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Steve Griffiths

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    Wide range of music: sing, play piano, recorder, Maccann duet and piano accordion
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    York, UK

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  1. I recently bought a 1914 Maccann duet which has a flyer in the case for The Frostina's (sic) - see picture attached. The older girl seems to be playing an 81 button instrument, whilst the younger may be holding the 67 button I now own. Anybody know anything about them? I contacted the V&A, but they had nothing on their database.
  2. Thanks for the advice and general thoughts on this topic. I have gone over to a Maccann duet now, which seems more comfortable. It is going to take a while to get fluent but, hey, I took up the concertina as a challenge and a project anyway.
  3. Thanks, chaps. Some useful thoughts and advice. I will perhaps try a wrist-strapped instrument and if that doesn't resolve the issue it will be an Anglo. Always up for a new musical challenge anyway.
  4. That would be interesting, but I don't think funds will stretch to both. I have started playing D/G melodeon this year as well.
  5. I have been playing EC for the past 3 years (since I retired) - Lachenal 48 button. All was going well until I developed pains in the thumb joints. I don't know whether the concertina caused the problem, but it is now difficult to play for any length of time. So, two questions: 1. Would wrist/hand straps on an EC help? 2. Should I take up the Anglo instead? (I've tried a duet but found it unsympathetic)
  6. Can I refer you to my post from a few days ago. I have a rosewood ended, steel buttoned Lachenal English concertina for sale for £1200. I bought it from Chris Algar of Barleycorn 3 years ago and I have greatly enjoyed playing it. I am selling because arthritis in my thumb has made it painful to play. I live in York - not so far from you, if you are interested.
  7. Hi Pete, Yes, sorry, I should have said in the original. I am looking for £1200 or thereabouts. Steve
  8. Ca.1920. 48 steel button, rosewood ends, 5-fold bellows, steel reeds. In good working order and at concert pitch. Bought from Barleycorn in 2013. Soft case included. Looking for £1100
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