thanks for the information. A lovely young man and a very fine musician. I'd say that his mammy is over the moon. Keep well John
  8. John Moran

    Hand(Finger) Speed

    Hello I have found that it is extremely hard to play with any speed on the anglo without the use of alternative fingerings. One of the reasons that I can play with speed is that I try to play a group of notes so that they are all going in the one bellows direction. The reverse G/A on the outside row are very handy for this. It takes some thought to try to find the right pathways but it is certainly worth it in the end. On the left hand side there is only one E and one F so you have to work around them. cheers John
  9. John Moran

    Liam O'brien Playing Bb/f 7Mount Concertina

    Hi Peter Thanks for posting the photograph. Kitty looks like she was enjoying the music. Keep well John
  10. John Moran

    Dympna O'sullivan Rip

    Hello Very sad news about Dympna. My youngest lad attended classes with her at the Mrs Crotty event and got on very well with her. On another, not unconnected, note another person from that parish passed away at the same time. Mrs Margaret (Maggie) Hill, mother of Noel Hill, passed away aged 98 and was buried close to where Dympna was buried. John
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    Wim Wakker Pronunciation

    Hello When I was growing up in Dublin everybody had a nickname which was usually based on their given name. Anybody whose surname began with " Mac" were usually called either Macker or Wacker (phonetically Whacker). You can hear this name in the song "the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man". Whenever I see a word that even remotely resembles the word Wacker I think of those nicknames. I have no problem so with pronouncing Wakker as Wacker . Cheers John
  12. Hi Peter Many thanks for that. Its great to see that Chris still has the enthusiasm to keep playing and entertaining. And in a nice blue suit as well. I appreciate the fact that you are able to share the few shnaps and to remind me of the fine players that are still with us. Many thanks John
  13. John Moran

    How To Play "chips" And "cuts"

    Hello As Peter said the "chip" is not a description that I am familiar with. However a "cut" is. To play a cut on the concertina you play the note above the note you want to cut. For example playing the E on the left hand side you play a G immediately before you play the E. Played slowly it sounds rubbish but played quickly it is vey effective. Always play the cut using a note in the same direction as the note that you are cutting. The best way to practice a cut is to cut the first note of a group of 3 notes in a jig. This gives emphasis to this note and can provide for a lift to the tune. Cheers John
  14. John Moran

    (A Few) Concertinas @ Willie Week

    Many thanks Peter for the great photographs. I believe that Jacqui got a new Dipper recently. John
  15. John Moran

    Noel Hill Ornament

    No reflection on Peter here but maybe the Quarrelsome Piper? Cheers John