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Jillser Nic Amhlaoibh

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  1. It has concertina reeds and from everything I've heard about them I would think it would be categorised as an advanced instrument.
  2. 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.
  3. OP posted that they've purchased an Edgley and are awaiting it's arrival.
  4. Sadly the Button Box closed - only their repair department remains open, so the rentals from them are no more.
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. Probably not since it's quite common and accepted for Irish traditional musicians to tap their feet when playing....
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. Another critical difference - players of irish traditional music aren't on here commenting that tunes for English dancing are played "too slow"... 😉
  11. Peter never said they were "slow"pieces, rather he was pointing out that they're not played at "breakneck speed".
  12. If you read through the older posts on this thread the seller posted on Aug 30th that the concertina had sold.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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/
  16. 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!
  17. Here's a thread from last October where gtotani compared the Rochelle vs. the Rochelle 2: https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/24371-comparison-standard-rochelle-and-rochelle-2/#comment-216238
  18. The Irish Concertina Company lists their top model, the Eirú at €4300, not sure what the next model down, the Vintage goes for as I can't see a price for it on their website. Re: the price of an Edgley Heritage - there was one posted for sale here last week and the seller, who's the original owner stated that it cost them $6900 CAD when new in 2020 if I recall correctly: https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/25316-magnifique-heritage-edgley-cg-30-keys-2020-maple-and-steel-ends-to-sell-wheatstone-layout/
  19. If you look through the right hand side grill you may be able to see the date it was made and whatever model it is written in pen, which would be additional helpful info. Going by the serial number it could be a 2015 build.
  20. Just got this lovely Edgley Heritage C/G Anglo this week, still can't believe it's mine!
  21. Have you seen this thread? It compares the original Rochelle and the Rochelle 2, might be helpful. The 2 is definitely not quite as cumbersome size wise as the original Rochelle going by the photos. https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/24371-comparison-standard-rochelle-and-rochelle-2/#comment-216235
  22. Question: I was under the impression that people who don't know notation have used a form of ABC's to jot tunes down for quite awhile, pre-dating computers - is it that recent (computer era) a creation?
  23. When I lived in the States I rented a Rochelle from them when first starting out and then bought a lovely second hand Tedrow from them shortly afterwards. Great to deal with and will be sorely missed. Wishing everyone there all the best in their future endeavours.
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