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  1. Adrian, Thank you. Wonderful performance of wonderful music. Your exploration of this music is an inspiration. I performed music from these periods back in college on lute, viols, and recorders, and singing in the university's collegium musicum. That was almost 50 years ago, but you brought me right back to it. Jim P.S. Adrien, I know you know all about this, but for those who haven't experienced it, playing in an early music consort can be a very rewarding experience. You only have the responsibility of a single melodic line, but you are enveloped in the sound of one, two, three, or four others performing their lines, and the overall sound is very rich.
  2. Mea culpa on adding "Waltz" to Amelia. I knew the correct name (because I had looked it up) and used it correctly the first two times in mentioned it. Why I then went on to use it incorrectly is beyond me.
  3. Thanks for the link. That term was a bit obtuse for a one-armed button puncher like me. And, of course, thanks for the link to the festival.
  4. Juliette Daum plays classical music on English. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuU_foxNzN4: Her website is: www.JulietteDaum.com Here is a source for music: https://concertina.org/library/ Here is more info: http://www.concertina.com/english/index.htm
  5. I like David Barnert's performance above. I did a youtube search for Klezmer concertina. This what turned up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUgB7e1tikM Anglo (Luke Hillman, who is a member of this discussion group) https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/21310-jeffries-38b-cg-anglo-reasonable-offers-welcome/&tab=comments#comment-204186) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtXp_qru_vI Hayden I imagine there are more, but the search brought up mostly accordion.
  6. When I try to watch on my laptop I get an error message from the TG4 website (not my computer) that says: The video you are trying to watch is encrypted and we do not know how to decrypt it. MEDIA_ERR_ENCRYPTED. Any help appreciated. I am in USA.
  7. I enjoyed listening to your recordings. Thank you for posting them.
  8. Here is another link. It is part of a very helpful website for musicians. You can buy things, but there is a tremendous amount of great free information. https://bulletproofmusician.com/8-things-top-practicers-do-differently/
  9. I don't know if you would consider it a Mini duet, but the Concertina Connection Troubadour (Hayden) is 2lbs 5.5oz 6-1/4" across the flats. available from Concertina Connection and Button Box.and possibly others,
  10. You are correct. I rechecked the sources I was reading and I mistakenly assumed that the Booth 1888 Anglo tutor I was reading about referred to the Salvation Army Triumph (Crane) concertina I had read about previously. I'm sorry for the confusion.
  11. Has anyone ever encountered a 35b Crane with the original Salvation Army tuning? If I have read correctly, the pitch was 2 whole steps lower. Was it two steps lower, but otherwise still a=440 or something else? Thanks for any help.
  12. Thanks Mathew. Good suggestion. What do you play on your Crane 35?
  13. Thanks, Jim. I just wrote to them asked what it weighs. Edited May 4, 2020: Received reply: It weighs 2lbs 6.2oz and is 6-5/8" across the flats
  14. Thanks, Jim. That is very helpful to me.
  15. You guys are making the Crane system more and more appealing the farther you go with this.
  16. Mike, Thank you. Very good news. Thanks for checking. Jim
  17. Thank you Daniel, Mike, and Little John. Your information is very helpful.
  18. Is a 35 key Crane duet appreciably smaller and lighter than a 48 key model? If anyone could tell me some specifications of the two I would appreciate it. Also the relative frequency of the 35 key being available for sale in the US. Thank you.
  19. Thank you for the suggestion. I don't think I ever looked at the Crane duet fingerings before today. I was focused solely on the Hayden system. I just did a quick search to see what "reasonable priced" might mean and only came up with two examples, at Home wood music for $3600 and one at The Button Box for $2300. Do you know of any other ones currently available?
  20. Thank you very much. My favorite of yours is Under Paris Skies (Sous le Ciel de Paris). Last night I made a chart that shows the notes of the Wakker, Stagi, Morse, and the three Concertina Connection models all in one place. If anyone would like to see it, I can post it. It was a useful exercise. Wakker and the Stagi match yours. Morse Beaumont has a few more buttons and one fewer (although you get it back enharmonically). The Peacock has fewer. Troubadour fewer yet (and loses the a in the left hand found on the Elise that Łukasz Martynowicz has mentioned). The Elise has the fewest. I've heard terrific music played on your Wheatstone, of course, Wakker (Jeff Lefferts), Beaumont (Didie Sendra), Peacock (Steven Arntson), Elise (Daniel Hersh). I'm sure there are wonderful recordings by others but I haven't listened to everything.
  21. Thank you. As someone completely new to concertinas and the duet specifically, I never would have looked as closely at the notes. Is there a link to the "standard" Hayden layout? If it as simple as adding the noted you mentioned, I don't need a chart.
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