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  1. David, I particularly enjoyed your playing of Bob's Old Time Quadrille.  That tune's been stuck in my head since the early days of NEFFA when I danced it to the prompting of Fred Brunnig (I Think!).  I never knew it's name but it's one of the first tunes I attempted on my Jeff duet.  Thanx!

     

    Erik

    1. David Barnert

      David Barnert

      Thanks. I also first heard it at NEFFA. 1970s. Bob McQ and April Limber and Pete Colby. Don’t remember who was calling. Might have been Fred. At McQ tunes sessions at NEFFA or the Flurry I can never find anyone else who wants to play it. Sometimes I worry that I’m the only one who still does.

    2. wunks

      wunks

      That's strange because it's a crackerjack contra dance tune, although I can't say I've heard it elsewhere either.  At least there're two of us!  Cheers.

       

      Erik

  2. Hi Robin it's Erik (wunks).  I was cleaning out old emails and I noticed that a message either from me to you or you to me was not sent/received concerning extra buttons.  My last post to you was my address and reason for wanting them, at your request.  If they've gone elsewhere that's fine,  but if you still have them I could use them to refurbish a  Lachenal EC and/or add notes to my Jeff duet.  If they're spoken for you can ignore this post.  If they're still available I'll re-send my address in a separate post.  It might have been the reason it couldn't be delivered. Thanx.

     

    Erik

  3. Hello Sebastian.  I thought I'd PM you so as not to clog the thread.  From what I gather from the web, ( the information is sparse and somewhat conflicting) The "Tromba" refers to the notes of a non-valved horn such as a bugle ( harmonics only).  The main string passes over a "buzzing" (or "rattling" depending on how it is adjusted) bridge, one foot of which is set to just clear the sound board.  It's this that I thought I heard in Fane's music.

     

    Erik

     

     

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  4. Hi Little John.  This topic is getting quite complex so I'd like to ask you about your bisonoric experience.  What I want to do is create a 6 note thumb activated bass cluster to take advantage of the vacant reed chambers in my Jeff duet.  I've played a little bit of melodeon so I'm comfortable with the push pull aspect.  My intuition is that because the rest of the instrument is unisonoric and because I have an air button, the bellows work needed for the required notes will soon become second nature.  Has that been your experience ?  Thanx.

     

    Erik

    1. Little John

      Little John

      Yes. Even though I'm not an Anglo player I've got used to the three bisonoric buttons I have. There is one on the right (B3/C#4) and two on the left (B2/Bb2) and (Eb3/A2) on the left - all of these (push/pull). These were deliberately chosen to pair up - the B2 and B3 both on push and the A2 and C#4 both on pull. You probably won't have to consider this in quite the same way, but you might want to consider how you plan to use them and therefore how to choose the push/pull alternatives; for example either to ease playing a scale or to ease playing a two note bass.

       

      Cheers,

       

      LJ

    2. wunks

      wunks

      Yes, and that's the reason for my interest in the single reed/push pull option.  it would require 6 buttons and actions though, hence the attractiveness of the bisonoric solution.  Thank you very much for your input LJ.

       

      Happy New Year!

      Erik

  5. There's a very nice looking Lachenal with raised ends on the Facebook public group "concertina's for sale" site for around $1700 USD.  It's offered by Micheal Pearceall (sp).  It is , however located in California.

    1. scoopet

      scoopet

      Thanks wunks.......I tried that avenue already but it was too tricky!I need something in Europe really !

      Thanks again,

      Simon

  6. As I was thinking about the "sighting" in the Dickens Movie, an Image popped into my head of another Xmas appearance.  Rather than re-watch the whole thing, I googled " Nightmare before Christmas" jazz band, and there it was!  Because I'm stuck in "archaic tech"  mode and have yet to grasp how to post pics.,  I thought I'd pass it along to you before putting it up.  If you're tech savvy perhaps you'd post it?  If not I'll put it up later this evening.  I've no Idea if it's been posted before.

     

    Happy holidays 

    Erik

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    2. McDouglas

      McDouglas

      Is this the one?

    3. McDouglas

      McDouglas

      Have to admit I don't know about the "spotting of the year award".  Feel free to repost this.  I'm happy to split the prize :)

       

    4. wunks

      wunks

      Yep.  thanx 

  7. wunks

    Thanks for your encouragement!  I've been attempting Haiku and this one felt right.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours

    Erik

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    2. Isel

      Isel

      I agree!!...perhaps for this reason i find difficult to remember a haiku that I wrote somewhere:huh:

      But...fortunately...one "somewhere  " is my phone ha ha...and I have found one here. Trying to translate it, the result would be -more or less - the following ( I apologize because my not so good english....):

       

      January morning

      On a dark scenary

      A white fog dances

       

      Have you a nice and starring night!!

      Isra

    3. wunks

      wunks

      I like it, especially the last line.  Let's agree to exchange Haiku when they occur.  It will make us both better at it......?

       

      Erik

    4. wunks

      wunks

      Isel (or Isra?), I think if you would send the haiku in Spanish wlth your translation it would help me a great deal to experience the moment.  I know some Spanish, perhaps just enough to make this of value!

       

      Erik

  8. Beautifully played Wolf.  It's a fine gift to me and everyone else this holiday season.  I'm proud to have had a small part in it's presentation!  Seeing as how you do requests.... I've been meaning to ask you about the first waltz I learned many years ago.  The Westphalia waltz was was played often back then as a contest tune and I first heard it around 1970 from renowned fiddler Louis Boudoin (sp) a French Canadian living in Vermont.  The Westphalia region is a bit south of you I think and I'd guess you know it.  If there are no adverse connotations for you associated with the tune I'd love to hear your rendition!  If it's already posted let me know.  Thanx.

     

    Peace and Harmony to you and yours.

    Erik

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