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  1. I recently acquired an Edgley in DG; Wheatstone layout. I believe it is an older model, Frank told me it is the same model used by Sean O'Dwyer in the album โ€œIrish trad concertina from Beara" (amazing playing !). It is in excellent condition and has been looked and tuned by Frank Edgley two months ago. I tried vintage DG concertina before and found it a bit slowโ€ฆNot this one ! Have to say it is very fun to play ! But I prefer the sound of concertina reeds. The wood and sound are beautiful. It has Voci Armoniche "a manoโ€ reeds. Selling it for 2000 euros with case, can send it anywhere. Sending it from Montreal till 22nd of August then from Belgium. (A trade might be possible for concertina reeds one, 26 or 30b, in BbF). Best Nicolas
  2. Hello everyone, I decide to lean toward Clare style, also fun to play ๐Ÿ™‚ (but harder that one can think, Mary MacNamara dominates her concertina ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, as an eternal beginner, I seem to make more progress in that style. I am really looking to find a copy of Terry Bingham CD but can't find anything ๐Ÿ˜• If someone has a copy I could buy ? Or can help with having it as mp3 ? (don't want to steal anything and can send money to Terry). Better if the music stay alive than in a drawer ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you,
  3. This is probably because of the return policy...But maybe he will accept if you make it sure you won't send it back... But Chris is a man of value so not sure it will work.
  4. Also heard good thing about the Marcus ! And one is for sale at Barleycorn ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. Hi PaulDa321, no sorry never tried the Phoenix...It was on my "eventually wanted" list...but then gave up just because it felt strange to play Irish with a concertina made in China.
  6. Hello Peter, I once got The Clare and the Clover (not at the same time) so maybe I can help...from memory ! It is all very personal so maybe it will help, maybe not. Once owned the Clare and the Morse Ceili at the same time and had to choose one...it was a though choice. I did prefer the sound of the Clare but the Morse was much louder and bigger (large hand) and faster player (not me ;-)). Finally kept the Morse because of the louder sound that filled the room and also very light and faster. But then I sold it because the tone wasn't my taste; I did regret a bit the Clare. Anyway, this is to say I really enjoyed the Clare. I also really liked the Clover but sold it because the air button was kind of hard to reach...not sure why ! Maybe a bit misplaced or maybe because the hand strap was very thick (I think this is the reason). The Clover and the Clare are quite different...Here is a quick comparison (from what I remember ๐Ÿ˜‰) : * The Clare : - Smaller than the Clover. I have big hand and it didn't bother at all. - Sound doesn't project as much as the Clover. It is kind of loud but not sure how to explain, it doesn't feel like it fills the room. - Tone is kind of sweeter, I want to say closer to a real concertina (meaning not a hybrid). * Clover : - Sound is Crisper than the Clare, louder, bigger size. It also has a nice tone but different, brighter. If you need to be heard (session...), I would choose the Clover. In a more intimate setting, I would choose the Clare (but still loud ๐Ÿ˜‰ If I had to choose today between one of them, I would choose the Clare because I liked the sound and air button was easy to reach (for me). Both seems of very good quality. Donโ€™t know your background and goal, both are a good choice but will probably not be your last concertina ! But a huge step up from the Rochelle ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nicolas
  7. The CD Tripping from the Well made me want to start double reed concertina ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. I received a quite fast response from Sean ๐Ÿ™‚ Very kind. He will look if he can resurrect an old copy... Crossing finger....
  9. Thank you Leah pointing out this cd ! I love it (from the samples above). Now also looking for a copy...I emailed him...let's wait and see. Nicolas
  10. Anyone know if the cd is still available ? Or if someone has a copy for sale ? Thank you !! Nicolas
  11. When I was saying "you don't always know which key they are playing in", I was talking about the concertina ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe I should have written in which position they are playing. What I usually do is to transcribe the tune as played then with abc online tune transposer (https://www.abctransposer.de/), I change the key to see which one is closest (meaning flow like) to the tune I hear. For exemple, some triplet ornamentations flows very well in one key but not the other...it's a match ! then I know they are playing with a C/G or a Bb/F or...Not always easy but fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope it is clear... Best
  12. Yes that is not always easy from a recording because you don't always know which key they are playing in... Ornamentation can give some clues to where they are playing on the concertina. You can also eventually hear the change of bellow direction. Finding the way to play it is the harder part !! But a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Nicolas
  13. Hi Sean, sorry it is not laminated ! Maybe you could try 3D print Jay's concertina, I believe it will resist all weather conditions ๐Ÿ™‚ He can create 20b or 21b or 26b orโ€ฆhe is very creative. Best
  14. Beautiful concertina !! I would choose the same, vintage's concertinas have something special. I would really like to hear it if one day you feel like putting a record... Enjoy ! Nicolas
  15. Wow thank you for that in depth review ! So welcome. And you seem to be sooo happy, great for you !! and very tempting of course ๐Ÿ™‚ I am finally getting used to a 30b, or getting to understand the advantages (for Irish)... But yes so many tunes can be played on a 20b, and the extra button is great. I wonder why he does not had an extra on the left side too with a Bb...maybe the reeds are larger and no extra room for the size... Best Nicolas
  16. Thank you Peter...of course :-) but those are demo vids in shop (publicity)...I am talking about people who actually bought the concertina. Nicolas
  17. Irish concertina Company is quite enigmatic, they seem to produce great concertinas (I tried the Clare and liked it) but canโ€™t find one vid on youtube with someone playing one of their concertina ! And it never show up on sale hereโ€ฆSo they must be keeper. Please let us know what you think about your Vintage ! Best Nicolas
  18. Thank you for the review :-) It definitively seem like a quality concertina ! (great sound too, saw your vid on Facebook). Jay is also a gentleman, even though you cancelled the first time, he accepted a second order... Enjoy your Jay concertina ! Nicolas
  19. Paul was faster, I was going to say Edward Jay, but also Norman's...this one is a 20b double reeds: http://www.acnorman.co.uk/images/jubilee_20a.jpg Nicolas
  20. For sale a nice 20b Lachenal anglo concertina in C/G with steel reeds and a new 6 fold black bellows (not sturdy ! Works super well). It is nicely airtight and the 6 fold bellows is great for beginner (more air, less frustrations ๐Ÿ˜‰ Layout is standard Lachenal but this one has a low A on draw very left of G row, which is great for Irish, open possibilities, more tunes and chords. It has a nice set of reeds with a nice Lachenal tone. Fully restored by Theo Gibb about 10 months ago. A crack appear on right side; It has been professionally restored and does not affect sound or quality in anyway. In fact, I owned/tried about five 20b Lachenal (always going back to them !), with some supposed super-fast rosewood one...But this one is my favorite ! Nice player, tone and volume. Please check video for demonstration of the concertina (recorded with basic smartphone). https://youtu.be/3wqvNaUI2nA Price is 550eur. Can send anywhere, from Belgium. Sad to see it go but 20b seem awkward now ๐Ÿ˜Š Nicolas
  21. Hello, My spirit (against reason) is in the market for a 26b Jeffries anglo, metal end in C/G. (In good working order). Any proposition ? Thank you ! Nicolas
  22. Forgot to say thank you for the vid/link, it's the first time I see this competition, very interesting ! Is there other years videos of Fleadh ?
  23. Thank you for the review ! It does sound like a great concertina ! I also really like what Charles Monod is doing with it... I think there are 2 or 3 7mount in this competition : https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/seinn/?pid=6333143493112&series=Fleadh 2023&genre=Ceol (the one at 1:57:42 is one, I am pretty sure ;-)) Best Nicolas
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