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Donald Galloway

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    Victoria, BC, Canada

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  1. I have a case made by Savage and Hoy, Suffolk, England that holds two concertinas with extra room for microphones etc.It's located in Edinburgh and I'm willing to pass it to anyone who can pick it up sometime before June 1.It's a nicely made case though quite heavy. Any small well-crafted artifact would be accepted in exchange, and/or a donation to concertina.net. Beats carrying two cases to a gig and invaluable if you play two at the same time.
  2. Curious. I was playing number 29000 just a few hours ago and I'm about 2536 miles from Frankfort.
  3. Donald, Thanks for sharing your experience. I am curious about the sound once it was assembled. I understand the reeds arrive pretty much in tune. Was any fine tuning needed once everthing was assembled? Dick Dick: Let me preface my answer by saying that my "pitch discrimination" is not as refined as my "whisky discrimination". I have no plans to fine tune my instrument because to my ear, it sounds fine. I should also say that I've given it a once over with my small Korg electronic tuner, When calibrated to A=440 it shows a green light when the reed is in tune. For out of t
  4. I thought members might be interested to know that over the course of the last two weeks I've been staying up to the wee hours putting together one of the Clover kits being marketed by Wim and Karen Wakker of the Concertina Connection, and that today I managed to get it into airtight shape and play a few tunes on it. For someone who grew up in a household that didn't own a screw driver and who was psychologically scarred by the dripping sarcasm ladled out by a series of vicious woodwork teachers, this was no small achievement. The process of putting the kit together was very enjoyable thanks
  5. I spent some time in Iqaluit a few years ago. My guess is that Mick Mallon, an Irish born northerner with a good story for every occasion might be able to help. His partner Alexina Kublu who I believe is now the language commissioner in Nunavut may also be able to help. A quick Google should get them.
  6. Try this site Concertina Map it shows a few concertina players in your area, in fact there is one in Bellingham. regards Jake This is just what you're looking for
  7. This concertina is now appearing on craigslist in Dallas.Check it here.
  8. Nicely played - as always! It's a terrific tune and is available in print here
  9. Back in 2005 there was another thread involving this very concertina; It can be found here
  10. Wouldn't a model 5E of this vintage be an extended treble rather than a tenor treble?
  11. There are two other instruments with similar numbers currently on ebay. - one in the UK and the other from California. They will be sold before yours. That will give you the clearest idea of the current market value of your instrument.
  12. I remember to this day a concert given by Louis Killen in Cambridge, Mass in 1974. Other incredible musicians were around - I was a big Allan Block fan - but there was something about Louis Killen's concertina that grabbed me. He bears full responsibility for getting me hooked. Sometime a bit later I saw a TV clip of Alastair Anderson at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Rivetting. Then I started to save money to buy as many LP's on the Topic and Trailer labels that I could find. I thought Steel Skies was phenomenal.
  13. That's a bit of an understatement...
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