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    accordions mainly, but concertinas too! Also t-shirts and hoodies with a folky music related theme.
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    Ilminster, UK

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  1. From about 10 years of playing for Scottish Ceilidhs, the only dance I can remember that was anything other than a number of tunes in a set played twice through each was the Eightsome. For that we stuck an extra A on the start and a B on the end (I think...if that adds up?). All the other dancers we'd look at how drunk or tired the dancers were and end it either after twice through the whole set (normally 3 tunes) or at the end of the tune we were on when someone nodded or waved a leg in the air. Unless you're playing for specific set dances where it needs to resolve I wouldn't worry. Oh and it's worth pointing out that a lot of our dances were couple dances to it didn't matter so much how many times you went through it.
  2. Chimère is absolutely beautiful!! Need to learn this tune now, anyone have the dots for it?
  3. Brilliant - nothing like getting told off in a hotel lobby like naughty schoolchildren!
  4. One of my favourite players - thanks for sharing the video!
  5. Thanks Robin, I'll take a look. Still interested in the tune book though, I'm always up for adding to my collection! Ben
  6. Surely "altering" tunes is how they evolve / have evolved over the centuries? I personally find a tune / version of a tune I like then thesession.org is really useful for filling in the gaps where I can't work out what the notes are. I still end up playing the version I like though. Comhaltas is a favourite of mine for new tunes.
  7. Well I'm a CBA player who would just love to learn Anglo so if this book comes together I'd definitely buy one. I agree with one of the previous posters in that there are stacks of books of tunes, it's the "how to" part I'd need. I learned to play CBA by myself as there's precious little literature around for that too.
  8. Hi Robin, You may already have tried this but I just played it into TunePal and nothing came up so hopefully someone else on here will know. Lovely tune though. Ben
  9. Sadly I find in some of my local sessions there are either badly tuned instruments or badly tuned ears on the players so the actual instrument tuning is the least of my worries.
  10. Thanks Simon, working as hard as I can considering this is currently a spare time venture. Keep up the vlogs - loving watching them
  11. I'd love to make some Wheatstone ones too, but since they're still in business I'd need their permission - and I don't have that yet sadly. I'm working on it though...
  12. Hi all, I just wanted to do a shameless plug for my new website which sells folk music related clothing. I've spent the past 9 months building this up in my spare time, getting in touch with instrument makers and bands who I like listening to, asking if I can print clothes with their logos etc on. I reckon it's going ok, but check out some of the links and see what we've got: Instrument makers Saltarelle Clothing Castagnari Clothing Lachenal Clothing Manfrini Clothing Serenellini Clothing Bands https://www.mudchutney.co.uk/bands/ (adding more as often as I get time - some biggies coming soon too!) I'd love to hear any feedback or ideas / suggestions, but please be (relatively) kind, I've not been doing this that long
  13. My dad has asked me to sell his 48 key Lachenal English concertina for him so here it is. Not really sure how much it's worth if I'm honest so perhaps someone can give me a bit of guidance? All the notes play cleanly and the bellows seem air tight enough. One or two valves on lower notes have a very slight flap to them. I will post a video of me playing it very badly on YouTube in the next few days (I play chromatic button boxes so don't expect too much!). The box I believe is original but has been relined - the concertina slides slowly into the box with a gentle "phfffffft" of air so it's a really really good fit. I think that's all - oh it's number 60190 and it's currently located in Bristol, UK Probably best to email me on craptiger@hotmail.com for more details.
  14. I will see what I can put together and post the results. Might take a day or two though I'm afraid as it's not the quickest of things to create as I found out when I drew one up for my Chromatic button box a while back - and that only has one keyboard!
  15. interesting points - I was unaware it was different to standard. I thought the video was on my phone but it would appear not so will try and upload this evening or tomorrow morning. I'll post a link on here when it's up. From memory I think the funny notes are bottom right though.
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