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Jillser Nic Amhlaoibh

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  1. @mike_s, you may already be aware of it but Caitlín has two websites for lessons, her original Irish Concertina Lessons one, and also her more recent one that focuses on teaching session tunes, with the ability to slow sections down, loop parts etc.: https://learnirishtunes.com/ @Notemaker, surely it wouldn't be too difficult for you to have the courtesy to spell Caitlín's name correctly?
  2. Cheers Peter! I was just wondering today when registration would open for the 2024 programme, just sent mine in now!
  3. Just a heads up that you're replying to a ten year old "for sale" listing....
  4. Oh, well done! I had a Tedrow that I picked up second hand when I first attempted to start learning the concertina and I always regretted selling it.
  5. The original post is from over two years ago so I'd reckon that the mandolin in question may have sold by now.
  6. There were three adult specific classes, so not sure if the remaining classes (I think someone mentioned during the week that there were 23 concertina classes) were kids only or a mix of kids/adults but it sure seemed like every other child I walked by during the week was carrying a concertina case!
  7. Forgive my ignorance here but are you affiliated with the Irish Concertina Company? That was the impression I got from older posts you've made.
  8. Caitlín is doing a bellows roll in the video - she plays the note, then jerks the bellows to sound it again, and then plays the note again if that makes sense, not a great description on my part, maybe someone else familiar with the technique can describe it more clearly?
  9. It has concertina reeds and from everything I've heard about them I would think it would be categorised as an advanced instrument.
  10. There was an advert on DoneDeal for a Thomas C/G 30b anglo, it was still up the last time I did a search for concertinas there (the day before yesterday) If I recall correctly the ad said that the concertina is at Custy's in Ennis being sold on consignment.
  11. OP posted that they've purchased an Edgley and are awaiting it's arrival.
  12. Sadly the Button Box closed - only their repair department remains open, so the rentals from them are no more.
  13. Contact Bob Tedrow at Homewood Music - he has a couple of nice second hand hybrid 30 button anglos listed in your price range: http://hmi.homewood.net/concertinas/
  14. Good to know, but since people may be reading this thread who are either: 1) Unfamiliar with Irish traditional music and 2) Unfamiliar with the aforementioned previous thread, then for their benefit it can't hurt to mention that it's probably more common than not for players to tap their foot audibly when playing irish traditional music, just in case someone new to the tradition would interpret Don's comment as meaning that the practice is frowned upon.
  15. Probably not since it's quite common and accepted for Irish traditional musicians to tap their feet when playing....
  16. Given the disparaging comments some folks have made about irish music on this thread what are you implying about the "national character" of irish people then?
  17. I don't play english dancing music or know much about it, so I myself wouldn't comment on whether it's speed is "too slow" etc. While I might listen to an example and find it a bit slow for my tastes that doesn't mean that it is "too slow" - I'm sure it's just the speed it needs to be for the purpose it serves. Irish traditional music is loved and played by people all over the world, so I guess we're doing something right!
  18. Another critical difference - players of irish traditional music aren't on here commenting that tunes for English dancing are played "too slow"... 😉
  19. Peter never said they were "slow"pieces, rather he was pointing out that they're not played at "breakneck speed".
  20. If you read through the older posts on this thread the seller posted on Aug 30th that the concertina had sold.
  21. ABC isn't just a "digital" technology - here in Ireland traditional musician's frequently write down music in ABC format. When I was starting out on the tenor banjo years ago my instructor would do all teaching of tunes by ear, but then would write out the ABC's of the tune for me to have to refer back to if I needed.
  22. Behaviour and the environment are intertwined. We can unknowingly take a lot of "contextual cues" from the environment we practice in if we always practice in the exact same location/environment. Then when you take the player out of that environment - such as going to play the tune in at their instructor's studio, playing at a session or performing in a venue etc. things can fall apart, a tune played easily at home suddenly starts tripping us up. Even if your instructor comes to your home, and you're in the same environment, as soon as the instructor enters your home the environment has changed and similarly it can result in stumbling over notes that usually come easily. So part of that "automatising" of a tune mentioned above also involves playing the tune in different environments so that the player gets used to tuning out whatever distractions those other settings may hold and also doesn't unknowingly rely on contextual cues that are only present in the location where they regularly practice.
  23. The concertinas listed in the posting may be sold already but Doug Creighton recently posted this in the Buy and Sell section, saying that the last of the Morse Ceili stock was available, a G/D and several C/G ones as well: https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/25626-new-r-morse-co-céilí-models-for-sale/
  24. It may also help to get more eyes on this listing if you edit the title of it to include "G/D" in it, that way it'll jump out at the folks who are specifically seeking an anglo concertina in this tuning. Best of luck with the sale!
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