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  • Birthday 09/15/1946

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    Learning Anglo Concertina, guitar, mandolin
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    Oregon, USA

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  1. Hi I would like to hear more about your Kensington. I have a starter concertina and I’m looking to upgrade. I’m also in Oregon. Thanks Mary

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    2. rockportland

      rockportland

      Did you end up selling this Kensington? Thanks Mary

       

    3. mike_s

      mike_s

      sorry for the slow reply.  I seldom visit here anymore (don't have or play concertina any longer).  I sold it several months ago.

    4. rockportland

      rockportland

      Thanks anyway!

       

  2. I have a Kensington I may want to sell. It's a great concertina. Very air tight. If interested please send me a PM. Thanks, Mike
  3. Thanks so much for all the replies. At this time, I don't plan on any kind of liquidation plan . I enjoy playing all of the various instruments, just don't have enough time to do justice to any of them. I have put the dobros on hiatus until further notice. I've put two of the three ukes into purgatory and will play the Pono every now and then. Always subject to change, but for now I'll be concentrating on the guitar, mandolin and concertina. Thanks again for all your help!
  4. Currently I play Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro (square neck), Ukulele (all low G Tenor), and Anglo Concertina-none well. I've played guitar for 20+ years so it is not on the block, so to speak. Of the others, I feel I need to eliminate at least one. I don't have a special attachment to any of them. I just don't have time to devote to them all. I guess I'm an intermediate player. I've been to two of Noel Hill's "camps" and several "slow sessions" locally. As this is a concertina site, please tell me why it should be in the "keep playing it" category.Thanks a lot!
  5. Moby Dick-"A Roving" on what appears to be an EC
  6. Hello Lucy, One of the French songs you mention in your op - La Mer has several accidentals in in (C#,G# & A#) so it may not sound exactly correct on your 20 button. I have yet to find a decent version of La Vie en Rose. If you have, would you mind sharing? If you need La Mer. I can scan my version and send it to you - I have ABC'd it below the notation. I also have Moon River-it's in C-no accidentals!
  7. Yep, skip the Minstrel and go directly to the Clover or Ceilli. You won’t regret it.
  8. "Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64" - sorry couldn't resist. Oh BTW, I'm 74. Crap!
  9. Personally, from what I've read in addition to having briefly played a Minstrel, I would save up for a Clover, Ceilli, or even an Edgley. You could always buy used too. The Minstrel is a good step up from a Rochelle, but you would see a big difference with the other listed ones and wouldn't feel the need to step up again for quite some time. That's my $.02
  10. I would agree. Comments such as that one would be better served in a PM.
  11. Yep, it's in C/G. Thanks, Ken.
  12. For sale is my refurbished (by Greg Jowaisas) Jones Anglo. It has new bellows, pads and valves (as needed). The button holes have been re-bushed and it was tuned to modern concert pitch. It plays easily and sounds wonderful. Selling to help fund an upgrade. Sale includes a Pelican case. Asking $1200 shipped (in the lower 48). PayPal only. Thanks for looking!
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