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  1. This makes perfect sense when you put it like that. Now I understand what maccannic meant when he said, Once you learn Irish music on an Irish-specific instrument, you can take that knowledge to other instruments (other concertina's in this case) that give you new capabilities and freedoms outside of Irish music per se. For you, Geoff, switching to an Anglo would be a little restrictive on your specific style of playing (am I on the right track?).
  2. I've read that as far as playing by ear, the Anglo is the best option. I really do want to explore Irish music, so I'm between Anglo and English at this point (at least as a starting instrument). Is the standard 48 button English variety reasonable for a beginner (is looking at less-button models a waste of money in the long run?)? Why is that?
  3. Hello! So here's my story: I have always loved Irish music. I recently crossed paths with a great Irish flute player who inspired me to give Irish music a shot. We discussed different types of instruments that I could learn, and he seemed really excited about the concertina. To be honest, I didn't even know what that was, so I spent the next several hours online watching the concertina in action on YouTube. Needless to say, I immediately decided that I wanted to play one. Now I want to make sure I'm on the right path: From perusing different forums around the web, the general consensus
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