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  1. So you were in Venice while I was in Spain and Morocco. I found a few accordions but no concertinas. Still a wonderful experience. BUT today I finally played my Concertina for the first time in weeks. It was a joy
  2. Not really looking for anything just thought it would be fun to find something. I did leave mine at home so maybe I could find one to travel with. Also it would be the challenge of finding one where you don’t expect it. Have fun in Venice
  3. So I am currently in Southern Spain and soon to be in Marrakech and Essaouira. Anyone know of places to shop for Anglos? I know it is not likely but never hurts to ask
  4. So I do have very dry heat in my house. Forced air and sometimes a wood stove. I will be turning it down when we are away and I think I will leave the concertina in the basement . In the future I may get a small room humidifier for when I am playing also. Since it is a Dipper , I always try to follow any advice from Colin and Rosalie. Thank you all for these great suggestions.
  5. I know I sometimes obsess i will be away for almost a month. My house will be heated. What should I do to be sure my Concertina is not too dry? i use a tool that tells me the humidity it I will not be here to adjust. if I just put it in a plastic bag I’ll that be enough?
  6. Hi Bruce, i am looking forward to the lessons. I tried the sample today and I think it is just want I need. Hope to see your book soon susan
  7. Wonderful! I sent you an email. Thank you so much
  8. I just finished an eight hour drive. Most of the time I was enjoying the three CD set ANGLO INTERNATIONAL. What a joy! Best purchase. Since I was driving i didn’t have the liner notes but a certain set on the third CD just captured my heart. When I got home I found the artist is Niall Vallely. I was particularly taken with track six. Amazingly it is The Mathematician (that’s me at heart), The Independent (so I have been called) and Sean McGuire’s reel ( my mother’s maiden name is McGuire). Coincidences are such fun. Anyway I have now found out that once upon a time he made a cd tutorial. None of the links to find it work. If anyone owns a copy and would part with it please contact me. or if you can direct me to a source many thanks, susan
  9. Just received mine. I am in heaven. Such wonderful tunes and musician. So glad I purchased it.
  10. Congratulations, I know how excited you must be. But I also used a Ceili and she served me well.
  11. Just wondering if a REAL novice would be able to attend. I just returned from Boxwoods at Lunenburg Nova Scotia. It was a great experience with Mairaid Hurley. She was a wonderful teacher and can really shred a concertina when she performs. But the other players had at least 5 years experience. I started playing last September and it is my first instrument. I would love to attend more training since I live where I have no teacher but don’t want to be out of place as the slow one. Amazing that I am already thinking about next year
  12. Oh I am in the states where we have a an awful lot of misfortune to banish
  13. I am hoping someone would be willing to post a very simple version of Banish Misfortune. I am very new to any instrument and learn best when I know the tune well. Thanking you in advance
  14. Going to Boxwoods this summer in Nova Scotia. I believe she will be my teacher
  15. When I was still teaching math this would have made an interesting problem. First I would have like some theoretical justifications as you have done. Then I would encourage the students to develop a system to actually measure the difference without any damage to the instruments.
  16. Dancing is my soul. I love it and do it daily. Seems like it should help
  17. I think it is some of both. I really don’t understand the beat notation and I probably need to play slower until I get it down pat.
  18. Help I have been playing since late September. On my own alas. I have been practicing many tunes using Gary Coovers books , abc notation,some tunes that Doug Barr gave me and OAIM . I think I am making progress BUT I am pretty sure I need to work on rhythm or cadence or whatever we want to call it. If I really know a tune I might be alright but I want to really develop a solid understanding. Any recommendations? I am trying to use a metronome . It is difficult but I will stick with it if that is the best way. This is my first instrument and I do not really read music.
  19. Do you happen to have the email address of the person at US Fish and Wildlife that got back to you? I called once and the person I spoke with really did not know as much as you seem to know. I really need to get this straight because I would like to just keep the Dipper I recently got and sell my Morse. The Morse , by the way is quite nice. I just only need one.
  20. Dont know if these has ever been shared. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhpJHnhHLCE Credit for learning about it goes to Bob B on SI-talk
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