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Noel Ways

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About Noel Ways

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    Chatty concertinist

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    Hayden / Wikki Concertina
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    Massachusetts, USA

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  1. Noel Ways

    Quebec Concertinist

    Welcome! And thank you for the introduction. When my son texted me the clip, he added the comment, "summer job for Dad". It was, of course, a tease. But your dexterity and command of the instrument got my attention
  2. Noel Ways

    Quebec Concertinist

    You are right. I'll correct the first posting. Thanks!
  3. Noel Ways

    Quebec Concertinist

    The link is fixed. For some reason when uploaded it was designated "private". It's now "public". Sorry about that. (The clip is ont14 seconds long) https://youtu.be/95vtkmQd12c
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    Quebec Concertinist

    My son is visiting Quebec and texted me a very short video clip of a fellow playing an English Concertina is some square. Does anyone know who he is? Thanks!! https://youtu.be/95vtkmQd12c
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    Simon Keegan-Phipps

    I found an impressive video by Simon Keegan-Phipps. I would like to view more of his playing, but cannot find any online. Does anyone know where I might find more examples of his playing? Thanks! https://ruslar.pro/video/YrM45PT9nRE
  6. A question about the ledger. Just yesterday I had looked up my Wheatstone, likewise made in 1912. I see the Date, model number, description, and serial number, but could someone fill me in on what the number in parenthesis refers to? Thanks in advance!
  7. Sounds like a humidity issue to me (the seasons are changing). Don't do anything until you know that this is not the issue. Also, your Ceili is still under warrantee (I think) so you may also want to contact them, but I would rule out humidity first. Perhaps this "Concertina Care" thread might help:
  8. Celtic Sounds MIDI Module works great with musix pro. Thanks, Michael, for letting me know that it exists. I don't have an iPad, so the MIDIHayden will have to wait for the moment
  9. The MIDI controller for iPhone and iPad has and wicki/hayden option. It is a beta version, and instrument sounds are limited. Options are numerous, and there are many key layouts available. • Can play in all key signatures • Keyboard can be "moved around" for key • Press harder on key the sound will be louder. --> Many more things to explore https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/musix-pro-epic-isomorphic/id585857087#?platform=ipad
  10. Noel Ways

    Concertina care

    I've attached a photo of how I attempt to tackle the winter humidity issue. I have a glass cabinet that fits my concertinas and on the second shelf, you will see a round hygrometer with which I can monitor the relative humidity. On the bottom shelf, not clearly shown, are some glass containers. When the RH gets less than 55% or so, I will fill the vessels with water. This jacks up the humidity. This works! I am also considering this winter to putting material in the cabinet that has a high MBR (Moisture Buffer Value [ 2 - 3.5 ] ). Interestingly Hempcrete Bircks have a very high MBR, they are very light and very inexpensive to buy (in Europe), or to make in the US . I have been enjoying Adrian's recent uploads. Today I noticed on "Jenny Pluck Pear" at 1:18 to his lower left a glass case that contained three concertinas. I actually enlarged the image to see if there were any signs of humidity control visible. I couldn't find any, but if not, that is the perfect type of cabinet to store concertinas in and help control environmental conditions. It is on my "to do list" to make a cabinet dedicated to concertina storage and controlling the RH, which is why his case caught my eye.
  11. Noel Ways

    Sporting Paddy

    Hello, Hoping someone can help! I have looked high and low online for the music for "Sporting Paddy" (link below) and it is not there for me to find. I'm am in the time-consuming process of trying to put it together myself, but thought that by some remote chance someone might have a copy. I think "Sporting Paddy" will go well on a duet concertina. Many thanks.
  12. So light and cheerful. A lovely piece.
  13. Noel Ways

    Creeping Reed Shoe

    Got it! Thank you, Alex and Dave !
  14. Noel Ways

    Creeping Reed Shoe

    Hi Dave, I'm trying to visualize how you would place the paper. Are you saying to attach a thin paper using gum arabic along only one side of the reed slot, and make sure that it does not intrude on any other surface? I have never heard of the term "reed clamp" before. Thanks
  15. Don, it works great! Thanks for the tip. But it is actually a video recorder, so it records both sight and sound. My iPhone6 does have iOS 11 something.