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dmksails

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    English Concertina, Fiddle, Ukulele, sea shanties
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    Port Townsend, WA

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  1. Rawhide - Rawhide Season 7 Episode 27 The Calf Women - YouTube
  2. I was watching an old western the other day and they snag this lovely song around the campfire. I would love to learn this on my anglo - does anyone know of the song "Green Grows the Laurel" and where I could get the music for it?
  3. My Thanks for the pdf and great suggestions on chords!
  4. Can anyone direct me to a harmony version of The Parting Glass. I'm a beginner on the anglo, and could really use a tab version of this song.
  5. Thanks for the great tips. One thing I'm confused on is using the air key while playing other notes - not sure how this helps. When playing the C chord, I'm on a push and running out of bellows space. Using the air key at that time simply makes the bellows run out of air quicker. Or am I doing something wrong?
  6. I'm a total beginner on the anglo, working my way thru Gary Coover's instruction book. I sing shanties and would like to get started on Fiddler's Green. This seems simple as there are only 5 chords - C - F - Am - G7 - Dm. Gary's book lists how to play theses in a couple of ways, but only for the left hand. The chords do seem to alternate nicely with pushes followed by pulls. but in a few spots there is a long time between changes of direction and I"m running out of bellows. Is there another way to play a C on a pull? BTW - I have found charts showing C on the right side, but
  7. I'm selling my Jackie English concertina. The Jackie is a Treble concertina with 30 keys, ranging from below middle C to the second C above middle C, and is fully chromatic. Comes with a gig bag and a tutor written by Concertina Connections. $300 OBO
  8. I'm looking to purchase a good anglo concertina, but I'm confused about the layout - some say Jefferies, other say Wheatstone. I"m interested in playing from the Gary Coover books. What layout do I need so I can use the tabs shown in his books?
  9. I currently have a Jackie EC, but want to change over to an anglo - it will fit better with what I want to play. I'm thinking of either the Wren2 or Phoenix concertinas. Frankly, I don't see a difference in the descriptions of the 2 yet there is a large difference in cost. I've also read that the Wren2 had a problem with the keys sticking, but maybe this new version has fixed that? Any suggestions?
  10. I love the way this sounds on the anglo and it has me considering doing a switch. I am very appreciative of the books you've done for the anglo, both on Sea Shanties and Civil War tunes.
  11. I'm a beginner player with an English Concertina. I'm looking for a score for "In the Bleak Midwinter" written for the EC and with harmonies. I've found several written for anglo, but they are all in tab format and would be difficult to convert. I do have a score with just the melody, but I'm not advanced enough along in my playing to know how to add harmonies.
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