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  1. A bit more digging reveals that SPENCE LEES was a Music Hall Owner, Character Actor, Comic and Photographer, in DOUGLAS Isle of Man. See here at page 93 ... https://www.manxmusic.com/media/Learn Songs/PEEPS INTO THE PAST - MUSIC COMPLETE.pdf Oh, there is a picture of him!! regards Jake
  2. Well, a research challenge always did get me interested now that "social separation" has left me to my own devices.!! An Isle of Man website has a list of photographers active on the island from which the entry for SPENCE LEES reads ... Lees Spence(r) 1887: Loch Parade (in street directory at Sea terminal end - no number given Lees, Spencer, Photographer) 1889: Regent St Douglas, and Shaw St, Liverpool [not found in Liverpool Directories - only photographers in Shaw St were MacMahon & Co [1887-1888] and John W. Walmsley [1891] 1894: Regent-street In an Advert in John Heywood's 1891 guide: ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY. THERE are not many watering-places throughout the British Isles at which somany facilities are afforded to visitors for obtaining an exceptionally-good photograph as at Douglas, where, during the summer season especially, the atmosphere is so wonderfully clear. All classes of people are catered for by the Douglas photographers, and the "tripper" can obtain his counterfeit presentment for the merest trifle. But to those who desire something more permanent, and, although not expensive, something far beyond the ordinary seaside photograph, a visit to the spacious and handsome studio erected by the well-known artistic photographer, Mr. Spence Lees, opposite the General Post Office, may be cordially recommended. Mr. Spence Lees has earned for himself a high reputation for the peculiar delicacy and beauty of all work executed at his establishment, whether portrait or landscape. The studio has been tastefully and elegantly fitted-up for the comfort and convenience of visitors, and the latest photographic appliances and improvements have been secured Mr. W. Rennison (architect) furnished the plans for the studio ; Mr. C. H. Williams executed the plumbing and gas-fitting work; Messrs. McAdam and Moore, of Douglas, were the contractors ; while the furniture was supplied by Messrs. Ratcliffe Brothers and C. Latham, of Douglas. Visitors to Man, who are desirous of being taken under exceptionally favourable conditions, cannot do better than place themselves under the skilful hands of Mr. Spence Lees. Branches have been established at Port Soderick and Glen Mays. At these, as at the main establishment, moderation in price So, the 1880's & 90's then. regards Jake
  3. Thanks Mike ... I made a search but couldn't find any contacts. Robin ... thanks for the PDF. I did find an ABC transcription on Melodeon.net which gave me something to work on but I never would have found that sneaky bar of 3/2!! Also, I find 7 bars in the B part a little unsettling. regards Jake
  4. In another thread Bill N wrote .... " Posted Friday at 12:17 AM Snip, ... Snip, ...... I'm enjoying playing this and other recently composed pieces in the tradition (Mrs. Saggs & Polpero Bay for instance) that make one stretch a bit compared to some of the more straight-forward tunes in the traditional repertoire." Mrs SAGGS I have already but the reference to POLPERRO BAY intrigued me so I searched it out and listened to it on sound cloud here : ... Polperro Bay I rather liked it, so can anyone direct me towards the sheet music?? regards Jake
  5. Hi Petey, welcome to Concertina.net. I think AMMOON is the retailer not the make of concertina. Is this what you purchased?? ..... https://www.amazon.co.uk/ammoon-Concertina-20-Button-Anglo-Style/dp/B01G52W0OU Jake
  6. Hi "Grabman" You don't say if you are Anglo or English. ... It makes a difference! Me, I'm anglo. I run an easy/slow session for all instruments, playing from the dots and meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings, 20:30, at the TIGER INN, Lairgate, Beverley. .. except the first Tuesday of the month when the MG car club have the room. However, on Tuesday 03rd December we are meeting in the front poolroom of the MONKSWALK, Highgate, Beverley, 20:00 onwards and there'll be no more sessions until 07th January. (The TIGER has too many xmas meals booked.) Soo ... if you're free this next Tuesday, come along and meet some musicians (they don't bite), and see how the session works. There's generally an English player there as well. I'll set them to work and we can talk concertinas? Jake
  7. My preferred product is a mink oil paste available here :- Tandy Leather Jake
  8. Here from "Sea of Thieves" is the ABC to "Becalmed" ..... X:1 T:Becalmed from "Sea of Thieves." C:A computer game for pirates!! – Composed by Robin Beanland & transcribed by Josh McGraw. M:3/4 L:1/8 K:Gmaj "Becalmed"A,2 | D4E2 | F4A2 | G4FE | F4A2 | G2F3E | F4D2 | (B,6 | B,4) D2 | A,4D2 | F4A2 | B4A2 |! (F4F)A | B4A2 | F4D2 | (E6 | E2)z2EF | G6 | (F4F)D | B,2(D4 | D6) | G6 | F4D2 | (E6 | E4)A,2 |! D4E2 | F4A2 | B4A2 | (F4F)D | E2F2G2 | F3G/F/E2 | (D6 | D4) FA | d2^c2A2 | F2(A4 | A6 |! A4)FA | GFE2D2 | B,2(A,4 | A,6) | (A,4A,)A, | D2D3E | F3G/F/E2 | (D6 | D4)A2 | d4d2 |! B2A3G | (A6 | A4)A2 | d4d2 | ef/e/d2^c2 | (d6 | d4)FA | B2A2F2 | E2(D4 | D4)FA | GFE2D2|! B,2(A,4 | A,4A,)A, | (D4D)E | F3G/F/E2 | (D6 | !>(![D6A6] | [D6F6])!>)!| d6 | z4zF/G/ | (A4A)G/F/ | E2A,2D2 |! (D6 | D4D)F/G/ | (A4A)G/F/ | E2A,2(D2 | D6 | !>(!D4 D)F/G/ | (A4A)G/F/ | E2A,2D2 | (D6 | D6 | D6 | D6) !>)! |]! Available on U-tube of course!! Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVE_7GG3xQM&frags=pl%2Cwn or here ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t8TFGTAAoU&frags=pl%2Cwn regards Jake
  9. It looks to me as if the original insert has pulled out! How is the other side fixed?? In order for the replacement insert to be secure you may need to fill the hole & re-drill for the new insert Jake
  10. Brilliant playing & a brilliant introduction to the English concertina, .... BUT Did you notice the unusual way he holds it?? Most players of the EC that I know hold it with the rows of buttons horizontal, thumb in the strap & little finger on the rest. With Simon, the strap quite loose on his thumb and has been adjusted & re-fixed with a slight twist, the concertina is rotated so that the buttons slant upwards at 45 degrees and I didn't see him use his little finger at all! Jake
  11. Is this the one you mean??? "The JAMESTOWN Homeward Bound" Jake
  12. Steve Morrison is Red Cow Music, York, UK. here ... https://redcowmusic.co.uk/about-us/?v=79cba1185463 - Welcome to www.concertina.net/forums, Steve. Jake
  13. The Concertina Museum has another photograph ... here .. http://www.concertinamuseum.com/NC3020102-002.htm and here a link to two articles by Dick Henrywood from the Antique Collectors Magazine. .. http://www.reynardine.co.uk/Articles/Concertina.pdf Jake
  14. The Premier English Concertina Band was mentioned at the start of this thread in Feb 2007 ..... https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/5462-premier-english-concertina-band-and-more/&do=findComment&comment=51028 Jake
  15. From "BOXING the COMPASS", by Roy Palmer, - Sea Songs and Shanties. In the notes to this song says, .... If not the fastest of the Western Ocean packets, the DREADNAUGHT of the Red Cross Line was arguably the best known. She was built at Newburyport, Massachusetts, and at 1,413 tons register was a large ship for the time. ... She was wrecked off Cape Horn in 1869. ...The song may have derived from the FANCY FRIGATE (No 98 in this book) which was current from some 20 years earlier. The two songs shared the tune of 'King John and the Abbot of Canterbury' and the DREADNAUGHT was also sung to versions of 'The Bold Princess Royal. ... ' see here for a picture ... Wrecksite Jake
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