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    Thanks Don. I’m using corn plasters at the moment
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    No Don, it’s not. It lies on top of it and unfortunately the joint lies right on the edge of the strap, the edge furthest away. I could see about getting a strap that is wider at that point. I have tried setting my hand differently and it doesn’t really work for me.
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    This could well be a strange question! Whilst I know what it says on the tin, how is the handrest actually used or does that question tell me and others that I currently have a problem? I press the concertina(Anglo) in with the heel of my hand and pull with the strap, leaving the handrest redundant. Should I be leaning some part of my hand on the handrest especially for pressing? One of the reasons I ask is that I sometimes make the mistake of pressing the instrument in with my thumb as opposed to the heel and of course sometimes on the button I’m playing which I know is a bad idea. My thumb is now starting to chafe on the joint where it is making contact with the edge of the strap. Painful. I hope this question makes sense! Thank you.
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    Dipper For Irish Trad

    Thank you Jewish Leprechaun and LateToTheGame.
  5. Hi, is there a model of Dipper Anglo c/g more or most commonly played by Irish trad musicians? Also, with regards to button dimensions what is the most common? Thanks
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    Irish Concertina Lessons

    Over the first few lessons or ‘basics’ as Caitlín calls them she goes through the D and G scales with the G scale being based entirely on the inside row. I gather that as an introduction, this is slightly different than what is usually done, with most teachers in Ireland preferring to introduce the G scale as starting on the middle row. She then goes on to do what she describes as the “extra notes” and these would be the options such as the two of the As,Bs etc and explains that although the high D on the left is the one she wants students to use initially, the high D on the right, and indeed the other options, have to be practiced and used. I have been using the OAIM facility and whilst it has been brilliant and I have learnt a lot, there is something refreshing and different about Caitlín’s set up. In my experience so far.
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    Irish Concertina Lessons

    Yes, excellent tuition.
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    Irish Trad in D Major

    Thank you Late To The Game
  9. The third tune is called The Mist In(On)The Meadow or The Castlebar Races.
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    Irish Trad in D Major

    Thank you Ken and Dana
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    Irish Trad in D Major

    A question for those who play Irish trad on Anglo- what is to be lost or possibly gained by playing tunes that are strongly in D major mostly on the G row? I am not talking about only on it and ignoring the benefits of crossing when it suits but of, for example in a tune like Tobins or similar, using the A on the inside on route to the high D also on inside and then on to the C#s. I know that this tune and others like it can be played on the C row using the high D and the C# on the right and that it is no harm to be able to do it both ways, and that players like Chris Droney and Frank Edgley mostly play on the G row but am interested to hear if there are reasons why it is better to play one way or another in the case of the key of D. Thank you.
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    Morse Céilí C/G Anglo For Sale SOLD

    You could also, if you wished, advertise it on donedeal.ie in Ireland and then possibly bring it to Ireland in October?Can I ask about your new concertina and who you are getting the classes from?
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    Concertina Bow Arm

    I've always taken it for granted that the knee that the concertina is rested on is an indication of which handed you are?? Those who are left handed and "drive" the bellows with that hand will usually rest the instrument on the right knee and visa versa.The having to use the air button on the right then being one of those things that left handed people deal with.Not sure if there is any science to this belief but there you go!!