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  1. So I understand which buttons on an Anglo are supposed to be played with my little finger but I find I dont do very well on my left hand for the second to the last button . I do much better if I use my ring finger. Is this verboten or sacrilegious? Will I be developing a terrible habit?
  2. If you would be so kind to post a recording if you do
  3. Thank you very much Gary. I will listen to those links and hope you find a quieter place to record.
  4. So did this finally sell? How much?
  5. Thank you so much for these. Right now I am trying to learn "Nancy" from the 1,2,3 book but can't find the tune I the internet. Does it exist somewhere? I really need to hear something before I can play it.
  6. Just want to thank you, Gary Coover. I have been playing Concertina for three months. It is my very first instrument. I attended NESI this year and Marta Vogel recommended your books and then Jody Kruskal explained some of how you put them together. They have been a godsend and I look forward to Cowboy songs
  7. Maybe you could include the other perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5s5qGg01nE
  8. I found this https://www.robives.com/?s=Squeeze
  9. Can you direct me to some instructions for making an origami concertina? I have looked around but only find partial ideas. I have done quite a lot of origami. Thanks
  10. I am also in the back row but on the right side, next to Jody who is wearing a hat. I am wearing a light gray striped shirt and my mouth is open.
  11. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Caitlín Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM Subject: Caitlin & Ciaran - USA East Coast Tour October 2017 To: Caitlin Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com> Hello folks! Caitlín here! I know that it is unlikely, but if you get a chance to hear her play it will completely blow your mind! She is terrific! Talk tomorrow! Janet ? Happy September to you all! ? A few EXCITING announcements coming up, but for now... Just a quick note this time to announce our ? USA East Coast Tour ? ​ *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your East Coast USA friends!* Here are the details: Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh ?Fiddle - Concertina - Dance ? Sat 14th Oct ROCHESTER NY McGinnity's Restaurant & Party House 534 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615 6.30pm Tickets: Email marta.driscoll@gmail.com ? Sun 15th Oct UTICA NY Turning Point Church 438 Columbia St. Utica, NY 13502 2.30pm Tickets ? Mon 16th Oct BURLINGTON VT Burlington Violin Shop 23 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401 6pm Tickets ? Wed 18th Oct BOSTON MA The Burren Backroom Series 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144 7.30pm Tickets ? Thurs 19th Oct PHILADELPHIA PA Ware Family Recital Hall - Swope Music Building, West Chester University, 817 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19383 7pm (Tickets on the door) ? Fri 20th Oct WASHINGTON DC Cadens House Bethesda 7.30pm Info & Tickets: Email slcaden@yahoo.com ? Sat 21th Oct PRINCETON NJ *SOLD OUT* ? Sun 22nd Oct NEWTOWN CT Gumans Barn, 8 Main Street, Newtown, CT 1.30pm Tickets: Email tmquinn@optonline.net *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your East Coast USA friends!* Chat again soon! Caitlín ​ -- www.caitlin.ie
  12. Hi David, My real name is Susan. I know I spoke with many Davids at NESI so I am sure we did.
  13. Yes, Doug from The Button Box wagged his finger at me to make the point about keeping thebellows closed. I don’t think I can forget
  14. Glad to know the Morse stay in shape well. I was really lucky to get expert advice when I was trying to make a decision to buy at NESI. Unfortunately I did leave it in the car for about two hours , Windows were down but now the bellows do seem stiffer and are a little noisy . Is there any thing I could or should do? I am playing so hopefully that will break it in
  15. So I am now the proud owner of a new R. Morse & Co. Céilí from the Button Box. I have named her Sadie. I am hoping I could get recommendations on care. Doug Barr has already advised me to do something for humidity in the winter. Not sure yet how I will accomplish it so any useful ideas are welcome. What other habits would been good to develop in order to take good care of my new love.
  16. Such a wonderful time. I am still smiling. Don’t know if it is traditional but my new Concertina has been named ‘Sadie’. Can’t thank you enough Doug for all your encouragement
  17. Thanks everyone. I have checked the resources suggested and they are quite helpful.
  18. So I have never played an instrument before. I have been renting a Rochelle for about a month. I have been practice scales and watching OAIM videos. I can "play" a few and I can tell I am making progress but maybe slowly. My questions is about learning to read standard music notation. That is how the tutor book I have proceeds but it seems much harder then abc notation. But I am not sure that will be true for the long haul. I would really like to hear folks insights on this. If I should be learning to read music , I might as well work on it. One other thing to note, it is unlikely I will be playing with anyone else.
  19. Forgot my original question in my enthusiasm. Is there a place I could find a Wheatstone layout button diagram that would show abc notation, i.e. Show where b or g are instead of B and G?
  20. Wowzer! I am a complete beginner. NO MUSICAL Experience. But I am loving Concertina. Also abc notation really helps me but I have so much to learn. It is wonderful to find folks that will help. Thank you
  21. Thank you, I am not really sure what I really want. I think a want a 30 button Anglo. But part of the reason I am going to the Squeeze In is to try out instruments. I will just be playing to entertain myself so I can do whatever I please. This is the first time I have played any instrument and I feel I belong in freereed space.
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