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  1. Merci Dee! De rien, c'est un plaisir. I have seen in another thread that you are interested in klezmer music and I think that it would be also nice to hear more klezmer music on the Hayden duet. Didie
  2. Thank you Israel, I can't wait to listen to your new Hayden duet made by Alex Holden and it's nice that a young concertina maker is also interested in this instrument.
  3. Thank you David, I hope to listen soon to your new recordings as well because it's always a good inspiration and encouragement for Hayden duet players.
  4. This tune has been composed by Lydie Auvray, a french accordionist living and mostly playing in Germany. It's quite popular among tango dancers in Paris. The video is directly inspired by german concertinist Musik Böhmer and his concertina from hell:
  5. Thank you Riton to open my eyes ans my ears on this beautiful piece. I will put it on my to play list, but before I've already 2 other minuets on my gas cooker and I'm now struggling with the Invention Nr 8, as well as some tangos. Did you try to play "Schaffs mit mir" on your anglo?
  6. Thank you for your interest Aldon. The instrument that I'm playing isn't an Elise but a 52 buttons Beaumont. For this kind of tune I just need to make some octave transpositions at some places when I don't have enough range but not so much. Maybe on an Elise you would have to adapt the score a little more. Didie
  7. Thank you Little John, very nice and soulful version. Maybe simple is the best for this kind of tune... Didie
  8. Thank you Arti for the information about this book. I hope that other concertinists will share their experience of playing this music on the different systems. Here is an attempt to play the minuet in F major: https://youtu.be/6No8EadgNzc
  9. 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:
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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".
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. An attempt to adapt a guitar score to the duet concertina (and to add some clouds on a video): https://youtu.be/FOmyDkbsmZ0
  21. 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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