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    ITM Teacher in Portland OR area

    I'm not clear if you're specifically looking for a concertina instructor or a general teacher for ITM. If it's for the latter, I highly recommend Dan Compton who's primarily a fiddler and accordion player and lives near the Hawthorne area. Someone mentioned Junior Stevens (in Maine, not Oregon)... I believe he also teaches through Skype.
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    The Reed Lounge

    Has anyone purchased a concertina from The Reed Lounge in York? Curious about anyone's experience, the quality of the instrument you purchased, how accurate was their description of it and how were the delivery times? many thanks, Gina
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    Current makes of concertina

    Wondering if anyone has a direct knowledge of the McNeela Phoenix anglos? Yes, I have read some of the other threads on CN about issues this company has raised, but I'm interested in the Phoenix model since it's in a price range I can actually afford and I think has the speed to play Irish music. Questions: 1) Are they made in Ireland or Czechia or China? Are they part of a trend which seems to be Chinese-made but then replace the reed pan with better reeds? Are the buttons plastic or delrin? (in my experience, delrin feels more like bone and has a better grip). I've read about the Czech reeds which, in the one video I've seen, sound pretty good... at least as good as a Morse Ceili. It's listed as being 900 grms... which seems very light. wonder if anyone who's actually played one can confirm this? Many thanks!
  4. A video of the Concertina Connection Minstrel: https://vimeo.com/249717484
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    Upgrade From Wren To What?

    Here's a video of the new Concertina Connection Minstrel being played: https://vimeo.com/249717484
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    New Debut Cd "tunes From The Flaggy Shore" By Florence Fahy

    Florence, I love both your playing and your taste in Irish music. You let the tunes breathe and sing with no rushing and no distracting flourish. It's 100% concertina—not concertina trying to imitate other instruments. Brava!
  7. palacinky

    Pretty Nice Lachenal C/g Available.

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    Pretty Nice Lachenal C/g Available.

    Is this 20 buttons or 30 buttons?
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    Sale Pending.
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    $1650 (plus shipping) for a mint condition Morse. That's a 1K less than a new one in virtually the same condition. Such a deal!
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    It's in excellent condition... no buzzing on any notes. It's a very lightweight and fast responding instrument. I don't have a recording, but perhaps I can scrape something together in the next day or two.
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    palacinky "at" yahoo.com
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    Still for sale. Let's try $1,650.
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    Another view...
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    Morse Ceili Anglo C/g

    Morse Ceili anglo concertina for sale. C/G, Jeffries layout, Morse #86. In primo condition w/hard case. $1650 + shipping. I'm in the Pacific Northwest area of the US.