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    Traditional music & Morris, Sailing, Shogi (Japanese Chess),
    postcard collecting, 'N' gauge model railways.
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    Urmston, S-W Manchester, U.K.

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  1. lachenal74693

    Scholer Concertina

    There are four short YouTube videos dealing with Scholers which may help you. They appear to be 20-button Anglos, and one of the models is triple-reeded, and another is tuned in D/A. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPw0yR19zM&index=1&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yCVla_Djg&index=2&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvs4-ANFuq8&index=3&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anBj1hibG0o&index=4&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215 Roger
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    Lachenal Date Help

    This thread may point you in the right direction. I think that some of the (outdated?) information referenced in that thread points to about 1885-1895? I'm not an expert - maybe some-one with more knowledge than me will chip in... Roger
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    How to remove/replace 'rusted-in' screws?

    Not my problem - not my 'tina! ☺️ Thanks for the advice folks, I'll pass it on. Roger
  4. What is the best/safest way to remove end-plate screws which are 'rusted into place' without damaging the instrument? I put the inverted commas in because I thought that on most(?) 'tinas, the screws went straight into the wood, and thus cannot be 'rusted into place', whatever it is that is stopping them turning - just anno-domini, I expect... Ta. Roger
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    Who made this one?

    Yep! That looks like it - thanks very much!
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    Who made this one?

    Does anyone out there have any idea who made this one? No identifying marks, apparently. Ta. Roger
  7. Our lead (melodeon) player wears a transparent plastic cagoule - very stylish, doesn't muffle the music too much, and our splendid musicians uniform can still be clearly seen...
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    Imhof & Mukle

    I think the apparent irregularity in the shape of the label might just be an optical illusion caused by irregularities on the lower edge of the hole in the wooden end? Roger
  9. Don Taylor has Alan Day's audio lessons archived here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8mogrfx80c2usbk/AADzQV8rn1AYImD_fosryWfoa?dl=0 Just above the handstrap in the picture in the OP, there appears to be a horned face (attached). Looks like Old Nick to me - I've always said that concertinas were the work of the Devil. Scary...
  10. Indeed! To muddy the waters even further, this old article by Ken Coles illustrates what looks like another similar instrument which is designated as a Renelli. The article is not primarily about this instrument, but is pretty interesting... I also found this comment: "You'll see pretty much (maybe identical) designs sold under the names "Bastari", "Stagi", "Silvertone", and other house-brand names. Generally all Italian-made, post-WWII and made in largely this design up to the present." in this 2016 thread. Roger
  11. I was comparing it with the illustrations on this offering on bonanza.com. They look pretty similar to me? Roger
  12. Can someone satisfy my curiosity? Is that a Stagi? Thanks. Roger
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    DC Ambiance - An Evening of Gypsy Jazz

    My brother-in-law, who is a pretty mean GJ guitarist himself, and me, are both unable to make your gig (it's a long way from Manchester!). We both wonder if there is perhaps a CD in the pipeline? We've listened to the Soundcloud recordings, and want more... Roger.
  14. I had never given these programs any thought till I saw the photographs in ME's recent thread. I too was going to ask this question, but Don has beaten me to it! Just how do folks use these tablet-based concertina applications?