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  1. Spotted this in a book of old photos about Sheringham ( Norfolk, UK )
  2. Spotted this print in a pub the other night - titled Magpie Carnival by an artist named Mavis Harris ; dated 1986. Sorry it's not a very good image.
  3. Did the first one of these last year and it was great, very informative & helpful as well as being a good fun weekend. I'd definitely recommend it - I'm booked on the "More ..." weekend for October
  4. I'm surprised at how little difference there is there. I think the higher notes sound brighter with the metal ; but some of that could just be that I'm expecting that. Might have to arrange a "blind" listen to be certain
  5. I can thoroughly recommend John's lessons. I've found that one to one lessons are definitely more effective than group lessons ; and zoom works much better between two people than it does for a larger group.
  6. Here's my case - made by https://5star-cases.com/ that Mike mentions above. I've been very pleased with it. It's pretty heavy, especially with two concertinas in it ; but is sturdy enough to double as a seat on end.
  7. I've now had some positive experience with JamKazam as well .... a couple of very good sessions with a friend in west Norfolk ( some 50 miles away ) - latency around 22mSec which is pretty good. One of the weak points of the software seems to be it's ability to find other people to connect to ( I'm not really up for joining in with random jams with people ) .... but reading the forum posts from their developers I get the feeling they are struggling to keep up with the recent massive demand on the software ! Andrew
  8. It's more involved than just "install-and-go" - but certainly not massively complex. The instructions here https://thesession.org/discussions/44856 are really helpful. If you have a computer with a wired network connection ( ie not using wifi ), a microphone and some headphones - plus a bit of time - then it's worth a go ; as you can get it installed, configure your audio gear and check your latency. I got it working a couple of days ago to a friend who lives 50ish miles away and we had a play. We had a 20ms latency - which was very workable.
  9. I've had a little experiment with this - http://llcon.sourceforge.net ; but there is ( as pretty much expected ) too much latency on my internet connection here. I have two computers here - and tested with one running the server and a client ; and the second computer running just a client ..... but bouncing the traffic out to my ISP and back in. I'll just stick to swapping sound file recordings with friends Thanks for the thoughts ....
  10. Thanks for the thoughts. Think I’ll do some experimenting .... will let you know what happens
  11. Hello, Just wondering whether anyone has any successful experiences of playing tunes with others across an internet link ( eg as per a skype chat ) ? I suspect it's not possible ( or not cheap enough ) due to latency .... but as I'm busy removing sessions and playing groups from my diary I thought I'd ask .... Andrew
  12. You can do some level of batch editing tags ( never used labels ). From eg the “All scores” list ... do “edit” top right and select multiple files. Then “edit” on the row of options across the top of the list Which takes you to a “batch edit” dialogue where you can assign a tag to all files selected. Hopefully this makes sense, if it doesn’t, the let me know and I’ll have another go.
  13. Apologies if this is already “known”, but this painting https://www.ashmoleanprints.com/image/221380/william-holman-hunt-london-bridge-on-the-night-of-the-marriage-of-the-prince-and-princess-of-wales features what looks like a lad in a sailor uniform playing Concertina ( foreground .. about 1/3 of the way from the left ). Attached is a not-very-high-res enlargement. The original painting was apparently done in 1863/4.
  14. WCCP’s beginners residential weekend is now open for booking. October 12th to 14th at Quantock Lodge in Somerset ( UK ). Tuition for absolute beginners and post beginners on Anglo, English or Duet ; and an intermediate level concertina band. See http://thewccp.org/october-residential-weekend for full details including how to book.
  15. Price reduced -- now £2400 ( offers considered ) Andrew
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