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Steve Wilson

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  1. Very nice, I enjoyed that. Lovely playing by both of you.
  2. Not at all. The music company isn't worried about this sort of usage but only if someone tries to make money from the song. So don't go putting it on your next CD or Spotify.
  3. I'm not sure what you mean jg. I meant that my accompaniment was nothing special, simply melody with a bit of rhythmic chording, but that the history of the rabbit plague might be of interest. Thanks for posting the ABC file Lach. There is indeed a wealth of material on Dave Johnson's Bush Traditions website. I should clarify that the version I've sung which pretty much follows the ABC version is not what was recorded from Basil Cosgrove. It is Dave de Hugard's own version and there is copyright on this version, not held by Dave but by a music company he used to record with. Dave asked me to clarify the fact that it is not the original Cosgrove version which is why I pulled the video for editing. For better or worse it is the de Hugard version which is, as far as I know, the only one sung in Oz these days with the Cosgrove version forgotten about, except by Dave.
  4. Remarkable. The sheet music is daunting and the recording is a delight. You are an exceptional concertina player Danny, well done. Looking forward to the decent recording.
  5. The video is back online, there you go.
  6. I've just taken this video down in order to do a little editing. Hope to have it back up soon.
  7. Here's a little song that gives a glimpse into the life of a rabbit trapper during the rabbit plague in Australia. There's nothing very special about my edeophone concertina accompaniment, pretty straight forward really, but there's a little bit of history if anyone is interested.
  8. Delightful Didie. You surely must currently be one of the finest duet players on the planet.
  9. I copied the url address and simply pasted into the box, just like this:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h205bkEViEs What do you reckon Wolf?
  10. hmmm,.....once again pasting in the youtube address didn't bring up the video. What am I doing wrong?
  11. Here's one of the lessons from my website, it's a start on chord theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h205bkEViEs
  12. Here's an unremarkable version of Tennessee Waltz on my Wheatstone McCann duet. I'm still very much a beginner on this instrument which I'm finding quite a challenge so I wouldn't dream of posting on the current duet recordings thread. Certainly have enjoyed all those recordings by some great players, something to aspire to. There have been quite a few postings of videos lately in a range of styles, it's been a treat. Just waiting for a female player to do something.
  13. A year or so ago I decided to find out what all the fuss was about and acquired an anglo concertina, a lovely bright Kensington. I haven't had the time or sometimes the energy to devote to learning but early on I was fortunate to be given a couple of Gary Coover's books and they have been a great help and inspiration. You provide a wonderful resource with all your books Gary, well done. I'm still learning of course, make lots of mistakes, don't go beyond C & G except for a little bit in D but I do enjoy playing Kenny. So here's a little song for you Gary and All, to wave the flag a bit for the anglo.
  14. Thanks Aldon, Just listened to Bill & his Comets & the sax riff & worked it out. G'day Didie, I simply use a Sennheiser Mk4 condenser microphone carefully positioned so as not to let the concer overpower the vocal. The video was recorded with an ipad and the audio recorded simultaneously on the desktop using the Cooledit program. All edited with imovie on a macbook with the Cool edit mp3 dubbed into the video's muted audio. Thanks David, it's nice to know someone worries about me. No need to worry though, I've been very busy these last couple of years with work, life, health issues (nothing life threatening) and also grappling with anglo and duet concertina systems. Some videos to follow.
  15. Thanks Wolf, I thought I did that. Will try again on the next one.
  16. Humm, how do I get the video to appear in the thread?
  17. It's been a while since I posted any videos so here's one out of the blue. I have been very busy these last couple of years so haven't been very active on Cnet although I've lurked a bit. Don't have much to say regarding things concertina, just like to play the blooming thing. So here's a video. I do a fair bit of busking with the help of my puppets, fundraising for charity, and this is one in my repertoire. The puppets are a great hook for busking. I like to play stuff that's not normally done with concertina and we were all having so much fun, got carried away and sped up a bit at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QbjhQopgdU
  18. Fantastic, great to hear about this upcoming album. Shall look forward to it. I'll be seeing Kate at the end of the week (she lives just 25min away) and maybe get a little insight into what's coming. Unfortunately I'm not going to get to NFF this year Ciaran, you have a great weekend.
  19. Exactly what John said. Just about any concertina can be a singers concertina if it is played in a manner to suit the song and the voice. My E-concer is loud and bright, it's taught me to play quietly when required. Can I suggest the EC and Duet have an edge in offering the full range of keys which can be useful for finding a key to suit ones voice for a particular song. But of course the Anglo in the hands of a proficient player can handle a good range of keys, enough for most singers to be able to adjust to. With my limited ability on the Anglo I'm stuck in C for songs. The Anglo, I think, is actually better for some types of songs, bouncy songs, than the other systems. But forty something years ago I was advised the EC was the one for singing. I've never regretted heading that advice.
  20. Following on from Jody Kruskal's recent post and rendition of "The Ballad of the Button Box" I was wondering about how many concertina songs there are that we know of. And when I say "concertina songs" I mean songs that have the concertina as a main part of their theme or story and not just the word "concertina" mentioned in passing. A list of the ones I know follows, can we add to it? The Ballad of the Button Box - Bob Snope The Good Old Concertina - Henry Lawson/Bob Bolton Lena from Palesteena - Con Conrad/Russel Robinson Arnold the Armadillo - Les Barker/David Galipo The Man with the Concertina - Robert Stewart/ Jacko Kevins, Dave de Hugard I Play My (me) Concertina - David Worton/H C Lovell Multitasking Daddy - Jody Kruskal The Flying Concertina - Steve Wilson/ John Bosserman (Happy Hiker March adaptation) Are there others? Please advise.
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