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  1. On 8/12/2023 at 9:47 AM, Takayuki YAGI said:

    One from 1:05:40 looks like 7 mount (smaller model?) to me.


    By the way I cannot find the 4th player (resulted in the 1st position in the competition) playing in the video. I only see him leaving the stage near 38:20.

    Am I missing something?

    You are right about the winner, he is not playing in the video !! so strange. Not sure about the model above (smaller 7Mount as a different figure for the logo in fretboard...)

    The one at 01:52:50 is definitively a 7mount small model. And I am pretty sure the first one too at 15:38 (logo on strap ?), and maybe the one at 40:02 too (she is my favorite, love her tune selection and style, sad she is not in the winner). Lol I see 7mount concertina everywhere.



  2. Thank you, I directly ordered the book ! Love books with tunes and historical information’s 🙂

    Shipping is quite expensive though but I am sure it will be worth it 😉And maybe a small extra for Mary which I am happy to support. 


  3. For sale a nice 20b Tidder anglo concertina in C/G with steel reeds and 6 fold bellows.
    It’s is nicely airtight and the 6 fold bellows is great for beginner (more air, less frustrations 😉
    Layout is standard Lachenal but this one has a low A on draw very left of G row, which is great for Irish, open possibility.
    All vintages have cons and pros. On this one: Left side works pretty well all around, reeds speak quite fast for a 20b vintage. Right side has 3 buttons that are harder to speak when cold (better after playing a bit). I play those notes on the youtube demo. I just want to be as fair as possible !
    I would describe the sound between Lachenal and Jones. I now have a 30b and don’t use this one anymore, it was a lot of fun !
    Please check video for demonstration of the concertina (recorded with basic smartphone).

    Asking 550 euros + shipping. Sending from Belgium.

    (I think I have a box, need to check)






  4. When I was a complete beginner (still am but a better one ha ha) I simultaneously had The Clare (concertina company) and the Morse Ceili...but budget pushed me to get rid of one...I couldn’t choose ! 
    I liked the sound of The Clare better than the Morse...but the Morse has more sound projection, it filled the room which was pretty nice. I finally kept the Morse because of bigger size (big hand) and the sound projection. But then I also sold the Morse because I didn't care for the sound that much (right side was pretty good, but not the left. And with tipo a mano option). 
    Guess I am not a fan of Hybrid after all !
    They have a new video comparing their concertinas line :
    First time I hear The Clare with brass reed, interesting sound !  
    Discovering Aoife Johnson, what a great player !!! Love her style.





    It is definitely a better choice than a 20b 😉

    Having fun exploring C#...

    But there will be some fingering gymnastic (comparing to a 26/30b) or playing CBED on the left side instead of right to access the C# fluently. Don't know if it makes sense.

    And eventually some tune might be easier with that C# position ! But some will be harder…

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  6. Hello Irina,

    Sorry for my late answer... (holiday)

    I don't play flute so unfortunately I cannot compare and I am not sure why Caitlin call it a Short roll !

    It can be confusing...

    From memory, the short roll is emphasis on the middle note (on the beat), by doing a bellow jerk on the second note and lifting finger on the third note. I will subscribe again to her course to learn it properly ! My notes are not enough 😉

    I think the FA(dB)A will be for a jig...and FA(dB)AA for a reel...Don't know, I am just an (advance) beginner 🙂

    For a reel and long role (first note on the beat) on the left side will be FA(dB)AA  (as I have seen on lessons and many player).

    I guess this is the tune : https://thesession.org/tunes/8453

    I would do the B on the left side G row on push to apply the GB(dB)BB roll and the ddd on right with cut and bellow jerk.



  7. Also learning the roll...So hard to have a proper sound. Lots of practice needed...

    I prefer to use the same technique for all notes...But it is different if playing on the left side or right side (but not the short roll...).

    Caitlin distinguish the Long roll (on the beat) and the Short roll (not on the beat). 

    But I see lots of player use the long roll also if the first note is not on the beat (Jack Talty, Charles Monod,...).

    The Short roll is practically the same but with bellow jerk (I find it very hard).


    Here is an example of the long roll on the off-beat note : (slow it down to see what she is doing 😉)





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  8. I subscribed to all: OAIM, Caitlin, and Jack Talty.

    They are all excellent with pros/cons of course 😉


    There aren’t that much online lessons….I think they kind of complement each other.

    Jack Talty cover a wide variety of knowledge (Harmony, Ornamentation but not as much as Caitlin, why some tunes goes well together, key of E flat, why one button or the other, bellow...), I like the one exercise on ornamentation (but why just one exercise ?). Cons…Advance section is not really about concertina techniques (which was a disappointment for me), globally not a lot a tunes, lots of information’s but could extend a little...

    But overall I think it does gives a solid concertina foundation ! I can’t answer if this is necessary after Caitlin lessons…But I am sure you will find interesting information’s. If worth the price is up to you 😉


    None of the three (oaim,…) really focus on how to make a tune sound “good or special”, how to make the tune flowing or small thing here and there to make it different (not sure if this is clear), but this is probably about personal style and after years of practice, something will come up…But why not teaching a bit of style ? 😊 Maybe in the future.




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  9. 15 hours ago, Sprunghub said:

    Why do you reference Brexit and what (major) difference do you suggest that makes to you buying an instrument from the Uk ?


    I have to pay 450 euros extra for taxes and all.... (it is 21% vat on value and shipping price (crazy!) + duties handling...).

    Also not sure when this happen (Covid, Brexit...?), but the price of the Traveller  is now 300pounds  more expensive.

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