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  1. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Al & Wes, as well as everyone who contributed, past and present - Thank you so much! Dee746 AKA Diane
  2. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Boney - I agree with everything ritonmousquetaire said! These are fantastic recordings. In addition to the wonderful arrangements you put together, your selections give us nice examples that showcase the versatility of the Duet concertina, and how much can be done with only 46 keys. Thanks for sharing these.
  3. Dee746

    Styles Of Music For Concertina?

    You probably already know about this, but I also found a a copy of the Decca 78 recording from 1936 by Raphael of "Doena" at archives.org. https://archive.org/details/78_doena_raphael-worlds-greatest-artist-of-the-concertina-leo-lefleur_gbia0050199b
  4. Dee746

    The Music Of Cornish Hobos

    I just stumbled across these recordings while searching for something else, then checked concertina.net to see if there was more info as to the identity of the poster. The set of recordings and videography is beautiful, no matter when they were recorded. The thing that made me wonder about the supposed time the recordings were made vs when posted were the dates. Recordings made by a musicologist in 1935 with current day memories from "past" field notes...? Assuming the poster was in his 20's in 1935, this would make him 100+ years old now? Regardless, they are beautiful 1st person stories, lovely music, and I'm guessing if I bought the book that is referenced in his Youtube postings, there would be some overlap...So thanks to whoever posted these.
  5. My "new" 46 Key Lachenal Maccann Duet arrived in the mail yesterday. It's got Rosewood ends and metal buttons. It has a beautiful tone, perfectly tuned and plays well with one exception. Like the Duet you mention above, the chords on the left side are too loud for the single melody lines played on the right. So...I was curious to know how your duet-baffles experiment worked out, and did it cure your problem of the bass side overpowering the treble melody side without creating new problems? I've noticed most on this forum talk about concertinas with metal framework, and mine does not have metal ends. So I'd love to know if the accordion baffles did the trick, and if they'd work for a Duet that does have a metal framework. Thanks.
  6. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Thanks again for all the work you're doing to bring this together!
  7. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Al - This sounds wonderful. And I vote yes, for on going if it's possible to do so. Thanks for keeping us posted re plans for the Duet Recording Page!
  8. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Steve - This is a beautiful song. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Hi George - I'm also brand new to the duet. Thanks for posting this. Nice to have these recordings by Lesley Henniker to go along with David Cornell's arrangements. Older players may know about this next one, but since it was posted in 2016, I'll repeat it here. Jon Boden did a series of free recordings on spotify called "folk song a day". Not all of them were concertina recordings. But concertina.net member Gaspar put together a list of his concertina recordings at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5UyXEomoAvtL0ZTZ46SWn3 . Boden plays the duet concertina and often uses it to accompany his singing. As for what type, in a 2016 post, Dave Elliott said the following : "In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended."
  10. Dee746

    Duet Recordings

    Mr. Lakeman - I'm new to the duet concertina. Having seen your message above, I immediately bought your CD, which arrived this AM. It's wonderful. Thanks so much!
  11. Dee746

    Concertina Chords In Excel File

    I just stumbled upon this post. Djack, this is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it.
  12. Dee746

    MacCann 46 button

    Thanks all for the info.
  13. This is wonderful. As a brand new Duet player (as in can't play yet, but working on it), thank-you everyone for donating your time and talent. And Al, thanks especially to you for making this happen!
  14. Dee746

    MacCann 46 button

    Did the serial numbers for Lachenal Maccann Duet concertina go up sequentially? Anotherwords, if 2133 was made circa 1901, would a Lachenal Maccann duet with a 4 digit number of 1317 have been produced in an earlier year? Also, does anyone know if the numbering sequences were different for Lachenal Maccaan Duet with different numbers of keys - i.e. start at different base numbers according to number of keys on the duet concertina (e.g. 46 keys vs 55, 67 or 81 keys) I've just purchased a refurbished 46 key Lachenal Maccann duet serial number 1317 (still winging it's way to me by mail from the UK to the US) . It has rosewood ends, metal buttons, steel reeds and 6 fold bellows. The seller, places it as circa 1900. Just wondered if anyone has a sense of the method by which Lachenal Maccan Duets were assigned their serial numbers. Thanks all.
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