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  1. Do you know the name of the artist?
  2. Here's the cover of sheet music for "Nobody Loves You Any Better Than Your M-A-Double-M-Y". It was first published in the USA in 1923; this copy was published in Australia, where it was in the repertoire of The Campbell Boys. Could those English concertinas, apparently by Wheatstone, be unusual enough that we could identify them in the Wheatstone ledgers?
  3. What do you mean by "written score"? Would a simple lead sheet be good enough? Do you want to play just the melody line or do you want to play melody and harmony? On Anglo or English? Can you read music. or do you want it in tablature? in what key, if you have a preference?
  4. By the time you have played concertina for a few years someone is bound to ask you if you know the song Lena from Palesteena, by J. Russel Robinson and Con Conrad, 1920. If you've never heard it you should check out this 1920 recording by Frank Crumit: before you listen to this Coronavirus parody: Lena in Quarantina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Msq-x9XT9I by Laura Rosenberg Myrna Oy - Yiddish Cabaret programs for audiences of all ages
  5. I made some comfortable hand straps from an old handbag strap.
  6. On Friday Oct. 25, the CBS morning news show presented an interview with Bruce Springsteen in his studio, and among the guitars was a concertina (visible to the left of his shoulder in this screen shot).
  7. This photo is not my concertina; I copied it from Alex Holden's web site. I will use it to illustrate a problem I have and ask for suggestions. You can see a video on Alex's web site at this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjC2Rpeg72K/ The levers are connected by rivets to the "action pins". Each action pin is hammered into place like a nail. Now, the spring is always pushing upward on the lever, and this upward force will tend to pull the pin out of the wood. When this happens, the button sticks up high and the pad doesn't cover the hole. This happened to my 1907 or 08 Crabb anglo, and I fixed it once by pressing the pin down into its hole, but it came loose again. My inclination is to reset it with a tiny drop of "crazy glue" but I am leery of doing anything irreversible. Has anyone else experienced this problem? What's the best way to fix it?
  8. Hi Saguaro, I have 8835 -- I thought that was from 1908, not sure. It is a 30 button anglo in C/G.
  9. Have you contacted Bertram Levy in Washington State? you can e-mail him at info@bertramlevy.com
  10. There is a man in Japan, Kato Toru, who plays a 40 button Bastari. He has put a lot of videos on youtube. Something like that might be what you want.
  11. Do you already know how to play the harmonica? If so, you have a head start on the anglo system (which could also include a 20 button German or Italian instrument).
  12. Is it to a state of completion that you could post a photograph?
  13. It went for $450. I didn't think it would go as high as that!
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