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  1. Are you still looking for a Wheatstone or has the moment passed. I have a 30 button 6” no. 51185.
  2. If that’s ineptitude would that I was so inept myself....
  3. Regret I am having no response to my emails (sorry Frank) so does anyone know the current purchase price of a Frank Edgley Heritage Concertina? Many thanks.
  4. If you are both new to the Anglo and reading music...as I was and you want to play Irish music, as I did, I would recommend The Concertina Diaries by Heather Greer. It will give you session tunes to play right off, give you the buttons push/draw, the name of the note and show it on the stave lines so you can learn as much as you want. It also comes with a slowed down demo disc of all the tunes in the book, some 47 or so.
  5. Well if you can work it out do please share and very many thanks.
  6. Well, when I say I play it in G, it starts on G, ends on G and the key signature is one #. So it’s in G to the best of my knowledge, but if it’s in some more obscure a.m. Dorian mode or other then I wouldn’t know!
  7. I’m playing the bog standard 30 key GC Anglo. Not that I have ever used all the keys yet! And play the tune in G. Any help greatly appreciated.
  8. That version is just so much better than I play that I don’t know if it encourages me or discourages me!
  9. One persons enthusiasm causes another’s depression! Feeling pleased with myself at having this tune learnt in D, go to a session to be told it should be played in C. Then this post enthusing about the bass and chord options which at this time are absolutely beyond me. Ho hum.
  10. I don’t know the etiquette but many thanks to all who responded with offers, links and suggestions. Hoping that an offer of informal lessons locally comes to fruition.
  11. I have noticed the occasional post for Anglo lessons. Is there anyone available in the Berks,Bucks, Oxon area of the Uk? Any help appreciated.
  12. As I had no idea what a 1/4 comma meantone was I looked it up. (Wikipedia) And the construction of same. I’m none the wiser now! Best stick to just learning the dots and practising me thinks.
  13. Dave Lees was/is trading as concertina-spares.com may well be one and the same and has done a repair in the past.
  14. Just to conclude the topic, purchased a Lachenal from Chris Algar. No pressure, no hard sell, try before you buy. In fact try as many as you like! Thanks for recommendation.
  15. As a complete beginner but having this book I would suggest 28 of the 47 could not be played on a 20 key unless one of your keys happens to be c# which would enable you to play in the key of D. I rather hope that someone else with more knowledge than I replies or even Heather herself with a difinitive figure. I do apologise if I am wildly out.
  16. For what it’s worth. I am also an elderly learner of similar age on the Anglo Concertina. Started learning from an excellent book called the Concertina Diaries by Heather Greer. This is solely Irish music but for each tune you are given the Concertina fingering, the relevant note by name and it is also shown on the stave lines. Confess I am learning to read music by accident just by following each tune. This together with all the other helpful information enables me now to play from the music and to have options on the various fingering patterns. If you are playing Anglo I feel sure this book could help.
  17. I will be forever an improver! So by October hopefully I can improve a bit more. Many thanks.
  18. Succinct and to the point Chatty! Thank you.
  19. Well that’s a good start. Many thanks Pianist.
  20. Whilst idly following link after link it is apparent that there are various day and weekend Uk workshops available but is there any link/site that might summarise these? Or, how else can I find out what is going on before the date and not after!
  21. I suppose that you plant one end of Concertina firmly on leg that holds the lyre and is fairly stable for reading and only waft the other end about. But how does that fit with Morris.? I do feel that a Photo in due course is required, please.
  22. Thank you one and all. Enquiries made so let’s see what happens. It has also raised the question of vintage or new build but at my age waiting time could be a crucial factor!
  23. Thank you, will gladly also see if Theo has anything in.
  24. Many thanks for reply Wolff. Have made an enquiry and await outcome.
  25. Am considering the purchase of a Vintage Anglo. Would not purchase privately as insufficient knowledge to make an informed decision. So....would anybody have any recommendations for a trusted Uk dealer. Any help appreciated, many thanks.
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