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  1. Some duet concertina players asked me about the sheet music for the tunes that I'm playing on Youtube. It's difficult to find music written especially for the hayden system and I didn't have enough time yet to write the scores of the arrangements, but recently I enjoy playing different pieces from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. For those who are looking for scores, who like also baroque music and don't mind to play it on a concertina, I think that it is a good source to find some tunes not too difficult to adapt and play on the different types of concertinas:
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    One More Roslin Castle

    Thank you Dick! I enjoyed watching your videos and listening to your music as well! Your photos are a good inspiration for this tune and it makes me want to play it again... Didie
  3. I have heard many beautiful versions of this scottish tune played on the different types of concertina and I'd like to share this one adapted to the Hayden duet system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVsOwYt2A7U Thanks for watching!
  4. Thank you McDouglas and Patrick! Didie
  5. An attempt to adapt a guitar score to the duet concertina (and to add some clouds on a video): https://youtu.be/FOmyDkbsmZ0
  6. Chamamé is a folk music from north east Argentina. It's a kind of 20th century world music with a mix of Guarani indians rythmns, european polka and spanish guitar. Usually it s played on accordion or bandoneon, and it's the reason why I wanted to have a try on concertina: https://youtu.be/IGwvxV5C0E4
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    The Button Box has a 55B Wheatstone Hayden for sale

    David, you really deserved to get this instrument and I could'nt wait to listen to your playing on it and maybe try it also somedays. I hope that the new owner will post some recordings and share his music as well.
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    Name of this tune from the Hebrides?

    Thank you all for your help, thank you David for your good idea and thank you Simon for your precious and very knowledgeable opinion on the subject. A part of mistery still remains but maybe it's just imaginary hebridean music...
  9. I have found this tune on Youtube played by belgium folk band Trio Trad (first video), which gave me the idea to play it on the concertina (second video), but does somebody know its name?
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    Name of this tune from the Hebrides?

    Very happy to receive all these beautiful recordings. My first impression was that it was not the same tune but after listening to it more carefully I noticed that I could almost play the Hebridean air together. Tempo and keys are different but the melodic and harmonic structures are very similar, with just a slight difference for the last phrase which is repeated. So maybe the same tune evolved in quite different versions when passed on orally. And it makes me want to play it also in a faster way, maybe for a summer version...
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    Name of this tune from the Hebrides?

    Thank you so much Don and Mathhag for the very detailed information. I didn't have enough time to make more research yet but I will try and a friend of mine living in the north of England asked some Scottish musicians who have all come back with the same answer: they believe it could be from an old scottish tune called " Ye Jacobites by Name" which was adapted from an older tune written in Orkney about 1794, "My Love's in Germany".
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    Name of this tune from the Hebrides?

    Thank you very much Saguaro and Rich! It seems that it's difficult to find the name of this tune, but Rich, as you are living in Scotland, if you happen to meet some musicians from the Hebrides, please let me know if they have a clue. Didie
  13. Thanks to Jim and David! To answer to Rich my concertina is a 52 buttons Beaumont made by the Button Box, and you can find all the information on their website: buttonbox.com
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    Wexford + Third Carol

    I like this kind of slow and simple melody on concertina and it's nice to listen to both versions. Don is right when saying that it's difficult to find a good balance between melody and accompaniment on solo concertina, and maybe the problem is more obvious with duet concertinas which are made to play melody and accompaniment together. After talking about this problem of balance with Harry Geuns he gave me some leather baffles to put especially inside the left hand and it's better but not enough. Amplification is another solution but the main interest of the concertina is to be a small and simple instrument, so it would be great if concertinas makers could work on this problem and find acoustic solutions.
  15. I don't know why and I didn't check official statistics but according to the posts on youtube and on this forum it seems that a large majority of concertina players are men (maybe it's different in Ireland?). It's the reason why it's nice to watch some new videos posted by women and sometimes finding another way to play the instrument like this english concertina player who is using it in a very minimalist style to accompany her poetry:
  16. I don't know well about the anglo but recently I began to take some lessons with a bandonion teacher and she told me that bandonion players used to let a space of about one finger between the top of the hand and the straps. And I noticed that it was what I already did with my hayden duet. Didie
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    Under Paris Skies (Sous le Ciel de Paris)

    Absolument merveilleux! Merci David.
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    Le P'ing Chinese Tune

    Thank you! Is it your own arrangement or did you find this score somewhere?
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    And for those who understand french or like french chanson here is the original version by Georges Brassens:
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    Duo Lenormand/Restoin

    Lighting failure but no musical failure. I like the groove on the five beats!
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    Le P'ing Chinese Tune

    Nice tune and the sound is beautiful. Your concertina sounds a little like a chinese sheng when you play the chords. Is it possible to get the sheet music?
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    Here is my version of this "chanson" composed by french singer and poet Georges Brassens on a poem by Paul Fort:
  23. Even if I think that the first one is more in the mood of the tune I wanted to try 2 different accompaniments for the same melody on the Hayden/Wicki keyboard: a simple bass line and alternate bass and chords (Oum-Pah):
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    Da Slockit Light in winter and summer

    Sorry Wolf, I forgot to ask you: what is the meaning of TT? Thanks again, Didie
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