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Gorwel

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    Anglo C/G. Welsh tunes. Irish Tunes. Any tunes... Modular synthesis.
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    Ynys Môn, Wales.

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  1. Gorwel

    Myers Pickups

    That's worth a try - thanks! Or, some velcro stuck onto a thin piece of wood or plastic which is then sown through. Thanks very much for the idea!
  2. Gorwel

    Myers Pickups

    Thanks both. Primarily, I was looking for a quick way of inputting at open-mic sessions where setting up mics is a bit of a pain. I don't really want to stick velcro on my concertina though so it looks like I'll be using the mics for something else. Disappointed that the maker hasn't responded to requests though.
  3. Gorwel

    Myers Pickups

    Hi Ron, Did you pursue this? If so, how do you, or anyone else who's used the Feather 2, attach it to your concertina? The suction cups are too large to fit anywhere on the instrument and I've tried the other clips on the straps but they're not great there. I've tried contacting Myers via the support page twice over the last few weeks but no response. Thanks, Gorwel
  4. Gorwel

    Alawon Cymreig / Welsh Tunes

    Thanks very much, John! Yes, that's very helpful.
  5. Gorwel

    Alawon Cymreig / Welsh Tunes

    Thank you! Hope the weather holds out for your family - I'm up here on Ynys Môn too. Maybe I should have worded the question with emphasis on which ones you found worked well on an Anglo. Obviously, I know that a good player can make any tune work on any instrument but I'm a beginner and was just looking for suggestions about ones which translate well to the instrument. There isn't - as far as I know, and I've been here 60 years - a great tradition of concertina tune-playing in Wales.
  6. Gorwel

    Alawon Cymreig / Welsh Tunes

    Yep, I appreciate that Peter, and I have a couple of mixolydian ones, but, if you are leading a session, and the tune needs lots of C#s... I'm not just asking about C/G tunes anyway as I'm saving up for a C#. 🙂
  7. I've tried doing an archive search of the forum but haven't come up with much. I was just wondering if any of you had been playing Welsh tunes and which ones you found worked well on an Anglo? Ones I've made some headway with are: Môn in C (rather than the usual session D as I only have a C/G concertina at present). Meillionen in C Y Dydd in G Diolch yn fawr! Thanks!
  8. Just adding my tuppence-worth from the perspective of someone who was in your place a couple of months ago. I had messed around with a borrowed Hohner 20-key for about 6 months which was enough to convince me that I wanted to pursue this. I had a budget of £500 max and it seemed to me to be a choice between an OK 30-key or a better quality 20-key with limitations in terms of C# etc. I went with a Lachenal 20-key from Theo at the Box Place and am really glad I did - it feels like playing a quality instrument to me. Yes, I'm limited but I have plenty to get on with for at least a year or so and, if I do want to upgrade, it will probably hold its price fairly well. And, if I really want to play in sessions in D (nowhere near that stage yet!) I'm not sure that substituting a sensible note for a C# is going to get be thrown out. (In fact, having looked at layouts of 30-key models, it's being able to get a G on a pull and an A on the push that seems most exciting to me at present.)
  9. Gorwel

    The Concertina Diaries

    Thanks for the reply. I guess that, even if only about half of the tunes are playable it's not a bad idea as I really like the approach on the sample pages. Also, if I take to the instrument, the plan would be to upgrade to more keys in a year or so.
  10. Gorwel

    The Concertina Diaries

    Hi Heather, or anyone who has this book. How many of the tunes are doable on a 20-key? Thanks!
  11. Gorwel

    Tutorial for the 20-button Anglo

    Thanks for producing and sharing these!
  12. Gorwel

    Buying Advice: Under 500.00

    Thanks very much for sharing your detailed thoughts on this, Papawemba.
  13. Gorwel

    Buying Advice: Under 500.00

    Interested to hear your opinion on the Wren as I'm in a similar position. There's also a similarly priced model called Tina available via another Dublin dealer. Quite difficult to find independent reviews of either.
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