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  1. polavoy

    As de Copas: french tango on duet

    Really liked this. Nice tune and great playing.👌
  2. polavoy

    Earlier today, out West

    Great photos of such a brilliant player and his family. Out on his own before the concertina became what it is today. His powerful and unadorned style is a foundation of concertina playing at its best.
  3. Came across this Wheatstone leaflet in the loft which I must have got in the 70s. It makes for interesting reading. The English concertina being the most popular system and the the Anglo lends itself to non music readers. 😂 How times change. When was the Wheatstone factory in Edgware?
  4. Very nice small Louis Lachenal concertina circa 1865. Plays well and sounds excellent. Has been carefully restored and tuned. Comes with Wheatstone case. £695 plus postage. Uk only.
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    Brenda Stubbert's Reel

    Brenda Stubbert’s as it sounded in the old days at 78 rpm. Don’t (bother) to try this at home😂 Nice tune at reel speed though.
  6. Yes the concertina market seems to value a good Anglo. Anyway it just seems to me that there are lots of children and young people playing Anglos, usually really well! And I just wondered if any young people were as enthusiastic about the EC.
  7. I heard someone comment at a recent session that there seems to be relatively few younger people playing the English Concertina in comparison to other types of concertinas especially the Anglo. The popularity of Irish music is obviously a factor. There are others. But given that it is a great instrument in its own right are there any places where the English is flourishing?
  8. Some pictures would be useful.
  9. Hi Pete am interested but not sure if postage to UK would make it impractical. Will pm you.
  10. polavoy

    My web site is (finally) up to date

    Again, well done Henrik. The updated website gives an excellent insight into the development of your fascinating design ideas. Your building and design skills are impressive. It is great that your work is being recognised and taken up by others.
  11. polavoy

    Concertina Jeffries Maker 39 bits

    Might it be possible to sell a concertina through one of the respected restorers. It would verify it’s credentials and suggest a fair price.
  12. polavoy

    Concertina Jeffries Maker 39 bits

    Seems a lot for the potential condition if it’s for real.
  13. Got this download CD recently and have hardly stopped playing it. Simply a delight to listen to the rolling rhythms and subtle playing and ornamentation. A bit of a trend to fast tunes with many young players in Scotland just now so this is real tonic. Pure quality.
  14. polavoy

    Lachenal Ec For Sale

    Now £550 Ono. would also swap for Wheatstone MayFair EC.
  15. polavoy

    44 Key Aeola English

    Sounds like a really nice box. Would be great to see a picture as I have never seen or heard of one before.